Well now, I couldn’t exactly leave London without a last restaurant post could I?
It just wouldn’t have been right.
I’d been wanting to go to La Farola for some food for a while. I’d once stopped there for a cold ice tea on a warm summer day, and decided to casually peep onto people’s food. It all looked so delicious I made a mental vow there and then to return.
My brothers and their lovely wives were going to be in town for a weekend, so when asked where we should go, I straight away suggested La Farola.
Tapas is such a perfect way to eat in a big group. You all get to try different dishes and flavours, and it’s perfectly interactive and always fun! Plus, it just gives you an excuse to order loads of different things you wouldn’t manage just on your own!
It’s not very big inside, and the decoration is great – it’s dimly lit and very cosy.
Since we were a big party, we were given the high tables. The chairs were way too uncomfortable, so we just ended up standing – which worked out really well, as it meant we could all move around and interact way more!
We ordered oh so many dishes.
There was always something new arriving, some new incredible taste to try. That’s the beauty of tapas – it’s never boring! Never are a few bites ever the same, as you’re constantly trying something new!
We ordered loads of different dishes.
They’ve got a great selection of both veggie and meaty options, so there is definitely something for everyone.
You have to get the cod croquetas though. Oh the chorizo. Oh and the jamon! Oh just get the whole menu why don’t you?
My gorgeous sister-in-law.
We all just found out she’s having a girl! It’s the first baby of the family, so we are all so excited!
Naturally, no sangria for her…
My eldest brother Alex!
He and Tania are getting married in Ecuador this year – and I’m going to be a bridesmaid!
Obviously, after all the savoury food, I had to have something sweet to balance it out.
It’s logic. It’s right. It’s churros,
We ordered churros for the whole table, and everyone tucked right in. No matter how full you are, there is always room for dessert.
Here in Brazil, we have our churros filled with either chocolate or doce de leite (my choice always).
I had them every time I went to a beach called Guarujá, so they remind me of childhood. So yummy!
As you can see below, I had no problem devouring them…
After the restaurant, we weren’t exactly ready for the night to end just yet.
With completely full bellies, we took a walk up Upper Street for some more drinks. I do love having my family in town, for their company and for the amounts of food we always end up having!
La Farola can be found here.
If you’re going on a weekend, I’d recommend booking!