“It’s in Hagger-where?” I asked, as I was informed that we were spending our Friday night at Streetfeast.
(I’ve been dying to go to Streetfeast since it opened.)
So when Alex said…
“Haggerstone. The number 242 bus goes from right outside your office and will take you straight there”….. all I could say was…
The first time I visited East London, I was 16. This was before its reincarnation. Before, the Brooklyn inspired eateries and the hipster-hued-happiness. I walked around a grizzly Shoreditch and wished myself in Covent Garden, which at the time was the apotheosis of cool, if you were 16 and went to school South of the river.
It was so much fun. We got our food and went upstairs to the Milk and Honey gin/rum shack which the gang had reserved ahead of time. We had a bajillion courses; ribs, hot dogs, wraps, ice-creams, donuts and left very satisfied indeed.
It’s by far the funnest Friday night in London. If you are going:
- Take out cash before you arrive. They do not take cards and the queue at the cash machine is ENORMOUS.
- I rocked up late (8.30pm) and there was also a humongous queue outside Streetfeast. My friends were more punctual and got there around 6pm, which is the perfect time to avoid the mayhem and get your mits on some ribs (already sold out when I got there).
- Make sure to try the ribs; the fresh donuts with sugar, cinnamon, caramel sauce and pecans; and the salted caramel ice-cream.
Afterwards we made our way to Soho for one final hurrah before we dispersed to sleep off the working week. The London Cocktail Club is a den of super-casual iniquity with good music (Kylie!), a mesmerising VHS menu and stomach-flipping Oyster shots.