Pizzeria @ Harrods

One of my favorite places to eat while in London and it has its own sort of fame over the years and some people would wait over two hours just to get a seat when its really crowded. When I got in line there were a lot of people ahead of me, but luckily I was on my own and I told the Italian Maitredee and he had a seat ready to go.

It was my last day in London, my flight is later at night, I finished up most of my errands and I was going to stuff myself silly on this food before taking off. I love the smell of the place and they made it bigger then it used to be but the service is still good, and they have tables now but I only love eating at the counter.

I didn’t even need to look at the menu, I ordered four things:

  • Roca Salad
  • Margarita Pizza
  • Lasagna
  • Coke with Ice & Lemon

I didn’t leave a bite on the plate when I was done, and I had a huge smile on my face. Honestly the food tasted better then I expected, I always think that over the years it wouldn’t maintain their level but somehow they got even better. Of course at the time in the beginning of July the place was packed with people from the GCC (Mostly Saudi, Emirates, and Qatar). I just came for the meal and it was worth it, even right at this moment I’m thinking about that Pizza and Lasagna.


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Review: Pizza Rustica

I have been hearing about this restaurant for sometime now but I didn’t have the chance to eat there yet. So instead of not eating there at all I decided to order pick up and bring it home. Walking into the mall I knew it was in the food court section but on the left side, I just kept walking until I found it. Oddly enough Avenues was empty, I thought it gets pretty full at night.

The place was relatively empty about 10% full out of all the tables. I took a menu and was approached by the waitress right away, I ordered one margaritta pizza, one quattro formagio pizza, one pepproni pizza, and lasagna bolognese. The lasagna for me, and all of this was to go. I told them to make sure it was done right and they will get comments from me one way or another. I have to say the manager was very nice and helpful, and made sure my order was taken care of. The chef on hand is a chef who used to work at the Harrods Pizzeria, the menu is also identical to the Harrods Pizzeria, and the furniture in the restaurant is an exact duplicate especially oven and cooking area.

They packaged it all together and ready to go, the packaging for the lasagna was a bit dissapointing since it looked like it will lose the heat quickly. So I took off home to make sure everything stays warm, I didn’t even switch on the A/C or air circulation.

As soon as I got home I put the lasagna in a plate and heated it up, thats why it looks displaced in the pictures due to my slight mishandling. One thing is for sure, their food is amazing, the pizza tasted great and fresh, the lasagna was amazing. I will be going to have dinner there soon to have the full experience, but as of now I really recommend people to go there.

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London – Qatar & UAE Central


I was in London for about 36 hours getting a few things done and coming back it was a bit hectic. I started off the day as soon as I landed trying to finish off the tasks at hand, and after finishing up the work I walked around London for a bit, I always enjoy walking around London on my free time and I had some.

I visited a few family members while I was there and while stopping at a few hotels during that visit I saw so many nice cars parked out front. And those cars had license plates from UAE and Qatar. I haven’t seen this many people from the Qatar and UAE in one area before, the Grovesnor House in London was like the middle of Abu Dhabi, and other areas were Qatar parking lots. Different years and different people go to different areas as their travel destinations. And this year France and London has become UAE and Qatar destinations.

Still it was very nice to walk around the city, it was warm weather one day and cool the next.  The second day was chilly and I only had t-shirts so that day I walked into the theater when it was really chilly. The one thing I always enjoy are those black cabs.

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