1. Drunken Butlers
Honestly, Drunken Butlers is THE restaurant you must try if you are in London. Run by a very talented young Persian/ French chef that cooks Persian dishes inspired by French methods. They offer 7-8 tasting dishes and they each can be paired by a class of wine. They also have Sunday lunches and they serve the same dishes that Persian families cook on Sundays for family (Similar to Sunday Roast in Britain)
Address: 20 Rosebery Ave, London EC1R 4SX
Chicama is my favorite restaurant in London. This beautiful kitchen serves Peruvian dishes inspired by Japanese flavors. If you are an adventurer and always looking to try something new, Chicama is a perfect choice for you as each dish has a unique taste and character. I highly recommend their Broccoli with Coffee sauce, black rice and the catch of the day. Last but not least, their Pisco sour cocktail is a must!
Address: 383 King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW10 0LP
3. Red Farm
This recently opened restaurant in the heart of Covent Garden is one of my recent treasure hunts in London. The sister restaurant was firstly opened in New York and after a great success there, now they have a permanent home in London. They serve wonderful New York dim-sum and Chinese dishes. The most famous and must have dish is the cheeseburger roll that is a spring roll filled with a cheeseburger!
Address: 9 Russell St, London WC2B 5HZ
This new Persian restaurant in Soho is the best representer of the Persian food with a modern twist. They serve tapas style dishes that are best for sharing. My favorite dishes are Kash e Bademjan and the selection of Kebabs. Make sure you leave room for the Baklava and ice cream sandwich for dessert
Address: 27 Romilly St, Soho, London W1D 5AL
5. Sake No Hana
This kitchen is one of the best Japanese restaurants in London. The price might look high but to me the quality of the dishes absolutely worth the price. They have regular seasonal menus that are usually a selection of the season and they can be paired with wonderful cocktails. If you are looking for a high-end restaurant with world-class hospitality, this is what you are looking for.
Address: 23 St James’s St, St. James’s, London SW1A 1HA
This little cute coffee shop near Spitalfields Market is becoming one of the stars of London. They serve beautiful dishes for brunch, lunch, and dinner and you can expect a perfect coffee. I highly recommend you to try the waffle dish for brunch. Make sure you book in advance as this shop can get full quickly during the weekend.
Address: Pavilion on The Corner, White’s Row, London E1 7NF
7. Flat Iron
This shop has been my first choice for a great steak for a while and I still say you can find the cheapest high-quality steak in London in this shop. The menu has only one option to make your life easy and that’s the best option, “Flat Iron Steak”. You can also find a few sides and a fantastic selection of wine to accompany your steak. Just be aware that there is no booking system and the is a minimum of one hour wait in the evenings. The good news is they have two branches one in Soho (the original one ) and one in Covent Garden.
Soho: 17 Beak St, Soho, London W1F 9RW
Covent Garden: 17-18 Henrietta St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8QH
8. Ole and Steen
Ole and Steen is one of the best bakeries in London. They are actually the first Danish bakery in London serving lots of fantastic pastries and bread. If it’s your first time visiting them, then you should try their cinnamon swirl and cinnamon social. They also have a fantastic range of Rye and sourdough bread plus open sandwiches.
Address: Various locations
9. Via Emilia
This little cute shop in the beautiful St Catherine Dock is a fantastic restaurant if you fancy real Italian pasta. They serve amazing selection of pasta dishes cook in a very traditional
Address: Various locations