29/01/2017

Restaurant: Le Bistrot Pierre - Stockton Heath, Warrington


Jessica - Porc à l’ancienne  - Honey-glazed slow-cooked pork with braised puy lentils, Dijon mustard and crushed crackling


James - Poulet aux poireaux  - Pan-fried chicken breast with creamed leeks, white wine and parmesan

The main purpose of our Chester visit this weekend was to be at my, James' cousin Oliver's birthday meal. We made the short trip out to Warrington to be be joined by the extended family and friends.

We had already made our pre-order before we arrived as it was such a big party, about 20 all in all I think. To start off, Jessica's fried squid and my mushrooms are both up their with our favourites as a starter, side or snack. So of course, all went down extremely well!


Jessica - Fritôts de calamars   - Crispy fried squid with roasted garlic mayonnaise


James - Brioche et champignons  - Toasted brioche with fricassée of mushrooms

Gaps between courses were a little longer than expected but sure enough, the mains arrived, along with sides of vegetables and dauphinoise potatoes. These were much needed as the portion sizes weren't the biggest we've seen, however with the set menu charge of £12.95 for three courses, it is hard to complain about the amount of food we were receiving. The desserts didn't give much cause to write home, but it did leave us feeling full and content.


Jessica - Crème brûlée  - Vanilla crème brûlée


James - Glace au chocolat chaud - Vanilla ice cream topped with marshmallows and served with chocolate sauce

Of course the most important aspect of today was to be with family and celebrate Oliver's birthday. Whilst we can't complain about the food because of such great value in the set menu, it doesn't mean you shouldn't enjoy what you are eating. We certainly enjoyed it, but we won't be rushing back, unfortunately.

Food: ★★★
Customer service: ★★
Atmosphere: ★★
Toilets: 




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Restaurant: The Barista's - Watergate Street, Chester


After a fairly lazy Saturday, we were up early this Sunday to have breakfast with Grandma Baker! We do miss our breakfasts out which we did so often in Sheffield, so it was great to get back to old ways! You can always rely on Grandma to suggest great new places to eat and drink in Chester, and she pulled it off again! Although I can't believe this place has passed me by for so long. Set inside a Grade II listed building, this coffee shop is a unique part of Chester's heritage, lying on Watergate Street.


The menu gave a great selection to choose from, including all the classics which we, and everyone loves so much. In fact, I loved my sausage and bacon toastie so much that I forgot to take a photo!

All of their coffee is grounded on site, and is also available to take away with you. My latte was perfect, and Jessica's hot chocolate looked pretty spot on as well! All was served with a smile by the fantastic staff that were always welcoming and friendly. 


The only fault which Grandma was quick to point out was the small plates that the food was served on, and it is the only size they have. Juggling the perfect runny eggs on there was something to be aware of!

We are back in Chester again next week, so we do hope to have another cute breakfast like this once again!

Food: ★★★
Customer service: ★★
Atmosphere: ★★




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27/01/2017

Budget Series: Tomato Soup with Cheesy Garlic Dippers (v)


Serves: 2 Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 20 mins

Ingredients:

- 400g can Cherry Tomatoes (90p)
- 1 tbsp Caster Sugar
- 100ml Vegetable Stock
- Dash each Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tbsp Mascarpone (£1.20)

For the dippers
- 2 Ciabatta Roll, halved (50p)
- 1 Garlic Clove, halved
- 125g ball Mozzarella Cheese, shredded (47p)

Total: £2.77

Instructions:

1. Put the tomatoes, sugar, stock and sauces into a medium pan with some salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5-10 mins. Stir in the mascarpone and blend to a smooth soup. Return to the pan and keep warm while you make the dippers.

2. Heat the grill to high and toast the ciabatta until golden. Rub with the garlic, season, then top with the cheese and grill until melted and golden. Slice into fingers and serve with the soup.

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Event: BlogFoster Launch, and Dinner at Shake Shack - London

Cheesy Fries - £4 each
James - Double SmokeShack - Cheeseburger with British free range Wiltshire cure smoked bacon, chopped cherry pepper and ShackSauce - £10.75

Jessica - Double ShackBurger - Cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato and ShackSauce - £8.75

Last night we were invited to the UK launch of Blogfoster, which we will discuss a bit more below, but first to the food! Since the event was held at peak dinner time hours, but yet there was no food, grabbing a late night bite for dinner was a must. Being in Central London, we had many choices, and eventually decided to come back to the first place we ever ate together, nearly two and a half years ago, which actually is "blogged" about here (aww how romantic haha)

To be honest, we don't remember it being this expensive, but for the sake of our hunger, romanticising, and old times sake, we went for it and there were no regrets.


