What to Eat on a Holiday in London

Aleta Fimbres 27/12/2013

 

One of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, London offers a huge array of dining options for anyone visiting the city. Whether you like a fancy sit-down restaurant or a more casual dining scene, you’ll find it all and more in this great foodie city. One thing’s for sure: London is a lot more than your standard English bangers and mash! Check out these awesome eats in London:


Chinese Food

You might not guess it at first, but London has some incredible options when it comes to Chinese food. One great Chinese restaurant with an amazing view is Hutong, offering panoramic views of the city along with its traditional northern Chinese cuisine. Or if you’re not into meals from great heights, you’ll find everything from slow-cooked stews, bold and spicy shredded pork and zingy stir-fries at one of the many Chinese restaurants throughout the city.


French Cuisine

You can find some surprisingly reasonably-priced French food in London, particularly in the area of Islington. Check out Assiette Anglaise, a neighborhood French cafe serving up tasty French cooking that won’t break the bank. Enjoy a flavorful steak tartare, Bouillabaisse and Crab Rouille, just to name a few delicious items from the menu. They offer French brunch from 8 am to 4 pm and excellent cocktails as well, so don’t miss the full authentic French experience.


Bakeries

One of the best things to do in London is grab a coffee and pastry from a neighborhood bakery before heading out on a day of sightseeing. There are so many great bakeries around the city that you might just stumble on a favorite as you go. But make a special stop because you absolutely cannot miss the legendary red velvet cupcake from Hummingbird Bakery! Other bakery items to try include minced pies and the cinnamon buns from Nordic Bakery- to die for.


Japanese Food

Head to Koya in Soho for some of the best Japanese food in London. That’s right, you don’t have to go from London to Heathrow then Japan to experience the authentic cuisine! It attracts quite a crowd but for good reason, it’s some of the best and most reasonably-priced Japanese cuisine around. And you know its good when you see Japanese people eating there as well! Try the sushi and udon noodles for a real taste of Japan. 

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