Afternoon tea is quickly becoming my most favourite thing ever. If it’s themed, then you’ve already won me over. Sunday, along with 27 other bloggers, I got to preview the Conrad St. James hotel’s (formerly the Intercontinental Westminser) Christmas afternoon tea. This was possibly the cutest assortment of food I’ve ever seen, not to mention super tasty.CONTINUE READING
Today I’m finally showing you a little of where I’ve spent my last two weekends. Marketplace Alehouse and Deli is right in the centre of Doncaster, along the back end of the market. Once you locate it amongst the pubs, you sort of feel like your headed into a secret place as it’s quite small, but don’t be fooled, it’s big in all the right places. The ale selection is unlike anywhere else in Doncaster, you’d normally have to head to York for these sorts of choices. If you want try one of the bottles there is a 75 pence surcharge for drinking in (fair enough, washing glasses isn’t fun!) but with whats on tap constantly changing, you can easily have a couple different pints every time you visit. Be warned though, once you find a favourite, get your fill in while you can because chances are it won’t return! While this might sound like devastating news, don’t fret, you will likely find a new favourite and the cycle continues. They also carry local spirits, the owners pointed out some vodka that is distilled right around the corner from us, which is super random but pretty neat. Not in the mood for ale? Go somewhere else! Just kidding, set yourself down and have a cup of coffee. I haven’t tried it myself, but Sarah came and had some and said it was definitely one of the better coffees she’s had around. We both found out we are a little bit snobbish when it comes to our coffee, so this is a win for coffee lovers too. They also cater to the non beer drinkers with wine and cider. While you’re enjoying your pint (or half if you’re so inclined) I would highly suggest you order a sharing board. Do it. You won’t regret it. When meeting my friend Bev in the afternoon we had planned to have a pint and a sharing board and be on our merry way. Over five hours later we finally left…time just gets away from you here. The first platter we ordered was the Italian board, and oh man, SO GOOD! We opted for a large and I’m glad we did. As you can see above, it looks pretty tasty. We devoured it. They also do some pretty epic looking banquettes, so that’s next on the to try list. By the time Bev’s boyfriend Kyle joined us, we had obviously long since finished out board, and so he ordered the German board and told us we could have some. We said, oh no, we couldn’t possibly, we are full. But once it came, the protests went out the window and we nibbled along with him. I think this was my new favourite of the two. I’m a sucker for sausage and sauerkraut. I am in two minds if I want to post this as I want everyone to know how awesome this place is, and what love and attention has gone into it. On the other hand I want there to always be a seat for me! Such is life. I won’t be selfish though and I’ll share I suppose. They are only open on Fridays and Saturdays so catch them while you can. If you want to see some better pictures, check out Sarah’s post. She loves this place just as much as I do, and I hope if you check it out you will too.
It’s probably time I told you about my new favourite place in Doncaster. Especially since I’ve been back twice since I took these pictures, with plans to take everyone I know eventually. Lord Hurst’s tea room which also does amazing flower bouquets (we saw the Lord himself putting one together and I wanted to take it home for myself) has a pretty nice Afternoon tea, and an even nicer atmosphere.CONTINUE READING
While in Leeds last weekend we made sure to go to Trinity Kitchen to see what food trucks were on offer. Let’s just say Fran and I happy danced over when we saw a grilled cheese van, and only a few people in line. Enter my new favourite obsession – “The Cheese Truck”. CONTINUE READING
My main reason for going to London a couple weeks ago was to attend a London Bloggers afternoon tea. I’m not a London blogger, but I jumped at the chance to meet some lovely ladies and eat my weight in sandwhiches. I wish I was kidding on that last bit. Our table were the eaters for sure. We had most of our food demolished before the other two tables started on their desserts. Oops.