London’s Borough market and a tapas lunch
If you are a foodie in London there is one place not to be missed, London’s Borough Market. It is a foodie institution, a place to explore and to find produce not always easily found elsewhere. It is a lovely place and the only downside is that there is so much to choose from it is easy to spend a lot of money! You can read more about it, find out how to get there and the opening times here.
They did a refurb and I haven’t been there since they re opened so I was so glad to have plenty of time to walk around. The first stall that caught my eye was this, not sure why…
I didn’t go in, there was so much to see. We wanted to start with lunch but Brindisa, our restaurant of choice was was jam packed. We were advised to come back in 30+ minutes so it was perfect to have a look around. As we were already a bit hungry we also took the opportunity to sample some of the produce.
The small square one to the right is made with Comte cheese inside! I just had to by one! It is still in my fridge, just waiting for an occasion to be eaten!
The fishmongers had a wealth of seafood, it would be so easy to buy lots and create the most elaborate dinner party!
Lobster, almost as good looking as the one I bought locally the other week! 🙂
I wasn’t going home for many hours so I couldn’t buy anything too delicate but a few products and 40 minutes later we went back Brindisa.
It was still quite full but we managed to get a table outdoors! Sitting there, sipping some white Rioja whilst waiting for the food we had a great view of the Shard.
We ordered what we felt was a small selection of tapas and it was just perfect.
The last dish was Huevos Rotos, simply delicious.
It didn’t seem like a lot of food when we ordered but we felt stuffed and very happy afterwards, possibly slightly influenced by the delicious wine and the sunshine.
Our next stop was Covent Garden, even if it is always full of there is always something happening.
We both needed shoes and managed to both be successful, in the same shop. This is almost un-heard of as we need a pair of very large and very small shoes.
It was a truly relaxing and lovely day, I can’t even remember the last time we took time to be tourists in our own city!