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 West London:
For a delightfully pleasant weekend lunch in West London, you can head to The River Cafe in Hammersmith. Fabulous food, relaxed atmosphere and an overall great dining experience is what you are guaranteed to get at this Italian place. Priced on the heavier side, you will need to make reservations in advance.
Another place worth visiting is Bombay Chow. A less expensive alternative that serves excellent Indo-Chinese cuisine.
No other place does wholesome, tasty and pocket friendly meals better than Farm W5 located at The Green in Ealing. Their ingredients are sourced daily from British producers and their menu includes freshly made salads, sandwiches and wraps – customized as per your order. Their little eatery also houses a juice bar, organic ice cream selection and a collection of bread, fresh fruits, dairy and delicatessen.
Ealing is also home to some of London’s finest pizzerias – Santa Maria and Franco Manca, if you have pizza on your mind (like we always do!)
3. Notting Hill
The Ledbury in Notting Hill holds 2 Michelin stars, and has featured in World’s 50 Best Restaurants list for innovative British and European fare paired with exceptional service. Lunch for two can is about £250, so save this option for when you’re in a mood to splurge.
However, for a cheaper meal, you can head to the Egg Break cafe on Uxbridge street, and enjoy some quality eggs served the way you like.
Located on Dawes Road in Fulham, Baileys is a good place to try the classic British food – Fish & Chips. Quick service, good taste and nominal pricing is what makes this place popular amongst locals.
If you’re not a fan of fish, then you can visit 222 Veggie Vegan located at 222 North End Road, for some delicious meatless delights.
In Knightsbridge you could visit the highly rated Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, holder of 2 Michelin stars and located in Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, or if you want something less fancy and more affordable then there’s Burger & Lobster on the 5th floor of Harvey Nichols. Their straightforward menu promises a scrumptious and fulfilling meal without breaking the bank.
Maki on Kew Road in Richmond is a quaint Japanese restaurant open from 6pm – 10pm daily, except on Sundays when it opens up early at 12pm. It serves all your classic Japanese dishes, bringing traditional flavours of Japan to your plate at reasonable prices.
7. Shepherds Bush
Located in the Shepherd’s Bush neighbourhood, the Westfield Shopping Center on Ariel Way is a popular spot both amongst locals and visitors. You’ll be spoilt for choice with their numerous food outlets offering a vast variety of cuisines. We recommend you check out The Meat Co. for some mouthwatering South African flavours, Busaba Eathai for some aromatic Thai curry or Snog if you just want some desserts.