Friday, February 01, 2008

I'm Going Home

( ^ said in that Tim Curry "Frank-n-Furter" way from The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Peeble, you know what I'm talking about!)

Last night was my last night in London and in my hotel bedroom that has been "home" for the last 16 days. The Divine Miss M and I went out for a final dinner after I'd finished all my packing (can you believe that even after all my Amazon purchases, I can still fit into my single bag - oh the relief). We headed for the GBK (Gourmet Burger Kitchen) in Soho :)

When I saw the menu yesterday I really thought I might end up ordering about 5 burgers just to try them all cause they sound so divine. And if I lived here I definitely think I'd be back to try another. But last night I settled on their Mexican Burger (100% Aberdeen-Angus Scotch beef, sour cream, avocado, spicy kidney bean salsa & salad) - fairly yummy but for me, I'd have preferred less of the actual giant burger patty and more of the delish fillings. Either way it was still gigantic and needs eating with a knife an fork (could someone please recommend to them the use of a Steak Knife?). We also shared a bowl of their fried (thick and chunky!) and The Divine Miss M's favourite garlic mayo. It was good, but let me warn you, not for the faint hearted. It was stripping paint from where it stood on our table :) And they have those yummy American style milkshakes where you get the giant milkshake container to top yourself up.

Needless to say we were much in need of the walk back to the tube afterwards :) Sadly I learnt just how close Soho was to my hotel ... GBK is only a few restaurants up from Zaytouna where I'd been for dinner with Kersh when I first arrived. If I'd known how close it was, I could have seriously saved myself the hour & half of walking with no dinner-joy on the last few evenings! Damn. But hey, it's not my home town so I guess there are somethings you end up learning the hard way.

This morning I'm winding up at work and off to the airport to do some last minute Duty-Free shopping. And then it's home to my darling Varen ... I can't wait :) South Africa, I'll see you on the morrow!


Tales of the City said...

Its been awesome having you around in London.. its brightened our dull lives up. Now we need a week to recover from the direct speak! Safe trip.

phillygirl said...

@toc - Thanks :) And again for those tickets to the Terracotta's!

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