Unassumingly located on a not so lively street of Fulham’s popular neighborhood, the Harwood Arms is a stylish gastropub serving delicious drinks and classic British cuisine. It is the only pub to be awarded a Michelin star in 2014. Offering a casual ambiance to spend some lazy afternoons, the pub is known to serve game meats (a wild animal hunted for food). Patrons can expect some exquisite roast dishes of catfish, deer, crayfish, and ducks. Patrons can choose from a three or two-course meal, pairing it with a lovely wine. Enjoy your lunch, breakfast, or quick grub options at The Harwood Arms!
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 an interesting hybrid of boozer and leafy Thai diner. Amongst the benefits of this unusual alliance is the combination of pub-priced drinks with restaurant-standard food. The bar is usually swamped with people but the restaurant at the back is surprisingly airy. The owner's collection of 16,000 rare butterflies decorates the walls and provides interesting distractions during your meal. The huge, good-quality dishes can be mixed, matched, and generally made to order. You can combine generous servings of rice, stir-fries, noodles, or curries with your choice of meat and vegetables. Try to visit Churchill Arms on 30 November every year. History buffs will know that this is Winston Churchill's birthday. To celebrate, the pub undergoes a transformation complete with bomb sirens and the great man's speeches playing in the background. Everyone gets dressed up in 1940s gear and has a jolly old time.
Ever since its establishment in 2004, Amaya has been receiving praise and flattering reviews from its visitors as well as the press. The restaurant's decor boasts a blend of Indian and western styles - sandstone panels, flowers on tables and elegant glass cutlery. Experience the exciting taste of India through a wide variety of seafood and grilled vegetables from the northern and southern parts of the country. Most desserts are sugar free, so calorie conscious eaters can heave a sigh of relief.
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.
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.
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.
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.