All posts tagged: Scotch egg

Central & Co, Soho

Tell me your favourite hangover cure. Mine? A good quality, well cooked piece of meat, plus everything else my friend and I tucked into yesterday at Central & Co, a new all-day Brasserie and Bar in the heart of the West End. After cycling into Soho from Hackney Wick, we parked up the bikes and headed for our table, which looked straight out onto one of the world’s most famous shopping streets, Carnaby Street. We ordered some olives and a bread board to start, along with an Aperol Spritz to quench our thirst and perused the menu, which was separated into ‘Brunch’, ‘Small Plates’, ‘Large Plates’ and ‘Sides’. We opted for the Flank Steak main with chips, watercress and roasted tomato but decided to share a Duck Egg Scotch Egg, Slaw and Seasonal Greens as well. After munching on a load of delicious bread, the food arrived at the same time and filled our table. Lucy winced as she saw how much there was in front of us but then quickly followed with a smile. …

Coach and Horses, Farringdon

A friend of mine was recently pronounced head chef of The Coach and Horses. Having never tasted his food before as he used to work outside of London, a big group of us decided to go down one Thursday evening and try it out. His name? Harry McKenzie. Remember that one. I have read some great reviews and fellow blogger Neil Davey (The Lambshank Redemption) hails it as his favourite pub in London. I can see why. The menu is not for the faint hearted (or the veggie). However, knowing that 2 of our group are vegan, Harry concocted an extra special 3 course meal consisting of Wild Herbs and Sea Vegetable Tempura to start, Celeriac, Candied Beetroot and Squash Lasagne with foraged Mushroom Risotto, Wild Chervil and Cobnuts for main and Chocolate Mousse, Apple Sorbet and Herb Crisps for pudding! The Coach and Horses homemade Scotch Egg has been the talk of the town for a while so I decided to order it as my starter. It is on the bar menu but I …