|Wood Fired Suckling Pig|
|Warm Kumara & Fig Salad with Goat Cheese, Outdoor Wood Fired Oven with the Suckling Pig|
While the rugby was on I finally ate at a great little fish n chippie in Richmond next to Jamie's restaurant, it's a hit with the locals. Their battered fish is excellent. It's a very basic eatery - kind of like a greasy spoon but honestly, it's not really there to adhere to social graces is it?, just to serve good fish n chips and fresh bread for chip butties, even if the bread was wholemeal - that's Richmond for you.
|Super Food Salad from Jamies in Richmond|
Talking of Jamie's I recently discovered a very decent super food salad on their menu. They serve it with smoked salmon or chicken or native (as is). It's a mega salad so there's plenty of nosh to sink into - pulses, beans, broccoli stems, kale, grilled avocado... I could go on, but the interesting part is the flavours and textures, contrasting mint with Harissa pesto is delightful and adds a nice spice. I enjoy it with a side of polenta chips. Go try it if you're starving and need something hearty but healthy after shopping in Richmond - it can be a mare navigating that high street all day but beware going to Jamie's for a weekend lunch. It was rammed of families the Sunday we went and the noise of crying/unhappy babies was almost unbearable.
|Cooking up a Clam Linguine at home|
I've also been checking out a few new spots in Whitton, it seems there is a lot going on in the High Street with new sushi, Mexican and Italian eateries opening up. The Italian restaurant is called Mosaico and does a half decent clam linguine. Which inspired me to cook up my very own version as shown - that's my cooking btw not from Mosaico.
The Indian restaurant also on the Whitton High St had also been refurbished, they do very good curries.
Also with halloween been and gone we headed into Soho and checked out La Bodega Negra for drinks in their day of the dead inspired bar, and across from there we dined at Polpo at The Ape & Bird who cook Venetian small plates. They had an incredible crab pasta.
|Spice of India refurbished on Whitton High St|
So back to it, I'm really looking forward to checking out a few spots, I'll be heading to Heston Blumental's restaurant in London later this month as well as visiting places in the borough so stay tuned!