London Restaurant Guide
There are many, many restaurants to chose from in London featuring all types of food and drinks. In an effort to whittle the list down, here are a few establishments you may want to try next time you are in London. Let's start with breakfast and the Berners Tavern. Recently opened, it is located in the London Edition Hotel. It is a beautiful, ornate room with the nice vibe of a bistro. The breakfasts are delicious ( as are its other meals), and service is impeccable. Jackson & Rye, located in Soho, is known for its American style food, and also serves a tasty diner-style breakfast-bacon, eggs, pancakes. For lunch, they serve American favorites such as buttermilk fried chicken and reuben sandwiches.
If American cuisine is not your thing, there is a super contemporary Pakistani restaurant that is receiving great reviews for its authenticity-Salt 'n Pepper, just off Leicester Square. It is part of a restaurant group with restaurants located in three major Pakistani cities, and this is its first London venture. You will love the kebobs and curry dishes. Great for lunch or dinner, not too far from The National Gallery. Another newish restaurant, but in Clerkenwell, and a bit of a neighborhood place, but easy for a casual dinner if you are in the area. One more, but towards the business district on Canary Wharf, with a Spanish vibe is Iberica. If you happen to be staying at one of the hotels in this area, or just shopping at one of the many boutiques, Iberica would be a good choice.
Now, for the most important. The World's End in Camden is a traditional pub, has a great vibe, -good music, good crowd, and good drinks. Not much more to ask for here. Another pub near central London with an impressive whiskey selecction and delicious food is Kench & Bibesy. It offers small plates, eat upstairs first. Then, the Off the Beaten Path suggestions, do not forget to explore Kench & Bibesy's cool "secret" bar in the basement for cocktails. Fitzrovia is a pub in Bloomsbury in the classic traditon, near Tottenham Court Road. Both the authentic English food and relaxed atmosphere are worth experiencing. Remember to place your order at the bar. If you want to try an old, classic English pub, head out for Ye Old Bell Tavern, a pub has sat on this spot for over 300 years. Good pub for beer and an old English vibe, on Fleet Street near many other pubs if you just want to start your night here.
For more of a fine dining experience, there is a newly opened Gordon Ramsey restaurant in Battersea to try, London House. A little off the beaten path, but with a fine Irish head chef, the food is worth the trek.