Cuisine in the Capital 

The cooking was taken out of my hands last weekend and into those serving up some of London’s best food. The choice of cuisines was overwhelming at times but with careful planning we were able to try some knockout dishes:

Beigel Bake, Brick Lane – if it wasn’t for the queue out the door I doubt you would give this little bakery a second glance. It specialises in bagels of all sizes and fillings including classic salmon creme cheese. We opted for what seemed to be their best seller, the hot salt beef bagel; a soft bagel spread with mustard and filled with a generous filling of thick cut salt beef (£3.60). Need I say more …

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My Old Dutch, Holborn – if you’re a pancake fan this is a must! The menu has an extensive choice of savoury and sweet pancakes as well as waffles and milkshakes to please just about anyone. We went for the ‘Old Dutch’ savoury pancake (£9.95); pancake cooked with chicken, bacon, peppers, sweet corn and cheese. It was bloody ginormous and so delish, like a pizza but lighter! This was my first savoury pancake and hell I want another.

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Flat Iron, Soho – the steak here is INSANE. And costs … wait for it … £10! This makes me all kinds of happy. Sliced and cooked to perfection the steak definitely didn’t reflect the cheap price, with our sides of creamed spinach, fat cooked chips (£2.50 each) and peppercorn sauce (£1), it sent me to food heaven. Seating is communal so it’s a little cosy and they don’t take bookings so you might end up waiting for a table but be rest assured its worth it.

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Comptoir Libanais, Soho – we were drawn in by the amazing decor here. I loved the Moroccan themes and bright colours! We opted for the falafel wrap; chickpeas, broad beans, coriander, garlic, peppers, tomato, pickled turnip & parsley with tahini sauce (£7.45). The best falafel I’ve ever had and a nice change of cuisine!

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