6 Restaurants Worth Checking Out On Your Next Trip To London
One of the world's busiest, most culturally and economically significant urban centers, London is naturally home to a breadth of eating establishments specializing in all kinds of delicious cuisine. Offering everything from traditional British fare to authentic Mediterranean and East Asian dishes, the restaurants listed here are great dining options for anyone visiting the English metropolis. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.
Delectable London Eating Establishments
|Restaurant||Location||What It Serves|
|Ffiona's Restaurant||Kensington||Traditional British food, including fish and chips and Sunday roast|
|Govinda's Restaurant||Soho||Traditional Indian dishes based on fresh vegetables, grains, and lentils, plus other international cuisine|
|China Tang at The Dorchester||Mayfair||Authentic Cantonese favorites such as Ma Po Tofu, Yu Xiang Aubergine, and Peking duck|
|Apero||In The Ampersand Hotel in South Kensington||Mediterranean-inspired fare featuring the region's most enduring flavors|
|100 Wardour St||Soho||International food and drink, including freshly ground coffee, crispy squid, and mozzarella risotto, plus an extensive bar menu|
|Buddha-Bar London||Knightsbridge||A blend of far Eastern cuisine with Western tastes and influences, as well as wine, sake, and unique cocktails|
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London is known for its history, architecture, museums, galleries and famous tourist attractions. What many people may not know, is that London has a thriving food scene that attracts visitors from all over the world. So here, listed in no particular order, are some eateries to consider when paying a visit to England's capital city.
Starting off our list at #1, Ffiona's Restaurant has been part of the very fabric of the Kensington district for over 25 years. This hidden gem is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. Situated in the middle of Church Street, the arterial street that connects the bohemian Notting Hill to its more traditional neighbor, Ffiona's is a good choice for those seeking a homestyle meal in a quaint setting.
On Saturdays, Ffiona's offers classic fish and chips for lunch. The dish consists of fresh battered haddock with homemade mushy peas, tartare sauce and hand cut chips. On Sundays, the restaurant serves traditional Sunday roasts. Guests can choose from lemon and herb roasted chicken, tender pork chops, or Cornish hake with a lemon and caper butter sauce. All are served with potatoes, steamed greens and roasted carrots.
The dish consists of fresh battered haddock with homemade mushy peas, tartare sauce and hand cut chips.
Up next at #2, Govinda's Restaurant is one of London's oldest vegetarian eateries, established in 1979. The food here adheres to a "sattvic" diet, meaning it is rich in "prana", which is the Sanskrit term for life-force. The meals at Govinda's are nutritious, and free from meat, fish and eggs. They are always cooked fresh daily and are blessed before being served.
Govinda's is run by the ISKCON-London Radha-Krishna Temple, a spiritual oasis in the heart of London devoted to sharing the culture and practices of bhakti-yoga. A set thali, which is a traditional Indian meal based on fresh vegetables, grains and lentils is served daily. The restaurant also features a buffet of international delights such as pizza, quiche, pie and lasagna. For dessert, cakes and traditional Indian sweets are available.
At #3 on our list, China Tang at The Dorchester is heralded as home to some of the finest authentic Cantonese food outside China. Located within the iconic Dorchester Hotel, in the heart of Mayfair, this restaurant has built a reputation for serving a selection of comforting Chinese favorites with flair. Created by Sir David Tang, it is favored by London's elite as well as visitors from around the globe.
Created by Sir David Tang, it is favored by London's elite as well as visitors from around the globe.
From the Art Deco entrance on Park Lane, guests descend into a subterranean world inspired by the romance of pre-war Shanghai, where quirky art objects twinkle in every corner and ornate panels adorn the walls. The Bar at China Tang, a 1930s styled re-imagination of Sir Tang's living room, welcomes guests to experience the unique Cantonese afternoon tea service, or to sample a selection of fine libations.
Moving onto #4, Apero is an intimate, laidback restaurant tucked beneath the Victorian cellar arches of The Ampersand Hotel in South Kensington. The menu is inspired by Mediterranean ingredients, and is popular with both locals and hotel guests, who gather here from breakfast to late evening. The bar is an elegant place to enjoy a signature cocktail or glass of wine before dinner.
Inspired by The Ampersand Hotel's neighboring Science Museum, A Taste of Science is a culinary experience served in one of the restaurant's private dining rooms. Each of the dishes has been designed to create a unique experience for those interested in planets and space travel. Guests can expect dry ice, scented mist, syringes, smoke and melting chocolate planets.
Each of the dishes has been designed to create a unique experience for those interested in planets and space travel.
Next up at #5, we have 100 Wardour St., which is located in Soho. From coffee to lunch meetings to musical entertainment, party brunches and dancing, this establishment has it covered. The ground floor at 100 Wardour St. is a relaxed and stylish bar and lounge, perfect for lunch, firing off a few emails between meetings, and after-work cocktails and bar bites.
Downstairs, the restaurant draws on Soho's spirit of fun and indulgence as reflected in its varied cocktail selection. Befitting the venue's history as the site of London's iconic Marquee Club, where artists like David Bowie and The Rolling Stones would famously spend time, there are DJs and musical events offered five nights a week.
Last but not least, at #6, Buddha-Bar London is a restaurant and lounge located in the heart of the Knightsbridge area. In 1996, Raymond Visan opened the first location in Paris. Since then, this restaurant has expanded to over a dozen destinations worldwide including Monte Carlo, Moscow and Manila. Although still featuring popular DJs and musical entertainment, the emphasis at Budda-Bar London is on the food.
Although still featuring popular DJs and musical entertainment, the emphasis at Budda-Bar London is on the food.
The menu blends Eastern Cuisine with Western tastes and influences. Chinese, Japanese, Thai and other Eastern flavors are entwined to spearhead a new-wave of Pacific Rim cuisine. The team at Buddha-Bar London takes pride in offering a unique and experimental cocktail selection for visitors to enjoy, as well as an extensive list of wine and Japanese Sake.