ah, it makes up at least half of the beautiful memories when i visit a place ^^ haha can’t resist at all lol! my tastebuds took a trip all around the world while i was in london! love how international this city is, just like singapore :)) where we can get ANY kind of food we want, and at any time of the day. i had so many delicious meals while i was in london! of course the best was Petrus (haha duh, it’s not michelin-star for nothing and i’m not being biased here!). but there were so many other awesome ones as well like burger & lobster, roast duck, english tea and pollen street social ^^ those in this post are (without a doubt) good too, but for the special mentions, must try them first! ;)
on our first night there, my tastebuds travelled to Belgium, which is somewhere i haven’t been to yet! (pity…i must plan a trip to the benelux-cologne region sometime!!!!)
at Belgo, they have this weekday beat-the-clock promotion where you pay the price at the time shown on your food order! so cool right ;) so means the earlier you go, the cheaper your meal is! this is valid from 5pm-6.30pm, for certain dishes. in UK, you have got to try MUSSELS. i swear i’ve never seen such huge, plump mussels in my whole life (never knew they even existed in this size :O) until i first tried them in scotland! and they are AMAZING!!!! super big and juice and tasty ^^ 1/2kg of traditionalle and another 1/2kg of provençale, to make the most of the deal ;) super worth it. they come with fries on the side which are really addictive! haha. since UK is famous for fish and chips, that’s what we ordered as well (£12.50). although i really don’t know what’s so special about it? haha. it was quite nice, but to me, fish & chips is about the same everywhere.
50 Earlham St, London WC2H 9LJ, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 20 7813 2233
there are so many types of places to eat in London, and Harrods is one of them! haha the food hall is omghhkp!!! i was literally gonna start drooling the moment i stepped in. SO.MUCH.FOOD. everywhere! pies, cakes, paté, chocolate, breads, tea, meat, seafood. whatever you want, i’m pretty sure they have it there. don’t know whether it’s a good or bad thing that we went there right after Petrus and we were stuffed already :'( couldn’t eat a thing. just walked around and looked and omg i wish i could have bought something!! haha we didn’t. but you definitely should! and of course, if you can afford it, go shopping ;)
87-135 Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL, United Kingdom
now don’t these little darlings look so delectable! i’ve heard raving reviews about Hummingbird Bakery‘s cupcakes way before i came to London, whether on instagram or from friends’ recommendations. haha. bought then while i was portobello market! (: and i love how fluffy and yummy they were!! i found the icing on top a little too sweet though. anw, the red velvet is da bombz – you must must must order it!!! and also the carrot cake flavour! (:
133 Portobello Rd, London, Greater London W11 2DY, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 20 7851 1795
for some sweet and savoury crepes, try Kensington Creperie! (: they have a really wide range of crepes and waffles for you to choose from, which makes it fun! there are some hits and misses though. so choose wisely :p the crepe that we liked was the mexican chili crepe (£8.95) – with chicken, chopped red hot chili peppers, red kidney beans, onions, tomatoes, sweetcorn, hot chili sauce and cheddar cheese. sounds like a mouthful! and that’s what we liked ;) how it was full of ingredients and had a lovely spicy zing to it :D for sweets, i didn’t like the crepe we chose, but instead i’d recommend the chocolate crunchy nuts waffle (£6.95). take your pick of milk/dark/white chocolate on a waffle topped with hazelnuts, peanuts and flaked almonds, served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! :D crunchy and scrumptious ^^ the service here sucks though. the only instance of BAD SERVICE i experienced in the whole of UK. super annoyed -.- gonna blacklist them haha. but it was really quite irritating how the service staff had such a poor attitude, all the way until we were supposed to pay the bill then she became more polite -.- oh please, that is so not gonna work.
Kensington Creperie/Creamerie Creperie
2-6, Exhibition Rd, London, Greater London SW7 2HF, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 20 7589 8947
wow i love this pic! haha. looking at it brings back memories already :D of huge portions and walking really far to find this restaurant lol! Big Easy is an american diner, which serves humongous portions as you can tell from this picture here. this was just our appetizer, can you believe it?! and it’s meant for two people, but it fed four of us just nicely. the restaurant is located really far from the Tube station though! we walked like maybe 1.5km from Sloane Square station O.o although i think South Kensington station might be nearer. the good thing is that it helped work up our appetite for this huge meal haha. it was soooo good. just look at that! impossible to resist haha. it’s the grand appetizer platter for 2 (£19.50) consisting of wings, jalapeno peppers, calamari (loved this!), tenders, potato skins, corn chips (yummm!), prawn crackers and dipping sauces (honey mustard, tartar sauce, salsa etc).
i got my baby back ribs (£15.90 for the full rack)!!!! which was SO AWESOMELY GOOD. not as big as i imagined it to be (after seeing the potential of the appetizer haha), but it was really good! slathered in smokey bbq sauce, the meat was ultra tender and fell off the bone when i pierced it with my fork. *drools*
the new england clam chowder (£5.95) was good too! very thick and surprisingly filling even though the bowl didn’t look thaaat big. it was a little too peppery for my liking though! but we were happily stuffed at the end of the meal :D for hungry people and americans craving some hometown food, this is the place to be ;) they also have super good daily deals which you have to check out! if i’m not wrong, monday is the day where you get free flow of ribs :O now i’m tempting you aren’t i? ;) check it out.
332-334 King’s Rd, London SW3 5UR, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 20 7352 4071
for our last dinner in london, we went to Bill’s Restaurant. i realised that every single meal i had was a different kind of cuisine! :O amazed. hahaha. Bill’s serves mediterranean style food, and it has a really pretty restaurant setting (: for starters, we got the crispy lemon squid (£5.95), which was done perfectly crispy and not too oily. the lemon added a zingy refreshing flavour which was nice! our marinated half chicken (£10.95) had a generous taste of spices, and i loved the rice that came with it. the king tiger prawn and salmon skewers (£11.35) was probably my favourite dish with its interesting presentation and blend of flavours. finally, the halloumi and hummus (£8.95) was good too! we also ordered the chargrilled chop of suffolk pork (£11.95) from the specials menu, but i found that slightly dry.
haha this is an attempt-to-be-artistic shot :p nah just kidding. it’s just that we ate halfway then i decided it’s nice so i took a pic of it. looooved their pecan pie (£5.95) :D the pastry was crumbly-delicious and anything with nuts appeals to me ;)
St Martin’s Courtyard, WC2E, 9AB
Tel.: +44 0207 240 8183