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On The Way To Covent Garden, London

The Tea House, Covent Garden

I find everything worth taking a picture of, especially in London.  So, you won’t be surprised that I took several pictures on the way to Covent Garden when I was there last year.  Here are the pictures:

Close to Covent Garden

Close to Covent Garden

Close to Covent Garden

Close to Covent Garden

Close to Covent Garden

Close to Covent Garden

They have the most interesting names of pubs in England, don’t you think?

Close to Covent Garden - The Nags Head

Close to Covent Garden – The Nags Head

Close to Covent Garden - The Nags Head

Close to Covent Garden – The Nags Head

Close to Covent Garden

Close to Covent Garden

Do you think that I wouldn’t take a picture of this place – The Chandos?  Why would I not, when it’s kind of named after my little Chandi.  Didn’t get a chance to go there though, but will pop in next time.

The Chandos on St. Martins Lane, near Covent Garden

The Chandos on St. Martins Lane, near Covent Garden

After we visited Covent Garden, pictures of which I showed you last week, we went to a street not too far away, and found some really lovely places to gaze and gawk at too.

The Tea House, Covent Garden

The Tea House, close to Covent Garden

More, next time.

I hope you liked the pictures close by to Covent Garden, sometimes, it’s not just the destination, but even the trip that’s worth it.  Always remember to take as many pictures as possible, or you might just forget what you saw on your way.

Craving South African or British Food in San Diego?

I miss British food.  I know many people think that British food is bland, but if you grew up with it – you wouldn’t think that. When someone told me to try a place called Capetown Pub/Restaurant on Miramar Road, and mentioned they have fish and chips and all kinds of savory pies, I was quite excited, but never did I imagine that this new discovery would be so good.

Here’s what I ordered -pie and chips!  Not just any pie, but chicken curry pie and quite delicious- I must say.

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Pie and chips from Capetown Pub, Miramar Road

The chips actually were chips – the British kind – and not just thin tasteless fries.  I was in heaven!  Additionally, there was vinegar – Heinz Malt Vinegar – to drown the chips in- but since they were so good, I didn’t drown them! 

Here’s a look at their menu

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The only problem is deciding what to get as I wanted the samoosas,  which must be like the Indian samosas, and my little girl wanted the chicken curry and rice.  I also wanted the fish and chips.  In the end, we opted to share the pie and chips.

You must be wondering what the restaurant looks like.  Here are a few pictures:

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There’s a few pictures of Nelson Mandela on the walls and the music playing reminded me of UB40 – one of my favorite groups from the UK.  There are at least seven TV screens showing sports, including cricket of course.

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Even though I was full, I could not resist dessert, especially when I found out that the one recommended had custard in it on top of a thin layer of sponge cake.  It’s called “Milktert” – basically a Milktart, but should have been called Custard Tart or something like that – it was heavenly, delicious, yummy…..I should stop there.  The other options were Brandy Tart with custard which I had wanted, and another one that was a sponge cake with coconut.  All the desserts sounded wonderful. 

Here’s the Milktert

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Milktert at Capetown Pub, Miramar Road

Oh, I forgot to mention that all that delicious cold custard had cinnamon sprinkled on it.  I was very tempted to get a cup of tea to go with my pudding, but resisted – not sure why.  Anyway, if you crave South African food or British food, perhaps even Indian food….and you enjoy a modern, even trendy setting and tasty food – then give this place a try.