Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Mercato Metropolitano in Elephant & Castle


Elephant and Castle is probably the last place you’d call a foodie destination, but last night I found a reason to head to this forgotten bit of London’s zone 1. Elephant and Castle is now home to a Milan style food market called Mercato Metropolitano.

Mercato Metropolitano in Elephant & Castle
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Sunday, 21 August 2016

A Cruise on the Thames


Having access to the Thames on a daily basis, kind of makes you take this beautiful piece of London for granted. I cross it every day, walk along the Thames Path a lot, but in the 13 years I have lived in London, I haven't been on it very often. So this weekend I signed up for a cruise on the Thames.

A Cruise on the Thames

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Israeli Food at The Palomar


On my foodie world tour I was dying to eat Israeli food at The Palomar. However I think everyone else in London was thinking the same thing as I found out that you can only book a table at Palomar weeks in advance. A few weeks ago, I finally made it there.

Palomar sits on the heart of the West End, in Chinatown. Walking in, I instantly liked the atmosphere. It had that New York style diner feel to it, but in a posh way. Food was served at the bar. It seemed a bit cramped, but a jovial place to sit as well, as you have first row seats to the goings-on in the kitchen.

We had booked a table and while I was waiting for it to be all set for us, I saw lots of beautiful dishes whizz by. I noticed a rumble in my tummy. Our table was in the back, but mirrors and skylights made it a bright and cheery corner.

The menu at Palomar is tapas style and are meant to be shared, although the size of the fishes range from teeny tiny to pretty big. There were three of us, so we picked a good few. We kicked off with a portion of the kabeneh bread with a tagine and a spicy dip which was gone in seconds.

Israeli Food at The Palomar

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Farmopolis in Greenwich


Plants need homes too, which is exactly what the people behind Farmopolis in Greenwich must have thought. Farmopolis is a pop-up urban garden on a jetty jutting out into the river Thames in Greenwich where people can go to and enjoy some green space, great (locally sourced) food and cultural events.

Farmopolis in Greenwich