Taste London #1: Pizza, Tapas and Thai

Friday, 27 March 2015


So i've recently made a move to London (hence my absence), and as a massive foodie I'm thoroughly enjoying trying out the incredible food London has to offer, here are a few of my favourites.


Franco Manca
The best pizza I have ever tasted! It's super cheap, around £5-£7 for a pizza made from slow rising sourdough, baked in a wood burning 'tufae' brick oven with delicious toppings. The slow risen dough, combined with the fast, high temperature cooking results in a deliciously flavorsome crust.
You cannot book and it gets busy so it's worth getting there sooner rather than later; I've been lucky so far and not had to queue once, but 10 minutes after there's always been a big queue outside, I just don't know how I do it. There are several of their restaurants dotted around with more opening soon, so far i've only been to the one on Northcote road.
No pizza will ever come close in comparison, they're simply divine. I'm craving one just thinking about it.
The picture above is from Valentines Day and the made the pizzas into a heart, so cute!!

Bocco di Lupo
Hidden in Soho is what I suppose you would call an Italian tapas bar. The food and wine were both divine. There's a more formal restaurant towards the back, and a bar to the front which was perfect for a wine fuelled lunch date with a lovely atmosphere, the staff had the perfect balance of being wonderfully attentive and helpful without becoming overbearing. It's not the cheapest, but really delicious and it would make a lovely date night dinner before the theatre. My favourite dishes were the fried squid and red prawns with blood orange slices and the pear and hazelnut tart with amaretto ice cream. Our wine of choice was the Grillo Uriel, it was delicious, a light fruity and refreshing win without being too sweet; i'm dying to find it in a shop somewhere so I can have it at home!

The Prince Albert Thai Kitchen
I'm probably the worlds biggest fan of Pad Thai, I have it at almost everywhere that has it on their menu, it's now my judge of a good Asian restaurant. This one is probably up there with the best. 
The Prince Albert is a traditional pub in Twickenham, so it's a much different atmosphere to your typical Thai restaurant, but I loved the cosy atmosphere. 
The beef in osyter sauce, and the chicken satay skewers, some of my other favourites, were equally delicious! I ate far past the point of being full but I just couldn't stop, I couldn't leave any.
It was beautifully presented as well as tasty.  


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