New Year is around the corner, and with it comes new hopes, aspirations, interests. If you are the one who is planning your next vacation to the capital city of London, you are probably visiting the best place where you can tease your taste buds with some of the delicious food you would find around the globe. We have listed everything from the classic ones to the latest game-changer in the market. Visit them in this exciting city and have their most iconic dishes.
Flor, Borough Market
This Shoreditch restaurant is not only a famous place in London but also ranked amongst the best restaurants across the world. You would surely mark this up on your list after hearing this. This place with high ceilings and exposed brick will is billed as a bakery. The ground floor also serves as a wine bar so you can nab a spot over there and enjoy its popular sourdough. It is a compact place so you can also head up the staircase for more comfortable seating and a nice view of the market. The menu is quite simple and sober. Enjoy a brioche filled with sourdough caramel and birch-syrup Kouign Amann in the pleasant morning, have delicious sandwiches in lunch, and later in the day hop on the two-story spot swings with some wine and small plates.
Darjeeling Express, Kingly Court
As evident from its name, this is one of the best restaurants in London to relish on the finest Indian cuisine. It started as a 12-seat Indian Supper club where one-time lawyer Asma Khan discovered her chef-skills. After this short stint, she has started it as an eatery place in Soho that occupies the airy top-floor premises of Kingly Court. The menu of the place is quite short, simple, and crisp, in which she has listed some of her best childhood favorites. You can find some of the outstanding dishes with a Mughlai touch to that of Kolkata’s vibrant street food. Definitely try its puffed-up puri and spiced mutton kebabs with a flavorsome cup of tea. They are marvelous.
Brat, St. Hackney
This spectacular restaurant by Chef Tomos Parry scored a Michelin star within six months of opening. Though it might not appeal to you if you have a look at it from outside, I am sure you would not regret visiting this place if you try out the awesome dishes offered by Parry. Give your mouth the delicious taste of its blistered anchovy flatbreads, charred leeks topped with milky, made-in-Hackney stracciatella. But the finest of all is the turbot that is caught off the Cornish coast and slowly cooked over the fire.
Bright London, Kingly Court
It is airy, pared-back bar and restaurant where the locals come over along with their kids during lunchtime. The place with a proper kitchen starts to gleam up with candlelight as the day begins to set in. Dishes are super-delicious, but the preparation is unshowy. Try some of its finest picks like charcoal-grilled mackerel; fresh crudités served with a luscious, chlorophyll-green parsley and parmesan dip; tagliatelle, topped with chicken-offal ragu. Enjoy the cool ambiance with drinks until midnight.
The Game Bird, St James’s Place
Want to have an old-school British feel with some of the luscious food you have ever had. You should definitely try out this place. Cocktails might be a little expensive but are worth trying as they are made with real panache. It has some of the iconic British dishes, such as the crisp chicken Kiev with truffle-topped mash and garlic butter. You will get some of the awesome experience with a grand country house feel that is managed by well-trained staff.