I’m going to start with Ben’s Cookies. I first discovered them when my auntie went to London a few months before I did, asking a very important question to our family: “Who want’s Ben’s cookies or Famous Amos?” She returned with the two cookie brands and whilst Famous Amos became my new study snack, Ben’s cookies surprised me with its chewiness despite being stuck in a suitcase for a day or so. Without question, our family was going to visit this famous cookie place when we visited the U.K.
Another no-brainer food spot to visit is Borough Market. My brothers and I were excited to drink the best milkshakes we once had three years ago, but our re-encounter with them was underwhelming. Unfortunately, the milkshakes were watered down. However, we did make another discovery: seafood and chorizo Paella! I guess revisiting the market proved that things are ever changing – or maybe it was just an off day for our favourite milkshake stall.
Moving into fine dining, here’s a fun restaurant that’s known for its themed rooms and futuristic bathroom rather than the food itself (the food is still good though). Sketch is a restaurant and bar that offers french cuisine. I went simple that night by ordering steak. However, their best dish I tried was an appetizer consisting of salmon and mashed cauliflower – this is coming from a girl who despises vegetables. We sat in the pink room – homey for me, but foreign for my brothers. But in all honesty, you’ll be spending a lot of your time in the bathroom, taking pictures and mirror selfies with futuristic pods for cubicles.
Lastly, there’s Duck and Waffle – a favorite of my brother who loves foie gras. This is a popular restaurant, so making a reservation vital. My recommendation is to go either at breakfast or brunch. After all, their most popular dish is duck and waffle. Most dishes are served with some sort of duck. However, they have steak, english breakfast and a few more items without duck too.
And that’s it! It was my second time in London, so it was an opportunity to discover even more food spots. Besides scones and Fish n’ Chips, I wouldn’t say that London is known for their food, but i’m glad we found a few spots that were more than satisfying. Till next time 🙂