Macedonian Food at Vardar


I'm eating my way around the world without leaving London and this week I found a Macedonian place called Vardar. It was a bit tricky to find as I'd found two different addresses in Acton, which resulted in me cycling up and down the high street about 6 times. But I found it.

London Eats World: Macedonia

To be entirely honest, I'm really looking forward to trying out some of the more common kitchens of the world again. This place was just as random as the last couple of Balkan restaurants I found in London. The restaurant's front looked very colourful with its red and yellow signage, but the inside was very sober and plain. When I walked all heads turned towards the door and I could see they were wondering what in the world this Dutch woman was doing here.
I decided to sit outside on the terrace overlooking the picturesque Acton High Street. The waitress who took my order was really friendly and recommended the traditional Macedonian dish. I don't think the dish had an actual name, it was just that, traditional.

London Eats World: Macedonia

It wasn't bad, but not great either. I can only describe it as a brown stew that contained chicken cubes, meatballs and pork bits. It tasted nice, albeit a bit on the salty side and the freshness was debatable.  It was accompanied by a glob of mash that tasted much like the one I got from Sainsbury's the other day. The Finest one, that is.

London Eats World: Macedonia

In all, it was a bit of a weird experience. I truly felt I was having lunch in a foreign country. And if that's the type of authenticity you're after, then you should definitely check out Vardar in Acton.

Vardar Cafe & Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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  1. There's nothing quite like trying new cuisines! Was that a glass of Macedonian wine as well? I'm told it's amazing.

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  2. Yes, I believe it was Macedonian wine. It was very nice indeed.

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  3. This is such a great idea! There are so many great places in London and I should really make time to get out and try some new places. If you need a lebanese then ilili in Streatham is out of this world amazing!! xx

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

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  4. Ha thanks for the tip. I think Lebanese might be easier to find than Macedonian.

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