Jan 04

What To Eat In London

Posted by Leslie in Escapes, Travel

Piccalilli Mustard People have been asking me about the food in London. How was the food? Where are the pictures of the fish and chips?

Borough Market, LondonMy food experience was great – enjoying homemade Italian nearly every night.  I didn’t have the fish & chips experience, but I did have Pimm’s (a gin based English cocktail mixed with ice, fruit and cucumber), chips (French fries), piccalilli (a sort of relish/mustard that is nice on ham sandwiches) and a lot of tea.   All delicious.

Borough Market, LondonBut my favorite culinary stop was Borough Market, London’s oldest food market.

Borough Market, LondonLocated in Southwark, South East London, the market is both a wholesale and retail market and the city’s epicenter for fine foods.

Borough Market, London Borough Market, London

Borough Market, LondonFood vendors of every nationality animate this market. Whether you are looking for Spanish ham, Italian olives, local vegetables, cheese, and meat Borough Market will have it.

Borough Market, London Borough Market, LondonIf you don’t plan to cook while in London, the market also offers numerous restaurants and stalls for prepared food. The restaurant Roast may not always offer the kindest service but the dining room is wonderful, with views over the market and St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Monmouth Coffee HouseAnd the coffee house Monmouth, with non-stop crowds, is the perfect stop for a carb and caffeine loaded breakfast.

Borough Market, London Borough Market, London

Monmouth Coffee HouseIf you will be visiting London add Borough Market to your list.   If you will be visiting from your desk, share the pictures with a colleague and enjoy the escape – without the jet lag or calories.

Enjoy!

Leslie

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1 Comment to “What To Eat In London”

  1. mom says:

    My experience with food in London 20+ years ago was not the same as yours. London’s food as gone international. I’m ready to return.

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