London’s food scene is fantastic, and is getting better and better.
Below are a few of the essential dishes you need to eat and where when you travel there, as follows;
The Custard Donut at St. John;s Bakery
For years people have gone down to the St. John Bakery on Saturday mornings with the flicker of hope they won’t be sold out, and frequently met with disappointment and thoughts of “well maybe next time.” Yeah, these guys are that good. Luckily, now they are available in other locations, but of course they are gone pretty quick in those places too.
Fish and Chips at Poppies
Having been in F&C fare since the mid 1940’s, it is safe to say Poppies know what they’re doing. Fresh, flaky, and perfectly golden, this is the real deal.
The Posh Madame at Compagnie Des Vins Surnaturels (Convent Garden)
This is the croque madame you never knew you were missing. Not content to just have normal ham and a regular egg they have upgraded to truffle ham and quails eggs.
Buttermilk Fired Chicken at The Cove Club
Served with pine boughs the presentation might sound pretentious, but once you get a fried morsel in your mouth you are not going to care if the pine boughs were locally foraged or watered with virgin tears. Light, crispy, and everything you could dream of in a fried chicken.
Eggs Benedict at The Wolesley (Mayfair)
Described as the “Marilyn Monroe of Breakfast,” this is how to start your day off. The classic Benedict is just that, and consuming one in the grand style of The Wolseley will make you feel like a King.
Avocado Toast at Caravan King’s Cross (King’s Cross)
So basic and yet magic on this toast. Maybe it’s the mountain of perfectly ripe avocado highlighted by the perfect amount of lemon or chili.
The Toasted Cheese Sandwich at Kappacasein (Borough Market)
Three kinds of melted cheese, 5 kinds of onion, and sourdough bread; there is nothing subtle about this toasted cheese. Work your way through the madness at the Market and be rewarded with melted, crispy golden treat.
A Steak at Hawkmoor
Whether or not Hawksmoor has the best steaks in London, and it probably does, the experience here is so much more than just the amazing beef. Wash it down with a gin martini and see for yourself.
The Sunday Roast at The Marksman (pictured above)
Spot-on meat, massive yorkies, and all the fixings in a very charming pub. This is how it should be every Sunday.
Enjoy London and its iconic foods!