Bite of a Burger at ‘Smiths’ of Smithfield (@thisissmiths)

I love twitter. I’m sure you know that already but I would just like to declare my love once more! I love it even more because it gave me the chance to win a burger at ‘Smiths’ of Smithfield by simply retweeting a message they had sent out! I won it, I went there and I ate it (the burger that is, not the tweet). This isn’t going to be a long review (I’ll save that for the next visit to Smiths, when I will be devouring a steak) however I will say this, the burger was good, slightly overcooked for my liking but it was a decent burger. The chips were chunky, as they should be and the restaurant itself is a place of beauty. The building is just wonderful, I had almost forgotten how great it was, I haven’t been to Smiths in years. If you get a chance to visit the top floor terrace make sure you do, every floor is great but the view from the top is wonderful. So there you have it! A bit of a review for a bite of a burger. Get down to /Smiths’ ASAP, you’ll be winning just by being there!

Burger at Smiths

Burger at Smiths

View from Smiths of Smithfield

View from Smiths of Smithfield

Perfect for:

  • Dinner and drinks
  • Evening with friends
  • Power lunch

http://thisissmiths.com/

@thisissmiths

A taste of Tibet at The Kailash Momo Tibetan Restaurant

When I received a message from one of my friends that she wanted to meet up, but not in the usual hotspots of Hoxton/Shoreditch I was really excited! (I get excited easily, don’t judge me).  Anyway I was excited because it meant that I would be able to introduce her to Kailash Momo, a firm favourite of mine and always a crowd-pleaser because Tibetan restaurants are few and far between in London(actually I don’t even think there is another one in London).  So we ventured into Woolwich Central and received a warm welcome from the service team. It didn’t take me long to choose the Lamb Thali, a selection of dishes that would definitely satisfy my hunger. My friend opted for a lamb curry with rice.

The food, when it arrives, comes in very healthy sized portions, I would recommend going on an empty stomach because you will be well fed. My lamb Thali came with rice, lamb curry, dal (lentil soup), dry fried potato with cauliflower, fried green vegetables, homemade chilli sauce and salad. I loved every part of this and the only dish I couldn’t finish was my lentil soup because I’d over-indulged on the rice. It genuinely felt as if someone had taken their time to cook this, it isn’t you run of your mill “curry in a hurry”, you can actually taste the authentic tibetan flavours in each dish.

Lamb Thali

Lamb Thali

The food here never disappoints and for just £7! YES £7 for Lamb Thali! It really is a great value restaurant in an under-appreciated part of London. There really is no excuse not to venture into Woolwich if only for a taste of tibet. Don’t be a postcode snob – the DLR and train connections are excellent so head down there wherever you are!

Perfect for:

  • Dinner with friends
  • Date night
  • Treat for one!

http://kailashmomo.com/

79 Woolwich New Road, London SE18 6ED

Chocolate Heaven at The South East Brownie Bar

The South East Brownie Bar

The South East Brownie Bar

I love chocolate. I’m always suspicious of anyone who doesn’t like chocolate…I’d still be friends with them but I’d still look at them suspiciously. Anyway through the magic of twitter I met the lovely Maria, the founder of The South East Brownie Bar (her business combines 2 fabulous words Brownie and Bar, I had to follow!). Established in Peckham, South East London, The South East Brownie Bar is a simple yet marvellous concept which celebrates the beauty of the chocolate brownie!

I was lucky enough to get a treat bag at The Urban Food Festival in Shoreditch, which had a range of special flavours for me to try (see image below). My favourites had to be the Oreo Seoul brownie and The Peanut butter Manga (aptly named due to the Korean themed festival day).

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Inside my treat bag!

Starting from just £1 for a brownie bite, these treats are just too good to not give a try! As soon as I took one out of the bag, someone stopped me mid bite to let me know how delicious it looked and promptly went in search of the South East Brownie Bar. The brownies are perfect for sharing, I shared some with my sister, with my boyfriend, I even shared one with a fellow commuter who I randomly struck up conversation with on public transport (the sunshine in London makes people SO FRIENDLY). To be honest I wanted everyone to taste the deliciousness of these brownies.

The Brownie Bar

I recommend that you find out where the Brownie Bar will be coming near you soon and get yourself a treat bag. You’ll get a mouthful of delightful chocolate and friendly service from a brilliant entrepreneur. Maria, I salute you!

www.southeastcakery.com

@SEcakery