HOTSPOT: Croques


As a wanderlust and a foodie, one of my plans during my UK trip a few weeks back was no doubt: eat UK food and so I did with Croques!

I hear you thinking -
‘How can a restaurant with a French-ish name can have good UK food?’. And to be honest Croques wasn’t our first choice at all but me and my friend W. got recommended to go there by another restaurant (Café Mbriki) after hearing they don’t serve jacket potato that day (broken oven). “You should go to Croques, they got the best in town”.

I was surprised to hear from Café Mbriki who also serves jacket potatoes saying this about other restaurants, their rivals.
But after that we did had to promise to go back to Café Mbriki.
And we kept our promises.
Restaurant review of Café Mbriki later on!

Back to the Croques and the jacket potatoes!

I really wanted to eat jacket potato even it’s just a simple baked potato. Is it embarrassing to say I never really eaten a baked potato?
And it’s probably not even categorized as a real British food either but I’m a carb monster, I can’t help it!

And when there’s something best in town you have to go right. Scroll down and read the verdict.

Als ‘wanderlust’ en een foodie, zijn een van mijn plannen voor mij UK tripje een paar weken terug natuurlijk lekker Brits gaan eten en dat deed ik onder andere bij Croques!

Ik hoor je al denken:
'Hoe kan een restaurant met een Fransachtige naam goed UK eten serveren?'. En om eerlijk te zijn was Croques niet eens onze eerste keuze, maar ik en mijn vriend W. werden aanbevolen door een ander restaurant (Café Mbriki) nadat zij die dag geen ‘jacket potatoes’ meer konden serveren (kapotte oven). "Je moet naar Croques gaan, want zij hebben de beste”, werd ons aan gegeven.

Ik vond het verrassend om te horen dat Café Mbriki dit over andere restaurants zeggen, hun concurrenten. Maar we moesten wel beloven terug te komen naar Café Mbriki en die belofte hebben we aan gehouden. Een restaurant review van dat binnenkort!

Terug naar Croques en de jacket potatoes.

Ik wilde zo graag jacket potato eten, ook al is het een gewoon gebakken aardappel uit de oven is. Is het gênant om te zeggen dat ik nooit echt een gebakken aardappel heb gegeten?
En het is waarschijnlijk niet eens gecategoriseerd als een echt Brits eten maar ik ben dol op aardappelen! Ik zal een jacket potato eten!

En zij beweren de beste in de stad te zijn dan ga je toch uitproberen nietwaar? Scroll naar beneden toe en lees mijn vonnis.

Apparently they have won a reward for best coffee shop in Leicestershire in the county's tourism awards 2012!
That sounds promising!

We ordered:
- Jacket potato with mozzarella, pesto and tomatoes
- Chicken wrap with nacho's 
- 2 latte's 

My friends dish.

And here's mine! I thought it was nice. 
But it didn't blew me off the chair. But then again it's just a baked potato right, this jacket potato with mozzarella, pesto and tomatoes. The potato itself was baked perfectly and loved the pesto but I wished the mozzarella has completely melted away. Overall a warm rustic homey dish!

This cup is huuuge! Bigger than my face.

Eating outside at the terrace. 

Food:  4/5 (their veggie options is neat!)
Service: ♥♥ 4/5
Interior: ♥ 4/5
Price:  4/5


  1. looks like a cool place :)

  2. Haha aw i can't believe you hadn't tried jacket potatoes before! Come to Sydney, there's a cafe called Mad Spuds which mainly does potatoes like that haha.

  3. Just amazing and thank you so much for your support!! I deeply appreciate it ;)
    My Lyfe ; My Story

  4. You look so nice ! Love these photos so much !


  5. You weren't kidding, haha! The mug cup for the latte is huge! Glad you enjoyed the food :)

  6. I love baked potato, but I've never had potato like this before! :)

  7. These look very delicious!
    You are good at taking a photograph


  8. i really can't believe you never try jacket potatoes before. i love everything made from potatoes.just couldn't resist them. but unfortunately i haven't found one that is the best yet. you're so cute in the last photo. :)

    xo joselovincolors

  9. I don't think I at potatoes like that too *O* but the food looks good and really adore the interior of the restaurant.

  10. Leuke foto Mei! Zo vrolijk :D

  11. Eeeep, baked potatoes are my favorite! They're soooo tasty when loaded up with sour cream, melted cheese (it looks so wrong to see cheese unmelted on a potato!), and bacon. Sitting outside to eat must be nice!

    becky ♡ star violet

  12. you look most satisfied in the last picture :) and i love croques!


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