I often get asked daily from my lovely followers on instagram or twitter, where shall I go to eat in London, whether they are living in London or visiting. I thought I would put together a blog post all about my go to places to go for brunch, lunch, dinner, cocktails, sweet treats and coffee. I make it my personal mission to scout out the very best foodie spots in London. It changes every few months as there are so many new places opening all the time, however below are some of my current gems I have visited and absolutely loved.
Pachamama – Fav brunch place at the moment. Located in Marleybone, serving up the most delicious Peruvian plates. You have to order the famous waffles. They are heaven.
Sunday – Be prepared to queue on the weekends. Once I tasted the food, I understood why. I love the courgette fritters and the salted caramel french toast. I always end up ordering both as I can never decided between sweet and savoury!
Bluebird Cafe W12 – A newly opened brunch spot in White City, serving up a selection of brunch dishes which all tasted divine. A bottomless brunch option is also available, which of course we went for.
Burnt Toast Cafe – Located south of the river, at the end of the Victoria line in Brixton. Definitely worth the visit just to order the french toast. Instagram worthy spot!
Wolf – A new find in Stoke Newington, that dishes up authentic Italian food. Perfect spot for some weekend brunch. We ordered a few small plates to share. Highlight being the banana bread with rhubarb, the best I’ve had!
Farm Girl – A Notting Hill favourite, serving up fresh, nutritious healthy food. A highlight on the menu for me is always the buckwheat pancakes topped with mixed berries and coconut.
Jacob The Angel – A beautiful independant coffee shop in Neals yard, all the food is made from scratch each morning. Anything from cakes, pastries, soups and salads to eat in or take-away.
Treves & Hyde – A fancier lunch spot in the City, with a short and sweet European menu, put together so well by head chef George Tannock. The flavour and presentation of each dish is wonderful.
Panzers Deli – situated in St Johns Wood, the dream deli known for the best smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels. You can grab more or less anything from here, from sushi, pastries, fruit and vegetable, picnic hampers and lots more.
Caramel London – Enjoyed a delicious dinner here, more I’d say for a special occasion dinner or celebration. The signature TNT Shrimp is out of this world and the nutella gnocchi is unbelievably good. Everything about the food and cocktails here is great.
Roka – Award winning Japanese restaurant. Delicious dishes, presented beautifully in a stunning location with five restaurants dotted around London. I love the Charlotte Street Roka.
Le Bab – London’s first gourmet kebab house serving kebabs made from fresh authentic ingredients. Lots of delicious grilled meats, flatbreads and salads. Hidden away in Kingly Court, I’d recommend booking a table as it can get busy in the evenings.
Foleys – A restaurant with a new menu, full of exciting European dishes with flavours from Asia. The crispy fried chicken buns are definitely worth ordering, washing it down with a English garden gin based cocktail.
El Pirata – The best tapas in London for me, a busy restaurant serving up authentic spanish tapas. A sign of a packed restaurant is always a good sign. Can’t wait to revisit here to finish off trying the rest of the menu. This would be the perfect spot for a date night.
Grind – Espresso bar and cocktail bar in one, it’s open till midnight serving cocktails and coffee’s. It’s a spot for making your way through the cocktail list on a Friday night after work. It’s got a great atmosphere, chilled and relaxed vibe. My most loved cocktail is the Clover club which has gin, raspberry, lemon, sugar and egg in it.
The Social Eating House – A hidden Soho speak easy run by the people at Jason Atherton’s beloved Social Eating House. The cocktail menu is diverse and intricate. The cocktails are beautifully designed and very visual. I’ll let you visit and see for yourself 🙂
City Social – For views of London, this is the one. They’ve recently launched a cocktail menu, with each cocktail inspired by the London landmarks visible from the view.
The Sanderson – Just steps off Oxford Street is Long Bar, located in the Sanderson. It’s decorated with beautiful hanging plants and floral displays. A selection of cocktails within a pretty setting. Somewhere to go on a girls night.
Vagabond N7 – A relaxed coffee shop and roastery in North London. Great wifi and spot to to work in if you’re ever around the area. Situated on Holloway road.
Pophams Bakery – Cozy artisan bakery and cafe serving up the best flat whites, also known for their sourdough bread and pastries.
Monmouth Coffee – This spot can get pretty busy, it’s worth the queue as their coffee is great.
Buhler & Co – Located in my neck of the woods, serving up a favourite coffee of mine, Climpson & Sons. A regular coffee spot for me.
Maitre Choux – The first and only choux pastry specialist in the world. It’s a great stop for a coffee and a pastry. A pastry priced between £5-6, slightly on the higher side, totally worth it though. I love the pistachio eclair.
Doughnut Time – The best doughnuts in London, fact. Always worth a visit when passing by. They have six different stores dotted around London.
Chin Chin Labs – A selection of ice cream flavours with liquid nitrogen and endless amounts of toppings. I always go for the ice cream cookie sandwiches. The hot chocolates are also very popular.
Bread Ahead Bakery – serving delicious pastries and much more in the cutest spot just off Carnaby Street. Famous for their delicious filled doughnuts.
Crumbs & Doilies – The best cupcakes, with over 40 different flavours. I love the mini size cupcakes as you can try a number of flavours.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this post and it helps you in some way if you’re looking for a new brunch or dinner spot, or if you’re visiting London and need some foodie recommendations. Enjoy!