Eat Meatballs

15 Jan

Thursday in my hometown in South Africa was known as ‘Phuza Thursday’ – phuza the Zulu word for drink, having  an easy Friday at work to recover, followed by the weekend, baby. It’s not quite the same in London, though in my London youth many a Thursday night was spent drinking snakebites at the Slug in Fulham (RIP)…

But I still think it’s a great night to go out as you slowly ease out of the working week, and my friend Andy suggested we try Meatballs in Farringdon for dinner one Thursday, where we could drink Blueberry G&Ts and tuck in to some… meatballs, of course.

I always get lost in Clerkenwell/Farringdon and after changing direction twice, found my way to the restaurant (thank god for satnavs on phones) located in a restored Victorian chophouse (think wooden pews, high ceilings and frosted glass).

Our G&Ts were good, but we could barely taste the blueberry element. Each serving is three meatballs and thinking that wouldn’t be enough to feed two hungry after-workers, we chose a range – lamb with raita, pork with rosemary and Parmesan and chicken with a lemon and caper sauce – to share, and added a basket of bread and creamed spinach as sides.

The ‘balls were tasty and our order more than enough, with our meal including tip coming to under £20 each. Not bad for a Thursday night out in London.

Our order

And though we only had one drink, we still managed to get lost on our way back to the station.

Worth a visit: if you after reasonably priced comfort food in a setting from a time gone by.

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