I spent my Saturday afternoon meeting up with 2 college friends who also happened to be borough market foodies at a few restaurants (Brindisa, Wrights brothers and Feng sushi) in a lovely food market situated in London bridge. With its root in Roman times, Borough Market can lay claim to being Britain’s oldest market dating back to the 13th Century. The market itself is split into a few areas , selling spices, fresh fish and meats, fresh fruits, burgers, loaves, cakes, oils, teas, the list goes on. There are also loads of stalls giving away numerous free samples. All this food on display meant only one thing , the day was shaping up to be a foodie afternoon in Borough market. ( Updated Feb 2019)
The first place we stopped at to eat was a small Japanese restaurant with a very relaxed and calm atmosphere called Feng Sushi. We sat by the window and had some of the freshest and tastiest fish Borough market had to offer. ( This restaurant is now permanently closed)
|Deluxe Mixed Selection: hand dived scallops salmon, tuna, MSC ikura and local mackerel|
After an hour or so, we moved on to the next restaurant, The wright brothers seafood restaurant and bar . Nice wine, very friendly customer service and delicious oysters makes this place a worthy visit if you love slurping down oysters. They also hold an oyster Masterclass for oyster enthusiasts so make sure to sign up as you get to taste a variety of oysters from France and the British Isles.
The current head chef Rob Maylon cooks simple dishes with great ingredients.
|Very helpful staff|
|Scared look before oysters|
|Delicious Cumbrae Oysters|
|Japanese Oysters with Soy sauce, ginger and Wasabi. You definitely have to give this a try if you do get to visit|
|We had Jersey, Cumbrae and Japanese Oysters washed down with a glass of champagne.Looking forward to going back|
After having our fill of oysters we passed by Konditor and Cook for some cakes.
Sells the best cakes, tarts and puddings in the borough market area
|I bought 2 slices of the Toffee apple crumble and Summer Berry. I didn’t share any of it. 🙂|
|Delicious brownies. Buy 3 get 1 free deal.|
Our last pit stop was the delightful Spanish restaurant called Tapas Brindisa. This no reservations traditional tapas bar (first to open in London ) serves tasty spanish dishes and some very good sherry.
|Pan de Pincel: Toasted St Johns bread with herb and garlic oil.|
|Summer Vegetables: With friend duck egg, Manchego cheese and romesco sauce. Very Moorish dish|
|Galician Style Octopus: With baby potatoes, Paprika and Olive Oil. I love this dish.|
|Gambas Al Ajillo: Chill garlic prawns. Moist and juicy prawns with a heavenly smell.
Traditional black rice: With squid and alioli.
Lovey tapas and a nice menu, the food at this restaurant was quite impressive. Make sure you stop by if your ever in the area.
All in all it was a very good day and an enjoyable foodie afternoon in Borough Market. I got to hang out with friends I hadn’t seen in a while. There is still tons left to eat at borough market ( I know it seems like we ate everything already), so make sure you look forward to future blogs.