22 Oct Pulia, Southwark
There is nothing better than discovering new and delicious restaurants.
After spending the morning strolling around the bustling Borough Market – we wanted to find somewhere a bit less crowded for some lunch. We walked around the corner and stumbled upon Pulia.
As you walk in you get welcomed by the smell of freshly cooked food, as well as a small deli, where you can buy sauces, cheeses, wines and olives.
I fell in love with the decor as soon as I walked in, it was minimalistic yet gave the place atmosphere.
When I go to restaurants I prefer a smaller menu, because you know everything on there will be exceptional – this was definitely the case with Pulia. In addition to their normal menu, they also offer daily specials.
We chose to have a light lunch so between two of us we shared a caprese salad, roasted aubergine, and a pasta with fresh tomato sauce.
The pasta was perfectly al dente, with the most flavourful cherry tomatoes on top. You also had the taste of delicious olive oil – from the region of Puglia. And to top it all off, the parmesan added a nice salty touch.
So, I’ve never really been a fan of aubergine but recently I’ve ordered it in restaurants and it’s delicious. The aubergine was cooked with mint, garlic, extra virgin olive oil and vinegar.
The last dish we had was the caprese salad. As expected, the mozzarella was soft, milky and perfectly salty – topped with delicious extra virgin olive oil.
Pulia is a perfect place to wind down from the hustle and bustle of Southbank or Borough Market, the food is fresh, and has a great atmosphere.