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    Friday, 30 December 2016


    Every once in a while, I like to go out to eat without having to take endless photos of my food

    I know, shock right!?

    It's not that I don't love blogging about restaurants - because I clearly do - it's just nice to sometimes put the camera down and just enjoy my food and the friends I'm with.

    That's not to say these restaurants don't make it on the 'Gram so I've rounded up my favourite restaurants featured on my Instagram this year, which didn't quite get their own post!

    Casita Andina, Soho
    What is it?
    So this year I discovered that Peruvian food is my new favourite food.What's not to love: fresh, bold flavours and have you even heard of Pisco Sours?!

    Casita Andina is DJ turned head chef Martin Morales' fourth restaurant in the capital.  It's set across two floors, right in the heart of Soho with white walls and cute Andes inspired trinkets on the walls.

    Must order dish: 
    You'd be mad not to head there ASAP for a tasting of the salmon escabeche or the most incredible classic ceviche, made with seabass, sweet potato and coriander in a potent, citrus tiger’s milk.
    San Carlo, Liverpool
    What is it?
    For some reason San Carlo seems to be a much bigger deal up North than it is in London (someone correct me if I'm wrong though!)

    It's a glamorous group of Italian restaurants with outposts in Bristol, Leeds, London, Leicester, Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham.

    It's SO hard to get a table at the Liverpool restaurant at the weekend but if you can get your mitts on one, the killer cocktails, authentic, fresh Italian food and atmosphere are unrivalled.

    Must Order Dish
    The menu is SO long and SO reasonably priced you can't really go wrong. The Gamberoni Luciana, tiger prawns with garlic, chilli & tomato sauce with a touch of cream were incredible and any restaurant which can make pan-fried chicken this exciting is well worth it's dollar!
    Crazy Bear, Beaconsfield
    What is it?
    You'll have seen my review of our stay at the Crazy Bear on the blog before (remember THAT red bedroom?) but they also have two restaurants which are well worth a visit.

    You can do champagne breakfasts, afternoon teas or have a classic dinner in the British restaurant or you can really treat yourself with a seven course feast in the Thai!

    It's a little pricey and the Thai restaurant is SO dark but it's got a great atmosphere and you'll feel SO sassy drinking a margarita next to all the taxidermy and mirrored walls.

    Must Order Dish
    The Full English with a glass of champagne in the British restaurant #KeepItClassy
    Jack and Alice, Gerrards Cross
    What is it?
    Another local restaurant to me, Jack and Alice is a coffee shop come wine bar, which also serves chocolate. Fab right?

    It's super close to where my mum lives so it's perfect for catching up over some good food and hand-crafted coffee during the day or with a bottle of wine and cheese-board in the evenings.

    Must Order Dish
    A huge slab of the home-made quiche with asparagus, buck-wheat and roasted tomato salad. Washed down with an Americano or glass of Malbec, depending how you're feeling!
    No. 5 London End, Beaconsfield
    What is it?
    Finally, one of the very best burgers which you'll get outside of central London.

    Modern-Britsh food, locally sourced and independently owned, it's a dream to have down the road from where I work.

    It's always super busy too so make sure you book, I promise it's well worth the train journey out of London!

    Must Order Dish
    The No.5 Burger: complete with a fluffy brioche bun, dry aged beef patty, caramelised onions, smoked cheddar and wagyu mayonnaise. It's insane.

    Casita Andina Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

    1 comment:

    1. Love this! It's so nice to have some nights off the blog-job, but then you go somewhere great and you actually do want to share it with everyone!!! I've been meaning to visit Casita Andina as I'm such a Peruvian food fan too! x