Easy Sausage Rolls – Use Sidecar Sausages To Make Sausage Rolls in 5 Minutes!

sidecar sausages

The key to a  really tasty sausage roll is sausage filling. I would bet my last dollar that the last really tasty sausage roll you bought was made with sausage filling. Now I love a good sausage roll, but when I am making them at home for my kids, I tend to avoid sausage filling because it’s generally got stuff that is not so healthy for you (hence why it tastes so good!). But Sidecar Sausages has changed all that for me! We know that Sidecar Sausages contain no preservatives, additives, gluten, artificial colours, artificial flavours or extenders, so I’m happy to give these sausages to my kids. What I have recently learnt is, if you ask, the guys at Sidecars Sausages will sell you the sausage filling they use to create their yummy sausages. So it comes to you in a 500g container, just like if you had ordered 500g of mince. You can then use the sausage filling to make homemade sausage rolls! The filling already containers all the flavour and seasoning you need to create to die for sausage rolls, you don’t need to add a thing! You just scoop out the filling, wrap it in pastry and bake it, so unbelievably easy!

The recipe below uses the Italian sausage filling which is mild enough for kids but still packed full of flavour. I will be trying this out with some of Sidecar’s more grown up flavours, to create adult sausage rolls which would be great to serve with before dinner drinks or at a drinks party. I particularly think the Thai Chicken filling with a really delicious sweet chilli dipping sauce would be sensational. Watch this space, I will share the recipe as soon as I make them! And for a beautiful way to display your sausage rolls, click here to order your own personalised chopping board from Gifts Less Ordinary.

Easy Sausage Rolls with Sidecar Sausages

Makes 30 mini sausage rolls


500g Sidecar Sausage Italian sausage filling

3 sheets frozen puff pastry, just thawed

1 lightly beaten egg

sesame seeds

Salt and pepper to taste (optional)


Preheat oven to 200°C and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.

Take the sausage filling and add salt and pepper if using.

Place 1 pastry sheet on a floured surface and halve. Spoon 1/2 a cup of the mixture along the centre of each piece and shape it like a long thin sausage. Fold 1 edge of pastry over and tuck in beside filling, then fold over other side to make a roll, pressing down lightly to seal. Repeat with remaining pastry and filling. Cut the rolls into bite size pieces. You should get 5 pieces from every roll. Place on baking sheets, cover and chill for 30 minutes. Remove from the fridge and brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the rolls are lightly browned and cooked through. Serve with sauce on the side.

To order Sidecar Sausages or find out where you can buy them, click on the link here.

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Nut Free Coconut, Date and Chia Bars

A great nut free snack to send to school is this nutritious Nut Free Coconut, Date and Chia Bars

Packing school and work lunches can get very monotonous and somewhat difficult when avoiding certain food, so i’m always on the hunt for different things that are nut free. I’m obsessed with dates, so for me this a great snack to have at home. I’m the type of person that always has to have healthy snacks stored in my fridge, so when i’m racing out the door and usually starving, I can pick up something that’s good for me and not a chocolate bar.

These Nut Free Coconut, Date and Chia Bars are very easy to make and will keep well in your fridge or freezer for weeks. This recipe does say medjool dates, but you can easily substitute for any type of date.


Nut Free Coconut, Date and Chia Bars

Nut Free Coconut, Date and Chia Bars


13 medjool dates, pitted

2 cups shredded coconut

3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 teaspoon vanilla essence



It’s as simple as putting all the ingredients into a blender and blending until it forms a fine crumb and sticks together when pressed.

Line a square or rectangular tray with baking paper, spoon the mixture into the tray and smooth it out on top. Place it in the freezer for roughly 1 hour or until firm.

Remove from the freezer and cut into bars, whatever size and shape you like.

The bars are best stored in the freezer, particularly if you are living in a hot climate and you are packing them for school or work lunches.


I hope you enjoy this healthy nut free treat! E x

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The Meat Club – Make a Greek Meat Platter for Family and Friends

the meat club

Meat lovers listen up! There is a new meat supplier on the block. The Meat Club is the brainchild of some savvy Australians whose mission is to bring FRESH Australian beef and lamb to Singapore! Yay.

