Mangia Monday at London’s Garden Cafe

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London restaurants are a foodie delight these days and once you’ve shopped till you drop, the high street stores now make it easy to refuel, with many offering great cafes. Legendary Selfridges department store, on Oxford Street, is no exception, boasting no less than three eateries inside its iconic shopping mecca. The fourth floor Garden Cafe is a personal favorite.

This off the beaten path restaurant offers everything from breakfasts and made to order sweet and savoury crepes to a buffet of Indian, Lebanese, Chinese and British food and a salad bar.

London Selfridges Garden CafeMy favorites include the lemon sugar crepes with pecans but this day I went all Brit and dined on a turkey mushroom dish with roasted potatoes and braised red cabbage. It was delicious, although a bit pricey.

I tried a chocolate covered pretzel for dessert but was hugely disappointed now for the second time with the cafe’s desserts. Stick to the mains and salads and you won’t go wrong with enough choices for everyone.

Toss in a bottle of still water and the check came to a whopping $29.50. That’s bloody insane for a self serve restaurant but then again, it’s London.

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