Eating through London

by Khushboo on August 14, 2013

Hey guys!  I’m actually writing this on board- I’ll hit “Publish” when I’m back in a Wi-Fi zone.   Forget movies and reading, blogging is the way forward when it comes to killing time during travel :)!  As soon as I finish up this post or my laptop dies on me, depending what comes first, I’m either going to start reading Pride & Prejudice or watch Big Bang Theory reruns…and whatever else Emirates Entertainment System has to offer.

I can’t believe how quickly these past 6 weeks has flown.  I feel like I posted about my travel nightmare just last week- apparently time flies when you’re having fun.  That being said, I’m looking forward to getting back to Mumbai and back into a routine.  And for when that hint of sadness which creeps up at the thought of leaving London, I’ll start the countdown to my next booked holiday.

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Although I’ve been sharing quite a bit about my stay in London, what better way to round up the trip with a food recap?  There are SO many restaurants in London I would recommend eating at, but here’s a brief list based on the places that were both yum & offered good lighting.  It wouldn’t be fair to put up a picture which don’t do a restaurant justice ;).  I’ve linked up all the restaurants to their individual sites, so just click on the restaurant name for more info/menu viewing.

Scott’s – Mount Street

Fillet of Esk Sea Trout with braised artichokes, broad beans & salsa verde; Lobster Linguini; Bakewell Tart with Almond Ice Cream

Fillet of Esk Sea Trout with braised artichokes, broad beans & salsa verde; Lobster Linguini; Bakewell Tart with Almond Ice Cream

Zoom – Blandford Street, off Marylebone High Street

Banana & Apple Pie with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream; Salmon Nicoise Salad; Coffee Biscotti Parfait

Banana & Apple Pie with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream; Salmon Nicoise Salad; Coffee Biscotti Parfait

Balthazar – Russell Street, Covent Garden

Strawberry Cheesecake; Raspberry Souffle; Chocolate Souffle

Strawberry Cheesecake; Raspberry Souffle; Chocolate Souffle

Patisserie Valerie – Marble Arch

Chicken & Avocado Club Sandwich

Chicken & Avocado Club Sandwich

Comptoir – Westfield Shopping Centre

Mezze Platter

Mezze Platter

Sumosan – Albemarle Street, off Piccadilly 

Sumo

Le Pain Quotidien – Marylebone High Street

Zucchini & Cheddar Frittata

Zucchini & Cheddar Frittata

Fego – St. John’s Wood High Street

Cajun Chicken, Avocado & Squash Salad; Sweet Potato Fries; Chorizo Frittata

Cajun Chicken, Avocado & Squash Salad; Sweet Potato Fries; Chorizo Frittata

Delfino – Mount Street

Veggie Pizza & Seafood Salad

Veggie Pizza & Seafood Salad

Natural Kitchen – Marylebone High Street

Natural Kitchen

Between today’s and Monday’s post , I feel like this blog has been super food-heavy.  I promise I’ll blog about workouts soon enough :).

What’s the last restaurant you visited? What did you order?

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Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com August 14, 2013 at 2:11 pm

I don’t eat out awhole lot – but if I remember correctly, think I made it to “Moe’s Southwestern Grill” recently and shared a “Joey bag of donuts” (burrito) with my daughter.
Balthazar sounds like my kinda restaurant -chocolate souffle, raspberry souffle and strawberry cheesecake -all under one roof! ooh!
Time sure does fly when you are having fun 🙂

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Khushboo August 14, 2013 at 9:55 pm

Or as the frog would say: “Times fun when you’re having flies” —> haha 😉

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Lucie@FitSwissChick August 14, 2013 at 2:22 pm

I want to go to Frego! My Gosh, those Sweet Potato Fries and Frittata look so perfect! Oh and chocolate soufflé….I am drooling here!
Hope you have a good return back home and back into your routine!

