Brunch in Covent Garden

No work today so instead of laying in bed we set our alarm for the usual time and drove to London.  We arrived to glorious sunshine, crowds of people and a rumbly tummy as we had missed breakfast due to road closures for The London Triathlon. Unfortunately we hadn’t packed our wetsuits or trainers so instead of giving them a run for their money we went in search of a place to eat.

We found a lovely restaurant with seating out in the square, breakfast was being served until 11:30 so my choice was Eggs Florentine and a coffee. Although this dish has more calories than I would like I decided it was okay as it was two meals in one.

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For details on making Eggs Florentine visit my Recipe Page.

Covent Garden is a fantastic place to visit. The shops, restaurants and street entertainers draw people by the hundreds. Once you have eaten why not take a walk around, you can burn a few calories as you shop and while you are walking keep an eye out for Pineapples in the architecture. In 1650 the first fruit and vegetable markets were being held regularly and it was around this time that pineapples were being grown in greenhouses in England, for the next 250 years the pineapple became a synonymous with wealth and generous hospitality. It was adopted as a motif by architects, artists and craftsmen, and became the emblem of the market.



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