Sandwiched between London Bridge and the River Thames, you’ll find a quaint sub section of London known as Borough Market. One of the oldest and largest food markets in London, Borough Market is a hot spot for fresh produce, delicious cooked food and awesome coffee spots. We ventured down on a Saturday (note: the crowd levels on a Saturday are definitely not for the faint hearted) to have a look around and grab something to eat. We were definitely not disappointed by what was on offer: fresh juices, pulled pork stands and glasses of champagne just to name a few!
Weaving through the heavy crowd, we took a break to marvel at the stalls all decked out for Halloween, with a huge variety of pumpkins on offer from the vegetable stalls and an abundance of decorations dotted around. It’s a great place to go to soak in the London atmosphere, drink a glass of champagne and enjoy a great pulled pork burger all under one roof.
Now no London excursion would be complete without a hunt for some great coffee and Borough Market was no exception. We hobbled on down to Monmouth Coffee which has really built itself a reputation for having great tasting coffee that’s sustainable and ethically sourced. The word must have got out a while ago because the queue for place wound out the door and round the corner! While the British in us immediately wanted to join the queue out of curiosity, we also had to see what all the fuss was about. Inside the tiny unit, baristas were frantically taking orders with the most popular request being a simple filter coffee. The coffee is prepared by dripping it through filter paper and we must say that the simple preparation is really a testament to how fresh this coffee is. We guzzled down the great tasting cup of coffee, admired the shabby chic interior and went on our merry way back into the bustle of borough market.
Then it was time for a bite to eat. We stumbled upon Roast, a great restaurant above the market that serves up classic British cooking often using fresh ingredients from the markets stalls below. Not only does the restaurant provide great views of the market below, but it also serves up a fantastic range of meats that are cooked to perfection. We loved the moreish duck breast and plum dish and if you’ve got the stomach for it, we’d definitely recommend getting the sticky date pudding for dessert – definitely unforgettable! We’re always on the lookout for interesting places to go in London and if you’re anything like us, Borough Market is definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area!
Patches & Flash x