The Meat Club is a subscription based service. You hop on line, chose the meat you want, and then you can choose to have it delivered for 1, 2 or 3 months. Having sampled this meat, I have no hesitation in saying I would be going for the 3 month option. I’m not a great online shopper, so being able to go online, order and then forget about it for the next 3 months is perfect for me! There is a good selection of meat cuts and the meat really is excellent quality. I am so pleased that the Meat Club has opened up in Singapore. Lets all get behind it and enjoy great Aussie meat at a really great price!

And if you order and find yourself with a fridge full of beautiful meat, then do as we did and have a Greek style feast! This is the perfect menu for a get together with friends and family. Simple salads and sides are all you need to compliment a selection of tasty meat! This whole menu feed 4 adults and 5 kids with leftovers. If it’s only feeding adults, I would suggest this would serve 6 adults generously. Click on the links below for all the simple recipes!

Greek Style Meat Platter

Greek Style Salads

Crispy Roast Potatoes

Easy Tzatziki







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Crispy Roast Potatoes

If there is one thing that I learnt about cooking when I lived in London, it is that the key to a crispy roast potato is cooking potatoes in goose or duck fat. If you do this, I promise you will not fail in your quest for the prefect crispy roast potato! In terms of what potato to use, we don’t get a lot of variety in potatoes in Singapore. I personally use white washed Australian potatoes which you can purchase from Hubers or Little Farms. For the duck fat, I purchased mine in the fridge section of Maket Place at Tanglin Mall.

Crispy Roast Potatoes

crispy roast potatoes


1kg of potatoes, peeled

100g of duck or goose fat or 100ml of olive oil

Sea salt


Put a roasting tin in the oven (one big enough to take the potatoes in a single layer) and heat oven to 200C/fan. Cut the peeled potatoes in half and cut each half into 2 or 3 pieces, (2 pieces for smaller potatoes, 3 for bigger potatoes). Put the potatoes into a large pan and pour in enough water to cover them. Add salt, then wait for the water to boil. As soon as the water reaches a full rolling boil, lower the heat, put your timer on and simmer the potatoes uncovered for 2 mins. Meanwhile, put your choice of fat into the hot roasting tin and heat it in the oven for a few mins, so it’s really hot.

Drain the potatoes in a colander. Return the potatoes to the pan you cooked them in, place a lid on the pan and shake the pan back and forward. This is called ‘roughing’ up the potatoes. This process will help make your potatoes crispy. Carefully put the potatoes into the hot fat – they will sizzle as they go in – then turn and roll them around so they are coated all over. Spread them in a single layer making sure they have plenty of room.

Roast the potatoes for 15 minutes and then turn and roast for a further 15 minutes. Continue to roast, turning when needed, until the potatoes are browned all over. This may be another 10 to 20 minutes.

Remove from the oven and sprinkle with sea salt before serving.

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Easy Tzatziki

Tzatziki is the perfect ‘sauce’ to serve with a Greek style meat platter, but it is so versatile and can be served with lots of different dishes. It’s great with chicken or as the base of a wrap for lunch or even just as a dip with raw vegetables or crackers. This homemade version is so much better than store bought, once you have tasted it you will never go back to store bought again! The addition of mint is not traditional, you don’t have to add it, but I just like mint and think it gives the tzatziki a little something extra!

Easy Tzatziki

easy tzatziki


1 cup of Greek yogurt

1 Lebanese cucumber, finely diced

2 cloves garlic, finely minced

1 teaspoon lemon zest plus 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

salt and freshly cracked black pepper

fresh mint leaves, finely chopped

Salt and pepper


Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste.



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Greek Style Salads

Every good meat platter needs a few tasty salads to balance out all the meat! For the watermelon salad, I purchased Persion Feta from Hubers. This soft, creamy feta was the perfect compliment for the sweet juicy watermelon. For the greek salad, I purchased marinated feta from Little Farms. The feta cubes work well in the greek salad, and the oil which the feta is marinated makes a great salad dressing!! For the cucumbers and olives in the greek salad, I always use Lebanese cucumbers and pitted Kalamata olives. I like to purchase both of these items at Tekka wet market but you can also purchase both of them at Hubers and Little Farms.

