Month: September 2015

Sunday Review: Breakfast at The Proud Archivist

Manoeuvring along Regent’s Canal through Haggerston on a Sunday can be treacherous with all the morning runners and cyclists. It’s also very hard to ignore the smug people sitting by the waterfront sipping on lattes and laughing over some exotic delicacy. Well if you can’t beat them and all that…The Proud Archivist which is also used as an exhibition and event space offers lots of natural light, high ceilings and outdoor space. The breakfast menu is available from 9:00-12:30 and displays a limited but well-thought-out selection. All items are under £10 and although a Full English is not offered, there are bacon and sausage butties complete with HP sauce for those who are feeling a little delicate after a hard weekend. I was feeling fancy so I ordered the poached egg and avocado on toast which not only tastes good but is also beautifully presented. Perfectly cooked eggs carefully place on smashed avocado and sourdough bread before being finished off with some chilli jam and olive oil. While trying to work out whether this was a piece …

KaoSarn at Brixton Village Market

Isn’t it great when you get that Friday feeling? This particular Friday I wanted to be outdoors, and of course I wanted to eat food, and relax while catching up with friends. With the abundance of food markets and street vendors popping up, it’s now possible to try cuisines from all over the world from the comfort of a single location. Brixton Village Market is one of the original and the best for this. Bustling with exotic foods and several rustic, family owned businesses, the South London hotspot is arguably one of the most vibrant and diverse places to be. KaoSarn was a great little find and we only had to queue for 5-10 minutes which was lucky considering it was 9pm on a Friday night. An added bonus about this place is that it’s BYOB which only adds to the atmosphere of lots of people getting together over their favourite Thai dishes. They offer both indoor and outdoor seating and we took a table outside as there seemed to be more of a buzz out in the open.      …

Sunday Review: Rose Pub & Kitchen

This was actually one of my last meals in London before departing for Hong Kong so I’m not sure if it had any influence on my tastebuds but it certainly made for a fine British send-off. The Rose Pub & Kitchen is situated right across from New Cross Gate station so you really can’t miss it.  They have an immpressive outdoor space and serve a wide range of meals during the week including grills, pasta and sandwiches. On Sundays there is a selection of roasts and homemade pizzas available. As I arrived in the evening, I decided to take a table upstairs which I would highly recommend as you get a great view of the city of London which is particularly pretty at night. After starting off with a homemade gin punch I moved onto ordering food. I chose the roast chicken and was greeted with a very full and varied plate. The first thing that won me over was the fact there were both duck fat roasted potatoes and creamy mash – double potatoes …