Best Of British Grub In London – Part 1
Whether you have been to the Tate Modern to see the latest art or have partied all night at the newest and hottest club there is always time in London for something to eat. So if you are looking for the “fullest” full English breakfast, a slap-up Sunday roast or just a classic tea room then have a look at our guide to the best of British grub in London:
The Breakfast Club
What better way to start the day than with a full English breakfast? The sizzling sausages and crispy bacon, the plump round tomatoes and the deliciously fried bread make a feast on a plate good enough for the Queen. Here are our favourite places to stop for breakfast:
Regency Cafe, Regency Street, Pimlico
The great thing about this place is the full English and they serve it all day. However, that said, do not miss out on some of the best chips in London and the Eggs Benedict is lush. Popular with workers from nearby Channel 4 you may spot the odd celeb tucking into a bacon butty. The Regency is tucked away in a quiet corner and is a thing of beauty and history, as you order at the counter then the staff shout the food orders at the kitchen in true diner style.
Maggie’s, Lewisham Road, Lewisham
If you need your caffeine in the morning then the bottomless tea and coffee here is perfect. You also get to pick what you want off the almost limitless menu of breakfast items including bubble and squeak and liver as well as the usual; no tedious messing about with which set breakfast you want. Being a little out of town, Maggie’s is great if you are heading for Greenwich Park or the O2 arena.
The Lunch Bunch
Already done half a day’s hard sightseeing? Let us set you up for lunch. Most of these restaurants are near the Generator London hostel and very close to the big tourist attractions so you won’t have to travel far:
Porters, Covent Garden
Like your dinner in a pastry crust? Then this is the place for you. Pies are their speciality and they have everything from standards like chicken and leek and steak and ale to more unusual fare like lamb and apricot and three bean, spicy lentil and vegetable. Their steak and kidney pudding is world renowned and their location, in the heart of Covent Garden gives the place a friendly atmosphere.
Fionas’s, Kensington Church Street, Kensington
Just on the west side of Kensington Gardens is Fiona’s; a family run, traditional British restaurant serving traditional British food with a modern twist. Being a little bit more up market you may have to stretch your pennies for dinner here. But all the food is local or British produce, cooked fresh and in season. A warm welcoming, homey atmosphere with delicious, home cooked food – what’s not to like?
Want to know the best places around for a cup of tea and a big dinner, check out Part 2 of the best British grub in London.