Thursday, August 13, 2009

Time for lunch

It's great living close to the city, so that I can meet Husband for lunch occasionally, and we try to do it every couple of weeks.
Without a babysitter at hand, the occasional lunch gives us that much-needed couple time that grown-ups need - and an opportunity to eat, chat and drink without having to break up arguments, mop up spills, and hand over the nicest parts of our meals!
A lot of the trendy restaurants in the city do bargain priced, gourmet express lunches - in and out within the hour. So you can enjoy a delicious meal, and still make it back to the office without a late mark.
For our anniversary, we went to S.P.Q.R, a fabulous spot on Ponsonby Road, where lunch included a glass of Pinot Gris.
But we don't always live it up.
The other day, Husband took me to his favourite no-fuss lunch spot place in the city, The Little Turkish Cafe in K-Road. I'm not talking greasy, late-night drinking fodder here, this is fresh, delicious food, all made on the spot.
Certainly beats soup in front of the computer!

Proscuitto and buffalo cheese salad at S.P.Q.R

scampi linguini

Turkish bread at The Little Turkish Cafe

Can we get one of these at home please?

Turkish kebab


Jo Lene said...

Have you tried the Garlic Prawns at SPQR? It's divine. It's one of my favourite places too - very convenient since I live right down the road. =)

Another great lunch spot if you and your husband like Indian is Bolliwood in Ponsonby. Curry, rice, nan, and a glass of wine/beer for $10 - a steal if you ask me!

MrsDesperate said...

Oh yes, love the garlic prawns. Also the saffron risotto!
Haven't been to Bolliwood yet, must try it!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

That sounds like a great break and much needed to keep the sanity too! :) Loving these lunch deals that seem to pop up all the time.

Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

oh no! Now I am hungry again.

Your 'couple time' sounds wonderful.

And delicious.