Italians Do It Better

WHAT? Yes, you've heard it right. Italians do it better. Or rather british, really? Because Luca, it's a mixture of both. British produce and italian menu, BRITALIAN.

WHERE? Farringdon/ Clerkenwell area, more specifically: 88 St John St, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4EH

WHEN? Anytime (except Sundays) between noon and 10,30pm. 

WHY? If you like home made italian classics with a british touch, this is certainly your place. The venue is the second restaurant of founders of The Clove's Club, kind of an institution in the foodie London scene. 

Many had high expectations, but to be honest, I was just happy to try a new restaurant, specially cause one of my friends was at the kitchen!

The venue itself is very cutting-edge, a modern restaurant with a vintage touch. Apparently, they are also setting up a courtyard for the summer, which I am really excited about. 

As for the food: certainly mouth-watering. We kick-started with some bubbles while waiting for our starters, which included the infamous parmesan fries, scallops with smashed wasabi peas and octopus. YUM!? We also shared our mains as we were to excited to try as many dishes as possible. Fresh pasta is always a winner and therefore my favourite main was probably the vegetarian lasagna, along with the steak tartare. Dessert followed with a delicious tiramisu paired with an amaretto on the rocks.

All in all a 'must try' if you are around the area, certainly.

When in The City, Duck and Waffle.

What?Duck and Waffle, I said. Forget Sushi Samba, the place to be is the one next to it.

Where? Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY

Why? This amazing restaurant probably serves you one of the weirdest dishes you've ever heard: Duck and Waffle. Yes, a sweet waffle with some deliciously crispy duck with a fried egg on top.

I was a bit skeptical at first, but once you try it…there's no coming back. You'll be coming here again. I highly recommend another dish on the menu as a starter: BBQ-spiced crispy pig ears. "Eurgh", you might be thinking. But seriously, try them.

Another plus to the restaurant are the views. Located on the 40th floor (that you will get to through a see-through elevator) of the Heron Tower, the restaurant has outstanding views of The City, including the famous Gherkin in the background.

When? Well, whenever you want, really! The restaurant is open 24 hours, 7 days a week.

If you are not convinced yet, just have a look at the following pictures.