To say that something is the best when there are so many restaurants in London I have yet to try is a risk, but it’s one I’m going to take with the roast lunch from The Union Bar in Paddington. If you get to the end of this post and haven’t already made a reservation, I’ll have failed in my task to get you to visit.
How Shoreditch does this Shoreditch restaurant look? When I met a friend for lunch, immediately thought “if I had a laptop that lasted more than an hour on its own battery I’d be working here in a heartbeat”. As it is, I can instead enjoy their delicious home cooked favourites like this uber tasty lasagna with pesto and a side salad.
I loved American food before I even lived in America, and my time spent there only succeeded in furthering my obsession for top notch American cuisine – but at a reasonable price. If you’re looking for meaty burgers or dressed up hot dogs, look no further than my three choices below.
All located in central London, they’re super convenient and won’t break the bank either.
Tasty Tapas @ The Bird In Hand, Kensington
Finding a great restaurant on a random road in London always feels like you’ve discovered something that the locals have been keeping a secret. That’s definitely the case with The Bird In Hand on Masbro Road. Inside this refurbished old pub is a modern chic restaurant serving little plates of tapas and pizzas.
Top Nosh @ Noshville, Granary Square
KERB has teamed up with the Maverick festival to give Londoners a taste of the good life with a celebration of American music and munchies in Granary Square near King’s Cross. Noshville is a fab one-off addition to London’s market and street food scene, with tasty treats to tickle the taste buds including New Orleans shrimp baskets from Hank’s, Ana Mae’s unusual Big Mac mac’n’cheese, and seriously delectable snickerdoodle donuts from Vicky’s Donuts.
Discover A Dim Sum Diamond in the Rough
Usually when I’m in the mood for Dim Sum I step into Dim T or Ping Pong rather than stepping off the beaten track. Tried, tested, I love them.
But Steam in Hammersmith is the very proof I needed to forgo the chains I love and try something new.
Muriel’s Kitchen, Soho
Sometimes I’m super glad for business meetings in London, because on occasions they take place in lovely little restaurants like Muriel’s Kitchen on Old Compton Road. This beautifully decorated, light and airy restaurant immediately became a favourite as I stepped through the door, largely due to the swing-set table and chairs in the front which we slid on over to like a moth to a flame.
Bodean’s BBQ, Soho
After a hard day’s work eating brownies near Liverpool Street and checking out the markets of Spitalfields, we ventured over to one of my favourite areas to eat.
With a name like Bodean’s BBQ, I just had to try out this restaurant. The recipes are based on the rubs and sauces that promise to deliver an authentic American BBQ taste to your lips.
Drake & Morgan, King’s Cross
After a long day playing a tourist in the city with my parents, we wanted to catch a bite to eat while we waited for their train home from King’s Cross. A hop, skip and a jump away is Pancras Square where we espied Drake & Morgan.
The sign above the door tells any passerby that Tsujiri was established in 1860. This traditional Japanese tea brand opened it’s ice cream store in Soho in April 2016 and appears to be increasingly popular with locals and tourists alike. My friend and I nipped in when she had a craving the strange green cold stuff.
Stax Diner, Kingly Court
If a friend from out-of-town ever asks me last minute where they can go to eat in London, my first answer is Kingly Court off Carnaby Street.