A Very Sunny Saturday

Banger Bros on a Sunny Day in Portobello Market

Banger Bros on a Sunny Day in Portobello Market

Saturday in London was beautiful – so sunny and bright!  Around lunchtime, we got the urge for hot dogs, and as we were driving quite close to Portobello Market, the suggestion of Banger Bros, a hot dog/sausage specialist, came to our minds very quickly.  Once there, we were lucky to get one of the few seats in the little place, and we ordered one of ‘The British Banger’ and one of ‘The Cumberland’ sausages.
The British Banger with Aoli - Very Tasty!

The British Banger with Aoli - Very Tasty!

The British Banger (above) was the better of the two for me, as the sausage was packed with flavor and the aoli underneath it was well done.  Being American, I had to add ketchup and mustard on top too, just for good measure😉.

The Cumberland - Unfortuantely Looks Better than it Tastes

The Cumberland - Unfortuantely Looks Better than it Tastes

The Cumberland looked like it would be the better of the two, but although the fried onions were as good as they looked, the sausage itself didn’t have very much flavor and also didn’t quite suit a hot dog bun – to me it tasted more like it should be with two eggs and some hash-browns.

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As we were only a short walk away from Westbourne Grove, we couldn’t help but being tempted by the allure of Ottolenghi, which in my opinion has some of the best cakes in London.

Ottolenghi on Urbanspoon

Storefront of Ottolenghi in Westbourne Grove / Notting Hill

Storefront of Ottolenghi in Westbourne Grove / Notting Hill

We had our favorite – the lemon and mascapone tart – and also tried a summer fruit tart, which was also excellent.

As Homer Simpson Says...Mmmmmm....

As Homer Simpson Says...Mmmmmm....

After that, we were stuffed, and headed home for a nap!

What a wonderful lazy Saturday…

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