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A few decades back, London was not associated with an exciting culinary scene, and was considered a rather dull destination for food lovers. In recent years, however, London has evolved its culinary prowess to become a reference in the world’s gastronomic scene. Nowadays, several internationally renowned chefs are British, like the popular Gordon Ramsay and Nigella Lawson. For a truly local eating experience, try some fish and chips, a typical Sunday roast or afternoon tea at five o’clock. London also has an abundance of types of cuisines on offer, befitting all tastes and pocket sizes. From street food and markets, to Indian restaurants that many Londoners are obsessed with, traditional and gastro pubs, starred restaurants, pizza or steaks, there is a bit of everything. We have no doubt you too shall enjoy savoring many a meal or treat and list our favorites for your selection.

We went to the Anglesea Arms on a Monday and were quite surprised with the buzz around it on a weekday. At that moment we understood the reason for its reputation as one of the best pubs in town to have some food, and no wonder the pub calls itself a gastropub. The ales were, of course, as traditional as you could expect at any… Read more »

What a pleasant lunch did we have at the Ivy Chelsea Garden! Certainly, sunny spring days are ideal to enjoy this restaurant, and this was indeed the case. The main rooms follow a garden themed décor, with flowery wall paper and fabrics, and actual potted plants and flowers. If the weather allows, ask for a table on the terrace, in the garden or orangery to… Read more »

Isabel restaurant has become one of the trendiest restaurants in London nowadays and is both upscale and informal. You will see habitués in fancy fashionable clothing as well as in jeans and t-shirts. The main salon is beautifully decorated, with a magnificent central bar, exquisite lighting coming from black and gold lamps on the ceilings and small table lamps, and the restaurant’s luxurious silver and… Read more »

When in London you cannot miss sampling some ales at a pub and The Churchill Arms is quite a good choice for that. Located in Kensington, The Churchill Arms is a historic old pub, frequented by Churchill’s grandparents, and named after the Prime Minister when World War II ended. It is quite picturesque, with a lovely façade covered in flowers, and was a trend-setter for… Read more »

Loved by locals, this is probably Britain`s oldest and most renowned food market. The market itself is composed of a main hall, restaurants and shops in the surrounding streets, and the Green Market. Some of our favorites are the delectable sandwiches at Brindisa, the gelatos at the Italian 3Bis gelateria (well worth the calories on hot sunny days), the strong smooth coffee at Monmouth and… Read more »

A see-and-be-seen kind of venue, this is an elegant and upscale restaurant in one of London’s most affluent neighborhoods – Mayfair. In some ways, the quintessential décor in itself, with black and white floors, green chairs and mirror walls, somewhat justifies the long lines for a table. The long lines are also found in other branches of Cecconi’s around the world (we loved the one… Read more »

A trendy and cool Victorian house set over three floors, which calls itself a triple dream where food, art and music meet. Sketch drew extensive media attention after its opening and it was all anyone talked about for a while. Today there is much less fuss, but it is still well worth the visit, especially if you a book a table at the Lecture Room,… Read more »

You are in London, so the polite thing to do is to go to a pub! The Cross Keys, located in the deliciously glamorous Chelsea neighborhood, is somewhat traditional and historical, but has been recently modernized with up to date amenities yet kept its old-style flair. The Cross Keys has developed quite a good menu of well-executed dishes served in its typical pub atmosphere. The… Read more »

Located in the City, near Spitalfields market, this proper French restaurant has been considered the best of its kind in town and has been awarded many accolades. We can attest to it being truly excellent. Housed in a parish hall, as the name suggest, as you step in you will likely be immediately struck by its unique ambiance. The food is indeed quite good and… Read more »

The restaurant is located in the heart of Mayfair, in the luxurious Govesnor Square, and run by celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay, which leaves little else to be said. As you arrive at the beautiful venue, you have an option of a formal dining experience to the left or a more casual stylish atmosphere to the right. The innovative European menu has amazing dishes. We opted… Read more »

The Boudin Blanc is an authentic brasserie in Mayfair, near Shepherd Market. It is small, laid back and the type of place people do not talk about much, yet it is beloved by locals and draws a faithful clientele. Large windows, a wooden motif, adorned walls, dim lighting and impeccable service will make your meal even more enjoyable. Try, as we did, the full flavored… Read more »