This is a listing of my favourite restaurants in London UK. From 2015 until summer 2017 I lived close to Old Street Roundabout, which is on the edge of Shoreditch. Design and IT technology companies filled the area, and there were lots of young people, lots of parties as well and lots of nice restaurants. I loved the area but I hated the pollution, the noise and the bad feelings I had about the drug addicts in our street. Drug dealing was done completely out in the open. We left London due to Brexit when we got a chance to live and work in Canada. Anyway we had many good times in London and we will be back to visit friends. Please find my list below of the best restaurants in London.
Restaurants London UK
Barrafina is the best Spanish kitchen with three restaurants; Dean Str., Drury Lane and Adelaide Str. They don’t take reservations, and you easily have to wait for an hour. They are busy, come early.
Text from their website; “Each restaurant has an open kitchen, a beautiful marble-topped bar where guests can sit and watch the chefs at work. The a la carte menus comprise authentic regional dishes from around Spain and there is also a daily changing specials menu unique to each restaurant. The succinct wine list features the finest Spanish sherries, Cavas and wines.”
Please find inspiration in the menu on your right. I recommend all dishes all low on carbs except from the Croquetas, so avoid them if you’re on a STRICT LCHF.
Restaurant 10 cases in Covent Garden only buy more 10 cases of one type of wine, hence the name. The focus is on the wines, which are indeed fantastic. The menu is small but it’s delicious food. The restaurant is small and super cosy. On a typical day you can have fried squid, soft shell crab with avocado and jalapeño, padron peppers and a salad of beetroot, leek and goat’s cheese, all like small dishes or starters. They serve charcuterie, crispy pork belly, sea trout and chargrilled Romanesco all with superb vegetables on the side.
At Sagardi you’ll find traditional Basque food and drinks served up in a casual space. Sagardi has a butcher’s shop inside the restaurant and a huge charcoal grill. I never had better meat. The restaurant is situated on 95 Curtain Rd in Shoreditch.
The staff is excellent guiding you on how to order the meat. It is special due to the large pieces of txuleton that is served here. The dishes are the fantastic meat, many seafood and fish dishes, and smaller tapas-like dishes. It’s a heaven for LHCF lovers. To give you a few examples of dishes, I can mention seafood soup, stuffed baby squid, stewed tripe with chorizo, ovenbaked stuffed crab, steak tartare, cream of butternut squash, cod, red tuna and charcuterie. Price range from 9 to 26 GBP.
The Modern Pantry is a nice and informal place. There are two restaurants, one at St. John’s Square in Clerkenwell, and another at Finsbury Square. I was lucky to live just in-between these two locations. They are quite busy at lunch. Both of the Modern Pantry restaurants are spacious. They serve an all day menu, please fin information about the mains from a current menu;
- Spice braised Swiss chard, smoked ricotta, lemon roast fennel, red pepper & sweetcorn briq, cashew & coconut curry, sugar snaps, baby sweetcorn, pickled okra, plum chutney £17.00
- Grilled soy glazed mackerel, pancetta & seaweed dashi, borlotti beans, pickled mooli & gooseberries £17.50
- Roast duck breast, white cabbage, red onion, coriander & crème fraiche slaw, smoked cassava croquettes, roast peach & whisky relish £18.50
- Persian spiced chicken breast, carrot & miso puree, peas, baby heritage carrots, girolles £18.50
- Roast lamb rump, lemon mash, samphire, cherry tomato, shallot & currant salsa £21.50
More to follow during October 2018.