This morning, my husband and kids were all out doing their various things so I took myself to Chinese Laundry on Upper Street for brunch. I’d tried to go yesterday but my husband wasn’t all that up for it.
It’s often a bit funny going out to eat by yourself. If the place was rammed with groups of people having a wicked time, I probably would have slunk off feeling like a complete Billy. However, there were just a couple of Chinese foreign students sitting in the window so it was cool. I hung my bright pink Landsend mac up on the hook and sat at a nice little table right in the middle.
The inside is cool, very retro without being too kitsch. It’s the sort of place that would be very admired in Brighton (where I grew up).
I had a latte and something called Egg hug dumpling (or something a bit like that). It was basically an omelette with a load of beef dumplings in the middle and was delicious. Basically exactly what I was in the mood for.
It wasn’t even expensive. I absolutely recommend it.