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Khushboo August 14, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Thanks Lucie- it feels good to be back 🙂

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Nikhita August 14, 2013 at 3:23 pm

LOVE sumosan! You sure have made me hungry 🙂 Haha, and that salmon nicoise salad looks divine. Balthazar is the same as the one in NY? It’s so yummy, especially for brunch!

Last restaurant I went to was Yauatcha, but tonight my mum is taking me for a last dinner at Zodiac Grill, and I’m looking forward to some escargot and foie gras! yum 🙂

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Khushboo August 14, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Oooh enjoy Zodiac Grill- you’re going to have to tell me how it is…I’ve never been!

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Arman @ thebigmansworld August 14, 2013 at 4:19 pm

I just finished eating dinner and seriously, this sparked my hunger again. Nice one, Khushboo. I had Comptoir when I went to Westfield in the UK too… and subsequently spent a good 45 minutes finding a damn table to eat it at!

The last restaurant I visited was a Japanese one which was pretty good, but I’m seeing Dad this weekend and plan on OD’ing on some seafood!

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Khushboo August 14, 2013 at 9:57 pm

If your dad’s paying, you better be opting for lobster 😉

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. August 14, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Good grief – I can’t even imagine how delicious the eats must be in London. I’ve never been, but it’s definitely on my list of places that I want to visit… although I’ll admit it’s more for the shopping and sights than the food 😉 But anywho, the last place I got food from doesn’t really count as a restaurant, but is more of a bakery… I went to a place called Duchess over the weekend and bought the most amazing milk chocolate orange scone… gah! Not a good thing to be thinking about at 5 AM 😛

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Khushboo August 14, 2013 at 9:58 pm

You know I love food but I would have to choose it’s beauty & shopping over it- both are amazing! And suddenly I find myself craving a milk choc orange scone at 10 pm…thanks Amanda 😉

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Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen August 14, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Oh wow, you definitely ate well on this trip! I’m going to need to bookmark this post for if, I mean WHEN, I visit London. Those sweet potato fries from Fego look perfect! And those chocolate souffles too.

The last restaurant I ate at was Blacktree on Saturday where I got an heirloom tomato and mozzarella appetizer, arctic char with dill aioli, and a mango ice cream split for dessert. I’m eating out again today when I’m in Toronto so I’m hoping to find a good place to eat!

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Khushboo August 14, 2013 at 9:59 pm

I need to try arctic char, especially given my love for pink fish!

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Charlotte @ Commitness to Fitness August 14, 2013 at 6:56 pm

All of that food looks amazing! Wow I remember you posting about your travel woes also, was that really 6 weeks ago?! wow, time flies. and omg LOVE big bang theory!! last restaurant i went to was actually last night and i got steak (which i rarely do) and fries. it was delicious 🙂

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Khushboo August 14, 2013 at 9:59 pm

Yay for a fellow BBT lover :)! I actually saw Rajesh 2 weeks ago in London…I felt too lame to ask him for a photo ha!

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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles August 14, 2013 at 7:10 pm

So thank you for making me crave ice cream, salmon, and cheesecake at 9:30 in the morning :-p although I have to ask, what on earth is the cage-looking thing surrounding the ice cream in the picture from Sumosan? And London is already on my bucket list of places to visit, so now I have a list of restaurants to try when I get there 😉 I can’t believe you’ve been there 6 weeks already! It’s ridiculous how fast the summer flew by.
Last restaurant I went to was Joey’s Seafood, and I had fish tacos….unless you want to count the Yogurty’s I went to afterwards as a restaurant :-p

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Khushboo August 14, 2013 at 10:01 pm

You are so welcome :)! That cage is made up of latticed sugar..but let’s be honest- it’s an afterthought given the rest of the dessert!

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dixya| food, pleasure, and health August 14, 2013 at 7:27 pm

everything on the picture looks sooo good. I hope you had a safe flight home 🙂

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Khushboo August 14, 2013 at 10:01 pm

I did..thanks Dixya!

