It\’s very fortunate that I take a lot of pictures when I travel, that way when I miss a city, all I have to do is share some more things I\’ve loved about it with you like nature or art or the restaurants. From the last time I went to London in May, I still have maybe 5 or 6 posts about Places to eat to prep and show you guys and that\’s making me very happy !
I felt a little discouraged a few weeks ago because I\’m moving to London in November and I felt time wasn\’t going by fast enough. Also, I spent a lot more on makeup than I\’d planned this month – almost all my savings are gone. I have a lot of products to review and not enough time to want to take pictures and prepare posts now that I\’m working full-time at M.A.C. so what I\’m doing is I\’m going on a no-buy project for at least a month.
That way, I will be able to enjoy those products in their own time and write about the ones I\’m most excited about. If you\’ve read some of my last posts, you\’ll know that I don\’t eat often anymore, once a day mostly, and sometimes I even go on extended fasts for a few days. So all I have to do is go on makeup fasting. I\’m sure I can do it, and I need to, because I need to set aside as much money as possible for November. It\’s not close but closer still than what I think !
So for those of you who\’ve been looking for a good, GREAT even, place to eat a Full English Breakfast in London, look no further : Grounded in Aldgate East is that amazing place which you should never overlook when scrolling the Google pages while searching for a Full English. It\’s been a revelation to me, so much so that I\’m thinking of applying for a job there at least part-time for when I arrive in London in November.
FULL ENGLISH BREAKFAST
There\’s not that much to say about Grounded : it\’s one of those places that are so mindblowing that you wouldn\’t even know where to start anyway. The prices are affordable, £9.50 for a Full English, beef sausage breakfast
. They made me discover the beef sausage, English style – they are NOT like the French sausages at all ! They were crispy on the outside and the inside was melting in my mouth. Ugh, I\’m still salivating one month after.
After 6 or 7 trips to London since my first time in 2014, I tried the Full English Breakfast
for the very first time in my life and that in itself makes the experience at Grounded with my boyfriend, even more impactful on my life and vision of this restaurant. Only thing I didn\’t enjoy was the beans because I\’m used to very salty beans when I prep them myself and those were more on the sugary side and I\’m no fan of sweet and savoury cuisine.
The eggs were cooked to perfection and that made me wonder why mine are never cooked that way and they were sitting on a sourdough thick slice of bread. I had never, ever tried sourdough bread before. Now let me tell you about that bread : that is the best one you\’ll ever eat in your life. I can\’t wait to go back and have just an itty bitty chunk of it… I let the yolks run on my bread and everything was so tasty, my tongue didn\’t know what was the best thing it was tasting. Fresh tomatoes and mushrooms, all cooked a different way than I\’m used to, all that newness was making me ecstatic.
COOKIE & MUFFINS
The peanut butter cookie I bought just because I was in a greedy mood, it was chewy with some chocolate chips and filling af. As for the English muffins, that I\’d never tried before in my life either, I am sold. Chewy, a bit crispy but so tender, hot with butter melting on top and jam with big chunks of strawberry… I wanted to get two more but my boyfriend kindly reminded me that we were planning to eat somewhere else later that day too so it\’d be better no to overdo it.
Everything was so, so tasty, and the great thing, for those of you who eat only halal food, the meat is ! Something great about Grounded is that they don\’t only offer Breakfast type of food, but they also serve dishes like burgers and sides during the day and in the evening ! Also, they offer some vegetarian and vegan options and that is making me very, very happy because I sometimes don\’t want to be around meat at all for days and I have friends in London who are vegan too. From what I\’ve read on the Internet, their coffee is to die for but I\’m more of a tea girl myself so I took an English Breakfast tea (or was it an Earl Grey ?) and I poured some milk in it – another first in my discovery of English cuisine and habits. That heavy, fatty, tasty milk…
Go. Just go. And thank me later.
9 Whitechapel Road
London E1 1DU
Phone Number : + 44 20 7377 1703
Opening Hours :
Everyday : 7 am – 10 pm
Friday/Saturday : 7 am – 11 pm