Visit: Borough Market

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Last weekend C and I headed down for an overnight stay in London. The whole day and a half basically consisted of eating, drinking and hunting down some foodie havens both old and new. Notably we visited La Fromagerie for a cheese based lunch and a nose around their cheese cave, then on to Nopi for dinner. Nopi is one of my favourite restaurants ever but I did get a little over excited with the cocktails on this particular visit, hence no photos. Our last stop on our adventure was breakfast at Borough Market. I called on the help of fellow foodie and regular London market frequenter Holly for a few tips as to where we should visit. With so many amazing things to see and taste I wanted to make sure I didn’t fill up on the first sausage roll I clapped eyes on and Holly pointed us in the right direction for the best coffee in London and, most importantly, life changing doughnuts.

So here’s a little taste of what we saw, and of course, what we ate

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Ok, let’s get down to business. Here’s what we ate:

sausage roll from the ginger pig

A sausage roll from the Ginger pig for C who declared this “a meaty bastard” I was allowed a little bite and can confirm this was the case

salt beef sandwich

A salt beef sandwich on rye from Northfield Kitchen, complete with pickles and nose ticklingly hot mustard. This is a mere half of the sandwich, I could not physically hold and photograph the sandwich in it’s entirety. 1 word, fab-u-lous.

monmouth coffee

Early starts require coffee and at 9.30am on a Saturday morning there was quite a queue forming out of the doors of Monmouth coffee

bread ahead doughnuts

Last but by no means least, I simply had to try a doughnut from Bread Ahead. Holly described them as life changing and I’ve pretty much been dreaming about them ever since. With an array of flavours on offer I had a tough time deciding what to have, eventually opting for Crème Caramel with salted honeycomb. Amazing, though I’m dying to go back and try the cassia and bay offering. Perhaps I’ll have a crack at some of my own.

So here ends out Borough Market adventure, shortly afterwards we were back on our way home to Leicester, Truffle and the sofa for an afternoon nap/food coma.  Perhaps a diet is in order now.

Where’s your favourite spot to eat in London?

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7 thoughts on “Visit: Borough Market

  1. kerrycooks says:

    Ooh how amazing! I love borough market!

  2. Janet says:

    Gorgeous photographs! This really made me want to visit London soon.

    • makedospend says:

      Thank you!
      It’s funny, London is so close yet I hardly ever take the opportunity to visit. I think that’s why we went all out on the food, it was a real treat

  3. Ruth C says:

    Borough Market is such a wonderland of nom! I had fresh oysters last time I went there and they were fabulous. Your photos are just gorgeous!

  4. linsolo93 says:

    Georgeous photos and great choice of vendors. Next time you are down on a Saturday check out Ropewalk, Druid Street & Maltby Street markets about 10-15 minutes walk from Borough market for a great foodie vibe. Also there are some other great shops such as Lassco – architectural salvage you would love it!

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