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Alex@Veggin' Out August 14, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Talk about a mouthwatering post! I’ll take a plate of everything, please. 🙂 I’m especially eyeing the cheesecake and soufflés… I guess sweets do happen to catch my eye the most. 😉
Have safe travels!!!

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Khushboo August 14, 2013 at 10:01 pm

I definitely have more of a sweet tooth too 🙂

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Alexis @ Hummusapien August 14, 2013 at 8:55 pm

You’re killing me with all this amazing food! I want to eat it ALL, seriously. That coffee biscotti parfait!?! What a dream.

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Khushboo August 14, 2013 at 10:02 pm

It tasted pretty legendary- almost like a grown-up version of ice cream with cookies 😉

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Brittany August 14, 2013 at 9:54 pm

That pie and ice cream look perfect. Straight from a magazine. SOOOO fluffyyyy. What great eats!! Glad you enjoyed your trip!!

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Khushboo August 14, 2013 at 10:03 pm

And to think- it tasted EVEN better than it looks 🙂

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Alex @ therunwithin August 15, 2013 at 4:41 am

visiting a place is all about finding the new and exciting foods that go along with it! looks like that is exactly what you are doing!

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Khushboo August 15, 2013 at 11:00 am

Food is definitely part of the experience!

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P August 15, 2013 at 5:48 am

THAT Mezze Platter! I think that’s the only reason I need to pay London a visit! You feasted well Khushboo ;)!

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Khushboo August 15, 2013 at 11:24 am

Haha perhaps visiting Dubai is more fitting 😉

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Honey What's Cooking August 15, 2013 at 8:30 am

Great post… I’ve only tried Le Pain and Valerie. We have a Balthazaar in Manhattan too, I have to try it for brunch sometime. Glad you had a good time, and it’s nice that you already booked your next trip. 🙂 Part of the excitement is looking forward to something new.

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Khushboo August 15, 2013 at 11:24 am

Definitely check out Balthazar- such a fun atmosphere!

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Eating 4 Balance August 15, 2013 at 4:55 pm

You had some incredible dishes! I wouldn’t have wanted to eat that dessert that came in the cage-looking cover. Too beautiful. Was it all edible?

How sweet that they wrote Happy Birthday on the almond dessert plate.

Hope your flight home went well 🙂

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Khushboo August 15, 2013 at 8:13 pm

The sugar cage was edible but let’s be honest- ain’t nobody got time for that when there’s ice cream & cake involved 😉

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table August 15, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Banana Apple Pie?! I need to make that. I’ve never seen anyone in the states use that combo!

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Khushboo August 15, 2013 at 8:13 pm

Make sure you serve it a la mode ;)!

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Meghan@Clean Eat Fast Feets August 19, 2013 at 5:24 am

Everything looks so good, but the cub sandwich literally stopped me. Holy yum. And I don’t even eat meat.

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Khushboo August 19, 2013 at 10:30 am

Whoever describes sandwiches as “boring” is clearly mistaken 😉

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Ameena August 19, 2013 at 6:10 am

So amazing recommendations for my upcoming trip. Sorry to have missed you by a week! But hopefully next time?

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Khushboo August 19, 2013 at 10:31 am

I’m back in October so I hope so :)! If you come across anywhere especially yum, please do let me know!

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Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli September 30, 2013 at 2:33 am

Lobster linguini?! I’m not much of a pasta person, but I think I could handle that for sure! That banana apple pie looks amazing! Is that…is that green tea ice cream I spy? I’ve always wanted to try that! And I will take a truckload of those sweet potato fries…please and thank you! 😉

Haha, I love vacation food recaps!

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Khushboo September 30, 2013 at 9:16 am

Green tea ice cream indeed but wait for it….it’s green tea ice cream STUFFED with a chocolate fondant (molten cake)!!

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Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli September 30, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Mother of GOD!!!! 😯

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