I have not done this feature for awhile but here we are back at it. Let’s talk food because who doesn’t love a bit of inspiration? June is the month of summer and also Taste of London, so I got inspired to get back to my foodie talks. Taste of London is this huge food showcase, where some of the best restaurants in London come together, to give you a taste of their menus. On top of that, you get to see some new,, up and coming places, as well as street food.
Small, elegant and a reverence to the Western Isles, Orasay opened its doors in Notting Hill. I would recommend taking a walk around the beautiful colourful houses of Notting Hill and then stopping for brunch or lunch. You can sit inside or if you are more of a street life stalker like me, sit outside sipping your cocktail and people watch. The cool thing about Orasay is that they mill their bread in house (must try), they brew their own coffee (another must try) and the food just has a bit of a hearty twist, making it feel homey. I loved and loved the Radishes, Tonnato, Capers starter with the sourdough bread combo. I am planning on going back just to munch on these 2 items as I fell in love with the flavours.
Opened recently, Lucknow 49 is a new Indian restaurant in Mayfair. Cosy interiors, with rich and colourful details put you right in the mood for the yummy goodness that comes out of the kitchen. The kitchen serves Awadhi cuisine, native to the Indian city Lucknow, with fresh seasonal ingredients that celebrate the heritage of the Mughal Empire. Give me all the biryanis.
Maybe in need of an afternoon tea? Why not visit The Swan and have your afternoon tea on their top floor, overlooking beautiful St Paul’s and the river Thames? It is a classic afternoon tea, served in the pastel paradise of The Swan. It is adjacent to the Shakespeare’s Globe, so you can combine your teat time with a cultural experience right next door. There are guided tours every 1 hour, and they last about 45min.
Oh boy, I fell in love with VIVI, its grandeur and the pink decor. How beautiful can a place get? I also cannot believe this is the first time I visit. I would love to go back and just sit, have a coffee and overlook beautiful Oxford street through the flower decorations VIVI has wrapped around the windows.
I hope you enjoyed my recommendations for June. Happy eating (I write this while on a juice cleanse, sad face)