Restaurants & Bars 2

London Report (short)

peppermint pate | Apr 29, 2005 04:54 PM

I recently returned from a few days in London. The absolutely highlight was our dinner at Chez Bruce. It's a Michelin 1-star restaurant in Wandsworth Common, about 20 minutes south of the centre of London. I had a fresh pea soup and a beautiful braised lamb dish. My friend had the sea bream. Flavours were delicate, fresh and superb. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. And by London standards, the pricing was quite reasonable.

We also ate dinner at Racine. The food was very good, though I found the evening less memorable for some reason. I also really enjoyed my Middle Eastern feast at Noura, though we ordered WAY too much food.

I stumbled upon a great spot in Notting Hill called Ottolenghi, off of Westbourne Grove (where I had returned for a great lunch at 202). Clean, cool space with really flavourful food for eat in or take out. They had a really pretty and tasty dish of grilled eggplant with feta and pomegranate seeds that I'm now going to try and replicate at home.

Apart from the expense (which is particularly brutal against my poor Canadian dollar), the city of London gets better with each visit. Cheers!

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