This summer the whole family took a European vacation including London, Paris, Reims, Luxembourg, Cologne and Brussels. By far, our best restaurant experience was in London, at The Riding House Cafe. The menu is a combination of small plates and main dishes, which really fits our family style. We love variety, and everyone gets a little taste of the each other's special picks. The fish and chips was a standout. Gail had fish and chips on her must-have list. And, while The Riding House is not a British pub, they made a star out of this simple dish.
The fish was as fresh and flavorful as you can imagine. It was not fried in week-old bar oil, but neither did it have that blah taste you get when the oil hasn't experienced life. A side of not-so-mushy peas completed the full British experience done in a proper, up-scale way.