Friday, October 30, 2015

Jackson and Rye - Soho

Jackson and Rye is a cafe and bar situated on Wardour Street. Some say it's an American diner but I don't get that. I came with a group of friends to discuss bridesmaids' duties and thought this would be the ideal place for brunch and a good natter. 

The restaurant is quite cramped especially when it's busy, like to get to our table I had to suck in my belly and side walk around someone and I'm not the biggest person. Booking is recommended on the weekends as it did get busy, I could see faces of disappointment when they were told of the waiting time.

So about the food, the Jackson and Rye menu has a good selection of breakfast and brunch choices for sweet or savoury tastes. They offer pancakes, pastries, sandwiches and your usual egg breakfast choices. I chose the Farmer's, which came with eggs, bacon, sausage patty, fried potatoes and granary bread. My photo below doesn't look appealing; apart from the eggs my plate looked all one colour. 

I thought the food was average, it wasn't anything special and has put me off coming back. Maybe I ordered the wrong item,I don't know but it was nothing to shout about. Everything was cooked well, but for me the flavour wasn't there or the pizazz which would separate it from other places in London. 

Jackson + Rye Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Flat Iron

You can't get a better steak in London for £10 than at Flat Iron. There is no booking policy so expect a long wait but they do take your number so you can wander around before being called. 

The pop-up turned restaurant is small and the menu is simple. Steak. I ordered mine medium-rare with roast aubergine on the side and it was delicious. The meat is certainly high quality and seasoned well, I was so impressed. For £10 its an absolute steal for steak lovers on a budget. I liked the presentation of the dish and the fact you are given a small meat cleaver to slice it into mouth sized pieces. 

The only thing I didn't like, although becoming more popular in London is the communal seating arrangements. The table we sat on had a fixed seat and I was in the middle, half hearing the conversation next to me and trying to chat to friends. Other than that the service was great and I liked the quirkiness of the restaurant. Highly recommended.

Flat Iron Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato