The Rum Kitchen
I love reviewing restaurants, I love them even more when the word ‘Rum’ is in the name.
but this one in particular has been on my hit-list since last summer!
After indulging in some jerk swordfish and all the other culinary delights of The Rum Kitchen at Feast Festival in Bricklane last year… I’ve been dying to have a long and drunken lunch at their restaurant.
it did not disappoint – from the gorgeous waitresses and the kiss and cuddle upon arrival
(she won me over immediately!)
This Jamaican shack of joy is so relaxed, we ended up spending all afternoon there.
We had some banging plantain crisps while we perused the mouth watering menu.
It isn’t a huge menu, but that is not a bad thing – you wont need any more options!
Trust me, you’re going to get something you love here.
To start we ordered two “Lesser of Two Weevils”
To accompany our mind-blowing mash-up cocktail of red stripe, Jamaican ginger beer shandy spiked with Mount Gay Rum – We opted for the Salt Fish Fritters and sticky jerk ribs.
Now I don’t know if this is the rum talking, but they were some seriously excellent choices by us…
After quickly downing our cocktails to calm the fire of spicey jerk and chilli dressings, 2 beers please.
& then swiftly followed by our mains
I definitely won on the mains front :
after originally heading in for the rainbow salad with grilled tuna – which looked stunning at the table next to me.
I then saw the woman behind devouring the crab burger & then there was no question.
The crab burger would be mine…
Soft Shell Crab Burger, with spicy tamarind sauce, ginger aioli & guava-lime relish.
We also had the Jerk Fried Chicken Thighs with Shoe-string onion rings, homemade slaw and rum jerk bbq ketchup.
Our awesome waitress gave us a tasting session of all the sauces, and well we went for them all…
a girls got to have options.
With two more beers to follow, we were suitably hiccup-ing our way out of The Rum Kitchen, with very satisfied customers. I’m planning my next visit already!
Part 2 : PRAGUE
I Could not recommend Prague MORE!
I had the best time ever, and was sad to leave
It was so diverse, from visiting the sex museums, drinking EXCEPTIONAL Pilsner and dancing in the streets
to climbing to the top of the Astronomical Clock and hiking up hills to enjoy the view & hot chocolates.
Prague is actually really romantic – and I thought I was in for a ‘lads’ weekend!
so it was lovely just to enjoy some time doing what we do best.
Eating &Drinking in Prague:
The wine is really bloody cheap, as is the beer – and the Czechs don’t not do badly at their regional tipple!
so finding little brick underground bars was my favourite lunch time mission:
That is hollowed out fresh bread
with a beef!
and then getting lost in the incredible old cobbled streets near the famous gothic Chares Bridge
it was brilliant! I bought so many prints and things for our new home
everybody is a struggling artist, or a poet in Prague… or just plain drunk… I Loved it.
After a day of museums of the less sexy kind
it was all about the cake!
I think Tiramisu is on the to make list.
so that’s the next blog for you to anticipate….
Roaming Europe: Part I
I’ve spent a big chunk of the winter months running around Europe to somewhere
EVEN COLDER than rainy old London town.
It was brilliant, delicious and a little drunken
here are a few recommendations from the first stop!
The very, very cool, beautiful but bloody nippy
it was Christmas when we arrived there
so there were the amazing traditional Christmas Markets
Literally, so much Bratwurst…
but they were worth the trip alone!
Between the Gluhwein, Hot Apple Ciders and Grogg
we managed to stumble our way around some pretty gorgeous sites too
The first afternoon – after drinking some seriously strong beers,
we strolled the sites and the Berlin Wall
Life changing Goulash and fried dumplings
& listening to some folk music in Max & Moritz
COFFEE & CAKE
head to Michelberger Hotel
I sat in the bar sipping flat whites and eating heavenly chocolate tart
and reading their handrawn magazines
Gorgeous owners, and a great alternative to a standard hotel – for a really fun hotel I recommend The Huttenpalast whole heartedly! We stayed in the original 1940s Airstream caravan in a warehouse.