Here at CGD we love sampling foods, we are huge foodies and love swapping notes on all the different foods we’ve tried on our travels. One of the best things about living in the capital city is that there’s an opportunity to taste hundreds of different foods right from your doorstep. Here are our top 20 places to eat in London!
Copita is an authentic Spanish tapas bar that champions relaxed culture and beautiful, small affordable dishes.
27 D’Arblay St, London W1F 8EP
020 7287 7797
Homeslice champions good pizza, and creates all their dishes in a wood fire oven in the courtyard of a brewery. For amazing pizza paired with a nice relaxing drink, Homeslice is the one!
13 Neal’s Yard, London WC2H 9DP
020 3151 7488
#3 Flesh & Buns
Flesh & Buns offer classic Japanese drinking food, featuring DIY filled steamed buns. Build your bun your way and enjoy the classic drinks to accompany your food while you listen to classic Rock and Roll and enjoy this introduction to Japanese culture!
41 Earlham St, London WC2H 9LX
020 7632 9500
Dishoom is a beautiful Bombay café in London, you can wander inside for a truly Instagram worthy breakfast with freshly squeezed fruit juice or enjoy an amazing curry or grill for lunch or dinner.
12 Upper St. Martin’s Lane, London WC2H 9FB
020 7420 9320
Another authentic Spanish tapas bar, José is small and cosy and draws inspiration from Barcelona and Andalucía. The menu changes depending on what ingredients are the freshest on the market that day, but you can expect all your tapas favourites, delicious wines and a few classic desserts.
104 Bermondsey St
020 7403 4902
#6 Honey & Co
Honey & Co was launched with the intention of bringing amazing food from the Middle East straight to London. The love-child of married couple Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich, they aim to bring the mouth-watering food of their childhoods to the tables of their diners.
25A Warren St, London W1T 5LZ
020 7388 6175
#7 The Shed
The Shed serves seasonal British food in a modern way, you can expect to see all your favourites and a few delicious inventions featuring amazing seasonal ingredients. The rustic, vibrant interior makes dining here a treat!
122 Palace Gardens Terrace, London W8 4RT
Kirazu specialises in beautiful modern Japanese dishes, from tapas to takeaway. The tapas is healthy and delicious, from lotus roots to Sashimi, you’ll be treated to truly authentic and
47, Rupert St, London W1D 7PD
The Black Penny is reawakening our love affair with coffee shops, pop in for an inventive breakfast or an amazing salad, enjoy some exquisite coffee or take a trip into The Seminar Pit to see what the guest speaker of the day is talking about. Intellectual, creative and fun!
34 Great Queen St, London WC2B 5AA
Foxlow is the kind of restaurant you want to live near, with emphasis on true comfort foods and a great wine list, if you’re ever looking to spoil yourself you should definitely choose Foxlow.
69-73 St John St, London EC1M 4AN
#11 Craft London
Craft is a luxurious and modern venue, from the café to the main restaurant you’ll be treated to chic décor and five star designer food.
0pe, 1 Green Pl, London SE10 0PE
#12 Chick ‘n Sours
Chick ‘n Sours is a fried chicken joint, but not as you know it. You only have to take one look at the menu to tell that they do things differently here, from Szechuan aubergine to Korean fried chicken thigh!
390 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4AA
Polpo is a humble Venetian restaurant that champions simple food and good wines. From delicious meatballs to classy pizzettes. If you’re feeling cheeky, sample the incredible desserts.
3 Cowcross St, London EC1M 6DR
Koba’s speciality is Korean food, from Korean BBQ to beautifully made noodle dishes. If you’re interested in sitting in a beautifully decorated space, soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying traditional Korean food barbequed on the tabletop, head to Koba as soon as possible!
#15 The Melt Room
Designed with lunch in mind, The Melt Room wants to reignite our love of melted sandwiches. The menu reflects classic lunch dishes, comfort foods and healthy classics with the option of brownies or muffins for a sweeter snack.
26 Noel St, London W1F 8GY
Blixen is a European brasserie that serves beautiful healthy breakfasts and classic dishes with quirky twists.
65A Brushfield St, London E1 6AA
Zuma delivers traditional Japanese cuisine in a modern way, the food is authentic but presented well and the emphasis is on flavour that respects the traditions of the past.
5 Raphael St, Knightsbridge, London SW7 1DL
The food served at Zucca is based on traditional Italian food from the kitchen, with modern twists that don’t follow trends. You can expect all your favourite Italian dishes and home-made bread and ice cream.
184 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3TQ
#19 Story Deli
If you’re looking for minimalism, Story Deli has just that. Delicious cheesecake and inventively topped pizza are just some of the incredible offerings you’ll find on the menu.
123 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 7DG
Rasoi is a luxurious Indian restaurant that features imaginative dishes with great flavour in a beautiful setting. If you’re looking for delicious curry done just right, you have to give Rasoi a visit!
10 Lincoln St, London SW3 2TS
Yummy, we’re trying to find excuses to hit these fabulous eateries as soon as we possibly can! Have you got any favourite restaurants in your city? Let us know in the comments below!
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