Adresses testées et approuvées (article en anglais seulement sorry guys).
Let’s rock it! « We were young once, we were wilder in our boots » /reminber my blog whilst listening to music/
English breakfast, british pub to get a good fish and chips, sweet teatime spots and London,… All those dishes are well-known British to not be missed.
- Dirty Burger, for a ‘dirty‘ full English breakfast
Fancy have a typical British breakfast? Fearing to be disgusted by the unappetizing pictures of baked beans and big sausages? I think this kind of breakfast made from simple ingredients and raw products such as eggs, tomatoes, bacon, etc. must be tasty and totally home made. And, above all, you shouldn’t pay more than 10 pounds for this. So here we go: a fancy spot where you can get a full and absolutely tasty English breakfast for 7£. Naturally you might feel full all-day afterwards so I highly recommend to eat it during the weekend when you wake up late. I won’t put a picture of the breakfast, I am sure you can imagine! But here you have an insight of how the place looks like… Quite nice…
27A Mile End Road, Whitechapel
E1 4TP London (+ others address in London)
- Big Easy, THE lobster’s king / about the one in Canary Wharf
Already, have a look on their great website and you’ll get the vibe. Big easy is defined as « BAR’B’Q Crabshack live music« . « We like to think of it a bit like returning to the social dining of a bygone age… friends getting together over some great food, drinks and music« . In a nutshell, c’est Big, c’est Easy. One of the best spot to eat lobster and roast meat (you’ll get a bib like a baby to eat lobster, it’s funny). And you should stay to enjoy live music by trying their rhum cocktails (the one with passion fruit! <3).
Park level, Crossrail Place,
E14 London (+ others address in Central London)
- The Ship, ready to embark in a typical british pub?
This one is close to Sky Garden building in the City and I liked it because it’s kind of hidden at the end of a little street, typical of the City area of London. I love the way London is full of surprised: in the middle of this business and crazy hectic area, it is actually pleasant and reassuring to find a historical pub where btw, every financial and suit & tie guys grab their booze super early in the day. So the Ship is very British, definitely the pub as we all love. The first floor is reserved for lunch time so that you won’t be push away by working guys alongside the bar who are already here during their lunch break. Ils sont fous ces Anglais! I have tried the classic fish and chips, yummy!
« A real haven« , according to the Evening Standard.
11 Talbot Court,
EC3V 0BP London
- 3 ideas of Teatime break / from the basic high afternoon tea to perfect scones
1/ the best cosy afternoon tea in Knightsbridge/Kensington area: does that sound to you as ‘déjà vu’? Have you already heard that? Of course it might be a little repetitive because I have already written about it: have a look here to this super Afternoon tea experience in a loving and colourful hotel called The Knightsbridge Hotel.
2/ the best cakes/coffee ever in the fancy East London area: Exmouth Coffee Company is an independent coffee shop located close to Brick Lane & Shoreditch and neighbouring the Whitechapel Gallery (great contemporary arts little museum with temporary thematics free exhibitions). The blend is simple: culinary values, quality ingredients, cooking fresh, pouring love into every dish. Cakes are so tempting from the windows and they also do quiches and beautiful salads for lunch or salty appetite.
3/ the best scone at the Pain Quotidien: their is something else apart from British eggs/bacon for breakfast or marmelade, it’s called ‘Scone’ and their spotted cream. There are very very good especially those one from Pain Quotidien. It might sounds a bit unoriginal but it is a fact: Pain Quotidien’s scones are well-baked (and you’ll find the scone only in the British PQ restaurants). So, even though it is a French brand, they bake a fresh and very big scones served still warm. I firmly recommend it with the traditional Belgian hot chocolat. Fuck calories!
The Knightsbridge Hotel
10 Beaufort Gardens,
Exmouth Coffee Company
83 Whitechapel High Street
E1 7QX London
Le Pain Quotidien
Many restaurants locations
London (& Paris)
What about you? Any yummy spot to share?