Greek Salad

greek salad

2 Lebanese cucumbers, diced

I small red onion, finely sliced

1 red pepper, cut into cubes

1 handful cherry tomatoes, cut in half

1 handful pitted Kalamata olives

half a bunch of mint leaves, roughly chopped

feta cubes

lemon juice

olive oil

salt and pepper


Combine the cucumber, red pepper, tomatoes, olives, onion and mint and toss to combine. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, drizzle over some olive oil, or the oil which the feta was marinated in and a squeeze of lemon juice. Toss again to combine. Transfer to a serving dish and scatter feta cubes all over the top of the salad. Be generous with the feta cubes, it’s what make the salad so yummy!

Watermelon Salad

watermelon salad


1/4 of a watermelon, cut into cubes

1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives

1/2 small red onion, finely sliced

handful of fresh mint leaves, finely sliced.

Persian feta


Put the watermelon, olives, mint and onion in a bowl and toss to combine. Transfer to a serving dish. Generously crumble the persion feta all over the top of the salad.


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Make a Greek Style Meat Platter with The Meat Club

The Meat Club has a great variety of meat types and cuts that you can use to create this beautiful greek style meat platter. This is a great thing to serve at a get together with adults and kids because there is sure to be something for everyone! The three products you need from the Meat Club for this meat platter are:

500 g eye fillet (for the Beef and Vegetable Kebabs)

1kg lamb chops (for the Garlic and Rosemary Lamb Chops)

500g lean beef mince (for the Greek Style Meat Balls)

the meat club

Beef and Vegetable Kebabs


For the marinade

2 tbsp. olive oil

1 tbsp. lemon juice

2 tsp Dijon mustard

1 tsp wholegrain mustard

1 tbsp. honey

1 tsp dried oregano

2 sprigs fresh rosemary, finely chopped

3 – 4 tbsp. red wine (optional)

For the kebabs

500g eye fillet

2 red capsicum

1 large red onion

1 zucchini


Mix all of the ingredients for the marinade together. Place the eye fillet in a ceramic dish and pour the marinade over the meat. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight if you can.

Remove the meat from the marinade and cut into cubes. Then cut the vegetables in to cubes, they should be similar in size to the meat cubes. Thread the meat and vegetables onto bamboo skewers. Pre-heat a BBQ or grill to high. Grill the skewers for 5 minutes either side or until the meat is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.

Garlic and Rosemary Lamb Chops


3 garlic cloves

2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

2 sprigs fresh rosemary, leaves removed

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

6 lamb chops


Combine the garlic, olive oil, rosemary, salt and pepper in the bowl of a small food processor. Blend until the garlic and rosemary are finely chopped. Rub the garlic and rosemary paste all over the lamb chops. Place the lamb chops in a single layer in a ceramic dish, cover and leave in the fridge to marinate overnight of for at least 4 hours.

Pre-heat a BBQ or grill plate to high. Grill the lamb chops for 10 minutes each side, or until the meat is cooked through.

Greek Style Meatballs


1kg of pork and beef mince

1 cup of breadcrumbs

2 eggs

¼ cup cooking cream

2 teaspoons of Italian mixed herbs

salt and pepper to taste

2 tablespoons of peanut oil (or any frying oil of your choice)



In a large mixing bowl, combine your pork and beef mince and mix till well combine. Now add your breadcrumbs, eggs, cooking cream, and some herbs. I like to use mixed Italian herbs but you can use any herbs of your choice. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Depending on the size you want your meatballs, roll 1 teaspoons of the mixture into a ball. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with the remaining mixture.

In a heavy based frying pan, heat 2 tablespoons of peanut oil over medium-high heat. Add some meatballs. Cook for 4 minutes or until just browned. Do not to put too many meatballs in the frying pan, otherwise they will soak up too much oil and not cook as quickly. Repeat this step till all your meatballs are cooked.


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A Helping Hand – Cookbook in English and Tagalog

A Helping HandFor mother’s day, my husband gave me a copy of the new cookbook, A Helping Hand, written by English expat Frog Michaels. I had heard about this book so was very excited to get my mits on it and have a good look through it. In a nutshell, this is a book with a great variety of recipes written in both English and Tagalog.

There are a few cookbooks written by expats doing the rounds at the moment, but I think this one really offers a lot that the others don’t. It’s a book that has been really well thought out, planned and executed. It’s beautifully styled and put together. And of course it has great practical features, recipes in English and Tagalog and a great food glossary with pictures, a particularly well thought out part of the book I thought.

