We've been on a bit of a doggy loving trip ever since we discovered Outsider Tart. So last weekend we decided to do some more exploration, and chanced upon Maggie Jones, in Kensington. Tucked away, just off the high street, it's very easy to miss. But it's been around for over 40 years I hear, so all the locals probably already know about it!
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Eating out in London
Isn't Chiswick just brilliant? Great new joints opening up all the time, lovely homes, exciting auction houses - makes me happy. Today we discovered Outsider Tart, just my kind of café. Sumptuous portions of tasty food, relaxed setting, and wait for it...a Barkery!! Anyone that loves my dog, I love. And any place that does pies and cakes and brownies that look good enough to gobble in one giant gobble, I love even more.
Potli was recommended to us by a friend who runs her own restaurant in London and who couldn't speak highly enough of it, so we decided to catch up for dinner with our partners. That was our first visit (a couple of years ago) and we've been back twice since. That says a lot, since I don't usually like revisiting restaurants given there are so many to try out in London and new ones sprouting everyday!
I'll be honest. Banana Tree was not the plan for Friday night. Pizza Pilgrims was. However, I was starving and there was an hour's wait with the Pilgrims (shame, because I was really looking forward to that pizza!), and so I put my name down on the wait list and then wandered down Dean Street to explore other options. Lines everywhere. Then down Wardour Street...more lines. Finally when I could bear this uncertainty of not knowing whether dinner was going to happen at all that night, no more, I saw a large sign for Banana Tree on the other side of the road, and decided to go stand in the queue, however long it may be. Turned out the place was packed, but there were only three other people in line before me, who got seated very rapidly, and in 5 minutes I found myself inside too! At the far end, in a corner, but hurrah! I was going to eat dinner after all.
So you know how I mentioned in an earlier post about The Brockley Mess that Lewisham has proven quite interesting where food is concerned? There's another place we discovered close to work that serves some great Turkish pizza. Meze Mengal on Lewisham Way. In fact, probably the best pide I've eaten so far!