I have just returned from London where I shamelessly gorged myself on all sorts of delicious and magical foods. I certainly didn’t achieve all of my culinary goals, but I did put a good dent into my interminable list of places to eat before I die (admittedly some dramatic wording but you should see my cholesterol levels–I’m just being a realist). Here are some places I enjoyed in London:
L’Anima: Amazing creative Italian in the heart of the City.
Galvin La Chapelle: Gorgeous French cuisine in Spitalfields.
Tayyabs: Great Pakistani in East London.
The Greenwich Union: excellent pub food, an excellent pub burger, and delicious beers.
The Hawksmoor: Famous Spitalfields steakhouse that should get equal praise for its meat and its starters like Tamworth belly ribs and Jerusalem artichoke salad.
Monmouth Coffee: Stellar coffee and rich, buttery pastries in Borough Market.
Canteen: great British food in several central locations.
Leila’s Shop: Damn good breakfasts in Shoreditch.
Antepliler: Good lahmacun and amazing künefe in Green Lanes.
Barrafina: Superb Soho tapas joint.
The Wells: A delightful gastropub in Hampstead.
Franco Manca: Neapolitan Pizza in the Brixton Market. Yeah, it’s not Naples, but I’ll take it.
Meze Mangal: London’s best lahmacun is in Dalston.