Frugal feast at an old favourite – The Empress, Victoria Park

It’s been ages since I last updated this blog. Life got in the way, diarising my family’s eating habits felt less important and I bought a new house in Devon, which stalkers and holidaymakers can rent out over the holidays – so long as they don’t daub my name in blood upon its pristine white… Continue reading Frugal feast at an old favourite
– The Empress, Victoria Park

Fine films and dirty burgers feed the changing face of Whitechapel

The almighty juggle of the summer holidays has begun, and, trying to have some fun amid the kids’ various activities – Jonah’s been climbing with Mile End Climbing Wall in the Breacon Beacons, while Ava’s been doing pottery on a holiday course at Wonderland ceramics, Victoria Park – and our full-time jobs, is, as usual,… Continue reading Fine films and dirty burgers feed the changing face of Whitechapel

Low sugar zero grain chocolate and almond cake, for when you want to have your cake and eat it too

We’ve not done much dining, as a family, over the past few weeks, save the odd two-for-£10 pizza in the Lauriston, and cheeky Burger King when we’re all out of options for anything more nutritious (and it’s okay once in a while, right?). And with a freezer full of Devonshire pork, couriered up from my… Continue reading Low sugar zero grain chocolate and almond cake, for when you want to have your cake and eat it too

Vu Viet, Victoria Park Village

We’ve been going to Vu Viet since it was Namo’s, and owned by parents at the local school. Back then, it was the highlight of the tap end of the village, tucked away to the right of the roundabout we once overlooked from our flat at the heart of the rapidly gentrifying Lauriston Road. Namos… Continue reading Vu Viet, Victoria Park Village

Festive feast at Spitjacks, Lauriston Road

We love having a range of independent restaurants on the street where we used to live, near Victoria Park on the Hackney/Tower Hamlets border. And as the area becomes increasingly popular as a gastroexcursion/ festival destination, we’re increasingly grateful that we no longer live in medias res – i.e. it’s becoming almost too popular. With… Continue reading Festive feast at Spitjacks, Lauriston Road

The Thai Room, Bow, E3

East London Thai in a tucked away location After a quick and easy Thursday night supper, we went to the Thai Room which is located in the still secluded Bow Wharf, of the Regent’s Canal, and tucked away from the main shops and restaurants of Victoria Park Village, near where we live. We are spoiled… Continue reading The Thai Room, Bow, E3