Top 10 London Eats
Food fit for a queen… or king.
London, the city that always seems to be cold. It’s filled with years of history, countless landmarks, tiaras and a bunch of royals. Not to forget, a giant Ferris wheel, red telephone boxes and a clock tower whose name is Ben.
Aladin Indian Restaurant
A visit to London, better yet Brick Lane, is not complete without visiting an Indian restaurant. So naturally, we present you with one of the best in the city – Aladin Indian Restaurant. It’s a Bangladeshi, Indian and Pakistani based curry cuisine and is famously known as one of the world’s best curry houses. On your visit, we recommend to start with their King Prawn Butterfly and Chicken Chat Puri, then try their Vegetable Vindaloo alongside a Lamb Kurma and don’t forget a Garlic and Cheese Naan – you won’t be disappointed.
If you’re looking for an intimate dining experience, you’ve come to the right place. London’s The Araki most certainly emphasises on ‘intimate dining’ with only seven, yes seven seats available per session. Run by Japanese chef, Mitsuhiro Araki, who has previously been awarded with three Michelin Stars in his Ginza restaurant in Japan, the London Japanese restaurant is by far one of the most impressive, delectable and intricate within the country. Serving only sushi, why not indulge at The Araki with their £310 (approximately $560 AUD) per person sushi “Omakase” chef set menu.
It looks like bubblewrap but it tastes like heaven. We present you with Bubblewrap, London’s go-to for a quick, one-handed, delicious dessert on the go. Born in Hong Kong and raised in London, Chinatown’s Bubblewrap serves up delicious bubblewrap-like waffles filled with their tasty in-house made gelato, toppings and smothered in your choice of a decadent sauce. Blending traditional methods by using locally sourced ingredients to create the ultimate sweet treat dessert, Bubblewrap is as easy as choosing your base, gelato, toppings and sauce – it’s that quick and delicious!
Cereal Killer Cafe
Do you love cereal? Then we have finally found your calling. Tucked away along Brick Lane in London’s Shoreditch, lovers, enthusiasts, collectors or even just casual breakfast eaters will be amazed with the world-renowned Cereal Killer Cafe. The cafe is an all-day breakfast bar meets cocktail concoctions and mixed with childhood dreams. The walls are covered in cereals sourced from all around the globe which you can test, or, opt for one of their cereal cocktails which are just as delicious. Upon visiting, create your own by choosing up to two cereals, flavoured milk and some scrumptious toppings like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
Ciao from Gloria’s London! Found tucked away in the heart of Shoreditch, Gloria’s is run by a team of nearly 85 natives from Naples, Italy. This all-day trattoria, 70’s Capri-style haven features an extensive and explosive menu that specialises in Italian classics. On top of that, there’s a spectacular cocktail menu which is perfect for your breakfast, lunch or dinner visit. Expect everything from 10 layered lasagna, ravioli filled with rabbit ragout polenta, pizzas and even homemade gelato – perfect to pair with a classic negroni or their impressive wine menu. Everything is fresh, homemade and extremely delicious!
Palm Court Langham Hotel
A trip to the London isn’t considered a trip without an afternoon filled with tea, finger sandwiches, pastries and delectable sweets. The Langham Hotel’s afternoon tea inside of their Palm Court embraces elegance and luxury with everything from their mirrored walls, plush leather seating, the eccentric blue grand piano central to the room and of course, the impeccable service. Start your visit with their Brandied Lobster Bisque followed by the Lamb and Saffron Biryani with mango chutney and raita. Finish with Whisky and Chocolate Choux served with Balvenie ice-cream and a side of tea!
Plum Valley Restaurant
In the heart of London’s China Town, everyone from visitors to locals are welcomed to one of the city’s renowned Cantonese restaurants: Plum Valley Restaurant. The walls are decorated with a charismatic, slick dark slate and wood furnishings, creating a luxurious and intimate feel. The menu, which is just as exquisite, features an extensive dim sum selection with more than 60 options available, all handmade by seven dedicated dim sum chefs each day. On top of that, there are 12 chefs also residing in the kitchen to cook up the over 80 dishes available. A visit to Plum Valley will be a delicious, mind-blowing journey.
The Rib Man
Disgustingly delicious. We present to you The Rib Man – a must for any London visit. Starting off as a butcher at the age of 15, today, The Rib Man can be found at one of London’s many football games, markets or casual street pop-ups. Kicking the day off at 3am, The Rib Man serves up one of his staple, juicy, rich pulled pork concoctions which is neatly encased in a white bread roll. From there, it’s topped with his homemade sauce and devoured by you! It’s simple, it’s messy, it’s easy and soon enough you’ll realise, it’s delicious. Check The Rib Man’s website for his next location – he’s a must visit!
A place where art, decor, food and drinks are all combined to create one of London’s most sought-after venues. Welcome to Sketch London. Filled with five different rooms, guests will find themselves hopping around from the Lecture Room & Library, which is a two Michelin Star restaurant, the East Bar & Pods, the Glade, which is an enchanted decoupage forest serving breakfast, lunch and cocktails, the Gallery, which is perfect for afternoon tea or dinner and finally, the Parlour, which is perfect for all-day dining, cocktails and music by the bar. Be sure to also visit the incredibly funky and weirdly designed bathrooms!
St Leonards serves up everything from a hearty, 60 day-aged belted 1kg galloway sirloin to intricate Japanese inspired dishes, such as raw sea bream with kiwi, fermented beetroot and nasturtium flower. Occasionally they even pay homage to a traditional Parisian brasserie – St Leonards has it all. The service is impeccable and passionate, as is the food, which is why it is devoured by everyone. Inside, the venue sets a casual scene with a surprising mix of cutting-edge elegance. With at-the-bar dining options or a more formal setting in the dining room – everything from the food to the ambiance will have visitors feeling as if they’re in an oasis surrounded by some of London’s greatest, wildest and tastiest creations.