Four-day weeks are always so confusing to me. I’m not sure what exactly my brain is so confused about, but I seem to never know which day it is, and for some reason, they seem longer than regular weeks (#nonsense).
But there definitely are silver linings to them. First of all, you get an extra day of weekend. Also, the next weekend is one day closer to the beginning than it is on regular weeks.
Which in my (admittedly food-obsessed) brain only means one thing: I’m one day closer to brunch day yay!
Obviously, the discovery of the little gem that is Radicals and Victuallers makes things even more exciting on that point…
When it opened not that long ago, I was first intrigued by the neon sign at the door.
Drink, dine and dance? Sounds like someone has their priorities in order!
Once inside, you could either spend hours contemplating the very well-stocked bar and its rows of perfectly-aligned cans and bottles…
Or you could just spend that time trying to decide which booth / chairs look the most comfortable…
After much deliberation on that last point, we -finally- settled on a table and started perusing the -very tempting- American-British brunch menu. Much more negociating followed.
And then the food arrived and it was like Christmas in August; a tablefull of delicious brunch treats we inhaled in a matter of minutes.
There were Beans on toast (toasted sourdough to be precise). Possibly on of the most brilliant British inventions ever.
The creamy Chorizo Mac n’ Cheese was probably my favourite dish. As for most things, true genius is to be found in the details: the touch of mustard in the sauce and the perfectly crispy chorizo bits.
Even better was the accompagnying Garlic butter sourdough; it was litterally drenched the good stuff and yet managed to remain crunchy and possible to eat without getting oil all over yourself. Winner!
If you’re after something a little more meaty, then R&V’s Hotdog is a rather safe bet and well worth considering.
After all of that, I was in favour of skipping dessert, head back home and take a nap, but thanks to the magic of TV schedules, we decided to stay put a little longer to watch a bit of football (if you’re in Islington and in the mood for some Sport-on-screen action, R&V’s definitely a good place to go. Football, rugby, Irish football, they’re showing it all!).
It definitely was a good decision since after a while, a square of the most delicious, gooey Chocolate Brownies was put in front of me.
I suppose after seing this picture, there’s no need for me to say that it’s something you don’t want to miss out on, but I’ll say it anyway;
It doesn’t matter how full you are. Just get the cake. Especially when it’s served warm and comes with ice cream. (#YOLO)