A Foodie’s Guide to London
A Foodie’s Guide to London
London is a popular destination for foodies, what with its multicultural status and all the foods that come with it. There are over 300 languages spoken in London, so it should come as no surprise that there’s an abundance of cuisines here too! Whether you’re looking for an English Sunday Roast, some Michelin-starred Fine Dining, or an (arguably also English) Indian Curry to take away to your holiday apartment, London truly has it all.
Popular Chefs and Restaurants in London
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay’s flagship restaurant is all centred around French fine dining with an English twist. The à la carte menu features Sautéed Foie Gras, Roast Pigeon, Suckling Pig, Dover Sole, and much more. If you listen closely, you may be able to hear Gordon himself swearing at chefs in the kitchen.
Alyn Williams at the Westbury
Situated in the classy Westbury Hotel in Mayfair, Alyn Williams at the Westbury offers a modern take on European dining. Alyn Williams was an established chef in Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants for a number of years, before eventually starting his own restaurant with his own name above the door. All dishes are paired with complementary wines, and à la carte dishes include Roasted Monkfish, English Beetroot, and Cumbrian Beef Sirloin.
Jamie Oliver’s Italian restaurants have numerous locations in London, including Covent Garden, Piccadilly, and London Bridge. Jamie’s Italian restaurants offer Oliver-approved Italian dishes at prices far cheaper than most other “celebrity chef” restaurants. Here you’ll find pasta, pizza, antipasti, Sunday roast, and veggie/vegan dishes offered at very reasonable prices. You can also order “posh chips”, which are as great as they sound.
Cheap and Cheerful Food Spots for London Visitors
Cereal Killer Café
Located on the illustrious Brick Lane, the Cereal Killer Café is a great example of a new wave of “cereal cafés” that are growing in popularity right now. Here you can choose from hundreds of cereals from all over the world, as well as a variety of milks, including chocolate milks! They also offer “cereal cocktails” which allow you to mix and match your cereals.
Notting Hill’s Portobello Road Market is a street market selling an abundance of antiques and trinkets, as well as tonnes of delicious street food. Here you’ll find homemade affordable crêpes, bread, cheeses, vegetarian bakes, and much more!
The Golden Chippy, located in Greenwich, is a shining beacon of the UK’s dedication to Fish and Chips. This Tripadvisor top-rated chippy serves some of the best traditional working-class British food on offer. Fish includes choices such as Haddock, Cod, Plaice, and Scampi, while pies such as Steak & Kidney Pie and Chicken & Mushroom Pie showcase the UK’s love of all things pastry.