 Back to the event, so let us tell you a little about the company...

Blogfoster is a technology company from Berlin who have built a tool for bloggers and brands to collaborate. Blogfoster acts as a connector between bloggers and businesses for advertising and campaign services, meaning bloggers can find the most relevant brands to their audience for the best possible reward.

The event was held in The Hospital Club, Loft Lounge in Covent Garden. It was an intimate event filled with bloggers, investors and brands.

Upon arrival, we were given name tags with a blue mark, which meant we were bloggers, yellow were investors, etc. We were offered white wine, red wine or beer before the presentation, followed by a Q&A.

We believe this a great concept for those who want to make money and it has created an easy way of finding brands to work with. If this is something that interests you, then you should definitely look into it - we might just give it a test run ourselves soon!

*We were invited as guests by Blogfoster but as always, all photos and opinions are our own 

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26/01/2017

Budget Series: Spicy Mushroom & Broccoli noodles (v)


Serves: 2 Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 10 mins

Ingredients:

- 1 Vegetable Stock cube
- 2 nests Medium Egg Noodles (£1)
- 1 Small Broccoli head, broken into florets (45p)
- 1 tbsp Sesame Oil, plus extra to serve
250g pack Chestnut Mushroom, thickly sliced (£1)
- 1 Garlic clove, finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp Chilli Flakes
- 2 tbsp Hoisin Sauce (£1)

Total: £3.45

Instructions:

1. Put the stock cube into a pan of water, then bring to the boil. Add the noodles, bring the stock back to the boil and cook for 2 mins. Add the broccoli and boil for 2 mins more. Reserve a cup of the stock, then drain the noodles and veg.

2. Heat a frying pan or wok, add the sesame oil and stir-fry the mushrooms for 2 mins until turning golden. Add the garlic and chilli flakes cook 1 min more, then tip in the noodles and broccoli. Splash in 3 tbsp of the stock and the hoisin sauce, then toss together for 1 min using a pair of tongs or 2 wooden spoons. Serve the noodles and add a dash more sesame oil to taste, if you like.

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25/01/2017

Budget Series: Bean Quesadillas (v)


Serves: 4 | Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 20 mins

Ingredients:

- 1 tbsp Sunflower oil
- 1 Onion, finely chopped
- 2 Garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 400g Kidney Beans, rinsed and drained (45p)
- 2 tsp Smoked Paprika
-1 tsp Cumin
- 8 Flour Tortillas (90p)
- 100g Gruyère, grated (55p)
- 200g tub Tomato Salsa, plus extra to serve (£1.10)
- Soured Cream, to serve (60p)

Total: £3.60

Instructions:

1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and cook the onion and garlic for 2 mins. Add the cumin and cook for 1 min more. Tip in the beans, paprika and a splash of water. Using a potato masher, break the beans down as they warm through to make a rough purée. Season generously.

2. Spread the refried beans onto 4 of the tortillas and scatter over the cheese and coriander. Spoon over the salsa, then top with the remaining tortillas to make 4 sandwiches. Wipe the frying pan with kitchen paper and return to the heat or heat a griddle pan. Cook each sandwich for 1-2 mins on each side until the tortillas are crisp and golden and the cheese is melting. Serve warm, cut into wedges, with extra salsa and soured cream for dipping.

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Event: #EatLikeABrit Quiz Night with Hotjoint @ Roast Resturant, Borough Market - London


One major thing we enjoy about being bloggers, is meeting other bloggers. Through events, meet-ups and generally over Twitter, we have met some absolutely fantastic people, gained support and genuine friends. So when we are privileged enough to be invited* to events such as this one, we grab at the opportunity!


Tonight's event was set in Roast restaurant within Borough Market, and organised by HotJoint to celebrate the best of British food, in a different way, in the form of a quiz, and tasty canapes and alcohol.


