If you're a first time visitor to London, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a smaller local eatery could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the restaurants may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about restaurants in London.
Here are some of the most recommended restaurants in London.
Here's what Trippy members had to say about restaurants:
"If you're looking for some absolutely amazing Pakistani kebabs, you MUST try Tayyabs in Whitechapel (do not be a minute late for any reservations)." See More
"If you want to try fish and chips or a full English breakfast, within walking distance from there you can try Laughing Halibut for fish and chips or Regency Cafe for a full English breakfast." See More
"Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese - oldest pub in London and it feels like it." See More
"For a culinary experience I love Dinner by Heston and The Ledbury, the latter is probably one of the best meals I've had in my life; Borough Market for my craving for Scotch eggs; Yautcha in Soho for dim sum (Chinatown is also good but Yautcha is a nicer setting); Royal China on Baker St for authentic Chinese dim sum, but considered yourself warned, queue starts even before their doors open on Sundays; Zuma for Japanese and people (reads celebrity) watch; Barrafina for Tapas; Melt Room for cheese toast, or we call it grille cheese (and just £5!" See More
"Here were my favorites in London: Duck & Waffle- this is a must." See More
"When I'm looking for a nice dinner, I go to either Rules in Covent Garden, the oldest restaurant in London or Brasserie Zédel which is a busy French brasserie in Piccadilly Circus." See More
"So for an expensive blow-out, how about Dinner by Heston, Social Eating House, Pollen Street Social, Oxo Tower or my husbands favourite Le Gavroche" See More
"For restaurants, my fave is The Botanist." See More
"Yautcha has the best macarons better than Paris' Lauderee." See More
"You might also check out The Golden Hind, not the ship but the restaurant up near Bond Street which is a little nicer atmosphere than the Laughing Halibut." See More
"Oxo Tower and Canteen Royal Festival Hall is very nice and a great view over London." See More
"My latest hits were Bocca Di Lupo (has a great little gelateria sidekick across the road called Gelupo), Tuscanic Ltd, Koya (for udon - you can't book and may have to queue), Notes Covent Garden (more of a cafe that also stock lovely wines and make wonderful coffees), Brasserie Zédel, NOPI." See More
"The Rock & Sole Plaice (Rock and Sole Plaice): Don’t be weary of the “World Famous Fish and Chips” sign." See More
"My best casual recommendations are Sketch, which is a super funky space with several dining rooms, a tea room, and the coolest bathroom in London (seriously, check it out even if you don't have to use them)." See More
This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from London locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about London.
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