Mac & Wild | Great Scottish Meat | London

So, I had someone visiting back in February 2020, and this someone loves meat. Like in “good meat”. Did some research and MAC & WILD came up. Ok then let’s try it.

We booked a table at 7 pm, the restaurant in central London is lovely and I am going to tell you this straight away: the staff is very nice and very knowledgeable, especially when it comes to talking about meant a whisky. Which is what this place is all about.

The Menu is Scotland-themed, from the starters to the desserts. We decided to go for a “trio” when it was time to choose the dessert: the best choice ever! Honestly, desserts here are super good!

As for the main meals, I don’t think I have to tell you much, you can see the pictures: good, aren’t they? Yes, the meat was top quality, and the waiting staff very helpful in explaining what was available and how to pair it with their wide selection of whiskeys.

I wanna tell you a bit more about this lovely place, I will paste here a short description take from their website, you can read the rest of it by clicking on the link at the end of the text.

Scotland is home. It’s where we both grew up, and the warm Highland way of life is the constant inspiration for Mac & Wild.

In the Highlands, most folk are closely connected to the land and the produce we gather from it. Perhaps that’s why many traditional farming practices have blessedly been preserved. You won’t find industrialised animal practices here – animals are reared the ‘right’ way – on open pastures, with natural feed and without the use of any chemical nasties. “ CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

Do I recommend this place? Yes. Of course, it is not cheap, but I don’t think you can place “cheap+good quality+meat” in the same sentence. I believe that when it comes to meat, especially, you need the pay for its value if you expect quality. Great quality, in this case.

Would I go back? Absolutely yes. Because as I was mentioning at the beginning, the experience was super from the starters to the desserts.

Thank you Mac & Wild, we will be back!

Address: various locations. We went to the one it Fitzrovia.
65 Great Titchfield Street, London, W1W 7PS

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London Local Cafe: Cafe & Latte in Pretty Highbury

Yes, another lovely Local café I want to tell you about.

But today I also want to tell you about the area in which this Café is located. It is called Highbury. If you are visiting London, chances are you might never end up here. Or maybe you will since it is where Arsenal Stadium is, and I know a few people love to go and visit that Stadium.

Highbury is a residential area, a lovely “villagy” area. This is where you can find your local butcher, the nice pubs, and a lovey greengrocer too. Located near the posh area of Islington and Angel, where the majority of the houses are very nice looking and expensive, and where many VIPs live.

So if you by any chance find yourself here in Highbury, please do go and enjoy a great traditional Full English Breakfast at CAFÉ & LATTE CAFÉ. They also serve lunch and dinner.

My partner ordered here his breakie with a Bubble and squeak, and if you don’t know what that is, I have an article where I tell you everything you need to know about it 😊

I went for bacon and chips, with a good portion of baked beans too. I can’t have gluten often and not even eggs, so when I do find yummy alternatives I go for it. And everyone loves chips and baked beans, innit?!

The staff is super lovely, and the menu is filled up with a good variety of options. You won’t be disappointed. A lovely traditional café with a nice interior deco: exposed brick walls and a very comfy looking armchair. Everything you need to feel at home.

After the meal you can have a walk going south, and back to Highbury Barn. It is just a few mins away and if you still have a little bit of space in that tummy, please visit Highness Café. I used to go there pretty often when my partner lived in Highbury (born and raised there!). It is a nice family-run bakery and they make every single cake from scratch with the best ingredients. You can read more here, in this article.

Hopefully, you now have an extra option for your traditional breakfast in London. Remember that many more “where to eat” options can be found HERE.

Enjoy your breakie!

Address: 147 Blackstock Rd, Finsbury Park, London N4 2JS

Local Cafe in London: Cafe Express | Dollis Hill

The name of this place truly sounds like another cafe I have told you about. Star Express. Well, lets say many do look the same and have similar names! This one tough, is on the opposite side of London. I will be very honest here: it is not located in a tourist area, actually there is nothing truly interesting around here. Please do visit this Cafe if by any chance you end up in Willesden or Dollish Hill area.

