Food: Well executed Western style cafe dishes infused with the best of Sri Lanka’s fresh produce
Service: Laid back and effective
Presentation: Beautiful little haven hidden away from the hustle and bustle of Galle
Ambience: Chilled and peaceful
Location: Tucked behind a store in one of Galle’s traditional Dutch-style courtyard houses
Value for money: About 4,000Rps (about £20) for two juices, two mains and a slice of cake. Nothing’s cheap in Sri Lanka anymore.
Worth a visit?: Another highly recommended foodie find, definitely worth hunting out when you’re looking for a healthy alternative to the delicious local dishes
Poonie’s Kitchen in Galle Fort came highly recommended to me by both Verity at Ebb and Flow Jungalows and Tim at Unakanda. After a disappointing first visit (after finally finding the place, we discovered it doesn’t open on Sundays!), we finally managed to grab ourselves a table, soak up the relaxed atmosphere and eat from the menu. Happy days!
Food: Delicious, flavourful dishes made using local produce
Service: Friendly and patient!
Presentation: Simple and unfussy
Ambience: Very relaxed
Location: Off the beaten track; hidden away amongst the eucalypts
Value for money: Yep, below average prices for the region
Worth a visit?: Yep, the 15 minute drive out of Dunsborough is well worth it to discover this little gem hidden away in the bush
I was tipped off about this little café by KT, yoga teacher at Zen Den Collective in Dunsborough, WA. Had I not asked for her foodie go-to’s, I would never have discovered this hidden gem by chance, and I am so glad I did, as I loved everything about Goanna: the cafe, bush setting, shop and gallery.
Presentation: Clean and simple food-wise, rustic pub interiors without that eau de stale beer!
Ambience: Buzzy busy vibe, but not overwhelming – which I love – you can hear yourselves across a table.
Location: Tucked away down a back street in Islington, it’s about a 10 minute walk from Angel tube station
Value for money: Starters for under £10, mains under £20, desserts £6 – regular London prices for beautiful dishes from top notch organic, seasonal, sustainable ingredients.
Worth a visit: If you like really tasty wholesome food, organic produce and to support ethical producers, then you must road test the Duke of Cambridge for yourself.
The Duke of Cambridge has to be my favourite place to eat in London.
Firstly, it’s organic as certified by the Soil Association.
Secondly, Riverford* supplies much of the organic and seasonal ingredients and produce.
Thirdly, organic booze = no hangover!
Oh and fourth, it’s a twenty minute walk from our home.
Perfect. Yes, I’ve come to view the Duke of Cambridge as pretty perfect. I love the fact that the pub focuses on serving up the best organic ingredients from an ever changing menu; from lunch to dinner, from day to day, and from season to season. It doesn’t get much better than this in my opinion.