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