Current favourite places to eat and drink in London

Hello

I know I know its been a long time and I’m sorry but I have recently been out in London and gone a bit food and drink mad, here are some of my current favourites.

The Iron Duke

This was an accidental find as me and my mate were wondering around trying to find our way back to Oxford street from Bond street tube. Located in Mayfair it is pricey but a lovely small pub. It has the look of a classic fullers london pub with its interior relating to the iron duke and having one or two little nooks to hide in so you can drink a great beer and read a book happily. I would definitely return on a quiet day and try some more of their ales. If your in the area please find them you will not be sorry.

 

Amorino

I saw Tanya Burr had gone here in one of her recent vlogs and had to find it. They make their ice cream in the shape of roses, if you have a look at my instagram you will see a chocolate and raspberry one I got which did not last very long but was an amazing combination, they also do sorbets which look amazing and with a wide variety of flavours. I ended up getting a small and that was plenty for me but you need to eat it quick otherwise you will have a hand of melted ice cream. I am definitely  returning and trying more flavours soon.

Pix 

I have been going to Pix for years as my mum discovered it while out and about in covent garden and have been taking us since. Hidden on Neal Street near Shaftesbury Avenue this spanish tapas style restaurant is the perfect quick filling place to eat. With the website describing themselves as having exceptionally friendly and vibrant atmosphere they are right we went in around 2pm and the place was filling up.Their outside seating was full and there were only a few tables left inside, the staff were amazing and explained how the food pricing works as you have only big or little skewers priced 2.25 or 3.25 ( these may have changed I found these on the website). The best part is you don’t have to load up your plate right away you can keep going back and finding new dishes to try. I am so glad this place now has more restaurants all over London and will be visiting them very soon.

 

I will be in Edinburgh next week  for a weeks holiday ( yay woo) so you will be getting some food,touristy and possibly some Ed Fringe posts.

Bye for now

Sarah

Deliciously Ella Recipes

Hello,

Last year I was told I was intolerant to gluten, after starting Atkins to get my body used to no carbs I started to look for recipes online that I could try.

And then I found Deliciously Ella, who focuses on dishes that were plant based, dairy, sugar, meat and gluten free due to a rare illness that she controls through diet.

Over this year I have made the sweet potato, lentil and coconut curry which went down a treat and was very easy to make. The aubergine, sun- dried tomato and pine nut salad is a great quick lunch that I made the day I got her book, and have tried since her quinoa tabouleh  which is a great summer salad. As I cannot have chips anymore her celeriac fries are a great substitute that I have made multiple times as well as the cinnamon and paprika sweet potato wedges.

Recently I made her strawberry and coconut cream tarts which I love and will make the pastry again but as cookies. As I am such a chocoholic I will be making many of Ella’s brownie recipes and her triple layered chocolate cake with thick frosting and raspberries. As I have just found some blackberries I will be making the blackberry, apple and maple crumble which looks amazing.

Bye for now

Sarah