It’s not often we get to enjoy an indulgent lunch out because I don’t usually want to stray too far from a healthy option, but when you have the opportunity to go for a free meal in central London, I’m hardly going to order a glass of water and a chicken salad. So, on Sunday morning I got the train up to central London to meet Darryl in his hungover state from the work event he’d been at the day/night before, so we could spend the day ticking a few foodies places off my Instagram influenced bucket list.
We were originally going to a posh restaurant in Soho but when we saw that the menu was basically all steak, something which I don’t eat and Darryl had only had the night before, we changed our minds and ended up at Dirty Bones, which is a small American restaurant near Piccadilly Circus. As tempting as Nandos was, I think it was a good shout to branch out and try somewhere new for a change!
What’s better than prosecco? Free prosecco. So obviously I ordered myself two glasses of that, plus an amazing cherry bakewell cocktail, just to push the boat out. A bit ambitious for a lightweight in the middle of the day, admittedly. Meanwhile Darryl’s hangover had escalated dramatically at this point (99% sure he was still drunk), so he could only just about face a chocolate milkshake and about an entire jug of water, much to the amusement of our waitress.
The menu had such a good mix of both healthy and unhealthy options, which suited us both! Darryl got the macaroni and cheese burger, with a side of extra macaroni cheese, and I ordered the Baked Skillet which was two eggs baked in a tomato sauce with avocado, taleggio cheese, parmesan breadcrumbs and grilled sourdough. It was honestly so good. I make it at home a lot but it’s never as good as that. I also tried some of the mac and cheese which is without a doubt the best I’ve tasted, so if you’re a fan, you need to go to Dirty Bones and try it!
Despite being painfully full we couldn’t say no to dessert, so we shared the Peanut Butter Cookie Cup, which had peanut butter gelato, caramelised chocolate ganache, dark chocolate cookie chunks and honey nut brittle in it. It was amazing, obviously, but let’s just say the walk from Soho to Euston was seriously needed afterwards! Dirty Bones was an incredible find, so if you’re looking for a nice, quirky place to eat when in London, I really recommend giving it a go!