What I Ate Today And Why

A Food Blog With A Travel Twist

 

 

  • It's big and there are a lot of blurry lights

    It's big and there are a lot of blurry lights

  • Very delicious pork belly.

    Very delicious pork belly.

  • Pre vinegared chips; now that's what i call civilised

    Pre vinegared chips; now that's what i call civilised

  • The chicken, pre-Chickengate

    The chicken, pre-Chickengate

  • What lovely lighting!

    What lovely lighting!

  • A nice sweet ice creamy thing

    A nice sweet ice creamy thing

Dinner: Hoi Polloi at the Ace Hotel

This was a reunion of the three amigos; myself, C and L, who all used to work together at one of the most fun women’s mags I’ve ever had the pleasure of being involved with. last year we had our festive get together at Salt…

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  • It felt a bit like being in Narnia, before it was all frozen over

    It felt a bit like being in Narnia, before it was all frozen over

  • Does what it says on the wall

    Does what it says on the wall

  • So many options...

    So many options...

  • The salads were very fresh and very tasty

    The salads were very fresh and very tasty

  • Yup, you can have a massive mound of Guac too

    Yup, you can have a massive mound of Guac too

  • Ah, those Japanese grilled aubergines...

    Ah, those Japanese grilled aubergines...

  • My, ahem, modest plateful, with Indian Scotch egg in pride of place

    My, ahem, modest plateful, with Indian Scotch egg in pride of place

  • Literally no room left for dessert

    Literally no room left for dessert

Lunch: Ethos

A lovely PR contact – who I’d only ever known over email – suggested we meet for lunch, and chose Ethos as she’d heard good things about it. It had only been open a few weeks by the time we got there, and apparently had…

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  • All you need to cure that hangover...

    All you need to cure that hangover...

  • With all the delicate, haunting beauty of a Dutch painting, the carbs didn't last long

    With all the delicate, haunting beauty of a Dutch painting, the carbs didn't last long

  • The big dog was able to tell the time from the big clock

    The big dog was able to tell the time from the big clock

  • Bloody Mary BBQ pizza; carbs + hair of the dog

    Bloody Mary BBQ pizza; carbs + hair of the dog

  • The healthy version still tasted boozy

    The healthy version still tasted boozy

  • Nice, but no bananas...

    Nice, but no bananas...

  • What a lovely 'muriel'!

    What a lovely 'muriel'!

Lunch: Mayfair Pizza Company

My lovely friend S recently wrote an article for Metro online about possibly this season’s most genius invention: the Bloody Mary pizza (read it here). A pizza that tastes like a Bloody Mary is a double hangover cure, really; hair of the dog + carbs….

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