At a time where not many people are able to go out and support their favorite small businesses and restaurants, I’ve realized which ones I miss the most. Here are a few of my favorite places to have a meal in London:
Located both in Covent Garden and on Carnaby Street (an offshoot of Regents Street near the Oxford Circus tube station) you can find a tiny Spanish tapas restaurant that is always packed with people and catchy music. All of the traditional Spanish tapas are out waiting to be taken back to a table, and if you go around lunch time, they offer an all you can eat deal for £15.
Although there are a few of these restaurants (Canary Wharf, Covent Garden, and Chelsea to name a few), Sticks and Sushi is my favorite sushi restaurant. It is affordable, chic, clean, and the food is always amazing. Their menu is a fun picture book and there is always something new to try. Be sure to book a table if you go on the weekend, it can get quite crowded.
If you find yourself wandering around King’s Cross or waiting for a train out of St Pancras, be sure to stop into Ekachai if you’re in the mood for Thai food. It’s super convenient as it is just across the street from King’s Cross and the food is always delicious.
Another Covent Garden favorite, Avobar is for avocado-lovers and brunch goers. Almost everything on the menu has some form of avocado in it (even an avocado margarita) and they offer the freshest juices and smoothies. This is one of my favorite brunch places to take my friends when they visit.
Okay so, not technically a restaurant but I had to include Katsu House’s katsu curry in this list of food I miss the most right now. Katsu House is a stall at Camden Market that serves the best chicken katsu curry and katsu burgers that I’ve had in London – I’ve tried quite a few. Not only will you get a delicious meal out of this trip but you can also explore Camden Market and Regent’s Canal while you eat!
I can’t talk about food in London without mentioning my favorite spot for afternoon tea. This independently family run café is just a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace and afternoon tea for two is only £30!7
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