I love food. Food is fuel. I love finding out about new restaurants as they might be ‘cool’. But most of all I love eating with friends, catching up, and just trying something new. I live in London, potentially one of the best places in the world for food (I’m biased). There is somewhere new opening up every week, but there are places that have been here for years. Here is my ever-growing list of places I’ve been and places to try:
Asia De Cuba
Barbecoa, St Paul’s
Big Easy – The shrimp is to die for…
Bob Bob Ricard – Press for champagne.
Byron – Not my favourite burger chain, but not bad if you’re out shopping and want a bite. Surprisingly the chicken caesar salad is AMAZING.
Dinner by Heston Blumental
Duck & Waffle
Franco Manca – Cheap, great fresh pizza but they don’t take reservations so be prepare to queue if its busy.
Gaucho, Tower Bridge – Amazing steak with a gorgeous view of an iconic London landmark; perfect for those special occasions or if you just fancy something different.
Gilgamesh – The honey lamb skewers bring a tear to my eye as they were just SO tender…
Holborn Dining Room
Honest Burger – Honestly a really good burger and they come with fries – wahey!
Iberica, Marylebone or Farringdon
Las Iguanas – I love the tapas, so varied and the cocktails are fresh and tasty too (Make sure you get there before 7pm as they’re 2 for 1).
Lobster Roll Deli
Madison – My favourite London rooftop bar and they do really good food. I’d always make a reservation if you’re thinking of coming here – the queues on a Friday night in summer are ridiculous.
Mr Foggs – This place reminds me of the pub in Harry Potter, its pretty much a real life Leaky Cauldron.
Radio Rooftop Bar
Red Dog Saloon
STK London – The steak is a little salty for my liking BUT it has a great party atmosphere. Perfect for a birthday dinner with the girls or guys!
Searcy’s, St. Pancras Grand
Shanghai, Dalston – Great authentic Chinese – Has karaoke too!
The Breakfast Club
The Hoxton Grill
The Hoxton Pony
The Mercer, EC2
The OXO Tower
Theres also a lot of food festivals to visit in London. You can check out a full list here.
Let me know if you manage to try any of these or if you have any suggestions?