If you’re off to see the sights on a weekend trip to London, then it’s important to acquaint yourselves with the best places to eat before you arrive. Here, we have listed some of the best eateries – restaurants, pubs, cafes – in some of the most popular districts of London. Due to their popularity these places fill up extremely quickly so it’s really important to book in advance. If you do miss out on a table, then take a look at the city’s vast network of delivery restaurants – you’re sure to find something you love. You can find your closest one by clicking here.
If you’re in the Westminster area, then The Roux at Parliament Square is a place that’s definitely worth a visit. Although a little on the expensive side, this restaurant is well worth the money and you are able to enjoy your food in an extravagant period setting. On the menu here is: roast Scottish cod, herdwick lamb and passion fruit soufflé among other things.
Hidden away in the Palace Gardens Terrace, The Mall Tavern is a pub most people stumble upon completely by accident, but it’ll leave you wanting to return time and time again. If you’re visiting with friends, book the Chef’s Table for a unique dining experience of fabulous dishes prepared exclusively for the table.
For some impressive Indian cuisine visit The Painted Heron overlooking the river. This restaurant has one of the most interesting menus I’ve ever seen. Created by head chef Yogesh Datta who has won many awards, it includes Alphonso mango, paneer and chili spring rolls, black tiger prawns and almond and tomato curry. You can also enjoy after dinner entertainment on the terrace.
If you’re finding it hard to decide what you fancy, head to the Camden market which offers all the types of food you can think of! Among the hundreds of places here you’ll find: Louisiana Chilli Shack providing gluten-free chilli; Oh My Dog serving THE best hot dogs; Mr Piadina with some superb Italian street food; Blu Top serving ice cream sandwiches – yes, you read that right; and Chin Chin Lab which offers Europe’s first liquid nitro ice-cream.
Hidden around the corner and down the stairs in the basement of 9 Old Compton Street lies La Bodegra Negra. Despite its seemingly uninviting entrance, you’ll find great Mexican food and and warm and homely atmosphere. This hidden gem really is a treat, and if you’re a fan of tacos, you’ll love it.