We took a bus to Bank Street last night so we could walk over the Southwark Bridge and try for dinner overlooking the Thames. Probably not the best idea for a Friday night so we walked around the corner to Porky’s bbq. They claim to be Tennessee BBQ but they aren’t really. The flavor was good, the fries good, the mac & cheese sub standard. The Tennessee Red sauce moistened up the too dry ribs and the place was a bit too loud with groups of male revellers sounding off.
Then on to the good stuff. Walking towards dessert at Comptoir Bermondsey . I always try to order a brownie, I don’t know why because they are rarely good and true to form it wasn’t. Saved by Brad ordering a cookie which was very good. The place was small and charming, besides a window full of baked goods, when we entered the shop there were 5 stools pulled up to a wood block counter where a few young women were being served meats and cheeses. I think that must be a totally fabulous way to pass an evening with friends.
We walked past Borough Market and the Shard and past Vinegar Yard.
On our way we also passed the original home of the Globe Theatre.
A few pieces of interesting art…
A cash machine decked out for pride.
A quiet street and a gorgeous church in the Bermondsey area.
And 10 restaurants to go back to but the one I want to go back to the most is Flour and Grape.
We took the #78 back to Shoreditch. And sat up front on the top of the double decker. I can’t get enough of it, I do enjoy being a passenger in the car and this is just that heightened.