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Summer in London, Pubs, Street Eats and more

Boats on Richmond Riverside, Erdinger from Steins - Richmond Riverside
At the moment I have family visiting from Florida and New Zealand and have been busy out and about in London town, enjoying some street eats and pubs along the way.
I was able to get my hands on the highly rated Bleecker Street Burger - one of the most recommended burger eats in London. I wasn't expecting much as it looks very plain - its obviously an unassuming burger because it was actually delicious. I really can't explain what makes it so special. Maybe its the quality of the meat, the flavour, the condiments, the bun? I don't know, but it tastes incredible. Their fries have an equal occult-like status - I would definitely recommend having these as well. I can't say that it beats the Piggy burger from Bar Boulud but I can understand why folk rave about it and it is definitely one of the top street food burger's I have ever tried.

Bleecker Street Burger, Hyde Park London
Also I've been getting busy in the kitchen cooking a favourite New Zealand snack of mussel fritters (battered mussels) and satisfying my craving of pizza - I love a picante pizza from Zizzi every now and again. We've been kicking around West London a bit and checked out a few pubs, and settled at a gem of a place in Hammersmith that has a secret garden with private outdoor huts and an enormous fire pit, this Fullers pub serves excellent food to boot. Recommended drink for pub grub: is Frontier beer.

 Food and Private Huts at The Distillers, Hammersmith - London

We're also kicked back for a beer in the sun at our local in Twickenham that serves great pub grub, The Sussex Arms. They specialise in Ales and craft beers with an extensive selection on offer. The Kings Head in Teddington also has excellent food and its no wonder, it is one of the many pubs owned by Michelin chef Raymond Blanc and where I recently enjoyed a lovely sea bream with poached egg.

Sea Bream The Kings Head - Teddington, Fish Cake The Distillers, Hammersmith

Summer is a great time in London, the long evenings, warm temperature and plenty of activity in the city makes for fun times. Also, living close to the river and in a borough that is very green makes for a lovely holiday for visitors and residents.

Picante Pizza - Zizzi Twickenham, Mussel Fritters, Bleecker Burger

Burger and Beer, Sussex Arms Twickenham


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