I’ve been to some of my stalwart restaurant favourites in the last few weeks, so I thought I’d share.
Pham Sushi – my favourite sushi restaurant in London. It’s not as convienently located as when I lived across the street, but it’s well worth the 15 minute walk from my current flat. I heartily recommend the crunchy tuna rolls. Book ahead, there are very few tables and I’ve often been turned away.
Brindisa – a tapas gem at the corner of Borough market. The charcuterie plates are to die for. They don’t take reservations, but you can grab a drink from the pub across the street whilst you wait. And they’re open on Sundays now, hooray.
Afghan Kitchen – a neighbourhood favourite, just on Islington Green. It has a brief menu that hasn’t changed in the years we’ve been going, including the absurdly low prices (top price, £6.50). Chicken in yogurt, lamb and spinach, and the vegetarian dish called Sarah’s are fabulous. Reservations are a good idea because it’s so tiny that there are only a handful of communal tables.
I also was finally introduced to Stefanie’s local Italian gem, Cinquecento. I’m happy to say she didn’t exaggerate the goodness.