4 Incredible Places To Eat In London
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London’s hidden foodie gems, revealed…
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London has an abundance of incredible restaurants.
In fact, some of the top places to eat in the world are located in the capital.
And TripAdvisor or Time Out can tell you that they are some of the best rated.
However if you’re after an all round experience, it’s usually word of mouth recommendations that I go by.
Those, or blog reviews!
So without further ado, I thought I’d let you in on four of my favourite restaurants in London.
They each blew me away with the service, food and atmosphere.
And if you’re in town, I’d recommend stopping by.
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This Peruvian BBQ restaurant is situated in Kingly Court, a stones throw from all the action on Carnaby Street.
However the interior is decked out to make you feel as though you’re in the countries capital – Lima, with loud music, colourful wooden tables and a really friendly, relaxed vibe.
For me, this was a totally new cuisine and an experience of flavours that I’d never tried before but it was so worth the risk!
If you try just one thing, make it the Chifa Chicharonnes – a slow cooked crispy pork belly that is just incredible.
They’re very good with allergies and intolerances and can usually take away ingredients from the majority of items – however lots of the menu options are naturally gluten and dairy free!
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Counter, Vauxhall Arches
Nestled in the old railway arches and with dimly lit booths circling the walls, this little restaurant feels like a well kept secret.
The food is ‘New York contemporary’, which sounds a little pretentious however it’s actually very accessible and offers an array of tempting delights.
The home-cooked vegetable crisps are great to enjoy with a cocktail in hand, while the fried mac and cheese balls are something you NEED to try if you’re in the mood for a treat!
The hanger steak tastes incredible (in fact, David still raves on about it a year on) and the chocolate bar pudding is an absolute dream for anyone with a sweet tooth!
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Pan-asian is my absolute favourite – especially when enjoyed in beautiful surroundings – and Buddha Bar didn’t disappoint.
Treat yourself to a strawberry-dragon cocktail while you browse the menu, although I’d persuade you to opt for the Roasted Black Miso Cod and the Chicken Satay over anything else.
I’m still dreaming about these dishes to this day – and if you want an added treat, the grilled teriyaki sweet potato is the perfect accompaniment.
The entire meal felt like the most indulgent date night we’d ever had, however nothing was overpowering or made us feel like we’d overindulged (aka: we weren’t waddling home).
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When great food is accompanied by an incredible view, it’s undoubtably a winning combination.
Admittedly I only visited the Darwin Brasserie for brunch, so I can’t comment on their other menus – however from start to finish our experience was faultless.
I love how relaxed you feel, overlooking the bustle of the city working below you – especially when sipping on your favourite tea or cocktail.
They also do the most amazing looking freak shakes – which are most definitely worth a try if you manage to secure a booking (a week or so in advance is perfect if you are planning a visit)!
Do you have a favourite restaurant in London? I’d love to hear your recommendations as I’m always looking for new places to try!