No blog post yet but trust me when I say this place is special. It does everything right: great food without the fuss – simple tables, fresh food and charming staff.
Peruvian and Japanese fusion in the heart of Soho.
Quite simply, the best tapas to be had in London. Be prepared to queue, however.
Venetian tapas served to you from three different locations across London. It has all the elements of a restaurant completely in touch with the modern day diner.
The best replica of Bombay street food I’ve managed to find in London.
A Caribbean shack in the middle of west London. Expect lots of rum and spicy chicken wings.
The best value steak to be found in London. Be prepared to share long communal tables and queue for hours but what awaits you is well worth it.
A true Peruvian gem on Frith Street in Soho.
The fast food take on Burger and Lobster. Order £9 lobster rolls from the counter and choose from courgette fries or lobster chowder as a side. Bottomless refills on drinks.
Let’s face it, there really is only one place for ice cream at the moment and that’s Gelupo in Archer Street. There are some completely brilliant flavours and it’s not to pricey. Pay per size and not per flavour.
A must for breakfast – a unit in Brixton market that serves up Spanish delights for breakfast.
Two doors door from Seven, Wild Caper does excellent cooked breakfasts, with very fresh ingredients and eggs any which way you want them.
The coolest place in town to eat a stack of maple syrup and bacon sandwich whilst sipping on a giant fruit smoothie. Breakfast medal winner, hands down.
Nestled among the hub of activity in Brixton Village which is not short of good coffee spots, but this is my favourite.
Previously a public toilet, but now disused you’ll be pleased to here. Between Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Circus, it’s the perfect place for a quick pitt stop.
Look Mum, No Hands: just down the road from Goswell Street Coffee. Similar vibe.
Bounce: sip your cocktail whilst playing ping pong, perhaps on the very same table that played host to the Olympics 2012 table tennis final. An original way to enjoy an after-work drink.
Exmouth Market: a strip of largely independent restaurants by night, a food market by day.
White Cross Street Market: runs Wednesday-Friday. Great value street food.
Borough Market: a well-established London market where you can buy your lunch as well as fresh ingredients such as fruit, veg, cheese and bread.
Lyric Square Market: a local favourite of mine, just up the road. On Thursday, the square transforms into a surprisingly extensive food market which every choice you could hope for.