London is a paradise for food and drink lovers. With food available from every corner of the world across the city, everyone will go home satisfied. If you’re looking for a foodie adventure, check out these top neighbourhoods for munching your way through the capital and where to stay…
You’ll find an awesome range of cuisines in Soho covering all nations. Whether on a budget or ready to splash out, there is something for everyone. At Bao, you’ll find affordable buns inspired by Taiwanese street food, while Bocca di Lupo combines sharing plates with an Italian wine menu. Get a taste of Peru at Ceviche Soho or experience a Peruvian-Japanese fusion at Chotto Matte.
When you’re so full you can barely move, head back to one of Soho’s excellent hotels. Pick Z Soho for the budget-but-chic option, or trendy The Soho Hotel for somewhere quiet, with options for families.
King’s Cross is an up-and-coming area for food and drink. It’s still experiencing regeneration, and that means exciting new restaurants are popping up. You can find five of the best, as recommended by Tune Hotels, on their blog post ‘Top 5 Fun Foodie Nights Out in King’s Cross‘. They recommend the likes of German Gymnasium, once the first purpose-built gym in London and now one of the city’s best places for Germanic eats. They also recommend Plum & Spilt Milk at King’s Cross St Pancras Station, ideal for when you’re just off the train.
Tune Hotel King’s Cross is your best budget option in the area, with excellent opportunities to save.
You only have to pay for your bed and bathroom, leaving out all the extras if that’s what you want. Of course, it’s easy to add on anything else you might need, from a TV to WiFi. If you’re looking for a pricier option, try right by the station at the St Pancras Renaissance.
Shoreditch is undoubtedly where all the cool kids go. You might think you’re above it, but you’re missing out if you dismiss every eatery in the area.
It’s not all about looking trendy and being experimental in Shoreditch. You’ll find some brilliantly simple but delicious food too. Head to Hawksmoor Spitalfields for a great steak or get a table at Dishoom for a flavourful Indian meal. If you’re looking for cheap eats, you can discover them in the form of Vietnamese at Song Que and Keu, or Italian at Due Sardi.
Head to the ultra-cool Ace Hotel to rest your head, where you can find more delicious food at Hoi Polloi.
Z Hotel Shoreditch offers a cheaper option, while M by Montcalm is the perfect place to stay for tech lovers.
There are lots more areas to explore to eat your way across the city. Check out our other food and drink posts to decide where to eat.
Photo credits: The Corinthia, Z Hotel Soho, Tune Hotel King’s Cross, Ace Hotel Shoreditch.