Toff's of Muswell Hill in the borough of Haringey offers some of the best Fish and Chips in Northern London. Always abuzz with patrons, the joint is open till late to cater to people from all walks of life. The fish served is absolutely fresh and covered with battered goodness that hooks the diners at the very first bite! The restaurant itself is decorated simply and unpretentiously and is covered with Iron Maiden posters and artifacts. It is rumored that Iron Maiden drummer, Nicko McBrain, a fan of Toff's, once flew the chefs here to his Florida restaurant for the secret recipe that has won hearts of many in Haringey.
Located inside Seven Dials at Covent Garden, Homeslice is home to one of the most popular pizzas in the city. Serving up pizza pies straight out of the wood-fired oven, the restaurant is a bright, chic place where friends and family with kids can enjoy awesome-looking, huge and absolutely scrumptious pizzas. The fresh, seasonal ingredients used are quite evident in the colorful, aromatic masterpieces that come out of this kitchen. There are no reservations, it's best to arrive early to avoid the dinnertime crowd.
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.
Perched on the 40th floor of Heron Tower, Duck & Waffle has unrivaled views of the city. This 2012 addition to London's gastronomy map is a delight to kinds of diners - from early risers to late night party hoppers, as it is open 24/7. Relish the contemporary British cuisine with hints of European flair using only the best of local seasonal ingredients. The curved floor-to-ceiling windows will give you glimpses of the city's famous landmarks while the trendy decor complements the food that is served here. Tipple on some signature cocktails from their bar or just watch the action at the open kitchen. One thing is sure, Duck & Waffle will surely captivate you.
This good quality, budget Japanese eatery, on the fringes of Chinatown, is typically simple and traditional in terms of decor, reminiscent of an era when Japanese cuisine was first introduced to the West. The look is minimalist, with clean lines and homely wooden furniture. Gorge on big bowls of noodles, Japanese curries, bento boxes or sushi and sashimi platters. The sushi is super fresh, and the teriyaki is saucy, although it can be slightly overdone on occasion. All seafood is sourced from sustainable sources. There are a number of special deals available throughout the day, so this is definitely a good bet for a cheap and hearty feed.
Bar Italia is the most famous all-night cafe in London and has been a cornerstone of Soho nightlife since 1949. Located at the junction of Frith and Old Compton Street, a never-ending stream of Soho characters makes it the place for late-night people watching. Busy by day, it gets manic after midnight with a seemingly endless queue of night-time revelers on a quest for coffee. Inside is the definition of bustling, with staff shouting orders across the counter, the banging and pressing of the coffee, the sound of steam and fast moving china, and coffees arriving with military precision. Crowds spill out onto the street which is often buzzing with flash motorbikes whose riders use the cafe as a meeting point.
An upscale European restaurant, located in the posh Notting Hill locality of London, Marianne is a must-visit for an elegant dining experience. Helmed by celebrity chef, Marianne Lumb, the restaurant is continuously evolving with its menu and interior decor. They offer a full 3-course lunch, as well as an exhaustive 6-course deluxe dinner menu. Their lunch tasting and dinner tasting menus feature Canapes, Amuse Bouche, Ceviche of Hebridean Scallops & Sicilian Blood Oranges, Cornish John Dory with Agretti, Celeriac & Beurre Noisette, along with a selection of cheese and dessert options. This classy London restaurant also offers an exclusive range of premium red, white, sparkling, rose and dessert wines to patrons.
Selale, located in Harringay is the well-deserved winner of the Best British Kebab Award in 2015. This Turkish restaurant offers a plethora of Mediterranean delicacies prepared using authentic recipes handed down from generation to generation. The restaurant focuses on using the best spices available and high quality ingredients to prepare some of the most aromatic and luscious food in town. Fresh seafood, mezzes and stews are some of the popular items on the menu. A full bar offering a refreshing wine and cocktail selection perfectly complements the dishes served. With a venue capacity of over 180 people, the restaurant is an ideal place to host private celebrations.
HIDE is a gorgeous restaurant and bar that is perfect to stop by at to relish your next meal, host a private gathering or enjoy a pleasant dinner date. The elegant setting of this place wins you offer right at the onset. You can enjoy a fine assortment of contemporary British regional cuisine here. Sit by any corner of this spacious restaurant and enjoy signature platters, appetizers, handcrafted desserts and a stellar selection of wines and spirits.