If you've already been following my blog for a while, you have most likely found out that I love eating and adore good food, but I'm not a big fan of cooking. So as eating is close to my heart (definitely a sentence to start one's personal dating advert!), I'm going to continue boring you with blog posts about the restaurants and cafes I've been to. I've been told to have the most sensitive taste buds, but unfortunately I've never been able to explain these taste experiences to anyone else, so don't expect any high level restaurant critique!
My favourite from last week was definitely a thai restaurant in Shoreditch called Busaba Eathai. And just now adding that link I found out that it's a chain restaurant and they have 8 restaurants around London.
Went there with my French mate. We both liked the rice pots, they were different depending on the rice you chose! My fried chicken (imagination is overrated!) was delicious and his liquidy bowl was extremely spicy and hot, or that's what I translated from the facial expressions. Prices were very affordable by the way, meals from both sides of 10 pounds. It's actually a good place for groups were some are okay with spending more and some are stingy or on a student budget. One thing I didn't like was how they forgot our water glasses. Maybe it was their way of demonstrating how they don't like stingy customers who ask for tab water, c'mon, I had a glass of wine too! Finally we got the water after having asked 3 times..
And this is the location ^^ Right next to Hoxton square in Shoreditch, East London. (But like I just learned a few seconds ago, they seem to have 7 other locations too...)
And this is how you get there ^^ Hop off at the Old Street tube station.
A word of advice. We went there quite early on a Saturday night, around 7ish if I remember correctly. After we got out, there was a huge queue outside the restaurant, so if you don't like waiting for a table, get there before eight. Though this piece of advice is only based on a one-time experience, so don't blame me if you go there too early only cos I said so.
Another word of advice. If you're searching for a quiet and intimate date restaurant, this is probably not the place as you will be sharing a big table with random people and it is quite noisy in there too. So don't propose to your girlfriend here unless you want to have an audience for the proposal.