Our Favourite Places To Eat In London
Eastend’s hidden gem. One can probably get a similar quality elsewhere, but the experience of the place and people is priceless. I thought places like this had all disappeared. Family run with a smile and a story for everyone – everything fresh and the homemade steak pie tastes as good as any I have ever eaten. It doesn’t get much more old-school than this East End classic. You’ll hear plenty of cockney accents, the vibe is incredibly warm and welcoming, and you’ll immediately be made to feel like part of the community.
L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele
This pizza is fantastic. It’s enormous; it’s doughy, it’s saucy, it’s cheesy, it’s everything a Neapolitan pizza should be. It’s also outstanding value—generally just what I had expected and the best authentic Neapolitan pizza I’ve had in London. L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele is probably the most famous pizzeria in Naples, and the only other place in the world where they have another outpost is little old London. This is a damn fine reason to make sure you head to Stoke Newington whilst you’re here.
A true hidden gem in Holloway. This restaurant serves no-frills authentic Xi’anese food; I recommend going for the hand-pulled biangbiang noodles and the black fungus starter. Service is fast, and the food is seriously delicious! One of my new favourite spots in London. Order the hand-pulled noodles, the cold noodles, the chicken in ginger sauce, and one of the beef buns. And enjoy, trust us, you most definitely will not be disappointed.
I’ve wanted to find good Sri Lankan food for ages, and I indeed found it here. Great atmosphere, great food and I found the service fantastic. Yes, you can’t pre-book and have to turn up and wait, but plan around this and go for a drink in Soho until they call you. I loved the place and will definitely return. Hoppers combine the casual Soho experience with some of the best curry you can eat in London restaurants. The cuisine focuses on the Sri Lankan ‘hopper’ (a flaky, crispy bowl-shaped pancake) that’s perfect for eating with an assortment of chutneys and spicy curries. The black pork curry is the one to get, and the devilled shrimp dish is delicious.
Poppies Fish & Chips
Poppies is a lovely place, where it feels as though you are literally moved in time. Music played, and staff’s clothes are also fitting the theme. We ordered regular portions of fish and chips, and they were huge! The service was pretty fast, and the waitress was very nice. The price is a little bit high; however, it was worth it! You could conceivably go to the fish and chip shop that’s closest to your hotel, but Poppies is where you want to be. Besides being incredibly consistent, it’s also a fish and chip shop that you can actually sit down and eat in.