Friday, December 27, 2013

The Foragers - Hove

My friend introduced to me a fantastic pub in Hove called The Foragers. This award winning gastro pub is tucked away behind the main street and is definitely one of Hove's best kept secrets.

We decided on the 2 for £12 deal where I chose the pork rillet served with apple and pear chutney and home made bread for starters then the beer battered haddock with chips for my main. The food was tasty, wholesome and very filling as pub food should be. I'm always a big fan of restaurants who source their ingredients locally and use organic and free range meats. You can tell a lot of love goes into their food!

Overall I had a really lovely experience at The Foragers, great food with very accommodating staff who were attentive.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Fire and Stone - Westfield, Shepherd's Bush

I really like this restaurant, but I'm pretty sure that if I took an Italian friend of mine here they would probably slap me and say that this was not real pizza. And of course they are right, I mean who puts roast potatoes or crispy duck onto a pizza? Well Fire & Stone do.

The pizzas are freshly made and cooked in a massive wood fired oven. What makes Fire & Stone so different from other pizzerias is that they offer a twist on your normal pizza. When I first looked at the menu, it was like they chose the most popular dishes from different countries and used the ingredients to create inventive pizza toppings. 

For starters I chose the calamari, which were crispy and tasted delicious when dipped into the garlic sauce. My main was the New York pizza, where the toppings were streaky bacon, garlic and rosemary roast potatoes, caramelised onions, smoked paprika, sour cream and chives. It was divine, although with each bite I was feeling more guilty as I could feel myself piling on the pounds. I dare not know how many calories was in that pizza, but it tasted good. 

I thought the pizza was great value for money as my friend and I did the two pizzas for £12. I would probably come back here again as I have my eye on another pizza to try, possibly in the new year when I've failed to go to the gym.

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