We spent 2 weeks in London and had the best culinary time of our trip. One of our pivotal meals of our lives was dining at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay but if you're eating on a budget, here are our other loved places.
This is the famous salt beef beigel with pickles and it is damn delicious. The bread was soft and chewy because they all come fresh out of the oven. The beef is on the higher end of salty and it pairs so well with this juicy, sweet and sour pickle. This bakery opens 24/7 so you can go any time to get your fix. But be warned, no matter the time, there is always a queue of people. Don't worry, they move really fast and you'll get a beigel within minutes of waiting.
Flat Iron is a popular, hip joint where you can get your delicious steak cravings satisfied for a reasonable price in the British market. The cornish rib-eye, served fresh off the grill, was delicious and melted in our mouths with effortless chewing. We had to wait 40 mins for a table of 8 on a Monday night, peak hour, but that's normal for London culture. They have a cute bar section where they serve cocktails and ciders for those waiting to be seated. There are multiple Flat Iron locations throughout UK.
Have you ever seen such a big pizza? Maybe in the states... but in Australia, this pizza looks huge in comparison to what we have. Homeslice serves 20 inch pizzas with thin and crispy crusts and toppings of your choice. The restaurant is small, located in the famous Neal's Yard. Be mindful the tables are tiny and you have to cut your own pizzas so it can be difficult not to bump into the neighbouring tables. We ordered the classic margarita for the whole pizza, and got mushroom and a cheesy potato bake option 50/50 on the second pizza. We booked 3 days in advanced for Tuesday night and only had to wait 20 minutes for our table.
Cakes and Bubbles
Michael and I stumbled upon this restaurant by accident. It was fancy, with chandeliers and butlers, with a very "upper class" vibe lol. We stopped for a glass of champange and some desserts. We ordered a raspberry eclair with this beautiful gold stamping and this golden egg, which was filled with fresh passionfruit mousse inside. The price was $$.
A true British meal is the hearty and delicious Sunday Roast. It's roasted meat, served with roasted potato, vegetables, gravy and Yorshire pudding. This was one of our most wholesome meals of our journey. It might have something to do with catching up with long time friends, or it being our first official British meal after our 22 hour flight, but biting into our gravy-filled yorshire pudding was truly a savoury moment we will cherish forever. You can find Sunday Roast at any pub or bar - just check what's on the menu on the day.
Some of the other places we've eaten at in London was the Duck and Waffle Local, the juicy Burger and Lobster joint and the famous Borough Markets.
Thanks for reading! Happy eating!