…. join the CARAVAN of love.
Sunday may have been the first OFFICIAL day of winter, but us Londoners were bathed in glorious sunshine for the first half of the week, suggesting that maybe the sun does shine on the righteous after all!
With this in mind, I felt a Monday morning dash for brunch was necessary, and naturally we chose Caravan- if you hadn’t already guessed- so that we could sit outside and enjoy the last sunshine we will probably get this year, with the fountains for entertainment and the canal to lounge by afterwards whilst our food settled (go big or go home!)
However, by the time we made it over to Granary Square after our morning lectures, which finished at 11:00, we just missed brunch! (boo hoo I know, it was very foolish of us- too much wasted time attempting to take Instagram worthy photos of the tunnel-if you know it you’ll understand I’m sure, it was one big fail, there were far too many people ruining the shot)
Anyhow, we thought we may as well stick around to sample the lunch menu for a change, plus it gave us an excuse to sit out for longer and top up on vitamin D while we waited for the kitchens to re-open
Well boy was it worth the wait! Perhaps rather uninterestingly, we both went with pizza- they sounded irresistible and who are we to say no to pizza? However, next time I make it to lunch, especially if theres a few of us, I will definitely be trying a couple of their ‘small plates’ tapas style, I saw a few being served to others around us and they too looked amazing!
I opted for the Chorizo pizza- although I customised it slightly, removing the green peppers and Jalapeños; as it was my first meal of the day I didn’t fancy them at all. Roop went for a the holy grail of pizzas- Mozzarella, tomato and basil. it is safe to say neither of us was disappointed.
We both couldn’t resist a quick #foodpic, or two, it looked so yummy!
As you can see, mine was slightly burnt- I told myself this was because of the surprise sunshine rather than it being over cooked, and I was definitely not deterred. I don’t like crust much anyway, unless its stuffed (pizza hut cheesy bites are up there with the food of the gods)
I wish I’d taken an after pic, we were defeated despite our best efforts; waste not want not and all that- but by the end we were both on the verge of a food coma. The chips are definitely worth a mention, very much like the ones at GBK if you’re familiar and they were perfect to break up mouthfuls of pizza for sure.
It’s so great to have such a good restaurant but a stones throw away from Kings X/St. Pancras where you can grab a quick and delicious bite to eat before getting a train, and it is definitely worth a trip if you are ever near by (or fancy the journey).
You can book through the week- handy if you know you’re going to be pressed for time- but from experience it is not essential, there is often ample space. If you’re visiting for lunch on a weekend, however, I would suggest you get there early (they open at 10am) as they don’t take bookings and there is almost always a queue!
If you want to know more check out their webiste!
I hope the first few days of winter have treated you as well as they have me!