We are aware of British cuisine: it is not as strong as Italian or French. That yes – it must be said – it is not left in the simple album fish and chipsthat sloppy fish and chips usually served in street fast food joints.
But even though the cuisine is not that rich, it does not mean that London does not have a good culinary offer. The English capital has plenty of places and establishments where you can have fun in your stomach and give it the best of Asian, French, American or even – why not? – English food.
Lovers of Italian cuisine will find in Daphne is her happiness. Chef Michael Brown is the author of his very complete menu, suitable for all appetites. It is worth highlighting some dishes such as Carpaccio di Polipo with Finocchio Sottaceto and Datterini either way Costolette d’Agnello alla Griglia with green sauce.
It also has a vegan menu (its Burrata with Datterini and Focaccia Tostata is one of the most recommended delicacies) and a selection of the most elegant desserts, among which you can find Profiteroles with Pistacchio Gelato and Cioccolato Sauce. All this in a warm atmosphere, in the purest tropical style.
Where: 112 Draycott Avenue
Baked, steamed, fried rolls, battered prawns… Ping Pong has a choice and varied menu for you to try the best of Asia in London, albeit at a price to suit all budgets.
The venue’s decor is simple, with tables to share and a well-lit atmosphere, and its location, in the heart of Soho, is unbeatable.
Where: 45 Great Marlborough Street
electric dining room
Electricity has already become a staple of modern Notting Hill. Decorated with a touch of American gas station coffee, but without neglecting a more boho-chic vibe, Electric offers a mouth-watering Franco-American menu. We know that once you try it, you will want to come back to this place.
Where: 191 Portobello Road
Bentley’s Oyster Bar and Grill
Opened by chef Richard Corrigan, this restaurant is one of the best kept in Piccadilly. At Bentley’s Oyster Bar and Grill, no detail is ever overlooked. His specialty: oysters. Try the Irish clams with oysters Rockefeller, that is, cooked in the oven with a mixture of cheese.
Where: Swallow Street, 11-15
Although finding the restaurant is a bit complicated, the truth is that it is worth losing a few minutes in Benthal Green until you find it. On their menu you’ll find brasserie classics, steak tartare, herb omelette, potato and onion salad, and even fish and chips (among other British classics).
The owners of the restaurant had their own past in the world of fashion, you will sense it as soon as you enter the restaurant and its exquisite decoration.
Where: Wadeson Street, 23-27
Although not specifically about British specialities, Sexy Fish deserves a mention due to the success it is reaping in the British capital. “Our food is Asian inspired, with an emphasis on Japan: sushi, sashimi, tempura and robata. Our bar boasts the world’s largest collection of Japanese whiskeys and a range of traditional and innovative cocktails in the heart of Mayfair.”
All this in an environment as mysterious as it is imagined, imagined by the Martin Brudnizki design studio, which logically respects the marine world.
Where: Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square
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