This weekend was my friend Clay’s last weekend in London, so I got to use the excuse to not cook at home and have a couple of my favorite meals out.
We started Saturday at my favorite breakfast place, Mel’s.
I didn’t remember to take a picture until I’d dug in, but you get the picture. (like what I did there??)
Veggie patty, toast, eggs, ‘shroom and grilled to-mah-to.
Then we went on a mini hike where I got stung by a little nettle and acted like a big baby.
Before heading to The Lion King musical we had dinner at Jamie Oliver’s restaurant in Covent Garden.
I’ll use any excuse to come here!
The food is always so fresh and just … superb. My only gripe is that the portions are SMALL. I’ve never left Jamie’s Italian feeling full. Although the prices don’t seem too bad, in reality they are a bit steep if you want to get full or are totally starving because you’ll have to buy sides and appetizers as well.
We both got large portions of pasta, which was enough, but I was still a bit hungry afterward.
I got the day’s special, which was a fresh crab spaghettini. I was a bit hesitant about getting fish, but it was so good that I bought some fresh crab to try to recreate the dish this week.
Clay got tagliatelle bolognese topped with freshly shaved parmesan. Also great!
Since we were still a bit hungry we headed over to Hummingbird Bakery on Wardour Street. The chocolate sprinkle cupcakes were excellent, but I could have done without the sprinkles! I had about 50 sprinkles stuck in my lip gloss, which was rather attractive.
I took this picture for my mom, because I knew she’d be jealous that there was a Jaffa Cake cupcake. Brit specialty! Chocolate + orange.
The city was *packed* Saturday night. I think there was some kind of gay pride event happening, because every street in the West End and Soho was jam packed with people.
Lion King! I got us box seats again. Although the view is restricted a bit, they are cheaper and I like having an whole box all to myself!
I’ll be back later with an update about my awful race yesterday morning
Hope everyone had a good weekend!