Living in London means that I have access to more restaurants that I can ever get around to eating at but, in 2015, I have given it my best shot to get in as many meals as my budget will allow. I’ve managed to eat my way around London in the past 12 months sampling everything from famous London dishes to the newest street food sensations. From team lunches at Hawksmoor to an amazing birthday dinner at the legendary St. John and lots of street food in between, here are my best London dishes of 2015!
We went here for our anniversary and both the food and the view (and the company!) were spectacular. If you’re still unsure of the sweet and savoury flavour combination, then Duck and Waffle will definitely convert you. The Lobster Creme Brulee, Ox Cheek Doughnut and the signature dish of Duck and Waffle were all delicious so it’s difficult to choose just one dish from here so I’m selecting all three!
This past weekend Taste of London took place at Regent’s Park where you could sample small dishes from some of London’s top restaurants. As someone who lusts after fine dining experiences but (due to lack of funds) can often be found at the cheaper haunts, this was my World Cup and Glastonbury all rolled into one!
Down a darkened street a short walk away from Hoxton station lies Hawker House, the newest (indoor) location for Street Feast London. On the outside, it is nothing more than a warehouse but the smell of smoky meat wafts down the street from the Smokestak smoker outside and leaves you in no doubt that something special lies behind those darkened doors.
So, after months and months of talking about it, we finally made the big move to London. The city is grey and overcast at the moment but upon our arrival, it was sunny, bright and a blistering 30 degrees. And of course, being of a pale complexion, I did the typical Irish thing of getting scorched within the first couple of hours and I am now sporting a lovely farmers tan! The great weather that we had upon our arrival is no more but it did inspire me to make this summery, light dessert. And what better way to celebrate our move to London than with a very English dessert made with beautifully sweet and juicy (British) strawberries. Continue reading →