For lunch the group decided to go to the famous Eagle and Child Pub, a hangout for J.R. Tolkein and CS Lewis. Yes, total tourist trap, but I mean come on, who would miss a chance to geek it up and experience this? Luckily we didn't have to end up waiting and we found a cute corner table. They have a new menu featured so I am not sure if the beef and chicken pies my roommate and ordered were the exact same thing.
I ordered a beef pie...holy moley it was amazing. The meat was tender, the crust was flaky and the flavors were wonder. A popular tourist destination it may be, but the food was stellar.
Roommate ordered the chicken pie which she liked a lot and everyone else liked their choices too.
I also ordered a Strawberry Lime Cider which I am currently in love with and must find somewhere in the US asap.
I am not an expert on British Food, but this pub seemed like it had all the makings of a great pub-history, food and environment. The beef pie I had here was one of my favorite meals of my three weeks in England. Worth stopping by and grabbing a meal.
49 St Giles'
, OX1 3LU
Enough about food, I mean I was in Oxford wasn't I. Great destination, a def must see if you are in England...parts of Harry Potter were filmed here (need I say more). Perfect place to be. I loved the architecture, the history and the overall environment. I wish we had more towns like this in the US. It was also graduation time so we got to see all the students walking around in their awesome Caps and Gowns...makes me wish I went to a more prestigious school so I could have the same attire.
|Harry Potter Dining Hall|
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In the morning we stopped for a break at Patisserie Valerie and I got a late breakfast at where I got a chocolate croissant and a strawberry smoothies.The croissant was ok, kinda dry for my taste. As I continued to figure in London, they just don't do frozen/really cold drinks-so the smoothie was very weird. I have heard great things about this place so I may have just gotten a bad crossaint.
90 High Street
Oxford, OX1 4