Thursday, 13 March 2014

London & Brighton Weekend

I said before how amazing it is that we have a family flat we can use in London. It's so nice to get away for the weekend and enjoy all the vegan treats on offer. Mr B actual spends a lot of time in the city for work, so knows and hears of all the best spots.
We arrived on Friday night and once again ordered a pizza from Basilico. The combination of the vegan cheese they use and the woodfired base makes for a really good pizza, and well you know they deliver to the flat and all so it'd be rude not to.

On Saturday we decided to jump on the train to Brighton. After navigating the DLR and several tube stations with a pushchair it only took an hour once on the Brighton bound train.

After arriving and scoffing vegan cake at Infinity we had a walk along he seafront and a look around the shops. As Small has a habit of doing, she slept through it!

We took Small to Terre a Terre for the first time too. As we thought it'd be better to take her at lunchtime we booked in for afternoon tea. I actually forgot to check if they had a kid's menu, but was really happy with what they had. In terms of being child friendly the whole experience was excellent - large kids menu with plenty of vegan items, highchairs, kids cutlery and a large clean baby-change area. She had a kid's VO rosti with tomato and sesame crusted tofu.

This is where I admit for forgetting to take a picture of our afternoon tea. Visually, it was amazing and came in a three layered stand with savory on the bottom, then a cake selection and scones with jam and vegan cream. Here is everything it came with;

Vegan Terre à Tier Tea  - £18.95 per person 
Three tiers offering savoury, scones and sweet and a choice of tea or coffee pot!
Savoury Tier: Hibiscus, amchur, nori salt dusted puffed rice seaweed cracker with wasabi and yuzu pesto, sesame ginger dressed Arame Wakame vegetable thread salad.
Arepas Chilli Candy- deep fried corn cakes rolled in spice dust served with chilli chelly jelly, avocado hash,oregano and lime mojo and a candied chilli.
Idli rice buns with coconut green chilli curry leaf chutney and tamarind sauce.
Sweet Tier: 
Chocolate truffle cake and chocolate drizzle.
Orange Polenta Cake with pistachio crumble, candied orange and pomegranates.
Cinnamon sugar spice dusted doughnut straws with chocolate sauce.
Snappy pistachio wafers with vodka cherries.
Rich prune and chocolate almond tartine.
Traditional Tier: Tea Soaked Sultana Scones served with Terre a Terre jams and oatmeal cream 
Served with a Pot of Coffee or Tea!

It was a really enjoyable experience - I'd tried a few of the items on previous visits as part of tapas plates or meals, but they worked well included in the afternoon tea. I loved the savory items and the scones as well as the 'cinnamon sugar spice doughnut', but actually wasnt keen on the rest of the sweet tier. The doughnut is the same as the churros on their dinner menu, but the 'chocolate sauce' we had was much more like chocolate spread so difficult to dip. 

It was a gorgeous day so after our tea we headed back to the seafront for a walk. It wasn't exactly warm enough for a paddle, but for March it was super sunny.

On Sunday we were back in London and after an amazing breakfast at Black Cat Cafe we headed to the V&A Museum of Childhood. We managed to park for free and the museum is also free entry.

They've a good mixture of exhibits in cases as well as interactive ones to keep children occupied. They have packs you can also borrow from the information desk tailored to lots of age groups to keep kids entertained.

1 comment:

  1. I really need to get down to Terre a Terre to try the afternoon tea...almost tempted to go right now!