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Thursday

London: Dishoom; Bombay Cafe

When my foreign friends ask me where I'm from in England they automatically assume it's close to London. Living in the Cotswolds (which is actually where I live) isn't really too far from London when you think about how small our country is in comparison to others, but it's still far enough away that I don't get to go there as often as I would like. So when my friend Julie came across from the States to visit, I had to go down and spend some time with her there.


It is a beautiful place to walk around and explore in.
Especially if the weather's nice. Which is a bit hit or miss in England, but hey ho.
Julie and I woke up at our beautiful Airbnb in Victoria and headed over to Buckingham Palace to watch the change of the guard. We made friends with a lovely policeman who was extremely jolly considering he had to stand there for hours on end telling people not to stop in the middle of the road and take pictures. It was all rather entertaining really. You'd see these tourists stopping with their cameras to take a picture and this policeman shouting from the side of the road that they needed to move. The best part was when they put a finger up as if to say, "just one second, let me get this shot and I'll be out of your hair". We were just there like, you do realise you are doing this to someone that could arrest you? Ah, the joys of England.



After all of this changing of the guard business, we were pretty hungry. We met up with Alistair, a family friend of mine, and my brother, Michael and headed to Dishoom in Shoreditch. An Indian restaurant keeping the vintage aspect of the old Irani Bombay Cafes alive.

It's one of those restaurants where you get a few sharer plates (I know, sharing food, the struggle) and just dig in. Starting off with drinks, I went for the Indian Gin Gimlet which was incredible. Then for the dishes, Michael and I went for the lamb samosas to start, followed by the lamb boti kabab, the gunpowder potatoes, some garlic naan, and steamed basmati rice.



We are a family of curry lovers. I was basically brought up on curry and I can safely say this was one of the greatest Indians I have ever eaten. So, shoutout to my father for suggesting this one to us. SteveO, you da man! If you're ever in London, take a trip to one of these restaurants. We went to the one in Shoreditch, but they also have locations in Kings Cross, Carnaby Street, Covent Garden, or if you're in Scotland, then they have a restaurant in Edinburgh.


After stuffing our faces we decided to go for a little walk around Shoreditch to burn it off. 
A walk which turned into going into All Bar One and getting a few cocktails. Ooops!

10 comments :

  1. I will be in London next month. These are great suggestions!

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    1. Have an incredible time! It's a great city, and if you need anymore suggestions, don't hesitate to ask :) xo

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  2. UGH drooling and dreaming of visiting London!!

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    1. Make sure you add it to the bucket list! :)

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  3. Gorgeous! Looks like you had a great time! I can't wait to visit London.

    Maria | http://finastyleblog.com

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  4. How fun! London is one of my favorite cities!

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  5. We're going to London this spring and I'm full on looking into all the restaurant options, checking this place out!

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  6. This cafe looks really yummy! I want to go to it the next time I'm in London.

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  7. Love your post! Lamb boti kabab, Shoreditch and cocktails...perfect!

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