Elephant & Castle

Cosy (and obviously busy!) place ideally suited for breakfast, quick snack or brunch (in my opinion!) I just do not see myself coming here for dinner. Nevertheless, I liked the food. Although I am not much sandwich person myself I ended up having ‘smoked salmon and cream cheese on thin – sliced toasted bagel’ w/ Mimoza as aperitif and crème brûlée as the dessert – loved the food and definitely will come back.

My only concern was that although the staff was really nice we did and did not have server at the same time – one got the order, another brought the food, the third desserts and the fourth – the bill!

Musashi Noodle & Sushi Bar

Friends introduced to this new Japanese place – definitely paying the visit back!

Loved the food (simple and nice plating!), loved the serving staff, clean and modest interior and prices are really moderate. Again – simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Me x-happy: they do not serve alcohol, but do let to bring in your own (take bottle opening charge)

Me (our party) x-not happy: loud Irish party beside us talking to each other so loud (why?! no music played in the background) we could not hear our thoughts not only our friends.

Place does not have website yet, so might be tricky to find it.

 

Boulevard Cafe

Love this place – keep coming back. Same staff since the last time I have been in this place – I think it does tell something about the place.

Love the interior, love the staff – they really know what they are putting on the plate and will recommend something for each taste and last, but not least FOOD – it is amazing!

My only concern, so that there was more light in the evening – I wish to see what I am eating!

Ely Bar & Brasserie

On the plate:

Appetizer:
~ “Duck liver parfait {mini Waldorf salad & banana brioche}”.

~ “Classic polenta cake & piquillo pepper salad {butternut squash, new season white asparagus & buffalo mozzarella}” as a main course.

Entree:
~ “Vegetarian parcel {filo pastry stuffed with aubergeine, mixed pepper, courgettes & St Tola goats cheese, served with aged balsamic on a bed of mixed salad}”.
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Presentation of the food was great – small pieces of art! Though tastes were not that masterful :( Although my co-taster said that duck liver parfait was melting in the mouth, we were not that impressed with the main courses. I know I asked my polenta cake & piquillo pepper salad as a main course, but just the combination of extreme temperatures were not that pleasant – stone cold polenta (a bit hardened on the edges as well) with hot peppers; if it all was a separate dishes, would have been wonderful tastes; vegetarian parcel was not too exciting as well – everything would have been wonderful if not aubergine – combination of burned, raw and perfectly cooked pieces.

Despite all these small things, the atmosphere and staff were really nice; I have noticed as well that they offer wine tasting courses!

I would like to come back as that day seemed just one of those days were everything went wrong :)

Thank you!

Yamamori Noodles

On the plate:

Appetizer:
~ “Ebi Tempura and masago”

Entree:
~ “Anko Teriyaki – marinated monkfish fillets, wok fried and in a teriyaki and balsamic vinegar sauce with wild mushrooms on a rocket salad”.
~ “Vegetable Savoury Rice – Egg fried rice with crispy tofu, cashew nuts, sweetcorn, finely diced peppers, spring onions, mangetout, garnished with seaweed. Served with a bowl of vegetarian miso soup”.

Desserts:
~ Chocolate panna cotta
~ Carrot cake
~ Plum wine
~ Toyko coffee

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Food was great, same as service. Definately coming back, there is still so much to try there! Waiter made me laugh when he brought (obviously not his kind of drink) “plum jam”…oops “plum wine” to table ;}