Duck & Waffle

My London Guide: Food Edition

Moving back to London means 1 thing: food.

Living in The Smoke has it’s definite up-sides when it comes to restaurants. So check out the list for some ideas of where to eat this weekend.

RESTAURANTS

Central

Jackson & Rye
Jackson & Rye

Chotto Matte
-Japanese and Peruvian fusion. Try one of the set menus and you won’t be disapointed.
Dean Street Townhouse
-Best for brunch or just a nice cup of tea amongst the “cool” crowd
Sushi Eatery
-Great quality all-you-can-eat sushi for £17.95
Jackson & Rye
-Another good brunch place but let’s face it, it’s great at any time of day
Princi
-“Budget” Italian displayed in a way that makes you want to stay all day
Fernandez & Wells
-Get the cheese board with a bottle of wine and you’re set
Polpo
-Tapas-style Italian in a small buzzing setting
Yoshino
-The cheapest sushi you will ever get in London that is actually authentic
Burger & Lobster
-Because face it, a whole lobster with fries and salad for £20 will never get old.
Andrew Edmunds
-If you’re looking for a low-key candlelit dinner with some delicious food
Chiltern Firehouse
-Try and get a seat out on the terrace (bring a coat) for a glittery evening filled with crab doughnuts and lobster noodles.
Ciao Bella
-Buzzing authentic Italian with the best pizza and pasta in town
ICCO
-Cheap and cheerful NY-style pizza parlour

North/Islington

Dirty Burger
Dirty Burger

Pizza East
-Get a keychain and save yourself 50% every Tuesday
Bintang
-Good value pan-asian with a BYOB policy. Say what?
Dirty Burger
-Nothing like a dirty old burger – It’s not actually dirty but just really good
Rossella
-If you ever manage to get a reservation at this rustic Italian then hold onto it. It’s not only cheap but it’s delicious and one meal equals 3 portions
Chicken Shop
-It’s not what you think. Think tender free range chicken in an buzzing underground restaurant
Le Mercury
-Starters are 4.95, mains are 9.95 and COCKTAILS ARE £5.45
La Petite Auberge
-It’s French, it smells good, it tastes good
The Blue Legume
-Reasonable pricing with a huge selection of stuff from brunch to lunch to dinner.
La Farola
-Interesting tapas and jugs of sangria
Foxlow
-One of you can eat fried chicken on waffles whilst the other eats Sunday Roast. Or you could eat both?
Udderlicious
-BEST ICE CREAM EVER

East

Broadway Market
Broadway Market

Bird
-Fried chicken (free range of course) on cheese and onion waffles.
Hoxton Grill
-It’s great for a whole night not just dinner.
Bleeker St. Burger
-Just get one.
Brick Lane Beigel Bake
-24 hour salt beef bagels are calling you
Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes
-Pizzas and Margheritas
Duck & Waffle
-It’s best after 11pm with the late-night menu and a view over London.
Broadway Market
-It’s all so good – expect to buy 3 lunches (truffle mushroom risotto, persian orange chicken, chorizo scotch egg).

West

Bar Boulud
Bar Boulud

The Wolseley
-The classic restaurant where Lucian Freud had his own table. It’s a must-see.
Le Caprice
-A range of European food set in an art-deco style restaurant.
Bar Boulud
-For a bit of everything, but mostly French. Get a White Cosmopolitan and try the burgers, mussels or sausage trio.
Senior Sassi
-Traditional but glitzy Italian restaurant where the walls are lined with pictures of the stars who have visited
The Troubadour
-The menu features pretty much anything your heart desires
Julie’s
-This place almost transports you to a different country. It’s elegant and relaxed with some good food and wine.
The Dove
-Situated on the river in Hammersmith, it has one of the smallest bars at the front, and a beautiful terrace at the back.

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