I Spoke Too Soon

Oops. After writing about our derth of restaurant outings, we did a 180 degree turn. Last night we went out and tried to get a spot at Notting Hill’s oldest pub, but couldn’t. Instead we walked to a spot a few blocks from our flat recommended by none other than Her Highness Gwyneth: Taqueria. As you may imagine, the cuisine was Mexican. It was quite tasty, but overpriced.

Today we ventured out to Hampstead, a beautiful borough known for its large Heath. After trying for miles (it felt like) to locate some super old pub we’d read about – up the hill, down the hill – we landed upon it! But it was closed for ‘refurbishing.’ So, up the hill, down the hill we went and turned onto a side street where we stopped to have a pint outside. Lovely. Down the hill and then up the hill we went, until we stopped for some completely delicious pizza at the omnipresent London chain Pizza Express. Seriously, it was yumsville. Now we are having a pause. Tonight we have a late reservation at St. John’s, a place recommended by all of the guidebooks and Andrea. Additionally, it’s some restaurant Aaron has long wanted to try, famous for things like bone marrow & parsley salad. At least the pizza was good.

7 Responses to “I Spoke Too Soon”


  1. 1 Raoser May 12, 2010 at 11:56 am

    I’m floored by how many good food experiences you guys have had. This is not a typical holiday to England. Your restaurant picks are outstanding! Very impressive!

  2. 2 gwendolyngarden May 12, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    yum. bone marrow!

  3. 3 Mary May 12, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    yum. I love bone marrow! Sounds like you guys are really enjoying London….looking foward to Malta and a review of St John’s….

  4. 4 gracieandkate May 12, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Really? Well, after much prodding, I tasted a bite and it was … Tasty. Tasted kinda like bacon to me. For our main, Aaron had ox tongue and beets, with a horseradish sauce (nicely placed on the side), and I had lentils with goat curd, which was tasty lentils in olive oil, onion and some greens served with a scoop of creamy goat cheese on top. I know creamy goat cheese defies some of my much-known and followed rules, but I just love it. Yum. Goat cheese.

  5. 5 Sara H May 12, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Kate, these posts are just great – and you sound SO English. 🙂 Glad you’re having a great time!

  6. 6 Terry May 12, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Ok, bone marrow? Huge piles of white creamy cheese? But you won’t budge on clotted cream??? Close your eyes! Put some jam on top of it!

  7. 7 Jane Roe May 13, 2010 at 8:34 am

    These posts are wonderful! Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences. I agree with Terry. Just give it a try!


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