Eating delicious things without paying a fortune in London is possible 🙂 You don’t believe it? Read this post…
If you feel like eating meat and vegetables in a typical British pub you’re certainly looking for Wetherspoon, you can find the closest one on the website or just looking around… I really like their decor, wooden tables and chairs, carpeted floor, decorated windows… And then, the one I was in, had also a chimney in the middle surrounded by shelves of books so that it looked like one of those old libraries that you see in the movies…
Furnishing apart, let’s talk about food! They have a very long menu with a lot of stuff on it, from breakfast to dinner… Make sure you go there when you’re almost starving because their plates are full, seriously full of nice and good-looking food. The first time I went there I opted for a steak that usually is served with fries, but you can also ask for a jacket potato or mashed potatoes instead as I did and side salad… It was delicious! And… cheap! Everything plus a drink was just about 10£… nice huh?
If you go there on Sunday they have a special deal called Sunday Roast, and then you can choose among pork, chicken and something else… I chose the chicken and guess what? It was a huge piece of chicken coming with peas, carrots and cauliflower, mashed potatoes (or roast potatoes) and gravy… Well, it was simply great!!
Another option is to eat in Central London and to eat Italian food. This option might look quite expensive and risky. Expensive because is Central London, where every restaurant tries to make his fortune on tourists, risky because you never know if is actually Italian food what you’re going to eat. So, with some scepticism at first, my better half and I went to this good-looking restaurant called Prezzo, close to Leicester Square. Apparently this is also a chain since I saw some other restaurants with the same brand around the city… Anyway the waiter welcomed us and asked us where we would like to seat and then, once settled, he brought us the menu… My eyes were shining… It was like being home, that was my food!! We started our lovely dinner ordering two glasses of wine, Pinot Grigio for me and Merlot for my bf and then the starters… Ham and pear with parmesan, wild rocket and balsamic vinegar, Mozzarella in carrozza with tomato sauce and Marinated olives… All of them were not only well-presented but also fantastic!!
And then the mains…. even though the pics didn’t come out very well because of the light I can assure you that the aspect of this plates was enticing…. and the smell… hmm wow!! Just thinking about it makes me hungry again.. Anyway as mains we took Spaghetti with King Prawns for my better half and Meatball lasagna for me… I loved it!!
As usual we were too full for the dessert… next time I should start with that, lol. Anyway for all this food we paid just above 40£ that is nothing if you take into consideration the quality of food and service and the location! We liked it so much that it has now become our favourite restaurant, you should try it 🙂