I loved that this book had loads of recipes for things that my family and I really want to eat on a regular basis. It’s so disappointing to get a cookbook that has lots of recipes that just aren’t practical for everyday life. I also loved that it contained recipes with a distinct English flavour as well as recipes with a distinct Singaporean flavour. The author has managed to find a great balance between western and Asian food.

The kids section had lots of great meal ideas. Below is the kids carbonara that I made for my daughter and it was a big success! I mean bacon and pasta, how can you go wrong!

A Helping Hand

Overall, I think this is a terrific cookbook with recipes that are genuinely achievable for helpers to prepare. It also has a really good mix of recipes, so you will genuinely find something for everyone!


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WIN tickets to cook like a chef at Brettschneider’s Baking & Cooking School

Eric Neo comp food 1 Delicious looking salmon skewers by Chef Eric Neo

Eric Neo

Celebrity Chef Eric Neo

It’s time for another GIVE AWAY at Two Expat Cooks, and this time we have an exciting prize for a lucky WINNER!! If you are a regular reader you will know we are big fans of Baker & Cook and even bigger fans of their very new and exciting baking & cooking school, Brettnschneider’s Baking & Cooking School. So now it’s your chance to WIN a pair of tickets to cook like a celebrity chef with Eric Neo.

As Executive Chef of the InterContinental Singapore since 2011, Eric Neo oversees the hotel’s culinary operations and menus of its four restaurants and banqueting department.

Having started out as a chef at the age of 16, Chef Eric brings with him close to 20 years of culinary experience across varied cuisines including Cantonese, Western, Peranakan, Asian, as well as local delights.

His expertise and culinary skills as both chef and leader have earned him extensive recognition in the industry. Eric appears regularly as a guest chef or judge on popular television food programmes such as “Koji Cooks” , Wok Stars On Channel 5 & Neighbourhood Chef on Channel 8.

You and a friend will join Eric at Brettschneider’s Baking & Cooking School on Saturday 18 June, 2016 to master the skills of Singapore Cuisine at its Best. Here is how you enter.


There are 3 ways to enter (you can enter as many times as you like!)

1) Leave a friend’s name in the comments below

2) TAG a friend (or as many friends as you like) on Facebook – each name counts as a separate entry CLICK HERE to see Two Expat Cooks Facebook page

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Note: The person whose name you TAG will win the prize, so make sure people tag YOU as well!

Share the LOVE with ALL your friends.


Competition closes midnight (Singapore time) 03/06/16 with winner announced shortly after. Winner to be selected at random. Singapore residents only.


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London in 5 Days

London 20London Bridge


Like everyone says, London is the most incredible City in the world and after spending a short week there i can see why. I had not been to London for more than 6 years, when my husband mentioned that he had to travel there for work Ii quickly booked myself a ticket and was lucky enough to tag along. Coming from Singapore I was not prepared for the cold and certainly didn’t have any appropriate clothes, but when we woke on the first morning to blue skies I was feeling pretty happy, once we stepped outside I was shocked, it was so mild. And wow, what they say is right, when the sun shines they all go a little crazy!! The parks were filled with Londoners sunbaking in their swimmers, bars and pubs were spilling onto the streets at 4.30 in the afternoon, and the streets were filled with shoppers enjoying strip shopping and not being locked away in malls. We were so lucky to be there for such glorious weather, each day was between 18-22°C with no wind and blue sky, as i’ve been told we were so lucky, it’s not like this all year round…really?!? It was the perfect weather for a tourist like me with no nap times to race home for, i was a free spirit roaming the streets and happily being lost among the blossoms that line the streets of the most expensive real estate in the world.

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Day 1:

Straight off the plane, and into the car for a one hour journey to Bicester Village with my sister-in-law for some serious retail therapy. If you have not heard of Bicester Village, imagine a quaint English quasi village filled with over 130 designer outlets, this is my idea of heaven – no kids and a day of shopping at seriously discounted prices.

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Bicester Village

Sitting down to a long lunch when you are in shopping mode is a waste of time in my books, so grab a quick salad or wrap from Pret. Yes it’s a chain restaurant, but their turnover is so high which means everything is fresh and not to say tastes really good.


