eating out

we had a week without any children around and after a couple of nights of cooking for ourselves we decided to try a few different places and after all paying for only 2 of us was much cheaper and hey, the weather was good and who wants to do all that shopping, cooking and cleaning;  we finally made it to Gokyuzu  in Green Lanes – we LOVE turkish food, especially in dalston, but so many people have talked about Green Lanes that we thought that we would give it a go.  it was a tuesday evening and the queue was in the street at 7pm – thankfully we reserved – the food was good, but the bustling restaurant didn’t feel relaxing and it was very noisy, couldn’t hear each other speak – if all you want to do is eat tasty food, then thats fine.  but i shall be returning to the mangal in dalston.   we had a drink in the amazing salisbury pub, with its high victorian interior – its a grand size and beautiful maintained interior – wish we had a pub like that near us.   worth visiting green lanes just to remind yourself of a bygone era.  some friends took us to Taberna de Mercado in spitalfields – personally i thought that it was disappointing and overpriced – and i went home still hungry!  maybe we went on a bad night.    we also went to cecconi’s on an evening – have only been there once before for coffee – absolutely loved the traditional italian food and fun to people watch – people definitely dress up to go there!    its back to cooking and cleaning again – but this time Maude made us some vietnamese summer rolls filled with tofu and prawns – yum – home made food is the best!

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  1. We have recently taken to eating sunday lunch out with family and friends (not all at the same time though!) and we are hooked on Turkish food also. I cannot remember the last time we made a sunday roast, I think it may have been Christmas! I love my sunday lunches out now, but I do have a retired husband (there has to be some benefits to retiring early!) so that makes a big difference not having to go to work the next day as our last lunch finished at 11.30pm! xx

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    1. you make me laugh, thats like a spanish lunch rolled into dinner! robert loves to cook sunday lunch – but at least once every now and again we take out all the family, especially as Alice no longer lives at home. xx

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