On Sunday, after what can only be classified as a busy work weekend, I wrapped up in my coat and went in search for some hearty food. My dad was waiting at The Pig and Butcher pub in Islington. He is in London for a conference and had time for dinner with his favourite (and only) daughter and her husband to be. I was absolutely ravenous when I arrived, working really makes me hungry, and I dived in to the menu, chose both a starter and a main and then just waited, praying that the food would be arriving soon. I had a seat facing the kitchen pass which is the area where the food is passed from the kitchen to the waiters and I could not stop staring at the amazing plates of food being handed out. I was so hungry there was no time to take a photo of the starter, it was inhaled in minutes, but I am happy to let you know that it was delicious. The main event of any Sunday pub meal is of course the roast and I went for pork belly. Not the most traditional, but I find it is very difficult to pass up pork belly when it is on a restaurant menu. And I am so happy I went for it: The crackling was crispy, the meat tender and tasty, the vegetables crunchy with a side of apple sauce and some crazy good roast potatoes. It did not disappoint.
Then there was dessert. There is always that time in between finishing a main course and making the decision to have dessert where I think that maybe I should just let it be, not stuff myself and go home full, but comfortable. Then the dessert menu arrives and my willpower disappears and I order the heaviest thing on the menu. Typical. So I of course had a chocolate sundae and the other two went for a berry crumble with vanilla ice cream. This place does't do small portions. So of course we left feeling almost unwell, but very satisfied. I just with this pub would be a bit closer to home so we could go there a bit more often.
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