Posts Tagged: honest burger

london, uk :: borough + brixton

I can’t remember how we first discovered this place, but Brixton Village is a foodie’s dream with places such as Honest Burger, Mama Lan, and Agile Rabbit to only name a few of the restaurants in this small complex. A friend of ours stayed with us when we were living in East Putney last year. We decided to take him to Honest Burger for dinner and what normally took us 30-45 minutes to Brixton, took over an hour due to the first snowfall of the season. After arriving, we waited the typical 30-45 minutes (they open for dinner at 6pm and if you arrive after 6:30pm, there is normally a wait) to be seated and when we finally received our meal, he exclaimed that it was the best burger he had ever had in his life. Yes, it is that good! Other great mentions: Brixton Cornercopia (great selection of falconware!) and Federation Coffee -> see this great post by Green Figs and Ham.

In the 13th century, fruit and veg traders were relocated to what is now Borough High Street and a market has existed here ever since. We are lucky to be staying close by, so we headed there last Friday for a coffee at Monmouth and a piece of cake from Konditor + Cook (next door). I’ve have heard great things about the Raclette and Chorizo Grill, but have only tried a handful of nibbles from here and there. Have a favourite from Borough? Let me know!

in the city ::

It’s been an emotional rollercoaster the last few days while we prepare for our move back to Vancouver. We have been busy playing “weigh the suitcase”, organizing boxes, cleaning, and listing things for sale. We had guests over on the weekend, and I forgot to leave extra towels and mugs for them – oops! It was all good though. Our last week here was spent enjoying London’s first snow fall, getting caught in a nightmare traffic jam enroute to the best burgers ever at Brixton Village (4.5 hour round trip from East Putney to Brixton!!), trying out new-to-us coffee shops in Chancery Lane + Shoreditch, seeing the London Summer Olympics 2012 medals at the British Museum, researching future shop tours, and rediscovering macarons (pistachio + vanilla are my fav!).

I’m currently sitting on the floor of the living room waiting for the internet people to disconnect our service. It may be a little quiet the next few days while we travel and settle in, but we will check in soon! In the meantime, feel free to stay in touch via twitter! See you soon sushi Vancouver!