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More meaty goodness at Boisdale

@FrankDJS and I had an early dinner at Boisdale, Canary Wharf last night. I won’t beat around the bush – it was superb. I’d completed a bit of a run earlier that day and had worked up quite the appetite.

I began with a super starter portion of haggis, neeps and tatties and a glass of very tasty prosecco. Every mouthful was a delight. It’s something I don’t think I could be bothered to cook for myself, with all that potato-peeling and turnip-wrestling. So I always order it when I see it on the menu. Vegetarians look away now. Oh, and don’t click on that link explaining what’s in haggis.

This was followed by a wagyu beef burger and the most amazing chips. The burger came topped with a fried egg, perfectly cooked with a liquid yoke – which is how I like it. Seriously, there are few things that can’t be improved with the addition of an egg or two. Preferably with a runny yoke.

The chips were definitely fried it something in something a little special – my guess is duck fat – and came cut thickly and perfectly salted. I had a hard time finishing all of this, but like the gastronomic hero that I am, I just about managed it.

Sadly, I don’t have a photo of the burger. I tucked into it with gusto (and a knife and fork – I’m not an animal) and was almost finished before I realised my mistake. Take it from me – it was large, tasty and filling.

There is no real story to tell here, except that I’ll gladly sit down to some haggis at the drop of a hat and there’s something wonderful about being able to walk home after a nice meal out. Night Tube or not, a trip on the Underground takes the sheen off a nice meal. Oh, and I’d recommend Boisdale to anyone looking for a nice meal in Canary Wharf.

It’s not all banks and bankers, you know…


2 comments on “More meaty goodness at Boisdale

  1. ethnicolor

    Sounds good! We’re just back from London – in the end our friends had to cancel the last-minute hitching (now postponed to 2017 Greece!) In the end we had lunch at The Brasserie, St. Katherine’s Dock (super scenery) followed by a trip up to The Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street. Sadly our friend became became quite ill, so the hubby and I had tapas at Barrafina in Drury Lane on our own before going to Showboat. Barrafina was absolutely super, really loved it, even a veggie like me. Rest of the weekend was spent with more friends who live near Banbury. The UK is great and there’s such variety in London, but all-in-all we often feel dining out here in Kilkenny isn’t half bad!


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