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  • exmouthespresso Bean Review
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  • firehouse No 197 Fire Station
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  • irisandjune Iris & June
    Independent Coffee Shop in Victoria
  • coffeeguide The Not Official London Coffee Guide
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  • dumdum Dum Dum Donutterie
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  • bonanza Bean Review
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  • moo Moo Cantina
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  • chorbizarre Chor Bizarre
    Restaurant with personality
  • squaremilebelen Bean Review
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  • ottolenghi Ottolenghi
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  • quantus Quantus
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  • pearlliang Pearl Liang
    About Time for a Chinese

Escaping the Royal Wedding IX: Walled City Lying on the Dee

My last stop after returning to London was lunch at Chester. The city is one of the best preserve walled cities in the UK. The city has medieval buildings but also some classic black and white revivals and Victorians. According to Chester’s website the city is famous for spectacular scenery, cultural and industrial heritage, and historic houses.

Eastgate Clock

Black and white revival

The landmarks and things to do are walking on the city walls, the Eastgate Clock, extensive towers along the city wall, the town hall, Chester’s Cathedral, Chester Zoo, and a walk within the city contemplating the medieval architecture and the Victorian revival.


A Walk over the Wall

A roman hiding in Chester

During the visit I stopped at Olio & Farina. The place a Italian restaurant and bottega (shop), excellent supply of Italian products including an amazing pesto sauce. Funded in Genoa and with presence in the UK, Ireland, and France.

The Place

Some of the goods at the Bottega

We had a cheese and cured meats table and as main I went for pasta with Pesto Sauce, the entree was good but the pasta was superb, best pesto I have had in the UK, I went immediately to the bottega to buy two jars of the sauce. Excellent place, good food, don’t hesitate to go if you’re around.

Cheese and Cured Meat Board 

Pesto Time 

Non Blockus Toiletadum ad Nauseam

Pasta reminds me the Seinfeld episode “The Understudy” where Kramer is taking care of Bette Midler.

Kramer: Hi, here. I made this for you.
Bette: What is it?
Kramer: It's macaroni Midler.
Bette: Macaroni Midler?
Kramer: Yeah, see how you're singing?
Bette: yeah, ha ha. Well you made a long journey from Milan to Minsk.

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