It is not far from Neasden Temple, so that might be a great chance! It is a traditional workers cafe. The owners are super kind and the food is very good. Price-wise of course, amazing. We normally spend £10 for the 2 of us, and just £13 or £14 when I decide to go for a more subsantial plate. As I have mentioned you many times in previous article, I am intolerant to eggs, gluten and dairy. So I try not to have those ingredients very often. I know, I then go to Ole & Steen and have muffins and buns… I should not do that, but sometiems I truly cant resist! Anyway.

Cafe Express is located on the main road, just opposite B&M. So if, eventually, you end up here, do go and visit B&M too. Not much that you need in there if you are a visitor (homeware and tinned food mainly!), but a great place to buy if you live in London and need nice cheap stuff.

Address: 404 High Rd, Willesden, London NW10 2DS

I recently had here a jacket potato with tuna. The potato was nicely baked, huge and I must add they used great quality butter on it, it really was tasty!

London Local Cafe: Star Express

Here we are, a lovely local cafe in Angel. This particular one was some kind of surprise. My partner and I were in Angel, as usual, looking for a local cafe, and to be honest with you we wanted to skip the market area, but then we ended up having our fab breakfast here

It is a traditional local café, and even though it is located right on Chapel Market, prices are still very good and in line with a traditional café in a more residential area. We’ve spent an average of £12 for the two of us, and we have been there twice so far.

In these pictures you can see you can have a lot more than the usual fry-up, my partner went for an omelet! Me, being intolerant to a lot of things, I have to adapt and my plate always looks kinda sad! 😊

I have lots more suggestions on local cafe HERE

This area is so nice, the market is a traditional local market, not a tourist one so I strongly recommend visiting Angel. Also, on the nearby (1 min walk away!) the main road you can find lots of restaurants, shops and there are 3 supermarkets in the area too.

Address: 71 Chapel Market, The Angel, London N1 9ER

Let’s go to Clapham.

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I lived in this area for three years, many years ago, and I must admit that at the time it was not what it is today, it was not so “alive” and full of things to do, so it was a bit boring for me, I felt almost isolated. But today is a whole other thing! Let’s find out together how this borough was born and evolved into what it is today. If you come to London on holiday, a trip to Clapham junction is a good idea: independent shops, cafes, restaurants, in short… a little gem often not too well known by visitors! Continue reading Let’s go to Clapham.

10 Facts about Hyde Park that you might not know!

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I love Hyde Park and its beautiful open spaces. Very much loved by tourists too, but do you really know it much?When you think of London, one of the first places that will come to mind is Hyde Park. Located in central London, it provides Londoners with a lovely escape too, not just the tourists. There’s a lot of history behind the park that many visitors know very little or nothing about. Here are some interesting facts for you!

Continue reading 10 Facts about Hyde Park that you might not know!

8 Fab Museums for Kids in London

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Coming to London with kids can be super fun and stressful at the same time. Many museums in London have child-friendly interactive exhibits and activities, so don’t stress too much, this is how you can keep them entertained!

Great museums in London that kids will love. Continue reading 8 Fab Museums for Kids in London

British Pubs – Did You Know?

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Pubs, Inn, Open Houses. What are they? You can’t possibly say “Britain” without adding soon after the word “pub”, can you? A Pub here in the UK is not just a place where you go for a beer, it is very often the focus of a whole community. If you have been to London, you have seen men in a suit standing outside a Pub after 4.30 pm having a drink. That’s what we do, very often, to let our hair down after work. If you venture out a little, outside the touristic areas, you will see local pubs with locals having a laugh while sipping a good beer. Continue reading British Pubs – Did You Know?

Highness Cafe | Best Cakes & Pastries in London

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I have found out about this little Bakery & Cafe in Highbury (Islington, London) just because my boyfriend used to live across the road, literally. What a lovely discovery! Simply Best  Cakes in London (nearly!) Continue reading Highness Cafe | Best Cakes & Pastries in London