Who could resist a restaurant by the beach with a view of the seaside with super comfy sofa seating, ultra-friendly staff who would explain every dish to you, and a 3 course-lunch with a Bloody Mary for £19.95?
Quite distinct from some exquisite French cuisine restaurants, there are no glamorous plating, extravagant ingredients, nor fancy cooking technique (which sometimes, I think, has the sole aim of making food not look like what it really is - it makes a kind of impression, but most of the time, I can’t really see the point). Sardine uses fresh ingredients and concentrates on how to do simple dishes properly and how to do it best. The dishes are simple but to-the-point most of the time.
Tucked away among the streets near Liverpool Street Station (and within a 5-minute walk from where I stay in London), Black Rock is a basement bar that has it all, the ambience, the secrecy, the friendly staff and – the interesting whisky collection. The dim lights and everything being jet black add to the mystique vibe of the bar.
Our original plan for the Sunday afternoon was to get Sunday Roast at the famed The Pig & The Butcher, but we were told the wait would be at least 1.5 hours (which turns out to be 2 hours in reality), so we decided to go for this Scandinavian restaurant listed on DOJO as doing "Expertly Cooked Meals".