If you’re planning a trip to London this year then as well as ticking off the must-see sights and shopping destinations, there ae a few eateries you should certainly tick off your list too. With so much shopping and sightseeing you can work up quite an appetite so it’s always good to know where the capital’s foodie favourites are located. These restaurants are usually extremely popular so it’s always a good idea to book in advance. If you do miss out on a table, then you’ll be pleased to hear that this isn’t the end of the story, just take a look at London’s vast network of delivery restaurants offering everything from pizza and pasta to Indian, Malaysian and Mexican – your closest one can be found by clicking here.
Here is your guide to the best places to eat in the city of London including some hidden gems as well as the most popular places.
The Cinnamon Club
Set in the backdrop of a former Westminster library, this restaurant re-opened in 2015 after a major refurbishment which included stunning décor and an exciting new menu. You can expect to find delicately spiced Indian cuisine with some highlights from the dinner menu including: banana chilli, tandoori octopus with chutney aloo and seared sea bass on red lentils. This restaurant also offers a new ‘Celebratory Feast’ menu for groups of 4 including a starter, main and dessert, perfect for families or groups of friends.
The Mount Street Deli
With a lunch menu that changes daily, this Mayfair deli has become very popular with locals and tourists alike. Enjoy a variety of sandwiches, meats and salads which can be eaten-in, taken away or ordered in advance if you’re stuck for time. Despite the hustle and bustle, a relaxing atmosphere and great service is guaranteed.
Described by one visitor as “a little taste of Paris in Islington”, you are able to choose items from the window displays at this magnificent French bakery. There is a wide selection of cakes, tarts and savoury items available for purchase here so take your pick from raspberry cheesecakes, chocolate eclairs and mixed canapes. Customers can enjoy their pastries with hot or cold drinks on the ground floor bar as well as on the shop front. The bakery will soon be offering afternoon tea so keep an eye on the website for updates on this.
Go and check out Camden Market for an extensive range of food stalls covering every continent and food type you can imagine! There are literally hundreds of stalls for you to choose from so there’s something for everyday of the week, whatever you fancy. Head to Voodoo Ray’s for some New York style pizza slices or Club Mexicana for some vegan Mexican wraps. If you’ve got more of a sweet tooth, then South East Cakery offers award winning brownie bars which are a must try for any cake-lovers. The market is open 10am-late every day but times may vary depending on the business and time of year, so check their page for more information before rocking up.