13 London Restaurants To Make You Say #Nom

#Nom. #Foodie. #Foodporn. Yep, you know all of those food-related instagram tags. Well, here’s 13 places in London that’ll make you reach for your phone as soon as your food is served…

1. Dark Sugars, Brick Lane

You haven’t had hot chocolate until you’ve tasted this from Dark Sugars. It takes hot chocolate to a whole new meaning! Made with melting dark, milk and white chocolate together with lashings more chocolate grated on top. It’s rich but it’s worth it!

2. Jam Tree, Clapham Common

#AvoToast had a bit of a moment a couple of years back but it’s still going strong. For a generous topping of mashed avocado on toast with poached egg to boot, head to the Jam Tree by Clapham Common. Couple with the bottomless prosecco and it’s pretty much the perfect brunch!

3. Four Hundred Rabbits, Crystal Palace

Better known for its craft beer and sourdough pizza, what few realise is that Four Hundred Rabbits also does a mean gelato (gelupo)! This is malted milk and banana stracciatella. Mmmm!

4. Foxlow, Soho

Delicious cocktails, crispy fried chicken and melt-in-your-mouth ribs. Foxlow is underrated if you ask me. Head to Golden Square to find this great little Soho restaurant with quirky decor.

5. Drink Shop Do, Kings Cross

A retro inspired tea room, Drink, Shop, Do does a great bottomless brunch plus coffee, tea and moreish cake all day long. This was salted caramel. It didn’t last long!

6. Berners Tavern, Fitzrovia

This is one impressive dining room. It’s pretty hard to get a table so book well in advance. The walls of Berners Tavern are covered in framed pictures in every direction you look. The menu is great – my favourite is the lobster, mac n cheese – and the cocktails, divine!

7. Bao, Fitzrovia

Bao Fitzrovia opened last year and has been an instant hit, offering a very slightly different menu to its sister Bao on Lexington Street in Soho. Unfortunately Bao Fitzrovia doesn’t do the horlicks dessert bun but it does plenty of other yummy buns. The confit pork is my fave!

8. Dalhousie, Crystal Palace

My favourite coffee house in Crystal Palace, Dalhousie serve the perfect hot drink but it’s impossible to resist a slice of one of their amazing homemade cakes alongside it. Try their coconut cake or you can’t go wrong with the carrot cake!

9. Shoryu Ramen, Carnaby

Dracula ramen. Sounds scary but it tastes delicious with its extra dose of garlic and it’s pretty picture perfect. Shoryu Ramen obviously does awesome ramen (it couldn’t not with a name like that) but they also give Bao a pretty good run for their money with their Taiwanese buns.

10. Chiltern Firehouse, Marylebone

I’ve already mentioned Chiltern Firehouse in a previous post but I was so impressed by its take on the British classic, Eton Mess, that I had to include it here too. Book in advance and if you’re there in the summer, sit outside in their garden area. Bliss.

11. Boom Burger, Portobello Road

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Boom Burger. Boom. Amazing food.

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This might not look like too much from the outside but the food at Boom Burger is more than decent. Caribbean-inspired burgers are cooked and served up in this little restaurant on Portobello Road. Boom!

12. Pizza East, Shoreditch

Something of an institution in Shoreditch, Pizza East offers simple, honest, decent wood-fired pizzas in a pared down dining room with lots of exposed brick.

13. Chriskitch, Hoxton Square

A bit of a wacky menu, Chriskitch isn’t afraid to mix flavours to create surprisingly good fusion dishes. The best is its take on chocolate fondant with ample salted caramel. Read more in my review.

For more London foodie inspiration, check out my more recent posts on great London food spots, the alternative London bucket list, and London vegetarian restaurants.

 

 

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