London Eats – this is where we ate on our recent trip to London. Full of some Michelin Star restaurants, along with pubs, and chains that deliver on freshness. Let’s eat up!
First up – HotBox (full list of restaurants below). We picked this place for the mix of pub food. It’s Texas BBQ – done well, I might add, mixed in with larger portions. This was our first stop after we got off the plane and checked into the hotel. For us, it’s key to have a satisfying meal after a long, long day of travelling.
For dinner on our first night we had reservations as Lima London, a Peruvian single starred Michelin restaurant. The food was bright, colourful, and full of flavour. The one hiccup, they spilled my water. Bryce and I found it funny – a Michelin restaurant spilling water – we’re all human, right?! My dinner, the wild mushroom main, was one of the best things I ate in London.
For breakfast we mostly had walking food. Something we could grab quickly (fruit, smoothie, cliff bar) and eat while we hustled to the tube. We didn’t mind the quick morning pace since we were happy for the extra 20 minutes of sleep.
For lunch on the second day we had terrible service at Bill’s Covent Garden, yet the people watching and the food were awesome.
Another top spot for lunch – you guessed it, a Mexican palace! We stopped for a few tacos since dinner was a 9pm and we had lunch around noon. No way this busy traveller was going to last without a snack.
We didn’t know this, but Wahaca is a chain restaurant with over 25+ locations across the UK. Worth checking them out. The food is bright, fresh and full of goodness.
Dinner on the Sunday evening was at Michelin House, yet that’ll be its own post. I’ll link to it once it’s up.
For lunch on our third day we wanted something quick, yet tasty. We heard wonderful things about LEON, a naturally fast food restaurant. So, we gave it a try. The concept reminded me of Freshii, yet with a BIG London twist. I mean, look at those peas!
Want something special in London? Then check out Duck and Waffle. You’ll get a spectacular view of the city. We got to see the Tower Bridge with all its lights – so special. They just opened their second location in Hong Kong, yet the London one is the original. It’s 40 floors up and the view is unforgettable. Be sure to ask for a table by the window.
On our last day we ate at a local chain pub – with some of the best onion rings ever. Honestly, Honest Burger is worth the stop. The location we visited was Bank – and it was packed. Luckily we got there just before the rush and got out in time to catch our train. Yet not before finishing off the onion rings.
In the end, be sure to enjoy the food you eat while you’re on vacation – it’s worth trying new food, exploring, and eating a second lunch.
Happy eating – bye for now.