London is awash with fantastic restaurants, pop up food venues and little cult cafes which serve up all sorts of food from over the world. Whether it’s curry, a giant American burger or a delicious pizza you’re looking for, London is the perfect place to steer clear of the chains and delve into the gourmet delights on offer. Check out our recommendations for the best places to go, and while you’re at it why not hire a luxury minibus to take you there in style?
OK, we admit it – there’s not a lot of luxury here. But what you do get is some of the best curry in London. It’s no frills, no fuss and very often BYOB, but the food is more than worth it. This is for people who take their curry seriously, and with an entire street selling all the types of curry you could ever wish for from a whole host of countries, you can’t go wrong with a Brick Lane curry house.
There are several branches of Polpo in Central London, serving what they describe as ‘Venetian tapas’. Choose from delicious dishes ranging from meatballs to stacks of seafood and gorgeously soft, melting breads, and mix it and match it to create your perfect meal. The food is surprisingly filling despite the tiny plates, so order a selection with another person so you can help each other out.
Soho may not be the obvious choice for food, but Bincho Yakitori, nestled among all the bars and clubs of swinging Soho, offers up the finest Japanese cuisine. Everything comes in little bite-size portions and is cooked fresh to order with a good combination of seafood, meat dishes and vegetarian-friendly options. The charcoal-cooked meat is well worth a try, as are the quail’s eggs and asparagus on a skewer.
A few roads over in Soho sits Ceviche, the Peruvian restaurant that quickly became a cult hit after a string of rave reviews from food critics. The Don Ceviche, or fish cooked in lime juice, chilli and salt, is the signature dish, but there are all sorts of interesting dishes available for the creative foodie, along with some amazing cocktails. We recommend the pisco sour!
You don’t want to be worrying about missing your reservation because of late buses or tubes, so book your minibus now to get you there in comfort.