Highly acclaimed, this restaurant offers an unusual selection of delicacies cooked lovingly by celebrity Chef Heston Blumenthal. Predominantly a British menu, the meals are a bit quirky, and leave you craving for more. If you're still in doubt, then try out the Meat Fruit, or the chicken liver mousse and drown into the pleasures of eating. A little on the higher side of the budget, the ambiance, food, service and decor all make up for it and turn your meal into a gustatory experience. Do grab a meal here as it could well be the experience of a lifetime.
Anybody who has visited Scandinavia will appreciate the quirky and stylish red-fronted cafe that is London's very own Scandinavian Kitchen. The cheerful and jolly cafe is popular with locals who not only visit to pick up one of the options from tasty toasties, sandwiches and wraps, but secretly in the hope they will bear witness to the staff suddenly bursting out in an impromptu sing-along. The food all has a Nordic touch, with Swedish meatball sandwich and pickled herrings on rye bread appearing to be a firm favorite with regulars together. The cafe also doubles as a grocery, selling everything from cured salmon to crusty breads.
This is not your typical Japanese restaurant. The eighty seat Roka is centered around a Robata cooking grill and even has an elegant cocktail bar. Robata means 'with open flames' and that's what most of the menu focuses on. Dishes such as Tempura, Sashimi, Maki, Kushiage, and Robata Niku are what you'll get. Winning awards and accolades for its fine flavor and welcoming atmosphere, this is a must try restaurant in London. The French windows make it bright and airy, while the street view provides a somewhat alfresco dining experience.
Betty Blythe is a sophisticated tea room in Hammersmith. It is named after Hollywood actress Betty Blythe of Queen of Sheba fame. The staff is kitted in retro attire and the guests are also welcome to try on accessories from their beauty box while seated here. This vintage tea shop is one of the best venues in London to experience the ritual of an Afternoon Tea. The tea-room offers an old world venue to relish tea and snacks- a place with vintage tea-ware amid flowers and strewn petals. It is a popular choice for tea parties and children's parties, successfully hosting and catering for them. There are activities and dance workshops held here too, that one can participate in while savoring afternoon tea.
Honest Burgers serves fabulously tasty burgers at fantastic prices. This is the USP of this venue. The burgers come in vegetable, chicken and beef varieties and are made in a way that ensures the chewiness of the meat and the fluidity of the cheese. The vegetarian burger is crisp and tasty, however the Honest Beef Burger is what pulls the crowd. It is made using meat from Ginger Pig, onions and cucumbers, just right to serve as a midday snack. The meal is accompanied by chips. The buns are available sans gluten too.
Since its launch in 2010, Gelupo has taken London by storm with its innovative gelatos. Chef and owner Jacob Kenedy creates remarkable flavors that are sure to tingle your senses. Some of the famous ones are ricotta, chocolate and black pepper as well as vanilla and saffron. They also offer tasters so that you can take your time picking the best. Apart from these creamy delights, Gelupo serves hearty Italian sandwiches and pasta mains along with a selection of wines to complement.
Little Frankie's is an Italian-American restaurant located at Charing Cross square in downtown London. A good place to have a full meal at any time of the day, this restaurant serves everything from poached eggs and pancakes for breakfast, to garlic cheese mushrooms and meatballs neopolitana for lunch. Specials such as crab bruschetta and BBQ burger make for a delicious meal, while their dessert menu will satisfy your sweet tooth.
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.
Prezzo is a more recent addition to the slew of Italian chains in Great Britain, but unlike many others, Prezzo goes out of its way to make your dining experience a pleasurable one. Prezzo at Northumberland Avenue is just a few yards from Trafalgar Square, and is a chic place to dine. Specializing in traditional Italian cuisine, Prezzo serves up an epic list of delicious stone-baked pizzas, pastas, calzones, chargrilled meats and risottos stuffed with shellfish. The restaurant is spacious and has a very relaxed atmosphere, but is more suited for groups than couples.
Bronte is one of the most beautifully designed restaurants in London. The menu is wide and offers a variety of deliciously cooked cuisine. The fillet fish and peri peri baby chicken are the specialties. The interior of the restaurant is beautifully designed with elegant and stylish custom made furniture which give the place a modern look as well as a traditional look. The bar is designed in uniquely in pink and the booth seats are green in color. This restaurant is a designed marvelously and all these factors add to the quality of the meal served.
When you see the golden arches, you can't help but feel like you have come home. The warm and welcoming service, clean restaurants and delicious spread are what make McDonald's stand apart from its contemporaries. The outlet at Whitehall, allows you to grab a quick meal before you head out to explore the city. It is also a great place to enjoy a speedy breakfast and get some work done with the aid of the complimentary WiFi. Be it with friends, family or with a date, everybody comes home to McDonald's.
Pizza Express has made a name for itself as a family-friendly, Italian restaurant that serves up fresh and authentic pizza, alongside pasta, salads and dessert. Their signature dough balls are a great way to start your meal and are served alongside fresh pesto, garlic butter and a paste of sun-dried tomatoes. While the thin-crust pizzas are the mainstay of the menu, the pastas and salads are just as enjoyable. End with an espresso and tiramisu for the perfect meal. This particular branch of Pizza Express lies directly across from the Charing Cross Station and is just a few steps away from Traffalgar Square. Stop by for a fresh and delicious meal in a setting that is both pleasant and relaxed.