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Borough Markets – why is there not one in Scotland!!!!!

June 23, 2010

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I have heard about Borough Markets and surprisingly had never been until last Friday. And may I say I was not disappointed. Not good but great!!

Beautiful fruit and veg, fabulous cheeses, breads, meats, fish and also olives, spices, vinegar, oils and the list goes on.

Borough markets is right beside the London Bridge tube stop, very easy to get to. It is lovely, set in an old market place with inside and outside areas, cobbled streets, wrought iron work and generally a real foodie feel (but most importantly not pretentious!)

There are lovely food stalls that you can get ready to eat meals for example I had fresh pasta, mushroom filled ravioli, with a tomato sugo. They had been imported from Italy the previous day. They also sold fresh pesto from Genoa which was fantastic!

Other things on offer included huge Paellas brimming with wonderful seafood, roasted meats on lovely bread, fresh oysters shucked in front of you, vegan and vegetarian meals, organic food, fresh juices/smoothies, seafood, burgers, pies, pasties, mexican empanadas. There are also lots of lovely restaurants, bars and cafes in the streets surrounding the markets. I could have been there for hours but I only had 2 hrs!!

I bought wonderful bread – real bread – and great cheese from Neil’s Yard.

I will definitely be going back and recommend it to anyone visiting London.

Here are some photos:

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