What I Ate Today And Why

A Food Blog With A Travel Twist

 

 

  • One of London's many secret rooftops

    One of London's many secret rooftops

  • Fresh crab with compulsory fennel

    Fresh crab with compulsory fennel

  • Fab tag bol

    Fab tag bol

  • The baffling, yet tasty, turkey Milanese

    The baffling, yet tasty, turkey Milanese

  • London looking lovely at dusk

    London looking lovely at dusk

  • Some kinda indoor street art

    Some kinda indoor street art

  • Roy has seen things you people can only dream of

    Roy has seen things you people can only dream of

Dinner, Jamie’s Italian, Piccadilly Circus

 Jamie Oliver gets a lot of stick (not least from me; I can’t often tolerate his matey, geezerish schtick) but his chain of Jamie’s Italian restaurants are, I have to confess, pretty good. I’ve eaten at a few of them, but had never been to…

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  • What a lovely, cosy, welcoming place!

    What a lovely, cosy, welcoming place!

  • Some gorgeous gnocchi

    Some gorgeous gnocchi

  • Lovely big balls....of ragu

    Lovely big balls....of ragu

  • A fine platter of ham hock terrine

    A fine platter of ham hock terrine

  • A right royal ribeye

    A right royal ribeye

  • A juicy fillet so rare, it was still moo-ing...

    A juicy fillet so rare, it was still moo-ing...

  • What's not to love about champagne and chocolate in ice cream form?

    What's not to love about champagne and chocolate in ice cream form?

  • A spring lamb and its mum!

    A spring lamb and its mum!

  • Beautiful - but bracing - Beachy Head

    Beautiful - but bracing - Beachy Head

  • They breed them big by the sea

    They breed them big by the sea

Dinner: The Lamb, Wartling

Bit late with this one as D and I actually went on Easter Saturday (is that an actual thing?! Like the Friday and Sunday are?). We’d booked two nights at a b+b in the amusing sounding Herstmonceux, near Hailsham (and home to a magnificent castle)…

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  • The atmospheric interior. Nice lighting!

    The atmospheric interior. Nice lighting!

  • just a few chickpeas then....

    just a few chickpeas then....

  • Lamb kefte and bacon wrapped chicken. That is all.

    Lamb kefte and bacon wrapped chicken. That is all.

  • Grilled octopus and something else amazing underneath

    Grilled octopus and something else amazing underneath

  • Yeah, we weren't very hungry...

    Yeah, we weren't very hungry...

  • Spicy cheese dip. VG.

    Spicy cheese dip. VG.

  • The very frothy - and delicious - house cocktail

    The very frothy - and delicious - house cocktail

Dinner: The Real Greek, Soho

 I know I recently went to another Greek restaurant, Opso, but when I found out a new branch of The Real Greek was opening in Soho, I had to go and check it out. I’m a longtime fan of TRG; I frequent their branches in…

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