"HotJoint is dedicated to creative thought in bars, restaurants, food and drink in the capital. They work with a network of collaborators to tell vivid stories of the capital’s best eating and drinking venues and their neighbourhoods, producing news, features and interviews."
(source: HotJoint)



The restaurant setting was beautiful and one we now plan to visit at a later date. The view across Borough Market, live music, great atmosphere and greater company was absolutely fantastic. Once we'd been given the chance to get chatting to other guests, we were split into teams and the quiz began.

It was much, much harder than I think anyone was expecting, and at times absurd. But at least we now know what Beeturia is! In fairness, I think we ended up with around 50% of the correct answers, but lost out to the eventual winners, oh whom were decided via a tie-break.


Along the way we tried beautiful canapes which ranged from feta cheese, to scallops, to toffee cake. 

Overall, another fantastic evening giving us the chance to enjoy the finest of British cuisine, and to meet and find out about other bloggers. This week we have a double whammy of events as we are attending another on Thursday. So check back then!

*We were invited as guests by Hotjoint but as always, all photos and opinions are our own 




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24/01/2017

Budget Series: Macaroni Cheese with Mushrooms (v)


Serves: 2 Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 20 mins

Ingredients:

- 200g Macaroni (59p)
(SORRY, we didn't end up using Macaroni, but you still can!)
- 2 Leeks (95p)
- 300g Mushrooms (90p)
- 4 Tomatoes (69p)
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- Le roulé Garlic and Herb Soft Cheese (£1)

Total: £4.54

Instructions:

1. Fill a large sauté pan with boiling water. Tip in the macaroni and cook according to the pack instructions. Meanwhile, trim, wash and slice the leeks, quarter the mushrooms and roughly chop the tomatoes.

2. Drain the pasta and keep warm. Heat the oil in the pan. Add the leeks and mushrooms and fry for 4-6 mins until the leeks are tender. Toss in the tomatoes at the last minute. Season with salt if you want to and black pepper. Stir in the macaroni and let it warm through, then crumble the cheese over.

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23/01/2017

Budget Series: Griddled Peppers with Couscous (v)


Serves: 4 | Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 15 mins

Ingredients:

- 500g Courgettes, thinly sliced lengthways (£1.29)
(Due to the Courgette crisis, we had to use Bell Peppers)
- 2–3 tbsp Olive Oil
- 200g Couscous (70p)
- 1 Lemon, juiced (35p)
- 2 tsp Chilli Flakes
- 150g Cherry Tomatoes, halved (79p)
- Bunch Spring Snions, finely sliced (49p)
- Parmesan (£2)

Total: £5.62

Instructions:

1. Heat a griddle pan over a high heat. Put the courgettes bell peppers in a bowl and drizzle over the olive oil. Toss to coat, then cook for 1-2 minutes each side, until griddle marks show.

2. Meanwhile, prepare the couscous following the packet instructions. Use a fork to loosen the grains.

3. Combine the lemon juice, chilli and extra virgin-olive oil, and pour over the couscous. Stir through the courgettes bell peppers, tomatoes, onions and a little seasoning. Grate over some cheese, to serve.

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22/01/2017

Budget Series: Week 4


These ingredients make up 5 dinner meals, for 2- 4 people (you save more money in bulk, plus leftovers are always a plus or have for lunch the following day, as I would do usually, as I, Jessica come home for lunch from work)

Do come back during the week as we reveal what fun meals we'll be making on a budget! Each week we'll try vary as much as we can with fish, meats and veggie friendly dishes.

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WEEK ONE

Meal 1 | Meal 2 | Meal 3 | Meal 4 | Meal 5

WEEK TWO

Meal 1 | Meal 2 | Meal 3 | Meal 4 | Meal 5

WEEK THREE

Meal 1 | Meal 2 | Meal 3 | Meal 4 | Meal 5

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Let's begin - Shopping List, Week 4