If you don’t have much time in London, but love shopping and want designer brands at great prices, then definitely go to Bicester Village. Bicester is very easy to get to from London, click here to find out more about the shopping and how to get there.


Day 2:

From Paddington Station I took the train to Oxford to visit my dearest friend who is studying her PHD there. I was taken back by the beautiful English scenery that you pass on the train, it’s such a peaceful scenic route that only takes one hour and with wi-fi on the train, it’s a easy trip.


Straight from the train station I was taken on the mandatory tour of Oxford University. It honestly felt like a scene out of Harry Potter, the college library’s, dinning halls and chapel’s are just incredible.


Oxford is your quintessential English Village, narrow cobbled stone streets, old sandstone buildings, trees that are older than my great great grandparents, thatched roofs, and green pastures till as far as the eye can see and even a stream running along side the town. Oxford has lovely café’s and restaurants filled with students typing away for hours upon hours, so you may have to wait for a student to pack up their laptop before getting a seat.

Day 3:

I was determined to find a good breakfast spot, and in the lane way behind our hotel I stumbled upon Ravello, http://www.myravello.co.uk a great little café off Moorgate Road. My morning staple became a smoked salmon and egg roll, which was served on a freshly baked roll that was still warm and a quick coffee to set me off for the day.


My first mission was to see Borough Market. I started walking in the direction of London Bridge to cross the Thames and easily found the market, it was sign posted very well. The markets are incredible, they stimulate all your senses and the biggest challenge is restraining from buying everything in sight because it’s pretty hard to pack most of it into a suitcase. From the fresh breads, cakes, speciality cheese stores, Croatian delicacies, Italian delicatessen’s, freshly made pasta stand, incredible fruit and vegetable stalls with such a vast selections of amazing ingredients, Turkish stand with every flavour of Turkish Delight you could ever wish for, meat wholesalers with cuts of meats that any man would salivate over, cured meats, fresh seafood, and the list goes on and on. My biggest mistake upon visiting the markets first thing in the morning, WHAT WAS I THINKING?!? I should have gone when I was starving at lunch time.

From the markets I took a beautiful walk along the Thames and back across London Bridge to St Katherine Dock http://www.skdocks.co.uk.  I’d never heard of it before, but coming from a bit of a boat loving family Mum and Dad suggested I take a look. It’s a marina that is home to some incredible boats, and surrounded by café’s and restaurants and some amazing apartments. Nice for a morning walk and a coffee break.


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St Katherine Dock

Next stop was Islington. My friend at Oxford suggested I take a walk down the High Street of Islington. Straight off the tube I could see I was in a bit of a funky, up and coming area, it was very different to Notting Hill and Maida Vale that I’m more familiar with. My first stop was a bakery that specialise in cakes made with “no refined sugar”. After a few hours of walking, I thought I would try this novel concept for a cake store, or at least I thought so. Novel it was, a piece of cheese cake with no sugar…. I’ll stick to the more traditional ones!!


I kept walking down the street, crossing the road a few times to explore different shops and what appears right in front of my face OTTOLENGHI!!!! All my dreams came true at that very moment. It was only 11.30am, but there was no stopping me – I was sitting down for lunch. After countless recommendations, and being an averred follower, it was number one on my list of places to go in London. As soon as I walked in I knew it was going to be incredible!!! My biggest problem was choosing only three salads on my plate, I wanted them all and by all I really do mean ALL. The display in the window was breathtaking – well for any foodie it was. The display of deserts is mouth watering and the salads are displayed in an incredibly moorish way on huge platers topped with so many different herbs, nuts and sauces. This is definitely somewhere you MUST visit, but make sure you get there early. I was in Notting Hill the following day, and by 10.30am there was a line outside the store and down the street, so get to Islington early or be prepared to line up at Notting Hill.

My belly was full and now it was time to hit the High Street’s! After such a peaceful morning, I was not ready for the crowds that blanketed Oxford Street. A quick stroll down the street with a diversion into Selfridges shoe hall and soon I found myself on New Bond Street trying to escape the crowds. Now I’m feeling it, high end fashion and jewellery at it’s best. By this point my feet needed a rest, I could not resist a slice of carrot cake and coffee from Paul Patisserie. Paul is a French Patisserie chain with stores all over London.


