vegetarian

Gails Kitchen: You’ll want the whole menu

Gails Kitchen is the sit down restaurant from the Gails bakery chain you’ll all know and love if you live in London. It’s just off Tottenham Court Road inside the MyHotel and next door to one of these bakery chains – hidden behind a curtain and full of rustic wood tables and prints of library books. The Bloomsbury/Charlotte Street area has been bursting with foodie treats for a while and they are what is making Fitzrovia one of the most exciting areas of London right now.

We find ourselves regularly suggesting Gails Kitchen for any lunch date /after-work gathering – the emphasis is on great bread (obviously) and small dishes which are mainly vegetarian but with fantastic combinations of ingredients and flavours that don’t leave you missing the meat – every dish is delicious and you have to be quite strict to not order one of everything. The Haute List girls decided to go for an after work treat and left with giant food babies – so much so that we could barely fit the incredible dessert which was such a shame! So what did we eat??? (more…)

Advertisements

Plenty More Ottolenghi: Cauliflower Cake

The Haute List is a big fan of Yotam Ottolenghi. We often frequent his eponymous restaurants in Notting Hill & Islington for yummy middle-eastern inspired salads and gorgeous baked treats. His gilded outpost in Piccadilly; NOPI, is the place to go for delicious nosh like roasted butternut squash with cardamom yoghurt and pecans.

What we particularly like about Ottolenghi’s cooking is the love he gives to the humble vegetable. We’re not vegetarians, but when we want a break from chicken breasts and salmon fillets we always turn to his cookbook, Plenty. He crafts complex and delicious meat-free recipes that will change the way you cook veggies.

(more…)