This week I’ve been crazy crazy busy at work. I always like to make time for me time during the week, which mainly consists of making myself nice food and doing some exercise. But some weeks, and this week was one of those weeks, I just don’t have the time!

So without wanting to sacrifice the exercise (bootcamp is a GREAT stress reliever), I decided to give Eat First a go after they sent me an email a few weeks ago!

It was a ridiculously simple process actually. I ordered my three meals (and a cookie) on their website, chose a delivery slot (8:00-8:45pm) and payed via paypal. All done in about 2 minutes flat!! It was also q pretty reasonably priced for delivery food, the whole lot came to £25.75 exactly. So not massively stretching the purse, 

The next day my driver arrived just after 8pm and handed me over this little bag of delights!

I unpacked my feast and then had to decide what to eat first (GEDDIT? #puntastic).

I eventually decided on the butternut squash quesadillas created by Chef Ben Hodges. Which were grilled quesadillas with “pulled” butternut squash, black beans and mozzarella. Served with tomato salsa, coleslaw and sour cream. 

Handily, cooking instructions are included in the lovely little envelope you get sent when your food arrives. So I whacked them in the oven for 8 minutes, sat and watched the mozzarella oooooze, and waited for them to crisp up nicely.

And boy did they crisp up! Check out the cheese porn…

I had to season them a little bit to my taste, but other than that no complaints. A lovely light meal, which left me feeling satisfied but not bloaty – not easily achieved for me with delivery food!

Anyway, enough about my digestive system… ON TO NIGHT TWO!

The second night I went for this super beef protein salad, by Chef Ben Hodges again. This was by far the best meal I had. A TASTE SENSATION.

The salad is made up of super-seed blend of organic quinoa, kale, lemon, pumpkin, edamame, mint and lentils is mixed with white cabbage, dried apricots, and pumpkin seeds. Served with an orange honey dressing and fresh salsa verde on the side.

JUST LOOK AT IT!

Coooooor *drools slightly*

The final night was Moo Ping Thai Pork which was created by KraPow LDN! The little box of wonders contained small pieces of pork collar, marinated overnight in Thai spices and flazed with a sweet Nam Jim Jaew sauce. It came with brown jasmine rice, mint and cucumber and extra sauce (which was very welcome, the sauce was delicious!). 

This was probably my least favourite of the three meals, but still went down very nicely (I would have perhaps liked a bit more salad and less rice, but I’m not great with rice, so I’m sure others would disagree!)

Unfortunately I didn’t get a cooking instructions card with this one, but the clever people at Eat First had that covered, with full instructions available on their website. 

Again very easy to put together, with very little hassle. Grab an eyeful below!

All in all I really rate Eat First as a concept. The meals are tasty, easy to order and get delivered, and very easy to put together on the night. It’s essentially mid-way between Deliveroo and Taste Made, for those that want to cook, but don’t really want all the hassle!

I’ll definitely bear them in mind again when I know I’ve got a busy week ahead. It’s a great way to still ensure you eat healthily and won’t break the bank.

If you feel like giving it a go, put my code 238COZWO in at the checkout to get £7.50 off your first order!

So the final verdict…

Food: 4/5

Service: 5/5

Overall Total: 4.5/5

Price: ££

Difficulty: Very easy 

 

And the crucial details…

 

Website: www.eatfirst.com

Instagram: @eatfirst

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On Saturday the lovely people at The Piano Works invited me and a plus one to try out their bottomless brunch.

Never one to turn down complimentary food or alcohol, I decided to take my best pal (who you’ll all be well acquainted with if you follow me on Instagram) for her birthday. 

We were a bit unsure about what to expect… but oh my god was it good!

Walking in dazed and confused we were shown to our table and introduced to our amazing waiter Issa. 

He briskly got us a bottle of prosecco and we set about looking at the menu and working out how we could request as many embarrassing songs as possible!

Before I go on about what a fantastic time we had… let me start with the food. My god it was so good! I really wasn’t expecting it to be, because I thought the focus would be more on the music and the experience, rather than what people were actually eating. I STAND CORRECTED!

I went for the classic… Severn wye smoked salmon, burford brown eggs scrambled, rocket on sourdough toast and Char went for ‘love me or hate me eggs benedict’, which for those of us who have no idea what that would be it’s Burford brown eggs poached, bacon, marmite hollandaise sauce on an english muffin. 

GOOD GOD IT WAS GOOD. 

So… the lighting was terrible for a photo novice like me, so CJ had to improvise with our phone torches. 

(shout out to Paul the photographer for catching this perfectly!!)

And here was our lovely little set up… not too shabby at all, I’m sure you’ll agree!

After demolishing our breakfasts, we continued on with the cheesy requests and sinking far too much prosecco!

Yes I did request 50 Cent – Candy Shop (massive props to the band for actually playing this) and The Ying Yang Twins Whisper Song #sorrynotsorry.

A few people came up to us and asked why we’d come in a two and how we were having so much fun (apart from the fact we’re massive bloody legends).

I have to say, this is not something you need to save for a special occasion and you absolutely do not have to be in a big group. We had the best best time just the two of us, so please don’t think you have to wait for 20 of you to finally coordinate your terribly busy diaries. Go in a two man team and sink three bottles of prosecco (or as many bloody Mary’s as you can handle – the other bottomless brunch option). You know you want to!

Shoutout to Paul again for that beauty!

As you’ve already gathered, we had an absolute whale of a time! We far outstayed our 2 hour welcome and hid in the back until the band re-started at 5pm.. muahaha!

We thought we were the only weirdos doing it… but we found two other groups who’d had the exact same idea and joined forces!! Needless to say the afternoon escalated from there!

Remember Issa I mentioned at the start? WELL HERE HE BLOODY IS! (Thanks for this beauty too Paul)

Some serious shapes were also thrown on the dance floor…

And when we finally left 6 hours later… we were horrified to find out it was still BROAD DAYLIGHT!!

However, the friendly door staff were on hand to occupy the ladies while I hailed the uber!

I think it’s safe to say they got on famously!

What a day! I would recommend this to ANYBODY. We had so much fun, the singers were amazing, the atmosphere was amazing and we just had an absolute hoot. 

I’ve already frantically texted as many friends as possible so I can arrange another visit soon!

So here’s what you’ve all been waiting for… The final result… And I’m sure you won’t be surprised!

Food: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Ambiance: 5/5

Overall Total: 5/5

And the crucial details…

Where to find them: 113-117 Farringdon Road, Corner of Ray Street, Farringdon, London EC1R 3BX

Website: http://pianoworks.bar/

Instagram: @thepianoworks

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thepianoworks

Price: £

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