Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tuesday Tasties No.51 - My Favourite Foodie Experiences in the Last Year

So today, to celebrate my blogs 1st Birthday (well, it's actually Thursday) I thought I'd share my Top 5 places I've munched in the last year, it's been pretty crazy all things considered, and to be fair, I've mostly snacked on burgers but eat to their own right?

 I pretty much said all that needed to be said about this place in my post (click on the name and it should take you there), this place holds a lot of sentimental value for me and Ad and I come here every single time we hit Brighton, it's tradition. If I had to sum it up in one sentence?

Gorgeous gelato in a variety of unusual flavours which will delight the senses.

In my mind, this place is one of the best in London for a good burger. They have a few branches now so it's even easier to get your mitts on one. The burger is well seasoned, the rosemary fries are cooked to crispy yet fluffy perfection and even if you're on a budget, you can grab something tasty for under a tenner. Well worth a visit if you find time!

I should point out that they also do chicken and veggie options if that's more to your taste so there really is no excuse not to go.

This small but quaint little place specialises in Lebanese in a street food style. The food was incredibly tasty and I love that this particular branch was small and intimate, it made me feel like I'd stepped outside of London. No wonder it's in the Time Out Top 50 places to munch, the food is delicious.

When I go back, I'm definitely getting some more Shawarma, that stuff was seriously seriously good.

I have seriously not stopped harping on about this place to anyone who will listen. I actually cannot get over how good the food was. I mean that pulled pork man, the pulled pork (forgive me, I'm lost in my thoughts at the moment.) I NEED to go back here as soon as possible and induce a cocktail/meat based coma pronto.

Guys, if you're reading this, I am missing your eats!

I'm sure it's not really much of a surprise this place was at the top of my list, after all, Ad did take me here for my Birthday so it has a lot of meaning attached. After almost a year of saying how much I'd wanted to go here, I finally got to indulge with Ad and it was everything I'd hoped it'd be. Delicious, very laid back with a twist on the norm.  I'd highly recommend it.

Better still, it was a girly indulgence which Ad could actually enjoy as it wasn't too stuffy - Hooray! 

What do you think of my Top 5? This was the last of my anthology posts to celebrate my blogs 1st birthday, I hope you've enjoyed them.


  1. Can we talk for a moment about how inviting this title was? Knowing what a foodie you are, I was certain I was in for a real treat just from the title. I was so excited to see your top picks!

    Once I opened to the full post, I loved your variety of picks! That tea looks so whimsical and wonderful. We managed to do tea at the Royal Brittania tearoom while we were in Scotland. We also had tea with breakfast at all of our inns. I don't think I've ever gone so long without coffee!

    Yalla Yalla is my favorite of the bunch and where I'd be heading tonight for dinner if I could. We went to a spectacular Middle Eastern restaurant in Edinburgh: Pomegranate. We had the mixed mezze, and it was so completely and utterly delicious. They had these minced lamb cakes, coated in seasoned rice. Yum, yum, yum! Plus, we sat at one of their alcove booths in the outdoor basement patio area. It was very different and cool. It was our first meal in Edinburgh and such an awesome welcome to the city!

    <3 Liz

    1. Well if you ever head to London it might give you some ideas of where to go!

      That afternoon tea was amazing, Ad went with me and I was so pleased he really enjoyed it. The whole experience was very relaxed and informal and the I loved the twist that the W put on all the old favourites.

      Tea is a very British thing, I think you'll find we can be quite particular over here, it's all about Twinings, they do some cracking blends! I think the further South you go, the more prominent coffee drinkers become, perhaps it's the hustle and bustle of city life.

      I remember you saying about Yalla Yalla, that was one of my favourites (obviously) it was quite hard to pick what order to pop these in as they were all so great!

      Pomegranate looks wonderful by the way, the lamb cakes sound really interesting! Will you be trying to recreate anything at home?. When I used to stay in Leith, I always ended up somewhere called the Khubla Khan which was Mongolian.

      Edinburgh is my favourite city in Scotland, I love the cobbled streets and have lots of fond memories.

      Glad you enjoyed it!

      Laura x


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