A Trip To London : The best gourmet addresses in Britain’s great capital
London – one of the world’s most vibrant gastronomic epicentres.
A longstanding perception of London is that it falls short of its fellow European capital’s when it comes to their restaurant scene. This, of course, is far from the truth.
Especially in the past ten years, London’s gastronomic landscape has blossomed into one of the continent’s richest and most diverse gourmet hubs. Some may attribute this development to the growing reputations of mediatized chefs like Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver, however we are here to give credit where credit is due, and turn the spotlight onto some of the city’s best gourmet addresses.
Because London is a melting pot of diverse cultures and traditions, the culinary scene is expansive, exciting and incredibly diverse. We are not here to talk about the best fish’n’ chips hotspots, or where to eat a good Yorkshire Pudding. To accurately capture the London restaurant scene, the twenty-something addresses featured in this list range from all price-points, atmospheres, and ethnic cuisines. With everything from hole-in-the-wall bakeries to uber-chic restaurants, we hope that this list can help guide you through the many nooks and cranny’s of London’s complex culinary landscape.
This city has a never ending inventory of exciting activities to make your travels memorable. On the agenda: picture-perfect historical monuments, red double decker bus tours, culturally rich museums and galleries, and enough street markets and people-watching to fill up any of your remaining free-time. Most importantly, no trip to London is complete without trying out some of the city’s delicious restaurants, cafés, bars, and bakeries.
If you are looking to enjoy some classic English cuisine, but cannot make it all the way out to the British capital itself, check out our lists of the best English restaurants in Montreal, or the best Fish’n’ Chips. If you are in need of more gourmet recommendations throughout the European continent, you can consult our lists of the best gastronomic addresses in Barcelona, Lisbon and Paris.
Please note that this list is by no means exhaustive; it contains only some suggestions for great places to try during your stay in London.
Bon voyage and bon appetite!
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