- 400g can Cherry Tomatoes (90p)
- 2 tbsp Mascarpone (£1.20)
- 2 Ciabatta Roll, halved (50p)
- 125g ball Mozzarella Cheese (47p)
- 200g Macaroni (59p)
- 2 Leeks (95p)
- 300g Mushrooms (90p)
- 4 Tomatoes (69p)
- Le roulé Garlic and Herb Soft Cheese (£1)
- 2 nests Medium Egg Noodles (£1)
- 1 Small Broccoli head, broken into florets (45p)
250g pack Chestnut Mushroom, thickly sliced (£1)
- 2 tbsp Hoisin Sauce (£1)
- 400g Kidney Beans, rinsed and drained (45p)
- 8 Flour Tortillas (90p)
- 100g Gruyère, grated (55p)
- 200g tub Tomato Salsa (£1.10)
- Soured Cream, to serve (60p)
- 500g Courgettes (£1.29)
- 200g Couscous (70p)
- 1 Lemon, juiced (35p)
- 2 tsp Chilli Flakes
- 150g Cherry Tomatoes (79p)
- Bunch Spring Onions (49p)
- Parmesan (£2)


Total: £19.98

Here are the list of items which will be included in the upcoming dishes, but have not be purchased/included in the price above:

- 1 tbsp Caster Sugar
- Vegetable Stock
- Dash each Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce
- 4 Garlic Cloves
- 4-5 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
- 1/2 tsp Chilli Flakes
- 1 tbsp Sunflower oil
- 1 Onion
- 2 tsp Smoked Paprika

Meal 1 | Meal 2 Meal 3 | Meal 4 | Meal 5

Please note - disclaimer:
- Due to our working schedule, most of these dishes are for dinner
- We are most busiest during the weekends, so we tend to eat out
- We do not have any allergies or have a particular type of food requirements
- The prices shown are based on the date of purchase and according to Tesco website
- These recipes may include the basics, for example, rice, onion, garlic - that we have not purchased
- These are not a sponsored posts (unless stated)

Share your tips with us on social media using #FBbudgetseries hashtag and we'd share it with everyone else too!

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Afternoon Tea: The Barbican Centre, London


This afternoon I, James was surprise treated by my darling to a spot of Afternoon Tea in a location we've been longing to visit. After our last attempt to come here was ruined by someone's very inconsiderate decision to get married, we weren't to be let down this time around.

We arrived and were shown to our table immediately, the food arrived quickly and Prosecco was pronto. Do find what was included in the Afternoon Tea in the descriptions below.

Sandwiches: Coconut and Kaffir Lime Chicken, Smoked Mackerel and Turmeric, Avocado, Cucumber and Smoked Pepper, Burford Brown Egg, Watercress and Dill
Scones: Lemon Thyme and Date Palm scones with cream and jam

Each sandwich was made with the softest bread you could find, and the fillings weren't the typical you'd find in a traditional Afternoon Tea. The flavours were present but not overpowering. We both agreed the smoked mackerel pate as a fan favourite!

Orange and Lavender Cake, Rosemary and Papaya Tart, Coffee and Banana Éclair, Pear and Cardamom loaf, Lemon Macaroons 

On to the scones which were again delightful. The scone, cream and jam were all of perfect texture to make sure it didn't fall apart until it bit in to. Each cake on the top tier were again all a bit different from what you'd be used to. Every single thing on the little tower of magic was to a tee, saving the best to last - the coffee and banana eclair.

From there we strolled around the gardens, giving us the chance to get some scenic shots and self timer specials...










Overall it was a fantastic way to spend a Sunday afternoon and we'd fully recommend it to anyone in London!

Food: ★★★★★
Customer service: ★★
Atmosphere: ★★★





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21/01/2017

Event: Coffee & Breakfast @ Weanie Beans


A while back, we were kindly invited to Weanie Beans roastery for a healthy breakfast and freshly roasted coffee by the lovely Jess from @JessEatingEast, who is also Weanie Beans' operations manager. 

Unfortunately, James had other plans prior to this event and couldn't attend but I, Jessica, was not passing up the chance for breakfast and unlimited coffee! So, instead of completely attending alone, I thought it would be so good to invite a fellow friend, Ashlee, who also blogs at www.ashleemoyo.blogspot.co.uk (@AshleeMoyo)



Upon arrival, we were greeted by Jess herself. Walking into the room, oh the smells, if only you could smell the beauty of all that freshly made coffee! We were introduced to the owner, Adeline and the roaster, Pepe, followed by many other blogger and non blogger attendees.

Events like these are my favourite, smaller and more intimate, that it makes it easier to talk and connect to everyone around, especially with the calm morning atmosphere, it was the perfect event.



Already in love? Find out more about Weanie Beans here.


