So, a couple of Saturdays ago, it was time for a well overdue day of decadence courtesy of Eat 17 and the Rotary Bar/Diner.
First up, Eat 17 - a relaxed and heart-warming bar/restaurant in Walthamstow Village, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of our regular stomping ground in central London.
Eat 17 prides itself on 'producing honest British food' which is locally sourced using a variety of sustainable methods. Next door (bizarrely) is a Spar which houses the Eat 17 bakery and pizza oven! Not just any old convenience store!!
The food was tasty, simple yet hearty - everything you would expect from a good bit of British grub.
Adam and I shared a torn duck salad, rocket, green beans, apple & pomegranate dressing
The vibes that i got from Eat 17 is that it's a perfect place for a late leisurely lunch with a good group of friends. It is also ideal for a date as it has a nice and relaxed atmosphere, not too intimate and the surroundings will give you a lot to talk about.
With an excellent selection of food and wine at a very reasonable price you are truly spoilt for choice.
They even make their own bacon jam which is sold in the Spar next door.
The Rotary is part of the Rushmore Group - the folks behind Milk & Honey and The Player, Soho.
With its wood panel walls and ambient lighting, the diner resembles a ski lodge crossed with a rustic school dinner hall - they even have the same chairs!
The menu is very simple - burgers, grills, wings & BBQ
oh, and pint cocktails!!
No. 1 Salad - grilled purple sprouting broccoli, cobnuts, berkswell (there was a cheeky poached egg on there too)
The main event...
Adam had the Boat Day Bun - Cornish pollack, pickled fennel, spicy crab, buttermilk (aka, an upmarket fillet-o-fish)
I had the Fried Chicken Roll - slathered in this bad boy... It does make you say exactly what it says on the label!
Dessert was epic! Who doesn't love a choc ice? You get two. I had the bourbon caramel (which was the best) and Adam had the sour cherry.
This made us both very happy.
The Rotary Bar/Diner is a pop-up and only open for 10 months until Dec 2013 so you better run.
Eat 17 Rotary Bar Diner
28-30 Orford Road 70 City Road
London EC1Y 2BJ