When you find yourself in London just for a few days, you would be tempted to get your hands on the best delicacies that the city has to offer. We have sorted you with the top 10 places to eat in London, however, not all the places on our list may be easily accessible from where you may be put up. Here’s our guide to finding the best grub in London, based on the popular neighbourhoods around the city so that you can have a wonderful culinary experience irrespective of where you are – be it East, West, North, South or Central.
Here’s a compilation of our favorite restaurants around neighbourhoods in East London:
Located on Redchurch Street, Andina is a casual dining space serving healthy Peruvian food juices. They call themselves a ‘picanteria’ which is the traditional term for restaurants amongst communities of the Peruvian Andes. Andina pairs the best British ingredients with distinct Peruvian flavors and adds a touch of contemporary Peruvian creativity. You can check out their express menu – the Llama Menu Rapido – for a delicious pocket friendly and wholesome meal!
If you’re in Hoxton looking for a hearty meaty meal then head straight MEATmission in Hoxton Market. Just as the name suggests, this place is a haven for meat lovers. Not only will it satisfy all your meat cravings, but the venue itself – an old Christian Missionary complete with stained glasses and a confession box-turned-photo booth – will ensure your social media is lit!
Vegetarians need not ignore this place as they have not only vegetarian options but vegal deals as well!
Poppies has won in the past “Best Independent Fish and Chip Restaurant” at The National Fish & Chip Awards (yep, this is a real thing in the UK). Need we say more? Head to this fun little restaurant on Hanbury Street serving authentic British fish & chips since 1952.
Stepping into Buen Ayre in Broadway Market is like stepping into Argentina. Their popular steaks will leave you satisfied like no other, and the friendly cheerful atmosphere will give you a feel of the Argentine culture. Check this place out on Hackney for your meat cravings.
Non-meat eaters can hop over to good old Franco Manca pizzeria, also in Broadway Market, where you can find plenty of delicious vegetarian and vegan alternatives.
Another great place for pizza in East London is Pizza Union – an Italian pizza bar serving Roman style fire-baked, thin & crispy pizzas. Find it at Sandy’s Row in Spitalfields for some superfast service and pocket friendly meals.
Berber & Q is the place you want to check out in Dalston which serves grilled & smoked meats cooked over charcoal and tantalizing flavours from the east paired with groovy music from the west. The grill house is open from 6-11pm daily, and also opened for lunch on weekends.
For a middle eastern restaurant with more vegetarian options, you can check out Stone Cave on Kingsland High Street instead.
In Clerkenwell you simply need to head to Exmouth Market to be surrounded by a wide variety of restaurants and kiosks to choose from. Our picks would be Morito, serving Spanish fare and Caravan serving European. While Caravan is a bit on the expensive side, Morito will go easy on your wallet with its delicious tapas but both of them make for an excellent choice when you want to switch it from your standard pizza or burger.
8. Stoke Newington
A favourite amongst locals. Rasa N16 is also one of the best known vegetarian restaurants in London, with a lot of regular customers who like to keep coming back. The small and cozy place is distinctly decorated in pink and serves high quality South Indian food. Do make it a point to visit this when in Stoke Newington.