For breakfast, the variety of choices and toppings for my very first ever yogurt bowl. I started with The Collective's raspberry yoghurt as my base, topped off one half with the chia seeds boarded with blue berries then with the Troo Granola and some crushed raspberries by Jess and a little strawberry to complete (photo above)

Ashlee commented on how this had been the healthiest breakfast she's had in a while and I must agree, with all these greasy Full English breakfasts we've had recently, this was definitely a change and something we'd like to continue in the future.


Apart from the coffee, I must add that although not mentioned above in my yoghurt bowl, my absolute favourite was The Collective coffee yoghurt! I must get my hands on one for James to try, it's just honestly the best thing ever!

It had made me want to have more breakfasts like this more, especially paired with such good coffee.


The coffee of course was amazing, we both had a flat white and to anyone who can do coffee art, I am in awe, the talent and it's just such a special touch. The coffee was so good, perfect temperature and so smooth, James would have definitely approved.

Where can you drink this amazing coffee I hear you say? See the list of places here.


Couldn't wait to get home at check out the little goodie bag, which included a packet of Chia Bia Seed, a The Primal Pantry bar, The Collective yoghurt voucher, Troo Granola tin, Aduna Moringa sachet and Weanie Beans Hot Chocolate and freshly roasted Coffee for James to try for himself at home!

Thank you so much Weanie Beans for the invitation, it has been so lovely to meet you all and try your product!

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20/01/2017

Budget Series: Waffle & Eggs (v)


Serves: 4 | Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 15 mins

Ingredients:

- 1 Red Onion, cut into thin rings (17p)
- 1 tsp Plain Flour
- Olive Oil (cooking spray)
- Splash Malt Vinegar
- 4 Eggs (89p*)
- 1 large Ripe Avocado (£1)
- 1/2 Lime, juiced (35p)

For the waffle
- 1 Egg (*)
- 150g Self-raising Flour
- 250ml Milk
-1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika
- 75g Butter, melted

Total: £2.41

Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C. Toss the onion with the flour in a bowl; season. Lay on a nonstick baking tray and spray with the oil. Bake for 10-12 mins, until crisp.

2. To make the waffle, whisk together the egg, flour, milk, baking powder, paprika and a pinch of salt. Heat a griddle pan; brush with butter. Stir the remaining butter into the waffle mixture until combined. Pour into the pan; cook for 5 minutes, until golden brown. Turn and cook for a further 3-4 minutes, until cooked through. 

3. Meanwhile, heat a pan of water to a simmer. Add the vinegar and swirl. Add 2 eggs and poach for 3 minutes*. Drain on kitchen paper and keep warm. Repeat with the other 2 eggs.

4. In a bowl, mash the avocado flesh with the lime juice, then season.
Divide the waffle into 4 and spread each quarter with avocado. Top with an egg and some crispy onions. 

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19/01/2017

Budget Series: Mango Chicken Curry


Serves: 4 | Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 15 mins

Ingredients:

- 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
- 500g Chicken Thigh Fillets, cut into large chunks (£3.50)
- 1 Red Onion, thickly sliced (17p)
- 2 Garlic Cloves, crushed
- 1 tsp Red Chilli Flakes, plus extra to serve
- 230g jar Spicy Mango Chutney (£1)
- 400ml tin Light Coconut Milk (99p)
- Cooked White Rice, to serve

Total: £5.66

Instructions:

1. Heat half the oil in a nonstick frying pan. Add the chicken and cook until golden all over. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside.

2. In the same pan, cook the onion for 2-3 minutes, until softened. Stir in the garlic and chilli fakes and cook for 1 minute more, until fragrant. Add just over half the mango chutney to the pan along with the coconut milk and the reserved chicken. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 10 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.

3. Stir in a little more mango chutney to taste (if needed) and season well. Serve with the rice and extra chilli flakes, if you like.

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18/01/2017

Budget Series: Korean Beef Bowl


Serves: 4 | Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 10 mins

Instructions:

- 70g Brown Sugar
- 60ml Soy Sauce
- 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
- 1 tsp Dried Chilli Flakes (85p)
- 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
- 3cm fresh Ginger, grated 
- 3 Garlic Cloves, crushed
- 500g Beef Steak Mince (£4)
- 1 Carrot, grated
- 3 Spring Onions, thinly sliced, to serve (49p)
- 1 tbsp Sesame Seeds
- Cooked Rice, for serving

Total: £5.34

Instructions:

1. Into a small bowl, put the sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil and chilli flakes. Whisk with a fork and put to one side.

