Being the foodie that I am, I thought I would share my favourite restaurants in London with you!
Who doesn’t love food?!
Any way, I’ve picked a handful of restaurants that I really enjoyed, there’s a few afternoon teas, Chinese, Italian and some fancy smancy spots too.
Let’s start with Bob Bob Ricard.
I went here a couple of years ago for my birthday and it was such a special treat. What I love about this restaurant was the gorgeous interiors, the food, the ‘press for champagne’ buttons and the service.
Joe and I indulged and treated ourselves to the famous Beef Wellington for two (most expensive thing on the menu, oops), truffle mash and roasted vegetables. As well as of course a few glasses of pink champagne and cocktails.
We even had room for dessert… I had the most amazing chocolate bombe and Joe had a trio of desserts. Divine.
If you’re in the mood for some great dim sum, I’d highly recommend trying Ping Pong – a lovely Asian food restaurant.
There’s a few branches in London, one in Soho, another in Covent Garden and one in South Bank.
Duck and Rice.
First off let me say how beautifully decorated Duck and Rice is, from the outside and in. It’s two floors with white and blue tiled walls and wooden tables – very stylish. Secondly, the food is out of this world! Joe (my hub) and I enjoyed every single dish.
To start we had the pan-fried pork & Chinese leaves gyoza and the Char siu Cheung Fun Dim Sum. Oh my, both were so incredible! It’s the first time I’ve tried Cheung Fun Dim Sum too!
For main we had duck and rice and the black pepper bavette beef chop suey – both were amazing! The black pepper bavette beef chop suey was very peppery and had a kick, but was delicious. The duck was so juicy and succulent, mmmm. Highly recommend them all!
Dishoom has been seriously hyped up as the ‘Best Indian Restaurant’ in London and I agree, it’s up there with the best. I would say it’s probably my favourite Indian restaurant in L-town.
Joe and I decided to share a garlic naan, rice, spicy lamb chops, chicken tikka and the house special curry. And boy oh boy was this tasty! The chicken tikka melted in my mouth, it was so tender and delicious, and the lamb chops had so much flavour and was also super tender.
I loved our time here, the food was amazing, the staff were super friendly and helpful and the interiors were beautiful. Also, I know this is really random… but the loo’s are really cool too!
So, if you’re in the central London area, pop down to Dishoom for the best indian food and experience! I will say though, do book ahead of time if you want to avoid the queues or go early!
Duck and Waffle.
I remember going to Duck and Waffle for Joe’s birthday. It was the most beautiful experience. We of course had the Duck and Waffle option on the menu and it was one of the most incredible food’s I’ve ever eaten.
I’d love to go back some day.
Everything about this place is super cool and Instagrammable, from the space-egged toilets to the most gorgeous pink and copper interiors. Just look at those pretty pink velvet cushioned seats, I’d like to sit in one of those all day, every day please. The afternoon tea is also presented so beautifully and is so incredibly delicious, honestly the best afternoon tea I’ve ever had in my life!
Christopher’s is a great spot to grab brunch – in fact, it’s my favourite place for brunch in London!
I had the chocolate french toast and it was AMAZING! Joe had a tortilla with avocado, salsa and eggs and throughly enjoyed his too!
The service was on point too. Very friendly waiters and waitress’s.
Bao in Fitzrovia is a cute Taiwanese inspired restaurant. Definitely one of my favourites that Joe and I have been to.
To begin with, you select what type of dish’s you desire on a piece of paper. Joe and I went for four of the bao’s, three of the xiao chi’s and the dan dan potato (da chi).
We tried the classic, confit, black cod (pictured above) and beef shortrib and they were all equally delicious, however I would say the black cod was my favourite!
It’s quite a small restaurant so I would advise booking, especially on a Saturday!
Joe and I jumped at the chance of going here for my birthday last year – it was when book a table were doing London Restaurant Festival Month for the whole of October!
Any who, I squealed with excitement because guess what?! Hakkasan were doing a set menu for two for £40 each – this included a dim sum course, a main course, dessert and a cocktail. Who doesn’t want to experience a Michelin star restaurant and be wined and dined like a princess for only forty quid? I wish I could do it every day… #thedream
First of all, the interiors, the scent and the service was absolutely out of this world. Once you enter, you go down some stairs and look out on a low lighted luxurious dining reception, where you are greeted and you hand in your coats, umbrellas and so forth.
Also, the fragrance that they use for the stairs and reception is gorgeous – feels very luxurious and smells like Diptyque candles.
The food is presented beautifully, and we throughly enjoyed the Dim Sum course. There was a selection of fish and vegetable Dim Sum. Super tasty.
Then we had our main courses, we went for the stir-fry black pepper rib eye beef with merlot – seriously gorgeous and out of this world, alongside the spicy prawn dish with a side of rice!
The rib eye beef was my favourite dish, although having said that – every dish was incredible! And, I don’t usually eat prawn dishes, however we demolished them as they were cooked to perfection.
Honest Burgers is hands down my favourite burger joint in L-town!
The ‘special burger’ – which is a beef burger, smoked bacon, cheese, garlic mayo, pickles, red onion and baby spinach in a brioche bun is divine. The burgers also come with rosemary salted chips. Mmmmm. Seriously seriously good.
So if you’re looking for a new burger place to try, definitely check out Honest Burgers, you will not be disappointed!
The Mirror Room at Rosewood Hotel.
Joe and I indulged in the gorgeous Art Afternoon Tea at the Rosewood hotel for our anniversary – every detail, every taste, the interiors and even the service was perfection. I cannot fault it one bit.
If you like art, you’ll obviously love the Art Afternoon Tea. It was 100% up my street.
Cakes were designed and inspired by the works of famous iconic artists such as Banksy, Yayoi Kusama, Damien Hirst, Alexander Calder and Mark Rothko.
I loved the Rosewood hotel’s Art afternoon tea just as much as the afternoon tea at Sketch. Both were perfection and my favourites of all time.
My favourite pizza restaurant in London has to be Homeslice. They do the most amazing pizza’s that are baked in a wood-fired oven with some great vegetarian toppings! You can buy a slice or a whole 20 inch (it’s huge).
Franco Manca and Pizza Pilgrims are also two very good options, but Homeslice has got to be the best in my opinion.
We visited Hawksmoor when they had a special event on for ‘London Resturant Festival month‘ where you get 3 courses and a cocktail for £30 each – such a good deal.
I had potted beef with yorkshires to start, rump with triple cooked chips for main, and then a peanut butter shortbread cake for dessert. It was delicious!
The steaks were amazing – so juicy and tender. Highly recommend any steak lovers to come here.
Clos Maggiore is supposed to be the most romantic restaurant in London – it’s so gorgeous with the flowers hanging from the ceiling. Joe and I went for my 30th birthday this year and had such a good time! The food was outstandingly good.
What’s your favourite restaurant in London? I’d love to know in the comments below!