A list of all the best things to eat while staying in a London serviced apartment, even if only for a short time.
While British food traditionally gets a bad rep, it’s safe to say that times are changing in this regard. Not only are some favourite dishes that grace tables in households up and down the country being revamped to be considered world-class, but cuisine from all over the globe has also converged on the city.
So with so many options of what to eat for every meal, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best food in London and where to eat it. Even if you’re just at one of London’s serviced apartments for a short stay, it’s still worth planning your meals and snacks to make the most of this fantastic culinary destination.
Fish and chips from fish! Kitchen
You could go and have a sit down meal at this excellent restaurant in Borough Market, but it’s much more fun to get takeaway fish and chips from the hatch and eat them on the go.
The El Chappo burger at Lucky Chip
Smoked bacon, blue cheese, jalapeños, spinach and garlic aioli all on top of an aged beef patty and held together with a fresh sesame seed bun – this burger has it all.
Curry on Brick Lane
Everyone should have a curry on this iconic street in London, but it can be really hard to choose. If following your nose isn’t quite your style, then the Brick Lane Brasserie is a good option.
Steak at Hawksmoor
Whether you like your steak cooked rare, medium or well done, nothing beats good British beef and Hawksmoor certainly delivers at its London locations, including Guildhall.
Jamon at Bar Tozino
A little slice of Barcelona in London, Bar Tozino has hams hanging all over the place, so it would be rude not to sample one or two.
Shepherd’s pie at The Ivy
Most people have heard of The Ivy due to its popularity with celebrities, but fewer know that shepherd’s pie is one of its signature dishes.
Pie and mash at Manze
Serving pies baked to the same recipe as when the shop opened in 1902, Manze is like stepping back in time. You can also try that other Cockney classic, jellied eels while you’re here.
Ice cream at Freggo
This Argentinean ice cream shop not far from Piccadilly Circus will transport you to the streets of Buenos Aires with flavours as diverse as dulce de leche and Malbec.
Tarte tatin at Galvin Bistrot de Luxe
Tuck into a slice of delicious caramelised tarte tatin with a generous scoop of crème fraiche on top to taste a true French class right in the heart of England’s capital.
Freakshakes at Molly Bakes
Milkshake/sundae/dessert all in one, the freakshakes at Molly Bakes are decadent in the extreme, with everything from chunks of brownie to whole slices of pie hiding beneath the layers of cream, sauce, nuts and fruit.
Sunday roast at The Truscott Arms
A good Sunday lunch can really make you feel at home when you’re away and the Truscott Arms’ winning combination of meat, potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, veggies and lashings of gravy is like a huge comforting hug.
Cinnamon buns at Nordic Bakery
Start the day with a light and buttery pastry baked to a Finnish recipe and laced with warming cinnamon for a taste sensation.