Even though we are eating our way in and around the UK capital there are some places we just won’t have time to visit – no matter how much time or dishes we may have. So I wanted to provide you with a list of places that should you find yourself travelling to London, you can print and keep on hand should you need it. So lets start looking at some of my favourite London foodie haunts…
If you find yourself along Marylebone High Street then this place is worth a visit. Ginger Pig is one of London’s most revered butchers and should you need a decent cut then pay them a visit. And they do a mean wedding cake. It’s also well placed next to La Fromagerie – reviewed here soon.
Another Review in the works is our visit to London’s Sensory Lab which St ALi opened recently. After plain bad coffee in the capital this is a nice respite just off Oxford Street.
If you are in the mood for seafood – or more specifically oysters – then Wright Brothers Soho Oyster House can be found just off Carnaby Street after you finish a spot of shopping.
Cha Cha Moon is a Chinese noodle bar that goes beyond noodle pop culture and in to the soul of regional Chinese cooking laid out in similar fashion to Wagamama.
The latest addition to the Hawksmoor fold, in the heart of The City of London boasts a walk-in wine room big enough to conduct tastings of the much-extended list of wines and ports by the glass. The restaurant is a stone’s throw from Covent Garden.
Many of the cheeses at Neal’s Yard are either matured on the farm or in their own maturing rooms in Bermondsey which are in brick railway arches under the main line from London Bridge to Dover. The insulation provided by the venerable Victorian brick work helps maintain good conditions for the cheese: humid and cool. A team of five take care of the cheese, turning the cheeses and sometimes brushing or washing them until they ripen. Find them in the centre of Covent Garden.
This small, family-run Italian delicatessen and grocers in Soho is a favourite with local workers and has a strong native following. In fact, you’re bound to hear more Italian voices than English ones when you pop into the delicious smelling premises on Old Compton Street, whose walls are covered with popular Italian pastas, cakes, coffees, sauces and tinned food. Great for a snack when trapeezing around Soho.
El Camion’s Soho branch is set over two floors on the former Enclave site on Brewer Street. The ground floor restaurant features a display of over 2000 different hot sauces and a concise Mexican menu. Known to be a hangout for all the central hangout for post work food and drink of the local barmen/women.
Fernandez & Wells is a superior sandwich bar situated in a Soho townhouse serving delicious sandwiches. It originally started a few years ago as a single outlet but has since blossomed as they also do a decent coffee as well.