Kirsty and I are both photographers and both foodies. Therefore we like to hang out taking photos and eating nice food, sometimes both at the same time ;) I've been spending a lot of time with her recently, she's fun, funny and supportive so we've been sharing photography tips, trials and taking each others' minds off work related stresses. I'm actually heading to her house to sleep on her sofa tonight so I can help her out at her beginner's photography workshop tomorrow in London, she can't get rid of me!
Anyway, on Thursday we had fun attending the Emmanuelle Moureaux exhibition and then headed for a bit of a posh lunch at Roast restaurant in the Borough Market. A pricier option than the salt beef sandwich we shared the previous week when we wandered around the market eating on benches, this time we fancied something more relaxing and enjoyed our experience in the beautiful dining room up above the chaos of the market.
Since we were treating ourselves and neither of us had to drive we started off with bread & olives and some cocktails! I had the passionfruit martini and Kirsty had the Strawberry daiquiri. Both were delicious and served in gold rimmed glasses. I'm pretty sure the bread was from the lovely Bread Ahead bakery too!
I struggled to decide on a main course, they all sounded amazing but in the end I opted for the Ox cheek with horseradish mash. It was melt-in-the-mouth tender and so rich and tasty, perfect with the creamy mash with a bit of a kick from the horseradish. The dishes don't come with other veg so we ordered some cabbage and couldn't resist the mac & cheese side.
I have to admit, I had major food envy when I saw Kirsty's amazing crackling - she gave me a taste and it was to die for, I will definitely be ordered the roast pork next time I go (as I WILL be going back)! The mac & cheese was the best I've had, super cheesy and such a massive portion we didn't manage to finish it all! We were too stuffed for pudding, it was such a good meal, I'd definitely recommend the restaurant and the bar area looked lovely too. A great place to while away a couple of hours if you're in the area and fancy getting away from the busy streets and market downstairs.
Our bill came to £150.75 for bread & olives, 2 cocktails, 2 mains, 2 sides and a carafe of wine. It's obviously not a cheap place but we ate and drank plenty for that and it's worth the price in my opinion, the food is top quality, we were well looked after and the surroundings are lovely, of course it's a prime location in the Borough Market too!
I took a few phone snaps in there too, not the best quality but it shows more of the restaurant and the view downstairs.