We also have for your delight a new number 1 at the sublime Café Cecilia in Hackney, as well as new proposals from Thai companies that have changed the rules of the game recently inaugurated, such as Chet's, traditional curry houses such as Rasa and West African tasting menus in Akoko. Order this The impressive lobster head cake has made everyone talk, and at 96 pounds you'd expect it to. But you can opt for something a little cheaper, such as a selection of classic savoury products, such as London Rarebit, Gentleman's Relish and cucumber toast, or stuffed kidney tortilla at 12 pounds each. What's the problem? A cozy and elegant place on a side street in Bloomsbury with a great chef's pedigree; the talented Anna Tobias, who honed her craft in London's iconic Rochelle Canteen, runs the kitchen, and people from 40 Maltby Street are also involved.
Why go? There are no reservations at 40 Maltby Street, so it's the perfect place to stop by unannounced and accidentally enjoy one of the best meals of the year. What's the problem? Over the past decade, Koya, by head chef Shuko Oda, has become a Soho classic as have artists such as L'Escargot, Quo Vadis and Andrew Edmunds. With its blond wood counter, Koya evokes the traditional ambience of a Japanese udon-ya, and it's both Tokyo and London. The main attraction are the innovative udon bowls and rice porridge.
What's the problem? These are countertops with history. Although Neil Borthwick might be in charge of the kitchen now, in the 1990s, the upper areas of The French were home to Fergus and Margot Henderson, before they left to go to St John and Rochelle Canteen, respectively. However, the tradition of an alcoholic lunch haven in Soho has been maintained in the courageous kitchen of Borthwick. Ordering this charcoal-roasted Xinjiang lamb shish is a bargain, at 1 pound per skewer.
The best quality-price meat snack in the city. Order this The nine-course “Journey to Scandinavia” tasting menu costs £145 (with an additional 80 pounds of wine pairing), but you can try the wide range of Ekstedt's talent for that price. And you'll walk away smelling of a bonfire. Order this For £22.50, the vegetarian feast more than lives up to its name.
You'll find just about everything on the menu, with appetizers, starters, curries, side dishes, rice, bread and candies. A customizable banquet will also allow you to include your personal favorites. We all like to feel special, don't we? And there's nothing more special than being served at a 12-seat counter. What's the problem? A lively meeting place with live fire in a dusty parking lot next to 40FT Brewery and Dusty Knuckle Bakery.
This is barbecue, but not as you know it, with vegetables as the protagonists. Enjoy sexy dishes to share, of grilled leeks with pistachio and a strange and tempting charred cauliflower garnished with chilli pepper. There isn't much meat on the menu, which changes depending on the season, but what is there is of responsible origin. What's the problem? The River Café is a London celebrity in its own right.
Opened in 1987 by Ruth Rogers and the late Rose Gray, it has earned its reputation by serving simple but impressive Italian food. Oh, and coaching players like Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall along the way. The prices are unbearable, but the portions are generous and the quality is always high. The best London restaurants of the last 12 months Everything here has been budgeted at 10 pounds per person or less.
Upstairs there are splendid dining rooms for private hire, and there is an elegant cocktail bar and a games room, open only to those with restaurant reservations, which are sure to become one of the most exclusive bars in London. Manteca, a new informal restaurant in Salumeria and Italian-inspired, has established its place from nose to tail in a permanent space in Shoreditch after a successful pop-up store in Soho a couple of years ago. At Caravel, an incredibly charming little bistro in Islington, the “trick” is that the restaurant is a converted barge, moored on the Regent's Canal. Full of energy and flavor and often with a whole team to get a reservation (call, call and call back), there are few restaurants in London as vibrant as Singburi.
Married couple Sam and Sam Clark opened their Exmouth Market restaurant in 1997, which quickly won Time Out's best new restaurant award, and it's still a popular dining option among Londoners (and out-of-town visitors) more than two decades later. Before The Standard Hotel and Coal Drops Yard arrived at Kings Cross, the area was a dining deadlock, except for a small restaurant for the more familiar. According to some very intelligent people, yes, us, Noble Rot is not only the best wine bar to drink, but it's also the best restaurant in London. Located just around the corner from London's Smithfield Meat Market, and located in a former smokehouse, this elegant, traditional restaurant never feels fussy or pretentious, it simply simplifies things by literally doing everything possible and offering high-quality food, great wines and exceptional service to all guests.
This cult Malaysian restaurant is located in a basement in Euston and specializes in roti canai, soft, flaky flatbreads, served with a bowl of delicious curry. From Dalston to Harringay and, in fact, scattered all over the city, London has plenty of great Turkish restaurants, but Gökyüzü is where you should start. If you want something even fresher, check out the best new restaurants opening in London this month. In just a few weeks, Core became one of the best restaurants in the capital and has accumulated a couple of Michelin stars after just two years of operation.
Now, after a stint as a startup, Khan has settled in Soho, in a spacious place on the top floor of Kingly Court, full of restaurants. .