I made my way to the Victoria and Albert Museum, however don’t make the same mistake that I did, buy your tickets before 4pm. I wondered around the amazing parts of the gallery that were free, but I could not access the exhibits. Next time!!


Time to head back to the hotel for a refresh and of course change into heels before dining at NOPI. I booked this as soon as I knew we were going to London because I did not want to miss out on the opportunity to experience Ottolenghi’s amazing food. We started off with a drink at the bar and then sat down to an incredible meal that was bursting with exotic flavours and really pushed our culinary pallets. I wont bore you with ALL the dishes we had, but a few of my favourites were the eggplant and octopus starters and the fish as a main. NOPI was exceptional, from the 5 star service, the variety of food, the casual but funky setting, you could not fault it just be prepared to open your wallet!!

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NOPI Restaurant

Day 4:

As we woke up and the sun reflected on the incredible sandstone buildings outside our window, I knew another stunning day was ahead of me. First stop was Ledbury Road in Notting Hill. Sadly i was mainly window shopping as the shops are all pretty pricey, at the same time salivating at the cakes in the window of Ottolenghi, but I wasn’t prepared to wait in the line that was out the door and down the street.


My sister-in-law and I had a lovely lunch in the garden courtyard of MAZI in Kensington. MAZI is a Greek restaurants serving authentic food with a modern twist. If you are a regular reader of our blog, you will know I’m slightly obsessed with Greek food so I was eager to try this. We had beetroot tzatziki to start with freshly baked crunchy bread. Beetroot tzatziki sounds a little strange, but it had a nice refreshing flavour. We then had incredible tender bbq octopus with a seafood risotto, both dishes were delicious. MAZI is beautiful for a casual lunch or even dinner with friends as it’s nice to share dishes so you can try more.



I set off on foot down Portobello Road admiring the antique markets and general vibe of the area as it was buzzing with people on a gloriously sunny afternoon. My cousin gave me the Hummingbird Bakery cookbook years ago, so it would have been rude of me to not stop and try their tempting cakes. I was drawn to the cinnamon scroll, I know it’s not the traditional choice as cupcakes are their speciality, but it’s my husbands favourite and I thought I’d have it in honour of him (because sadly he was sitting in the office whilst I was exploring). the lady working at the shop said it’s incredible. Well she was right, it was deliciously sweet with just the right amount of sugar and enough cinnamon to give it great flavour.


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My delicious cinnamon scroll from Hummingbird Bakery on Portobello Road


In the evening we met family at Charlotte Street Hotel  for aperitivo, sliders were on the menu so they are hard to go by! We then headed across the road for dinner at Ninth. I have to say, we went on recommendation, the food was not exactly what we were expecting. It’s described as French Mediterranean style of sharing dishes, and I have to say each mouthful was an exploration of different flavours and combinations of food that you may never have experienced before.


Day 5:


Saturday had been set aside to spend time with family. A short strol away from Maide Vail tube stop where our family live, we headed towards the canal where we had lunch at The Waterway restaurant. On a beautiful day in London there could not have been a better place to be, by the canal, eating outside surrounded by cheerful Londoneners revelling in the sunshine. The food was perfect for a casual lunch with family including kids, serving a variety of dishes to make everyone happy.


Sadly my foodies tour (and my poor husbands week of work) in London had come to an end after a glorious week, that I hear is very rear in London, thankfully I was lucky enough to experience it. What an incredible City, London is truly an international city offering culture, the arts, history, beauty, incredible food and much much more to the lucky people who live there and tourist who come in their millions each year.



  • If you want a delicious lunch or dinner that is ridiculously cheap and beyond amazing, you MUST try Franco Manca, a chain of pizza restaurants that specialise in sourdough pizza bases. They have stores all over London so no doubt there will be one near you.

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  • Buy a Oyster card (tube ticket) when you arrive are in London, take you ticket back to any tube station whhe you are leaving and you will receive a refund in cash. Well worth it, the only catch is you must have the card for a minimum of two days.
  • Install the Uber app on your phone before arriving in London. We discovered on one occasion our Uber fair was half the price of the Black Cab.
  • Pack comfortable shoes because the best way to see London is on foot.
  • There is wi-fi absolutely everyone so you can get away with not buying a SIM card.


If you want to know more details about my London adventure, please do send us an email otherwise comment below and I will definitely get back to you.

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