I thought I’d start off this blog with some of my foodie related favourites from the past month. This will be restaurants, dishes, locations or just about anything I’ve enjoyed over the past few weeks and want to share.
March is usually one of my favourite months of the year – not only does it mark the start of Spring and rising temperatures, but I get to celebrate my birthday too! Unfortunately this year Spring has been replaced with a never-ending Winter and recurring cold snaps, but at least I still got to enjoy my birthday to the full.
What are some of your March favourites? Let me know in the comments box below and hopefully I’ll be able to check some out!
1. Lunch Set Menu from the Grill at Coq d’Argent
The grill at Coq d’Argent is a more informal setting than the main restaurant, but the food is by no means of lesser quality. The set menu costs just £20 for two courses, or £25 for three, which I think is an absolute BARGAIN for this kind of food in this kind of location. There were just three choices for each course, but enough variation to please everyone. Our favourites were the goats cheese starter (DELICIOUS), the lamb shank (pictured below) and the chocolate fondant for dessert.
We loved it so much we returned again just a few weeks later – my friend even ordered the same items off the menu! Though I’ve now eaten through 2/3rds of this menu, I’d still be happy to return.
Location: City of London (near Bank)
Website: Coq d’Argent
❄️Winter comfort food done right 😍this lamb shank from the grill at @coqdargent really helped me through the #beastfromtheeast last week! I normally love snow but was soooo happy to see it melt this time around. Bring on Spring! ❄️#food #londonfood #comfortfood #lamb #mash #lunch #ladieswholunch #foodie
2. Japanese Style Soufflé Pancakes from Fuwafuwa
I’d seen these super thick, fluffy pancakes all over instagram and just had to pay Fuwafuwa a visit. I read a few comments saying that the pancakes weren’t sweet enough, but when they come drenched in chocolate sauce, I don’t think they need any more sugar whatsoever! If you are a fan of matcha, pay them a visit on Mondays when they will be serving up matcha pancakes.
Special thanks to the guys at Fuwafuwa who treated me for my birthday and even brought my pancakes over with a candle in them! Top class service 🙂
Location: Westfield Stratford
Website: Fuwafuwa London
🥞🍫Fuwafuwa means fluffy in Japanese, and boy did these pancakes live up to their name! The S'mores pancakes come drenched in chocolate sauce and topped with salted pretzels & toasted marshmallows. Yum! 🍫🥞Special thanks to @fuwafuwalondon for treating my for my birthday last week 😁💕🎉Swipe left to see the pancakes being cooked. #food #londonfood #pancakes #dessert #sweettreats #smores #fluffy #japanesepancakes #chocolatesauce #foodie #londonfoodie
3. The Ned
If you know me personally, you’ll know that I am OBSESSED with this place. The Ned is a huge 5-star hotel that opened in the City last year. On the ground floor is the old banking hall, where you can now find seven(!) restaurants of all cuisines. I made it my aim to visit all restaurants within a year, and I am proud to say I finally visited the seventh during March!
Although this is a luxury hotel, not all of the restaurants have luxury prices and some are quite affordable. My favourite of the seven is Cecconi’s, which serves up delicious Italian comfort food. If you get a chance to visit the Ned, I really recommend it, even if it is just to walk through the main hall and be in awe at the beautiful decor.
Location: City of London (near Bank)
Website: The Ned
4. Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium
I bought a couple of my friends gift vouchers for High Tea at Lady Dinah’s a while ago, and we finally managed to book it for this month. I was a bit sceptical as to whether we would really enjoy it or not (I’d read some mixed reviews), but everyone had a great time! Although many of the cats were fast asleep, there were a few who were happy to play with us.
The high tea was enjoyable (especially loved the savoury section) and came with unlimited soft drinks (hot and cold), which we made sure to take advantage of. The whole experience was very relaxing and I came away wishing I could have stayed longer.
Website: Lady Dinah’s
🐱🐾I've been wanting to go to @ladydinahscats since it opened back in 2014 and can't believe it took me four years to get there! I read some mixed reviews, so my expectations weren't particularly high, but we had a truly fabulous afternoon. 😻☕️🍰The high tea had a great range of sweet and savoury items and came with unlimited soft drinks. Even if there were no cats, I think it still would've still been a nice afternoon! The stencil on this dirty chai latte is modelled on one of their own cats. Swipe left to see the rest of our high tea, as well as some of the adorable residents! 🐾😸#food #londonfood #afternoontea #hightea #cats #catsofinstagram #london #catcafe #cupcakes #sweettreats
5. Rainbow Lattes
Ok, so I’m a bit late to the rainbow latte party, but now I understand what everyone has being going on about! For those of us who don’t like coffee, there is a whole new breed of hot drinks becoming more widely available. If you need a bit of a caffeine fix, I’d suggest the matcha (green) or if you’re feeling a bit under the weather, the turmeric (orange) one feels very warming. Next, I’m going on the hunt for a blue latte!
The rainbow lattes pictured come from a cute little brunch spot in Parson’s Green called Hally’s. I had a really fabulous brunch there (organised by @belleofbrunch) and I would recommend it for anyone who wants a relaxed and healthy brunch spot.
Location: Parson’s Green
🌈 Another photo from Saturday brunch at @hallysandlittleh – rainbow lattes! They kindly gave us a latte art demo before letting us try all the flavours. From left to right we have matcha 🍵, coffee ☕️, turmeric 🔥 and beetroot 💕. Matcha was my favourite, as always! 🌈#rainbow #rainbowlatte #latte #coffee #matcha #drinks #food #londonfood #londonfoodie #foodie