THE HALL (LAKESIDE) // LAUNCH

Intu Lakeside have recently undergone a bit of a renovation & are bringing lots more than just shopping to the centre, including this fantastic new food hall. We were lucky enough to be invited down to the launch day & be among the first to try it out.

The event was invite only, & on arrival our names were ticked off on the guestlist before being shown inside. We were then given a voucher (to the value of £10) which could be spent in any of the 6 eateries in The Hall, & presented with a much appreciated glass of fizz.

The 6 street food inspired eateries at The Hall include:
– Baoziinn Chinese
– Fanny’s Kebabs
– Burger & Beyond
– Fundi Pizza
– Mother Clucker
– Curry On Naan Stop

My friend whom I visited with chose to eat from Curry On Naan Stop, & I opted for Mother Clucker.

Each of our meals were great – there was a bit of a wait for both however this was to be expected with the venue being new, & how busy it was, however staff did everything they could to cater for all & made sure everything was perfect. I even managed to blag some extra chicken in my burger for waiting, & my friend managed to get her hands on some free fries – win win all round! We will be back for sure to try out the other stalls!

#AD #GIFTED

ESSEX FOODIES ABROAD // NYC

Now, this trip was AGES ago, but how could I not share my food snaps? I admit, they’re not the best but at the time, EF didn’t exist! All images were purely taken for Snapchat showing off purposes. During my visit, we visited so, so many different places to eat & drink but there is absolutely no way I’ll remember each name, here are those I do remember;
– Bubba Gump
– Olive Garden (probably my favourite place to eat in NYC – THEM VIEWS!)
– Ellen’s Stardust Diner (cool venue, didn’t rate the food)
– Junior’s
– IHOP (can’t go all the way to America & not eat here… everything with a side of pancakes? yes please
– & last but not least, McDonald’s, the first thing I ate when I got to NYC was a Big Mac & 10 nugget, couldn’t resist with that 2 for $5 menu!