Borough Market and Cottons | London

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Mrs Mayochup has never been to Borough Market before so we decided to go and see what it is all about and, on a Saturday, it is extremely busy however, you can just go slowly and you'll get to all the stalls you wish to. The market has five main sections of meat, fish, cheese, vegetables and breads and most of the cheese and bread stalls were offering free samples which we duly obliged.

Cheese at Borough Market

Charcuterie at Borough Market

Vegetables at Borough Market

After we were suitably tired, we went for linner. Linner is a term made up in the pub through a friend of mine who said we needed a name for that in-between time between lunch and dinner. After all, there is brunch.

Anyhow, I digress. We went to Camden and went to Cottons. We have been here before for the cocktails and decided to try the Jamaican food they serve there.

Cocktails at Cottons


For starters, I had the Escovitch Crab Cakes and Mrs Mayochup went for the Salt Fish Fritters. The crab cakes came with grilled pineapple which was far too sweet and overpowering and the crab cakes didn't have enough flavour which was disappointing. The Salt Fish Fritters was just OK. Nothing special and could have done with some seasoning.

Crab cakes

Fish Fritter starter


The mains, I had Banana Leaf Steamed Sea Bass Fillets and Mrs Mayochup had Whole Jerk Baby Chicken. The sea bass came wrapped in a banana leaf which was novel and it did look appealing. But that was as far as it went. I found the fish quite buttery and again, it badly needed seasoning. The jerk chicken was quite nice but could have done with more marinading.

Jerk Chicken

Sea Bass


Overall, the place is great for cocktails but for the food, I would give it a miss.

Score: 4/10


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