Elephant & Castle has now offered me my newest favourite place – a small Mauritian venture. For what felt like ages, there was practically nothing great, apart from Nando’s. My colleagues and I more than occasionally complained about the lack of eatery choices. Good choices were a bus ride away in either Waterloo or Borough/London Bridge.
Our prayers were finally answered with the opening of South London version of Shoreditch’s BoxPark – the Artworks House.
New street food restaurants gradually opened and now it is packed with an internationally varied pop ups.
Marcel & Sons
Marcel and Sons is a small Mauritian eatery serving comfort food that are just too tasty for the quantity they serve. If not for a colleague, I would have missed this little gem. Keep on reading!
Imagine you lived in your neighbourhood for years and you have passed the same restaurant without even realising that it’s there. I would have continued missing this great local if not for my brother-in-law taking me there on Friday.
The Sitara is small family-run restaurant serving Punjabi recipes, headed by the owner Raj Singh and his father. The particularity of this small eatery is that they have live Jazz music once a month however not on the day we visited, the place was nonetheless buzzing. Keep on reading!
London is packed with small coffee shops and restaurants showcasing food from all continents. As a cosmopolitan and multicultural capital, the city cater for every taste from French to Italian or Vietnamese. So if you are looking for Scandinavian food, you are bound to find one within the square mile! A couple of days ago, I went to a cool café called Nordic Bakery. The first shop opened 10 years ago, so this is not a new brand but a well established coffee shop with three other branches in Central London. Here is my review.
Tucked in the corner of the trendy yet quiet street off Chiltern Street, Nordic Bakery offers a quiet place to sip your coffee just a short walking distance from the busy Baker Street tube station. The cafe is also very close to the trendy and posh Marylebone High Street.
Step inside and you will be welcomed by a very Nordic decor (yes, the clue is in the name) with lots of wood, dark colours and bare walls. The only thing you can see on the walls are the posters in the above photo. The bare walls makes the bakery a relaxing environment. The cafe/bakery is small but busy with locals and tourists of all age. Even though it is busy, it is intimate enough so people can have a meeting or a quiet conversation with friends. Keep on reading!