April 30, 2016

March Degustabox* was filled with chocolately things, all perfect for Easter indulgence. This month has a mix of the sweet stuff, some savouries and breakfast drinks. 

All American Brunch at Hard Rock Cafe, London

April 28, 2016

Brunching out is not something I indulge in much at all, simply because I don't usually roll out of bed til around midday if I have nothing planned at the weekends.

But an all American brunch is pretty hard to resist especially when there are promises of fried chicken waffles and fluffy pancakes among other things, so a few weekends ago I got up super early and headed into town.

I've never been to the Hard Rock Cafe* before. It has been around for years and I have to admit it sounds too touristy for the food to be any good, but I'm prepared to be surprised. 

The menu sounds really great, and I can't wait for the food to arrive!

We kick start brunch with Bloody Mary's, it's a virgin one for me. Love the condiments that are offered to spice things up.

The decor and atmosphere is certainly rock and roll, with the walls adorned with memorabilia. 
As we settle in, the live band starts playing. They are really good and gets the crowd going. It's pretty loud though and we end up shouting across the table to chat.

First up are the bagels and pancakes which we each got a plate of. The salmon cream cheese and whipped butter to go with the bagels were absolutely divine and the warm fruit compote went so well with the fluffy pancakes. It's a great start.

Then comes the show stopper - fried chicken with waffles, crispy bacon, chipolata sausages, fried potatoes, cowboy beans, grilled tomatoes and mushrooms!

I had in mind the chicken would taste like KFC, so when they didn't I was a little dissapointed, but they were not bad. The bacon, fried potato and sausages get the thumbs up from me whilst the beans and tomatoes were missable.

The only real complaint I had about the brunch platter were the odd number of items. The 4 of us were expected to share 3 waffles, 3 tomatoes, and 7 sausages. It would have been far better had it been evenly portioned for the number of people the platter was served to.

My plate. 

The baked eggs came quite late and arrived cold. We were already pretty full by then and even though I'm not a big fan of eggs, these really didn't do it for me or any of us on the table.

For £29.95 per person, I have to say it's really great value for money for the amount of food and unlimited drinks (including alcohol) served! Most of the food was delicious, and I know I rolled out with a satified belly. There was actually still so much leftover that we couldn't finish off, so I took a doggy bag home for G, and he was super happy about that.

I loved the idea of an all American breakfast and I might just be back for the cravings hit again in the future.

Brunching ladies.

Do you guys have a favourite brunch place that I should know about? I'd love to hear!

*I was invited as a guest. All opinons are my own and unbiased.

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April 21, 2016

I've never associated myself being one of those lucky people who win things all the time, but my mouth literally dropped to the floor when I found out I had won a trip for 2 to Mumbai.

Cheats-Way Eton Mess Cake

April 19, 2016

Freshly baked homemade cakes are just the best, there is nothing that beats it. I'm in the camp for baking from scratch, but there are days when you just can't be bothered and this weekend was one of them.

An Announcement

April 17, 2016

At the beginning of the year when I said I had lots planned for 2016, I knew that the biggest project of my life was about to begin.

The World's Best Jacket Potato, The Potato Project

April 14, 2016

"The world's best jacket potato" is not a statement I could make easily, but The Potato Project* in Soho really does deserve that crown, so let me indulge you on just how good a humble spud can get.

Hong Kong Style Baked Tomato Pork Chop Rice

April 12, 2016

Whenever I'm in Hong Kong for a holiday, I love getting a meal in at a Cha Chan Teng, a cafe culture that is uniquely Hong Kong. 


April 07, 2016

February's Degustabox* has been one of my favourite boxes so far, with some exciting discoveries. Nothing for the cooking side of things but plenty of snacks and drinks.

Seafood Feasting at Wright Brothers, Soho

April 05, 2016

When it comes to seafood, I have to say I usually eat it Asian style. We're talking about clams stir fried in black bean sauce, lobster in ginger and spring onion, deep fried salt and pepper prawns and of course sushi. Just thinking about it has me salivating, and whilst I love seafood this way, I also appreciate Western styles of cooking seafood.

Getting Ready For Spring

April 03, 2016

With Spring finally arriving in the UK and ending what feels like a super long Winter, it's so nice to step outside and see blossoming flowers and trees everywhere. The weather is milder, days are starting to feel longer and Spring cleaning is the perfect way to kick start the new season!

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