Sometimes it’s just the discovery of a new restaurant to get me excited and inspired about food again. Lucky for me, I live in London. There is always something popping up.
I had arranged to meet my gorgeous friend, Irena Tyshyna, for lunch at the Aveda Institute in Covent Garden and was on my way to meet her, when I was pulled into a little café called Holborn Grind. It’s super trendy with a tricolour of mixed salad that change daily and loads of lovely sandwiches and gluten free salty caramel chocolate brownies. Yum. No doubt, an excellent spot, but they were full. It was suggested that we try next door. Boy, was I glad they did.
The Hubbard & Bell is in the two month old Hoxton Hotel, Holborn, and with it’s mustard booths, Eames DSW chairs and raw iron fixtures, is a chilled combination of retro American diner meets Shoreditch. Irena and I sat at the bar over looking a very hectic kitchen, ordered their cold pressed super green juice and shared grilled leeks with caramelised onion, their cheese burger on a brioche bun and some truffle fries with parmesan and parsley. Although we had to wait a bit, as the kitchen got backed up, the food was rich and delicious. I’ll be posting my version of their leeks in the next few weeks. We’ll defiantly be back for a slightly cleaner lunch soon.
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