London / England Food Adventures
Our food adventures from our UK trip part I – this was a very gastronomic vacation! Here is the London/England part of our trip. (See part II for Scotland)
We spent 5 days based in London, including side trips to Stonehenge/Bath and Oxford. We then took a train up to York, where we spent a day and night, before going to Scotland.
B was super excited about fish and chips – here they eat it with vinegar, not tartar sauce. We ate fish and chips at Fish! in London, as I mentioned above, and but our favorite was Seafoods in Bath because the portions were huge. We also tried a steak and kidney pie (which has real kidneys, not kidney beans as we expected).
We had a proper British breakfast at Browns in Oxford – their traditional breakfast includes
bacon/sausages, eggs, baked beans, mushrooms, black pudding, grilled tomato, sourdough toast, and British farmhouse butter.
At York, we took their free walking tour – highly recommend, and it’s 3 hours learning about the fascinating history of York. Our guide led us to several cute bakeries right outside Yorkminster and the the Shambles downtown, the scenic inspiration for Harry Potter’s Diagon Allery.
York had some great food options in York. One of my favorite breakfasts on the trip was at Pig and Pastry – the almond peach tart was perfect and B had his coffee to keep up with my jam packed itinerary.
Finally, York is the chocolate capital (home the famous kit kat bar), we went on the chocolate tour, which can’t be missed! There’s lots of chocolate samples on the tour, which B and I happily tried.
Now I have a good reason to go back! The pictures are amazing 🙂
we definitely want to go back!