Located in Hotel Claridge, Davies and Brook is an elegant restaurant by Chef Daniel Humm. This high-end restaurant sees a heavy flow of people from lunch to dinner. Famous for its subtlety and purity of flavors, it is a favorite among the locals. Head to Davies and Brook for a delightful meal with your friends and family.
When a restaurant is heaped with praise from professional food critics, you know you're on to a winner. Not only is the food delicious at Bocca di Lupo, the prices are surprisingly affordable, particularly for a tourist melting pot in the heart of the city. Bocca Di Lupo specializes in regional Italian cuisine and has turned caponata and tagliata into an art form with tongue tingling flavors that linger long after your last gulp. Rather than sticking with the traditional starter-main sequence, Bocca has opted for the tapas approach, so you can order a variety of sumptuous recipes to flex your taste buds. You can hire the venue for a private celebration with a choice of prix-fixe catering menus.
Tibits is a popular vegetarian and vegan restaurant in Soho that is frequented by celebrities like Bianca Jagger, Ellen Page and more. This chic eatery offers organic and healthy options that are delicious as well. With more than 40 fresh dishes that includes hot and cold platters, salads, soups, desserts and fresh juices, the cuisine is inspired from various food cultures all around the globe. You can have complete control of your calories here as you pay by how much you eat. You will always get to taste something different here as the menu keeps on changing.
Princi is the most elegant snack bar in Soho. Of course, it has to be stylish. Not only is it Italian, but its place of origin is none other than Milan. The sophisticated decor is beautifully offset with a delightful water feature that runs the course of the room. And not surprisingly all the trappings of a typical Italian cafe or pizzeria are on display; pasta, salad and of course slabs of pizza. The pizzas are made on-site in a stone-baked oven, though the downside is they are left out and not always as fresh as they might be. Unless you get your timing right for pizza, the baguettes are a safer option. Not to mention the mouth-watering cakes.
Saporitalia is a traditional Italian Pizza joint in the Portobello Market that serves authentic pizzas with delectable toppings. The pizza-makers are true blood Italian, keeping the Italian pizza alive with all its essential ingredients. Each pizza has melt-in-the-mouth mozarella, flavory, chewy dough and crisp, brightly colored vegetables. The Piccante is a spicy combination of Calabrian salami and mushrooms while for those with milder tastes there is Napoli with anchovies and the Dell'orto with juicy tomatoes and basil. Given the high recommendations, this place is crowded most of the time, so be sure to get there early.
This upscale Lebanese restaurant is one of many in the city; it enjoys a prime location in the posh shopping sector of town. Famed for its fresh, high-quality Middle Eastern cuisine, Maroush II is often crowded with locals and tourists, who take advantage of its late hours. Business folk and couples come here in equal numbers, to dine on meat dishes and sip a shot from the extensive spirit list. Feast on sausages, meatballs, kebabs and the special char-grilled chicken in garlic mayonnaise. The ever-famous pitta bread is a must with each dish. Expect to see a few famous faces from the local social circuit here. You need to pay a cover charge of GBP 2 for sitting on the topmost floor. A good place to tank up after a night of partying!
Serving to-go bites and full meals packed with the goodness of fresh, natural ingredients, Pret A Manger is a chain with branches all over London. This Traflagar Sqaure outlet is conveniently located, and serves a variety of fresh sandwiches such as chicken avocado, Scottish smoked salmon and mature cheddar pret pickle, as well as other quick snacks such as salad wraps, soups, sushi, desserts and beverages. Pick up your meal and enjoy it on the go, or grab a table and tuck in.
This charming German deli is famous for its authentic wursts. Herman Ze German is located in the Covent Garden area of London and serves authentic wursts made with free range meat, sandwiches, fries and their freshly baked salted pretzels. Charming and cozy with a friendly atmosphere, the experience of dining here is seldom disappointing and always packed with excitement. Crispy onions, fresh baguettes, and curry sauce make for a quick and delicious meal. Best of all, Herman Ze German is extremely affordable!
Satisfy your Middle Eastern food cravings at Koshari. The restaurant promises a low calorie and yet a tasty meal. Koshari is a traditional dish that contains boiled vegetables, rice, lentils and topped with lamb or chicken. Other items listed are Salata Burghul and Spicy Taamia Sandwich. Indulge in desserts like Koshari Street Creamy Rice Pudding and Sugar-free Baklawa. Complement your meals with cafe beverages and fresh fruit juices.
With a large red duck as their mascot, the Duck & Waffle Local will have your fancy from the get go. Offering delicious soul food like Macaroni and Cheese, burgers, steaks and more, you can also watch the busy streets of London through their wall to ceiling glass windows. The drinks are aplenty too with classic cocktails like Old Fashioned, Bloody Mary, Margarita among others to keep your food company. The ambiance is welcoming and spacious and the prices are nominal, with the inclusion of duck in almost every other dish. It's not called Duck & Waffle Local without any reason after all!
Pret A Manger literally translated means ready to eat and it is a deli that offers ready-to-eat salads, sandwiches, wraps, rolls and more. Pret A Manger is part of a chain, their first store was opened in Hampstead, London by Jeffery Hyman and today sees their branches throughout London. The place offers a casual atmosphere to enjoy quick lunches or breakfast with friends and family. Here, you walk into the cafe, open their refrigerators and pick up what excites your taste buds then head to the cash counter. You can pick up soups or coffee on the way to work as takeout. The place always sells fresh products and at the end of each day, they donate leftovers to the homeless.
Located in the Jubilee Market Hall, MEATmarket is an American restaurant that conjures up the most delicious burgers. If you are wondering about what to order from the array of delectable dishes, know that The Dead Hippie prepared with mustard-fried beef patties, Dead Hippie sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and minced white onions is one of the most popular items on the menu. Other favorites include Dirty Chicken Cheeseburger and Chicken Parma Burger. You can also opt for the Chili Dog or Buffalo Wings if you are not in the mood for burgers. Wash down the meals with a drink from the bar menu which includes wines, bourbons, cocktails, beer and cider among other spirits. Don’t let the long lines outside the restaurant deter you from trying it out, there are few places better than MEATmarket if you are looking for a hearty American meal.