What’s the best thing about London? I’d 100% say eating out. The array of restaurants, cafes, pop ups and food joint on offer in London is 100% is ultimate selling point to both locals and tourists. And that’s also why I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to experience Feast On London this April, which is a city-wide celebration of London’s culinary heritage, all across the city.
The array of places taking part is extensive, with places like The Ritz, aqua shard, The Yacht London, The Library at County Hall, Oblix East and OXO Tower Brasserie. The offers range in price, but there are some cheaper alternatives too, from only £25 and under. The best deal I saw was 3 courses and a glass of prosecco £20 per person…. With too-good-to-be-true deals at London’s hot spots, including Michelin star restaurants, is far from a guilty pleasure. It’s the best way to experience the capital with an affordable price tag.
I love catching up with friends over a meal – it’s such a great way to slow down time and enjoy the moment, so I couldn’t wait to treat my girlfriends to dinner at one of my favourite Thai restaurants in London Busaba Eathai during Feast on London. After a month of jetting from London to Europe and back, I decided to end my week in Covent Garden with the girls and a glass of wine.
Busaba Eathai is modern Bangkok eating in the heart of London, and they’ve got loads of restaurants across the city. We opted for Covent Garden as it was central and we could all meet easily after work on the Friday evening. The dishes at Busaba are are made to share and include a flavoursome selection of freshly prepared salads, pad Thais, wok noodles, stir fries, curries and grills, to accompany our deliciously moreish small plates. The sleek hideaway in Covent Garden founded by acclaimed restaurateur Alan Yau, is the perfect place to relax after a hard week at work. You can dine at funky communal-bench seating in a minimalist, softly-lit dining room and you can eat the night away, indulging in an array of stir-fry, curry, soup and noodle dishes.
Gan Gin Gan Yuu means ‘as you eat, so you are’ which is an axiom which parallels Brillat-Savarin’s ‘you are what you eat’ but goes further to suggest that you also define yourself by your approach to food. The choice of ingredients, preparation and presentation are all indicative of who you are. This is why I love Busaba Eathai and was super excited when I saw they were doing an incredible deal during London on Feast: 2 courses, snack & a drink £18 per person*
The menu is extensive, and the deal menu was just as good with the usual suspects hitting the paper and an array of smaller dishes. As there was three of us, we decided to get a bit of everything from the menu and then share between us. For starters, we opted for Edamame with sea salt flakes, Chicken satay succulent, marinated chicken thigh, topped with peanut satay and Por-pia jay, crispy vegetable spring rolls with dark soy and sesame sauce.
Then for mains I went for the Green curry grilled chicken chicken breast with green curry sauce and green curry fried rice, whilst the girls opted for Pad Thai with chicken poached chicken breast in a classic pad Thai with Chinese chive and lime and Crispy duck noodle aromatic crispy duck with wok fried wheat noodle, mushroom, cucumber, onion, hoisin and soy sauce served with Thai chilli jam. All of the dishes were amazing, and the staff were attentive, bringing us more wine when we needed a top up!
On the main menu you can discover the likes of fried chicken stir-fry with lemongrass, shallots and sweet chilli sauce, massaman duck curry with peanut, star anise and cinnamon, or a classic pad Thai with king prawns, shrimp, beansprouts and lime.
If you too want to spoil yourself and sign up for an evening of ultimate indulgence, visit Bookatable’s Feast on London – the deals are on until 30 April so be sure to hurry! And if you also love going to London for afternoon tea, be sure to check out their Themed Afternoon Tea page on Bookatable.
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*Available lunch & dinner Mon-Sun 1st – 30th April 2019, subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu & subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service.