Fratelli La Bufala

When we got back from visiting the HP Studio, It was about close to 10pm. Near our hotel, which was a 5-minute walk from our hotel/ Trafalgar Square, we stopped by this Italian restaurant.

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Ah. The basement seats. Thankfully the waitress seated us in the basement, it was quite loud on the main floor. I liked the decorations especially the restaurant’s name painted in the wall.

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Nothing beats a hot meal after a long day full of  touristy things. We shared three dishes; spaghetti al pomodorino fresco, margherita DOP and pizza frutti di mare. I really liked the margherita pizza, or I really love basil.

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Recommending this to anyone that loves Italian food. : )

Strand– Tandori Restaurant

Last night in London. We asked the guy at the front desk from our hotel for nearby Indian restaurants. I don’t think that he understood what we meant. We walked to Mint Leaf and it absolutely was not what we were expecting. It was more of a let’s go to a pub/ restaurant with co-workers/ friends after a long day of work kind of place. It was dark and gave a pub-ish feel. We sat down t the bar, where we waited for our table. While sitting for a few minutes, I decided that it wasn’t how I wanted to spend my last dinner in London. I knew everyone else was uncomfortable, so I suggested we leave.

Ahh. Apparently my dad and brother wanted to try Strand, but decided not to say anything because the restaurant looked sketchy. We sat down in the small restaurant and felt much more comfortable.

I don’t remember what we all ordered so here photos from our dinner.

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All I know is that the vindaloo was equally as spicy as the one I’ve had in Toronto. It was really good. Spicy and I had to order more rice.

I think I would go back, if I ever vacation in London again. Maybe I’ll order something less hot.

Borough Market

I love food markets! The people and different cultures; coming together because of FOOD! There was a lot going on for lunch on a sunny Wednesday in late August. Pack with food booths and restaurants, the market was full of wonderful scents. I wish we had wondered around the market more…to this day I ask myself why. I still don’t have an answer.

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I had done my homework, searching up places to eat around Tower Bridge (because we went to Tower Bridge that morning and Borough Market was a close and within walkable distance). Borough Market was one of the top ten (I believe) places and things to must-do on of the sites I was on, when creating my London Eats list.

I was definitely overwhelmed by the number food stalls. I passed by some cute booths that sold bread, chocolate, honey. There was a wide variety of people there; business people dressed in ironed clothing grabbing a quick bite before heading into the office buildings, many tourists from all around the world, locals that knew the ins and out of the market.

Mom and I lined up for a shrimp and chicken wrap (look below). Don’t expect a 1-minute line; almost every booth that sold food had five or more people lining up. That’s a good thing though! The cooks at their booths took their time, in preparing and cooking the order’s request.

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I don’t know what we had for lunch, but it was delicious! It might look like a pile of saucy mess, but don’t ‘judge a book by its cover‘.

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