5 Things I Ate in London

When you’re in London, there are several things that you need to try. For example, a classic Sunday Roast. Sunday roasts are typically eaten at home, somewhere between lunch and dinner time. They’re such hearty meals that it’s really lunch and dinner in one meal. Since we were in town on a Sunday, I was on the hunt for places that served all-day Sunday roasts. The internet led me to Blacklock, a steakhouse that served only Sunday roasts all day on Sunday. Here’s their 55 Day Aged beef Sunday Roast (£18) in all its glory, served with Yorkshire pudding, duck fat-roasted potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and Blacklock gravy.

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If you’re visiting Borough Market and feeling a bit overwhelmed or just want a place to sit down for a meal, check out Market Porter. We met up with X’s aunt here for lunch on her recommendation and it was a lovely time. We had a window seat on their 2nd floor dining room and the breeze was fantastic – and offered an amazing view of Borough Market. Try out their steak pie – it’s pretty darn good.

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If you’re looking for a budget-friendly restaurant to have a solid meal in London, I highly suggest Flat Iron. With 7 locations around the city, you’re never far from an amazing steak. Their signature steak is their Flat Iron Steak, served with house leaf salad for only £11! They suggest a temperature of medium rare, which is my favorite.

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They also serve a mean Baked Alaska for only £4.5, which your waiter or waitress will toast at your table.

London is home to some of the best afternoon tea spots. If you’re able to splurge, I highly recommend the Afternoon Tea (£55 per person) at Fortnum & Mason’s Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon. It is to die for.

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And if you’re looking for a unique dessert experience, check out Cakes & Bubbles inside Hotel Café Royal. Born out of Albert Adrià’s desire to open a dessert only venue, Cakes & Bubbles serves exceptional desserts, including the renowned Tickets “cheesecake”. The Cheese Cake (£12) is a new concept of cheesecake, made with Baron Bigod Brie cheese, hazelnut, and white chocolate. It looks like a rind of Brie cheese!

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We also had their Stroopwaffle sandwich ice cream (£5), which is made to order. I absolutely loved this.

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