2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the garlic and the ginger, stir for a minute or so, until they become fragrant.

3. Add the mince and fry until it is brown, for around 3-5 minutes, breaking it up as it cooks. Stir in the soy sauce mixture, grated carrots and spring onions. Cook for a few minutes more, until it is heated through, sprinkle in the sesame seeds, stir, and serve on the heated cooked rice.

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Review: The Honest Italian - Balham, London*



Tonight we had the pleasure of being invited along to Balham's The Honest Italian, a small restaurant specialising in 'Instagram friendly' pizzas. Expectations were high of the meal as TripAdvisor reviews were excellent, and we can now say that our expectations were not matched. But surpassed. 
From the outside, we were struck by how dark the decor was, matched by the dimly lit interior. For some restaurants this really works, but an interesting choice considering their importance of being 'Instagram friendly.' We all know that bright natural light makes for the best Insta pics. 


We have to say we received less than a warm welcome - after I introduced ourselves I was barely given a chance to finish my sentence before I was met with an "oh sure," and point towards our table. 

However, from there on, the service was excellent throughout, and our waiter was very attentive and friendly. 

We both opted for a small glass of house white. Neither of us are hardly wine connoisseurs so we can't tell you what it was, but personally it was the best wine I have ever had. The flavours weren't overpowering over the rest of the meal and it was generally easy to drink. 


After having our order taken, the starters arrived within minutes, as did our second and third course. Fast service was definitely a stand out point from the evening, and we weren't the only ones to be treated to this. Comments of "oh that was quick" were overheard from neighbouring tables, and due to this, two tables who came in after us, were also gone long before us.

Maybe the two people who came in for a takeaway whilst we were there knew this. Again, served within moments. 

Lasagna al forno - layered sheets of pasta with our homemade slow cooked meat ragu sauce, with red wine and onions,topped with mozzarella and parmesan cheese - £8.95 - Jessica

In this case, you wouldn't be blamed for thinking the food might not be fresh. You'd be wrong. The starters of classic bruschetta and garlic bread had a slight crunch on the outside, and discussions were had if we'd ever had softer bread in the middle. Both were buttery and strongly flavoured, made even better by the chilli oil that was on the table throughout. It gave it an extra dimension and strong kick, just as we like it. 

Again, our mains were served extremely quickly. I chose the Pizza al Pollo, a fairly simple pizza and although it was faultless, I wish I'd been a bit more experimental in the end. The thing was, I wanted one with meat which other than Italian meats, left me with only a few options. The base was thin and crispy, but by no means dry, but also by no means difficult to handle. It was cooked to perfection.

Pizza al pollo - smoked chicken, tomato sauce, fior di latte mozzarella, dolcelatte and red onions - £12.50 - James

The lasagne used classic ingredients, but the cooking red wine took it to the next level, filled with enough cheese to not need to be offered extra Parmesan. We're not sure if they purposely didn't offer, but it wasn't at all missed. 

By the the time our main had been finished, we were left feeling suitably full. But after being tantilised by the blackboard display of desserts, we we were also left wanting more. After having to ask for the dessert menu, I opted for the chocolate brownie, a mix of dark and milk chocolate, soft and sumptuous flavours. The Italian ice cream that went alongside was perfect! 

Jessica's Banoffee pie resembled more of a cheesecake, but that was no problem and it was a great way to end a fantastic first experience at The Honest Italian.


Whether you are ordering in from Deliveroo, popping in for a takeaway or having a three course dinner like ourselves, you are guaranteed fast service, quality food, and relaxing atmosphere here. Their impressive array of awards displayed near the door are testament to that. 

Do check them out on social media (details below), and if you are in the area fancying something honestly Italian, this is of course where you should be heading towards.


Food: ★★★
Customer service: ★★
Atmosphere: ★★★
Toilets: 

Site: thehonestitalian.com
Facebook: /thehonestitalian
Twitter: @HonestItalian
Instagram: the_honest_italian

Phone: 0208 772 0636

Address:
13, Station Parade
Balham High Road
Balham, London
SW12 9AZ

Nearest station: Balham (Northern line)

*We were in invited as guest to review, meals and drinks were complimentary but all views are our own

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