This is our first trip to London since we’ve arrived in the UK last autumn. We went to London for a four day trip during Christmas holidays.
A photo taken in West Brompton Station where our hotel is just a few minutes walk away from the station, quite a strategic location I would say.
Next stop, Earl’s Court, we have to get there to change to other underground lines.
Escalators and stairs to ascend the super deep underground.
We went to Hyde Park for sight-seeing and photographing pictures, knowing that this would be a place with beautiful sceneries.
In fact, it is one of the largest green spaces in central London.
We have no idea where we were when we were strolling around in the park, but the photo tells the story.
It’s alright to be lost there, it would be worth staying there to capture more photos.
Later, we went to Tower Hill station to view the famous tourist spot, the Tower of London and also Tower Bridge.
It was quite hard to take photos during winter as the sky gets dark very early and the weather was so cold that your fingers would freeze so easily when holding the camera. We would be get impatient easily and gave up after getting a few shots.
Last stop was Westminster where Big Ben and the London Eye are located at.
We didn’t have enough time, but would really hope to take a ride at the London Eye next time.
Ok, let’s get into food now, this is a Belgium restaurant introduced by my close friends Kelly and Huizi.
This is the entrance of the restaurant. The interior of the restaurant was stylish and unique
Open kitchen concept.
The restaurant was underground floor. It was filled with customers, noisy but lively.
Since we haven’t tried fruit beers before, we decided to give it a go. We had a hard time choosing as they offer a variety of interesting choices, to name a few, raspberry, passion fruit, peach, mango, honey etc. Everything seems so new and interesting to us, we had an apple beer for £4.65. It tasted better than I have expected, slightly bitter but the fruity apple taste went well with the beer. It’s worth giving it a try if you haven’t done so.
According to our friends, this restaurant is well-known for their mussels. So we ordered two mussels pots, each priced at £12.95 and served with fries. We had marinière and provençale mussels. Marinière are mussels steamed with cream, white wine, garlic, celery and onion while provençale mussels are prepared plum tomato sauce, basil, thyme and garlic. At first taste, provençale tasted really good, sour and appetizing. But, later we found that marinière is really good as well, the sauce was so thick and creamy, when we almost finish eating the mussels, we drank the remaining sauce, it was absolutely delicious. Both are equally good, definitely something not to be missed out if you visit this restaurant.
As for my main course, I had a Wild mushrooms cooked in a light cream & Orval beer sauce with asparagus and button mushrooms in a puff pastry case at £10.95. Perhaps Belgium food are still new to us, the presentation looks interesting to us. As I took my first bite on the puff, I fell in love with it. It was so delicious that words would be hard to describe it. The puff was so soft and crispy while the mushroom sauce was so rich and creamy. Two thumbs up for this main dish!
As for ys, he had a slow cooked shank of lamb served with roasted winter vegetables, creamed mash and a DeKoninck beer and balsamic jus at £12.50. The lamb shank tasted quite good too, the portion served was really large. Definitely worth the price!
Huizi had a Haddock in Hoegaarden beer batter with haricots verts, sugar snap peas, frites and tartare sauce at £11.50.
Kelly opted for Pan-fried salmon fillet with grilled asparagus and shellfish sauce served with pomme purée at £11.95.
A great thanks to my dear friends for bringing us to this wonderful restaurant, I had a really great time, would really hope to meet up with you all soon! As for this restaurant, we would highly recommend you to try this Belgian restaurant out. Service was good and speedy, the food was good and it was definitely worth the price paid for this meal. For more information, feel free to learn more about this restaurant here.
50 Earlham Street,
London WC2H 9HP