I’ve been working in London for the last few months and will be for most of the Summer. There are plenty of downsides to this. First, crowded tubes where politeness is left on the platform. Next, streets covered with meandering tourists which make any walk twice as long as it needs to be. Onwards to the noisy buses, car, taxis beeping beeping and beeping. Not have as bad as Cairo or Mumbai but enough to deafen the calm in my mind. But for every downside, there is a wonderful upside and one that always springs to mind is the fact that almost every corner houses an amazing place to eat. London truly has great food for whatever you’re in the mood for. Here are the ones I’ve visited with my camera handy.
Most recently Pho – Vietnamese street food restaurant in Great Titchfield Street, close to Oxford Circus. I’ve been in for a quick lunch and a lazy dinner. It suits most moods and budgets.
Dishoom is one of my favourite places. It just feels like home. My husband and I usually find our way here either at the beginning or end of a night out. Sadly they’ve removed the low seating in the bar area downstairs but the buzzy atmosphere never fails to put us in a good mood.
Duck Soup Soho was a raved about on so many blogs and is thoroughly worth a visit – for the natural wine list alone. My payday treat is their lunchtime special which is an exceptionally well cooked plate of something ‘foodie’ with a glass of vino.
Finally Jose in Bermondsey. I’ve popped in a few times when I’ve had meetings that side of London. Again you can dwell for a long chat and lovely, well priced nibbles with a great range of Spanish wines or just pop in for that Padron pepper craving – maybe it’s just me who gets those?!
As you can see, it’s not an exhaustive list. Which ones would you recommend? What’s your favourite ‘go-back-to-time-and-time-again’ place? Do leave a comment below – it’s going to be a long summer!