All posts tagged: fish

Sea Bream & King Prawns with Kale Recipe

During the week, we tried out a fishmongers in Tooting, which was quite novel for us, as we didn’t have anything like this on our doorstep in Bow. So we got quite excited about what was on offer, everything from squid to oysters. One of my favourite fish is sea bream, or tsipoura as we called it in Cyprus. It was always served whole, cooked on the BBQ and served with chips and a huge number of meze plates. You can read an example of this here, one of my previous blog posts about Yialos Taverna in Paphos. The entire meal, including drinks, would normally cost no more than about 15 Euros per person, so I was always disappointed when I first moved back to the UK, when ordering sea bream or bass in a restaurant, that it was already filleted and was often pretty pricey. Part of the fun is filleting the fish, and I also (perhaps weirdly) really like the taste of the skin, which you often don’t get served in restaurants. The …

Dinner & Cocktails at The Happenstance, St Paul’s

On Wednesday evening, I met up with Ceri for dinner at St Paul’s, which seems to be the best central point for us to meet after work. Recently we’ve been going to the chain restaurants in One New Change, but this week we thought we’d try somewhere new. I looked up restaurants around the St Paul’s area and came across The Happenstance – the name really caught my eye, it sounded very unique! The restaurant’s website describes itself as the following: “immerse yourself in a world of curiously good times & happy coincidences at the happenstance. It’s sure to be a welcome addition to your little black book. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame views of london’s most iconic landmark, st paul’s, whilst our sophisticated interior encompasses a striking bar & restaurant, bountiful deli, mixology table & florist. Our glamorous subterranean private dining room or hidden speak easy “the curious treasury” awaits.” So I had pretty high expectations! When we arrived, I was worried that I really hadn’t thought this through – Thursday nights are traditionally when people working …

Throwback Thursday – Sesame Restaurant, Dubrovnik

This week’s Throwback Thursday is about a lovely little restaurant close to Dubrovnik’s city centre, called Sesame. Tim and I went on holiday to Croatia in July 2013. It was a bit of a strange holiday as my Dad had passed away in Cyprus only the month before. I really wasn’t sure if it was appropriate to go, but we’d had it booked for a year, and my friends and family said it would do me good to take my mind off everything and to relax for a while. Thankfully the bosses at my company at the time were incredibly lovely and fine with me taking the extra time off, and I’m glad I did it. We stayed in a large hotel called the Rixos Libertas, right on the coast, about a 20 minute walk from the centre of Dubrovnik. For the first time, we were staying on an all-inclusive basis, which I was always a little hesitant about, but the quality of the food and drink in the hotel was fantastic. One of their …