Temporary living has many downsides, like not knowing where anything is, never having much to wear or the right cooking utensils, but a good thing is it makes you discover a new area. We have been slumming it (only joking, it's lovely here) in Canada Water for the last 3 months and when there are only 3 pots and a pan in the kitchen, going out for dinner seems like a great option. We have been trying out a couple of places in the local area and my favourites are collected here.
Mostly a place for coffee and teas in my kind but they do have a good food menu as well. On my second day in the area I felt like life was not being so great to me and I went to Canada Water Cafe and treated myself to eggs Benedict to cheer me up. It worked. I also spent way too much money on take away coffees on early, cold mornings when I felt I needed a little motivation and treat.
Don't go to cafe east for the decor or atmosphere, there isn't much of either, but the food is worth a visit. The menu is pretty simple and there is no alcohol served so it's a great place for a quick dinner or a weekday treat. We had the pork spring rolls and they were so good. The husband had prawn soup and I had noodles with loads of stuff. Absolutely delicious, quick, good price, and exactly what we wanted.
On NYE we wanted to do something to mark the occasion, but with a bit of an interesting living situation (maybe ill tell you all about that later) we didn't want to do anything at home and London on NYE is generally quite stressful. So we found a local pub and booked dinner for 2. It's the most low key NYE I have ever had ( not counting the year I was on my own with a migraine, had Indian take away, vomited most of the evening and saw the fireworks through the bedroom blinds while hoping it would all end. NYE 2011 you were a challenge) and it suited life right now. This year I want a huge party or dinner with loved ones so I'm going to have to make that happen. But back to the Salt Quay pub. Loved the food, the atmosphere was like a normal pub, and the crowd was a happy one. With menu prices being seriously blown up on NYE our 3 course menu for around £25 was a bargain.
I'm Christine and I currently live in London with my husband where I do my best to go to as many restaurants as possible, bake, DIY and occasionally let my hair down and go to a museum. x