On both our trips to London this year, we have based ourselves fairly & squarely in SE1, probably my favourite part of the city.
We walked miles along the Thames, explored the City and the fabulously renovated Docklands area, including my all-time favourite St. Katharine Dock.
We also ate several times over the weeks at some of the restaurants at St. Katharine Dock, especially Côte. Once we ate at Côte in Hay’s Galleria, but our “regular” became SKD. The service was always pleasant and efficient, the views over the little harbour are brilliant, and there are heaters for those who (like us) prefer to sit out and eat, despite the fickle English weather.
At lunchtime (we didn’t go there in the evenings, as it so happens) Côte offers a reasonably priced menu, which you can order as either 2 or 3 courses.
My husband is allergic to seafood, I don’t eat meat, but we always found things we both wanted on their menu.
As a bit of a creature of habit where food is concerned, I tended to have the same thing every time we ate there.
The why-fix-it-if-it’s-not-broke logic.
The dish in question was THE most delicious mackerel terrine, which was always consistently good, and a generous helping, too.
Loved the presentation, on a wooden platter with that cute individual jar.
Hubby tried an interesting-looking & interesting-sounding yellow beetroot salad one day.
Nothing wrong with the quality of the beetroot, just that despite its striking looks, it was – sad to report – a tad underwhelming, taste-wise. Nice, but a bit bland.
Doesn’t it look lovely, though?
I never even knew you could get yellow beetroot.
I subsequently Googled it – as one does – and it doesn’t stain.
So now you know.
Anyone who knows me that I have long since given up eating puddings and chocolate – both of which used to be the highlight of any meal for me.
Fighting middle-aged flab was simply not compatible with eating pudding and so, sadly, many years ago I gave up the unequal fight.
I share this with you, not to elicit any sympathy, but to highlight the fact that, despite years of not touching pudding, every time we lunched at Côte, I had pudding.
Their frozen berries and hot sauce are to die for.
Too too yum.
Recommended, after several visits.
We paid our own way every time, nor did we tell anyone that I blog and write reviews.
Notice the mention of yellow beetroot – recently I made a beetroot loaf with yellow beetroot. Whilst it is a more ordinary whole meal bread colour (normally the loaf is deep pink) the taste is also less earthy! Good for cheese and preserves!
Gosh Su, how interesting. You live & you learn. Well, at least I do 😛 Hugs. next trip, we MUST connect. been way too long x