The London food tour continues. These restaurants are not in the center of London, but they are worth the trip.
St. John Bread and Wine
We spent a day up Shoreditch, in East London. What a great area with fun shopping and wonderful people-watching!
We did not get a chance to eat at one of the many great looking Indian places because we made a beeline to St. John Bread and Wine. We wanted to experience some of Fergus Henderson's nose-to-tail eating. Located close to Spitalfields Market and also Shoreditch, this is a very casual restaurant that encourages you to share things. It was wonderful. We walked in for lunch, but you should make reservations.
|simple green salad with amazing dressing.|
|potato with fish, smoked Cod's Roe and Hen's Egg|
|peas, pea greens, ticklemore cheese, olive oil|
|toasted drippings bread with steak and horseradish creme with watercress|
The River Cafe has been around for years. It is in the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Lots of people told us not to go as the menu was a bit tired, but we went anyway and boy, was it worth it! I had a fresh summer pasta with a clean chopped tomato and basil topping. Yum, I wish I could eat that today! Also they had the best chocolate cake I have had in years. It should be on your radar if you are going to London. You must make reservations.