The first stop was Oh You Pretty Things, which is a champagne and cocktail bar. I got to make my own Pornstar Martini (with the help of the mixologist) which was pretty exciting and I think it turned out quite well!
|My Pornstar Martini|
Next up was Gourmet Burger Kitchen. I'd seen different GBKs in London but had never eaten at one before, although I've heard good things. I ordered a Califorian burger (a homemade bean patty, with cheddar, avocado, harissa mayo, onions and relish salad in a brioche bun) with a side of sweet potato fries.
Overall, I really enjoyed the food. Despite being a meat eater I went for the veggie option and thought the bean burger was delicious as were the toppings. The sweet potato fries were satisfying long and I particularly liked the Hei Hei salt. Regrettably I couldn't finish as it was super filling but I would recommend GBK to any burger fans!
The last stop was Patisserie Valerie, which is hidden away in Fenwick so I had never come across it before. Their array of cakes and pastries are incredibly pretty - such a feast for the eyes. Due to my fullness from the previous burger, I chose a strawberry gateau to takeaway. Strawberries and cream is one of my favourite combinations, so naturally the gateau didn't disappoint!
Overall, my experience of dining at Brent Cross was really enjoyable. I got to eat and drink delicious, pretty things and learnt to make a cocktail! I also got to learn about the Brent Cross PLUSapp, which notifies you about exclusive discounts in both food and fashion outlets as you walk around the shopping centre. If you're in the North London area I would recommend stopping for a bite to eat post-shopping.