If you know me in person, you’ll know that I absolutely love exploring around London eating/drinking at really quirky interesting places.
So, today I thought I’d share 3 foodie spots to visit in L-town. This mini guide is perfect for food lovers like myself, especially for those who j’adore afternoon tea.
If you’re having a day out exploring the museums in South Kensington, you have to check out the Kensington Hotel! They have an afternoon tea highlighting the landmarks around London, priced at £42 per person. The experience overall was lovely and I would happily go again and again.
To start, they brought out a pot of tea. Joe and I had a special green tea ‘Dragonwell’- was divine. Then out came an array of hot starters, a cutesy little quiche, crab cake and steak and ale pie (cheating on my veggie diet, oops).
Once demolished, out came a selection of sandwiches, scones and pretty desserts. We ate traditional sandwiches such as smoked salmon, coronation chicken (my fave), egg and cress and cucumber.
The Gherkin was beautifully designed with white chocolate and dark chocolate ganache, Big Ben lemon curd tart (my fave), Red telephone box rhubarb mousse and the Shard was a carrot cake with milk chocolate slabs.
Overall it was a lovely experience, the service was outstandingly good and the food was superb. Would highly recommend!
The Kensington Hotel, 109 – 113 Queen’s Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 5LP
If you’re in the mood for good coffee, you have to try Over Under Coffee. Located in Kensington too.
I had a mocha and it was delightful, Joe also throughly enjoyed his flat white. The food here is also supposed to be really good – so we will definitely have to come back.
It’s quite a small venue, but we went on a Tuesday and managed to get a seat fine. I’d imagine it being quite busy at the weekends.
What’s really cool about this place is that it turns into a cocktail bar at night. A bit like the London Grind’s (Soho Grind, Covent Garden Grind etc.) – good music and cocktails, what more could you want?
Over Under, 181A Earls Ct Rd, Kensington, London SW5 9RB
To finish the day off, head to Leicester Square and visit The Alchemist. T’was really busy when we went after 7pm but managed to get a table after waiting a few minutes.
I had the ‘bath bomb’ cocktail. Pop the ‘bathbomb’ in your drink and watch it fizz away, turning your cocktail pink.
Joe had an old fashioned, which came out in this test tube with lots of smoke coming out of the top of it.
A really cool cocktail bar that I will definitely be visiting again!
The Alchemist, 63-66 St Martin’s Ln, Covent Garden, London WC2N 4JS