Category Archives: Mediteranean

Aqua, Bromley

I am very new to Bromley. It will be my new home town in a few months to come. Until then I am taking my time getting to know the area, and one of the best ways to do that is to have a fun night out.
I love the cobbled streets, pedestrian only zones. Unlike its long lived locals who are now blind to this town’s charm, I found Bromley very sweet.
Aqua is a smart looking Mediterranean restaurant on East Street. Competing for customers with Thai, Japanese and English restaurants next door, it was exactly what we fancied for dinner that night.
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Kicking the meal off with a mere board was a great idea. It was the perfect size for two and went really well with a bottle of Zinfandel.
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When it came to mains my mind was made up as soon as I saw that they’ve had whole grilled sea bream on the menu. It was a great big fish and tasted just right, in fact, almost identical to the way I make it myself. Very pleased with that!
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My partner being the manly man that he is, ordered a mixed grill platter. Having complained that it was too large when it arrived, he did in fact managed to finished it without breaking into meat sweats.
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The whole night we were very well looked after by our waiter and had a very lovely evening. I would definitely recommend Aqua to anyone who’s finds themselves in Bromley.
Aqua
4-6, Market Parade, East St, Bromley, Kent BR1 1QN
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Cafe Route

Interior, is a typical industrial look with exposed kitchen. Tables are long with enough with room for your typical Dalston guy on the laptop and groups of friends. All cafes that do not rush you to finish your food and get out get a massive bonus in my books. And Cafe Route is exactly a place like this, tucked it away from busy Kingsland road, it a great spot to grab a healthy meal or very good coffee.

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Having spent last few days eating very heavy fried foods, I was pleased with a refreshing vegetable heavy menu at Cafe Route. Their Mediterranean inspired salads were complex, what seemed as minimum eight ingredient mash ups, that delivered very surprising taste combinations. Not to mention extremely generous portions. I had to take half of my main home for nibbles later.

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Chicken thigh with roasted pepper, haloumi in flat bread looked very pretty and was delicious! Served with a perfect side of potato wedges, it was a big meal.

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Sweet potato with tahini sauce and chickpeas was lovely and soft. Tahini added a touch of earthiness to this dish that i really enjoyed. Refreshing side salad of carrot, red pepper, broad beans was my favorite! Zingy and crispy it was a good contest to the main.

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We completed our very long dinner with a cup of strong coffee.

I like this place for it’s simple approach to food, it’s delicious food and easy atmosphere.

Cafe Route
Unit A Gaumont Tower, Dalston Square, London
http://www.caferoute.co.uk