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A Gourmet British BBQ!

Well the UK weather this week has been pretty incredible/horrendous, hasn’t it? Temperatures reached 36 degrees Celsius in London on Wednesday, the hottest I’ve ever experienced in the city! You would think I’d be used to the heat having grown up in Cyprus, but that’s definitely not the case! In hot countries you stop work/school by 2pm due to the heat, so having to deal with similar temperatures in a city, in an office with no fan or air con, or on buses packed with people (with no opening windows, I’d like to add) it’s pretty testing!  What would have made this week much nicer, is coming home to a nice BBQ in the garden at the end of the day. We can’t do this in the flat where we currently live, but as soon as we get a place with a garden, it’s one of the first things we’ll be buying. In fact, my sister-in-law and her partner kindly offered to get us one as a wedding present. We can’t wait!  BBQs were always …

Street Food At Caboose

Earlier this week, on the hottest day of the year so far, we decided to take our team meeting outside into the sun for lunch. The second there’s even a hint of sun in London, everyone flees from their desk at midday to make the most of their lunch hour outside. And there are only so many restaurants and pubs with outside spaces in the city, so competition is fierce 😉 We headed over to Brick Lane and surprisingly found plenty of space at Ely’s Yard near the Truman Brewery, where lots of different street foods were available, a few of which I’d heard rave reviews about. One of these was Caboose, where we all decided to get our grub from.     Caboose is run by three school friends and serves up BBQ themed burgers from an old train carriage. Most of us went for ‘The Fat Controller’: pulled pork, salad, pickles, BBQ mayo and smoked cheddar in a toasted brioche bun, served with rosemary fries. It was really tasty – lots of great …

Lunch at Bodean’s BBQ, Tower Hill

One of our guilty weekend pleasures is going to Bodean’s BBQ, so on Saturday, amidst our cook and bake-off, we thought it would be wise to get out of the house for a little while and go for some lunch, so we thought we’d go for one of our faves. The Tower Hill branch is located on the opposite side to the Tower Of London, just a little further up the road. It looks small from the outside but most tables are located downstairs, underground. It might be a little claustrophobic for those who like natural light!      The restaurant is normally packed out, but it was a bit quieter on Saturday, As such, I felt that being told that we could have the table for an hour and a half was a little unnecessary. It was just the two of us, not a large group that would be more likely to linger, so we were hardly going to take more than an hour and half. The other thing that annoyed me, was that …