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.
Located in Walham Grove, The Harwood Arms strives to provide a relaxed setting to the locals with British dishes. With a variety of outside-the-box meats like catfish, deer and crayfish, the culinary team successfully delivers tasty treats which can be paired with your choice of beers or wines. Enjoy your lunch, breakfast or quick grub options at The Harwood Arms!
Flat White brings Australian and New Zealand coffee flair to the busy streets of Soho. In the heart of Berwick Street Market, the lovely coffeehouse is christened after its namesake espresso. It serves top-quality coffees and artisan brews, as well as delicious snacks and sweet accompaniments. The place is popular among locals, as well as expatriates from down under looking for a taste of home.
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.
Specializing in South African, European and New World cuisine, Vivat Bacchus has been making the headlines ever since its inception. The stylish wine bar and fine food restaurant has been featured in newspapers and on daytime television in the UK as well as the world over. The menu changes on a regular basis, and the modern dishes are complemented by an extensive cellar of fine wines. Expert advice is offered by the professional wait staff to ensure you get the right combination. On Saturdays, some of the world's finest Jazz musicians provide lively entertainment.
Featured in London's top 10 list of best tea rooms, the Teanamu Chaya Teahouse is a great addition to the city's tea scene. It blends tea-drinking cultures from Britain and Japan, unified by the common respect for the beverage. Indulge in refreshing and flavorsome specialty teas to suit your tastes and mood. For an afternoon rendezvous, opt for something from their Oolong selection; and for a post-dinner digestive, sip on a Lychee Black or an Organic Golden Monkey.
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.
Tucked down a quaint cobblestone side street just off busy Whitehall, the Walkers of Whitehall is a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of London life. When you walk in you can be forgiven for wondering whether this plush and comfortable venue is a pub or a restaurant. Thankfully it turns out to be both. The menu is predominantly British, but there is a smattering of flashy continental numbers. The atmosphere is relaxed, though when the local office workers invade around 6p, the bar becomes a little more lively.
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.
Situated just a few steps away from the famous Trafalgar Square, Silver Cross entices your taste buds with local flavors. Devour the classic British delicacies like the battered cod or Sausage and Mash or try from the other dishes available, you are in for a treat. This delicious menu is accompanied with a list of beverages consisting of an array of cocktails, wines, beers and other spirits to choose from. Occupying a structure from 17th Century, the interiors of this restaurant are cozy and adorned with elegant wooden furnishings and have an old-world charm. Don't be surprised if you are joined by any invisible guests as rumor has it that this place is haunted.
Established in 1898, Old Shades is a charming pub located near the Trafalgar Square. This pub entices you with an extensive list of beverages. Here, you can choose from over 30 beer and ale varieties along with a variety of wines and spirits. In case you feel hungry, you can devour the traditional British flavors that this pub is famous for. The warmly-lit pub has cozy seating and an old charm that is ideal for spending a relaxed evening.