Best Of British Grub In London – Part 2
Looking for a quick refreshment during an afternoon’s shopping or craving a feed before heading out to a night on the town then check out our 2nd part of the guide of the best of British grub in London. Haven’t seen the first part yet? Check out Part 1 of our London grub guide:
More Tea Vicar?
Crisply cut cucumber sandwiches, delicate cakes and hot cups of tea are just the thing to refresh even the weariest of travellers. Traditionally afternoon tea should be at the Ritz or Savoy in London but they are a little pricey. Try one of these delightful, but easy on the pocket, spots:
Tea and Tattle, Great Russell Street, London
Just a short stroll with your cane and top hat from Generator London is Tea and Tattle. This is a lovely spot to have a break away from the London streets. You can even choose your sandwich fillings, jam flavour and of course tea type. Particularly recommended is the lemon drizzle cake which is moist and delicious.
The Muffin Man Tea Shop, Kensington
This place is one of those lovely little independent shops that have so much more character than some of the big chains. You can sit in the window and watch the world go by over your pot of tea and speciality muffin. Despite the upmarket location you will find the prices won’t break the bank and the helpful and friendly staff are the icing on this quaint little cake of a coffee shop.
The Main Event
After a gruelling day of sightseeing and brushing up on your culture what you need is a slap-up meal. Nothing says England like a good old fashioned Sunday Lunch. Here are a few places that will serve you like a king:
Hawksmoor Seven Dials near Convent Garden
If you are a meat lover then Hawksmoor is one of the best places in London for a side of beef. The Seven Dials is world famous for its classic roast beef and all the trimmings including delicately golden roast potatoes that are just the right amount of crunchy on the outside and warmly soft on the inside. And don’t forget the perfectly risen Yorkshire puddings and lashings of bone marrow and onion gravy to top it all off.
Dean Street Townhouse, Soho
Right in the trendy Soho area the DST is housed in a handsome Georgian building and the classic look extended to the interior with red leather seats and wooden tables. But there is nothing old about the food which is hearty and delicious. A mix of clientele includes theatre goers tucking into the early bird dinner or bunches of creative types having a late supper.
Old Red Cow, Long Lane, Smithfield
For a traditional pub style Sunday lunch then try the Old Red Cow. The produce is often local, very fresh and seasonal. The Old Red Cow is also famous for its excellent range beers so it is well worth supping a couple to wash your dinner down.
To get more local London tips, then pop-in and ask us at the Generator London hostel. We’ve got loads of local tips and tricks up our sleeves to share with our guests.