We’ve all heard it. Fish and chips in London aren’t as good as in the North. And to be honest, fish and chips back home in the Midlands do taste different. Perhaps a little greasier, the fish with a little more batter, the chips might even be triple cooked due to less customers than a London eatery – and we all know how much better triple cooked chips areĀ (If you haven’t tasted these beauties you have to take a trip to Hawksmoor soon!). I’ve only had fish and chips a few times since living in London, always a little disappointed and making a mental note to wait until I visit my parents for my next fix. But I recently had a portion that made me…

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Shakshuka. Something I didn’t even know existed until a year ago when I ventured to NOPI, one of Ottolenghi’s restaurants for brunch and wanted to order something completely different, something he was well known for. It was seriously amazing. Since then, I always keep a eye out for it on the menu if we’re out for brunch. Recently Alex decided he was treating me to a brunch as a celebration for getting my new job (brownie points??), and so off we ventured all of a 5 minute walk to Chez Bob. Can you believe we’d never been before when it’s so close? With Shakshuka on the menu, I knew it was going to be a great start to the day. Chez Bob is a little…

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My housemate raves about Franco Manca, and I’m pretty sure he goes almost every week! Seriously. We’ve got one just down the road from our flat, but whenever we go out for food we always tend to travel that extra bit further to make it worth it, so in the 10 months we’d been at our flat, we still hadn’t tried the floury sourdough pizza at Franco Manca. After one of the weekend Arsenal home games the boys went to watch, they decided it’d be nice to join us girls for some food and a group catch-up. Awwww right? The boys wanting to go somewhere close to our flat to make it easier, we decided to finally give Franco Manca a whirl. ArrivingĀ at about 3pm,…

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