Being a popular tourist hotspot, London has so much to offer but one of the main reasons that people flock to the city is for the excellent choice of food and drink spots. Recently crowned the most diverse food city in the world , it doesn’t matter whether you want traditional British cuisine or something more exotic, whether you are vegan, gluten free or coeliac, you can guarantee that with the extensive choice available, your dietary needs, preferences and tastes will be catered for. And as a bonus, you will get to eat in some spectacular locations that will afford you the very best of British views, culture and luxury.
If you want your trip to London to be utterly unforgettable, then you should aim to eat at least one of the most photographed restaurants in London. These deliver on glamor and flair and are guaranteed to get your social media feed buzzing with excitement. London is a perfect foodie’s paradise and if you want to see and be seen at the most hip of establishments, you won’t go wrong with these choices.
Sky Garden – being the highest eatery in London, Sky Garden affords you views that you will not get anywhere else, so why not book a table to watch the sun go down while you’re eating. You will be spoilt for choice with contemporary British fine dining in the Fenchurch Restaurant or with seasonal British dishes in the Darwin Brasserie.
Mr White’s Steak, Pizza & Gin House – owned by legendary chef Marco Pierre White, this fine dining establishment is stunning, oozing with natural light and stunning foliage adorning the balconies around which the tables are set. Only a short walk from the theater district, it’s the perfect stop for pre-opera drinks or post-play recounting.
So hip it hurts
Amazing Grace – housed inside a 17th century church, this remarkable restaurant is completely unique. Serving authentic Asian cuisine and renowned for its incredible choice of live music, this is one of the hippest joints in London.
Dirty Bones – if you’re missing the food from home, Dirty Bones is the place to be. The Kensington branch is the original. Inspired by New York and set in a basement location, this exciting and mysterious restaurant serves up all the classic American flavors with an awesome selection of cocktails to match.
Chocco Matte – eating at this venue is a once-in-a-lifetime experience – a treat for the eyes and soul as well as the stomach, this phenomenal eatery is immersive. With bold colors, unique theatrics and stunning Japanese food, you won’t be disappointed when you spend the evening here.
You won’t want to leave
Circolo Popolare – completely eclectic, this venue is something else. The artwork which encircles the restaurant consists of stunning bottles of every type, style and vintage imaginable and a living ceiling consisting of stunning foliage and plants. This is an incredible eatery serving sumptuous Italian cuisine.
Wagtail – This fine dining restaurant offers dining al fresco on its two private terraces overlooking the city. On a fine summer’s day, where else would you rather be?
For the discerning foodie who wants to go a bit off the beaten path and try something a little different than the formal dining options suggested above, you’ll be pleased to know that there is so much more of London to sample and enjoy. The Foodie’s Travel Guide offers an enormous selection of options, from foodie tours to perfect picnic locations and of course, no trip to England would be complete without indulging in a quintessentially British Afternoon Tea.
If you decide to immerse yourself completely in British culture and ignore the touristy suggestions offered earlier, you won’t go wrong with a full English breakfast at Terry’s cafe followed by fish and chips from literally any takeaway in the capital. Devour Tours offers a comprehensive list of the British traditionals and the best places to sample them.
However you decide to indulge in your passion for food whilst in London, enjoy it with an open mind.