We love meeting people who are as passionate about food as we are. This week, eet meets Frankie of The Mayfairy – a self-admitted choc’ & cheese addict! Here, we grill her on all things edible in London!
What’s the best dish you’ve ever had in London?
Picking just one is difficult, but the first thing that comes to mind are the pies –all the pies- at this little restaurant called The Green Pea in Greenwich. I’ve been so many times since I first moved to London and it’s a great place. It’s small, unassuming and it’s part of a pub. It doesn’t look like much from the outside. But once you step into The Green Pea, you will never forget it, be it for the pies or the owner’s hilarious personality. Click to read Frankie’s review of The Green Pea.
What’s your favourite place for a meal under a tenner?
I went to The Archangel in Kensington a little while ago. I loved it; it’s quirky with stuff everywhere, and the nicest people. You can get burgers, with chips and a drink for around £10. And it’s really good food – they could charge a lot more! Click to read Frankie’s review of The Archangel.
If you opened your own restaurant, what would be your signature dish?
If I was forced to cook it could only be noodles on toast… because I can’t cook. However, if I could hire professional chefs, it would be a cheese and chocolate concept restaurant. Everything cheesy for the mains, in all its glorious forms: fondue, pizza, raclette… oh, and mousetraps (a New Zealand thing, it’s like cheese on toast, but fancier). And for dessert, we’d serve everything chocolate. In London, chocolate desserts are always a bit the same, you basically have a choice between dark chocolate tart or chocolate fondant, we need more creative chocolate dessert.
What do you hope to see happening in the future of London’s food scene?
I love independent restaurants with personality, the kind that has a rustic or quirky feel and gets to know their regulars. Where you can meet the owners and see what they’re all about. More cheese would also be welcome. I had fondue at Walluc in Shoreditch and it was brilliant! Read Frankie’s review of Walluc
To read more about Frankie’s London adventures (as well as anything cheese -or chocolate-related), head to The Mayfairy!
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