T.E.D. Restaurant, Kings Cross, London

HONESTLY’S VERDICT
In a word: Delicious
Food:  Really tasty dishes with a focus on seasonal, local and ethically sourced produce. Deservedly in Opentable’s top 100 restaurants in the UK for 2014
Service:  Effective although a little bit stretched at time
Presentation:  Nice simple décor, great colour palette, with pretty things to catch your eye. Simple unfussy food styling
Ambience:  When it’s busy, it’s really buzzy…great for a boozy supper with friends, not so for a romantic meal for two where you struggle to hear each other talk
Location:  A 3 minute walk from Kings Cross station.  The restaurant helping to lift the reputation of Caledonian Road, the southern end at least!
Value for money: Not too bad at just under £40 a head for two courses of really delicious food and a glass of wine. However, I’m still miffed at paying £14 for an entrée-sized Winter Salad, which has left an unpleasant taste in my mind
Worth a visit?:  Yes, for the delicious local and ethically sourced food and booze, just chose wisely!

TED Restaurant at the King’s Cross end of Caledonian Road is a great new-ish offering in the centre of town. Caledonian Road doesn’t have the greatest of reputations food-wise, however, It’s just a stones throw from King’s Cross station and on the better end of the road where cute little café’s have been popping up in recent years; Drink, Shop, Do and Pattern Cafe.

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Sunday, Barnsbury, London

HONESTLY’S VERDICT
In a word:  Hidden-gem
Food: Exceeds expectations for a little local cafe
Service:  Generally good, but sometimes suffers when it’s busy at weekends
Presentation:  Love it; simple, old school charm; wood, flowers, paperweights
Ambience:  Weekends = buzzy.  Weekdays = relaxed.
Location: Snug in the heart of Barnsbury a few minutes walk from Caledonian Road & Liverpool Road and a few more from Upper Street
Value for money:  Portion and quality are spot on for the prices
Worth a visit?:  Absolutely, it’s become a go-to weekender for us

I’ve spent so long procrastinating and distracting myself from writing this post.  I’m not quite sure why, it should be one of the easiest posts to write as I absolutely adore Sunday.  Maybe a part of me doesn’t want to share the foodie love…

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