Tuesday, 20 December 2016

London's Best Views {Alexandra Palace} & Ribs {Bodeans}

Where can one see the best views of London?
Well, that's a question I get asked a lot.
And it has no straight answer
cause, you see, London is quite flat.

So unless you climb on top of one of the City's skyscrapers,
the best place to get a panoramic view of London
is to head north to Alexandra Palace,
one of London's most iconic palaces and the birthplace of television
{the first TV broadcast was made from there in 1936}.

London views from Alexandra Palace

Built on top of a hill and surrounded by a beautiful park,
the palace's terrace offers the best view of London's skyline.
On a clear day, one can see as far
as the Crystal Palace Transmitter in South London.

We went to Alexandra Palace on a sunny but crisp winter's day,
had a stroll around the boating lake,
the children ran along the palace's terrace
and we all soaked up some sunshine
before heading to picturesque Muswell Hill for lunch.

We were all very hungry and craving a big hearty lunch.
So, we went to Bodean's, the BBQ specialists,
and, let me tell you, hearty it was.

First of all, Bodean's is very child-friendly;
the restaurant was full of families enjoying their Sunday lunch
and staff were very nice to our little ones
{plus, they have a kids-eat-free policy from noon to 5pm}.

Secondly, the interiors are cosy and comfortable:
leather banquettes and wooden boards
make the restaurant ideal for those cold winter months.

Thirdly, the food is delicious and the portions enormous.
Bodean's speciality is BBQ meat and sauces,
which will satisfy the most demanding barbecue snob. 

Bodean's Muswell Hill Review

We picked the Nachos supreme {£7.50} with grilled cheese 
and an assortment of sauces for our appetiser: 
we were presented with a mountain of crisp nachos 
covered in grilled cheese and fresh sauces. 

We then shared the Boss Hog meat platter for two {43.90} 
with fries and coleslaw. 
The price might be a bit steep, but this platter is well worth it. 
Firstly, the reality is it can easily feed four adults, 
secondly the meat cuts were tender and full of flavour, 
and thirdly, this is the best BBQ I've had in a while. 

Bodean's kids' menu features children's favourites, 
like burgers, chicken wings and mac 'n' cheese 
and a selection of ice creams for dessert. 
The portions are enormous and both the dishes 
they chose were delicious and went down a treat. 

On the pudding front, one can choose 
from a selection of classic American desserts, 
like brownies, pecan pie and New York cheesecake, 
if, of course, one has space in their tummy after such a feast. 

In a nutshell: Excellent barbeque restaurant 
with a kids eat free policy from noon to 5pm.

Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, N22 | Nearest tube station Wood Green 
Bodean's Muswell Hill, London N10 | Nearest tube stations Highgate & Wood Green 
Check your nearest Bodean's here

 Disclosure: Complimentary meal.
All views & wording my own.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds really delicious! We'll definitely try the restaurant since we leave very close!


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