This evening found me at Westfield, the shopping centre. The obvious question would be what does this have to do with food. To my surprise: everything.
The last time I was there was over two years ago when it first opened. I didn't like it. It was all shops and any attempts to restaurants and coffee shops seemed to me overdone. Also the idea of going somewhere with the sole mission of shopping does not interest me.
I was meeting a friend for dinner. I arrived to find a series of restaurants, the Southern Terrace restaurants. All busy. This seems to be an oasis of restaurants. Some old favourites, think Wagamama, some newer favourites: I was delighted to see Wahaca there. There is also a substantial selection in the main building both in the Balcony and the Loft. We went to Byron's for burgers.
In spite of my initial concerns it would not take much convincing for me to go back. You never know. I might even get caught up in the vibe and do some shopping while I'm there.