A Food Filled 48 hours in London

It was one of those weekends that made me appreciate living in London again. I sometimes find that I take what’s on my door step for granted, it happens to us all I’m sure, I know that I was the same when I lived at home in Kerry.

So it’s great to have a visiting friend to entertain for a few days and to rediscover the city again. We had such a fun and food filled weekend trying out some new places as well as visiting some my favourites. Here are some of the highlights…

Primrose Hill

It’s hard to beat a wander around one of London’s most sought-after neighborhoods, especially on a clear sunny day when there are amazing views of the city to been seen from the top of the hill. I recommend going on a Saturday so you can catch the nearby market.
We popped into one of my favourite bakeries Primrose Bakery, their cupcakes are the best in London (in my opinion!) I always go for the vanilla flavour – delicious!

Cocktails at Callooh Callay

Despite not making a booking we were lucky enough to get a table at this creative cocktail bar. As we were guided to the back bar hidden behind a wardrobe door, I got the feeling it was going to be a special place! The cocktails were very different, none of the usual suspects. It felt more like reading a food menu, there were so many unusual ingredients that you would associate with food rather than drink. I really enjoyed drinks and the atmosphere, definitely worth a visit.

An Ally Pally Picnic

The farmers market at Alexandra Palace is one of my favourite places to visit on a Sunday. Since the weather was so lovely we decided to pack a blanket and some bubble to have a picnic in the park. There’s a great selection of food stalls at the market but I’m always drawn back to one in particular! Flamin’ Nora – I’m a bit obsessed tbh… they make THE most delicious flatbreads I have tasted. The dough is rolled and cooked freshly before your eyes before being filled with a really tasty piece of chicken and amazingly tasty sauce. It’s divine! Divine!! The bread, it’s so soft, like a pillow of carby deliciousness.
Told you I was obsessed!! Áine got the veggie flatbread and it got the thumbs up from her too. We also picked up some Portuguese custard tarts from the Galeta stall, yum!

Duck and Waffle

If you are visiting London this restaurant needs to be on your list! It’s on the 39th floor of the Heron Tower so as well as enjoying a delicious meal you can also take in some amazing views of the London sky line. I would advise booking well in advance if you are planning to visit because those reservations get snapped up so quickly! Áine and I visited on a Monday so it was a bit quieter and we were seated right by the window with spectacular views of Tower Bridge and the Thames, we couldnt believe our luck! We both ordered The Full Elvis – a waffle topped with peanut butter and jam, fresh berries, peanut crunch, banana brûlée and Chantilly cream. Oh sure ’twas only divine!! Definitely one of my favourite London restaurants and maybe the highlight to the 48 hours in London.

And if all that wasn’t enough we also enjoyed some food that I prepared at home… including courgette blossoms stuffed with goats cheese. Yum!

Think it’s time for a detox after all that…

Just kidding!

M x

 

 

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