I recently joined Story PR where I have been welcomed with open arms and a stomach full of food. Venturing from a medium-sized agency, I was a bit apprehensive about what a group of 12 would be like, but all anxious feelings have disappeared with the help of inspiring people, fun clients, original campaigns and several tasty lunch dates.
Part of being a new starter is that you have to go for brekkie or lunch with every colleague individually – I know, a very hard life. This ensures that you get to know everybody separately and feel settled as quickly as possible.
Although I would love to make you all green with envy, I’m not going to document every place I went to because that would mean that this post goes on and on. Also, I didn’t take photos of some because I ate the food too quickly…judge as you wish.
NOTE: Don’t read on if you’re hungry…
MUD – Tooting
I’m a massive fan of brunch and breakfast in general, so this place was right up my street. It’s a cute café in Tooting with a friendly and casual vibe which is a couple of minutes walk from the station. The freshly squeezed orange juice came in a quirky glass and tasted… fresh. But the piece de resistance was my corn fritters, smashed avocado, chilli jam, poached egg and side of salmon. The fritters were perfectly cooked with the right amount of sweetness, and everything together just made the best combination for my taste buds. Highly recommend!
Rabot 1745 – Borough Market
This was probably the most unusual place that I went to as the whole menu had cacao present in some shape or form. A highlight was the choice of dips for the sourdough bread which included nibs of cacao in salted butter, cacao balsamic vinegar and nibs of cacao in pesto. The pesto was very tasty. It wasn’t my favourite but I would recommend just for the experience.
Casse-Croûte – Bermondsey
It’s lucky if you get a seat in this intimate and authentic French restaurant. The staff are VERY French so you definitely feel like you are chilling in the street of Paris in this establishment. The menu changes every day which adds that extra special touch. I had duck and white bean casserole and Sarah had pigeon and beetroot. Both were delicious but very rich, so best to avoid for lunches if you don’t want to fall asleep at your desk…
Antico – Bermondsey
This Italian restaurant was definitely up there with the best. The service was great and the food was beautifully displayed and SUPER tasty. To start, I had a goat’s cheese, honey walnut and beetroot salad which was delicious and, for main, I had pan-fried monkfish. The food was cooked to perfection and its simplicity made sure it had the best flavour. Highly recommend!
Other places that I had a pleasure to visit were The Bermondsey Café, Village East, The London Grind and Pizarro. That’s it – you’ll find me curled up in a ball trying to hide my current food baby situation.