Fleet River Bakery – Holborn

Reviewed on November 25th, 2015 by Dina

Located at one end of Lincoln Inn’s Fields is Fleet River Bakery. It is a corner cafe with seating outdoors and around the side of the cafe. There are a few window seats and additional seating on the lower level.

On the wooden counter, the salads, quiches and frittatas are on display. Even though these are served by the staff, it is a shame that they are open by the area where people queue. It would be so much better to have the food covered or behind the counter.

Adjacent to this area, the counter extends to the fridge containing sandwiches, paninis and big cream filled scones. There are cakes galore on the shelves along the back wall. These include cookies, brownies and also gluten free cakes.

Whilst I was at Fleet River Bakery, a fresh frittata had just been cooked. It looked of good quality along with all of the other cooked food.

There is an extensive range of teas, coffees and iced drinks. The coffee collection counter is separate to the till paying counter. The white decaffeinated Americano was served in small white cup. The coffee itself was good but the soya milk looked like it had curdled some in the coffee.

Fleet River Bakery was extremely busy at lunchtime with queues coming out of the door. The staff served the customers promptly. All in all Fleet River Bakery is a nice cafe with its fresh quality products.

Fleet River Bakery, 71 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Holborn, London, WC2A 3JH

Rating: ★★★½☆

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Prime Burger – Euston

Reviewed on November 9th, 2015 by Dina

There are so many areas of London that are changing and that also includes some of the train stations. It is now the turn of Euston Station. The area outside the station has already got the new set of food outlets. Now it is the inside of the station that has got some new additions.

Prime Burger has opened on the upper level of Euston Station. Beef and chicken burgers are on the menu as well as vegetarian burgers and interesting sides of string onions and truffle fries.

The Prime Truffle Burger was ordered with the veggie patty. At first, the member of staff that was serving me was unsure if the Prime Burgers could be made as a vegetarian version. Also, another request that was made was to have the onion replaced with onion strings.

After checking with the kitchen staff and finding that both of these were possible, the order was placed. One more thing that was told was that the veggie patty was baked and not fried.

There was a sense of optimism that the correct order had been placed. This was due to the pick up receipt showing the changes that had been asked such as the no onion, addition of onion strings and little truffle cheese.

After finding a place to seat in the red stooled dining area, just on the other side of the ordering counter, disappointment crept up as the Prime Truffle Burger was unwrapped. Sure, between the burger bread, there was the veggie patty, a square slice of truffle cheese, a slice of tomato, a lettuce leaf, some truffle aioli but no onion strings.

After taking the burger back to the counter and asking one of the staff about the missing part, I was told that changes to the burger could not be made. It seemed strange to me seen as the receipt showed the correct order.

Onto the veggie patty, it was fried not baked. Again, the wrong information had been given. On a plus note, there were plenty of vegetables in the veggie patty. They were not all mushed together and the patty was made of sweetcorn, carrots, green beans, peppers and potato.

The flavour of the truffle cheese together with the veggie patty went well. The soft bun was like a brioche bun and had a slight sweetness to it.

The staff seemed to clear up the dining area when the restaurant was in its quieter period. This meant that it was trickier to find a clean table to sit at during the busy times. There are window seats and plenty of power points dotted around the restaurant. Some additional seating is outside of Prime Burger and this overlooks the station concourse.

The wooden tables have “Handcrafted Prime Burgers” etched on them. Condiments such as ketchup, salt and pepper are in little metal baskets on each table. The back of the dining area has a mirror wall made up of hexagonal sections.

At the counter and also on the mirror wall, Prime Burger has its motto of “8 minute guarantee from placing your order to eating your burger or your money back”. This is all good and well, if only the fast service could be accompanied with having the correct food order being given.

Prime Burger, Mezzanine Level, Euston Station, Eversholt Street, London, NW1 2HS

Rating: ★★½☆☆

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Cafe Colore – Prague

Reviewed on November 2nd, 2015 by Dina

A big cake display welcomes you just opposite the entrance to Cafe Colore. It makes you think that you need to remember to have room for dessert. Table lamps, striped chairs and dark wooden furniture all contribute to the atmosphere of this dimly lit but charming restaurant.

The staff were friendly and gave us good service. They took the time to explain the dishes on the menu that we had questions about and also gave us some recommendations.

The Kuladja was a creamy soup which had quite a tangy flavour. The taste of the dill was quite prominent. The soup was quite light even though it was made with potatoes and mushrooms.

The fried pancake was absolutely delicious. The crispy pancake was stuffed full of cottage cheese, olives and dried tomatoes. The pancake was cut into three portions and it was surrounded by a tasty pepper sauce. The fries as the side dish were very moreish. These were not just any ordinary fries; these were truffle fries with parmesan. A great combination of the mushroom with cheese.

As Cafe Colore had such a great range of cakes in their display fridge, it would have been a mistake not to try one. Not that we ever need an excuse for dessert. After a fair bit of time looking at the cakes and trying to make a decision, the chocolate and banana cake was picked. Soft squidgy banana slices and chocolate cream were sandwiched between the moist chocolate cake. It had the perfect level of sweetness.

Cafe Colore gave us some wonderful, tasty Czech food. It let us experience the different flavours and tastes in a relaxed and friendly restaurant.

Cafe Colore, Palackeho 740/1, 110 00, Prague 1

Rating: ★★★★★


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