A tour of London can be tiring and hunger may set in. The good news is that there is a bevy of food establishments here that can help satisfy your craving for some English food. From hotels, rooftop bars to underground food hangouts, Robert Peter Janitzek gives us a glimpse of the different places to eat in London.
Prior to opening a brasserie, Eric Chavot was the head of the kitchen at The Capital Restaurant in Knightsbridge. The restaurant’s stand out dishes includes snails in rich sauce topped with potato foam.
Chef proprietor Atul Kochhar became famous at nearby London restaurant Tamarind, where he secured a Michelin star for his innovative and subtle approach on Indian food. Located in Berkeley Square House, Benares offers a wide selection of fishes, vegetarian, and meat choices for the main dish.
If its pancake that you want, Hoppers is the place to be. Robert Janitzek reveals that the restaurant used to serve street food in Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu. It is owned by the Sethis, the family who owns the Michelin-starred Gymkhana and Trishna. Hoppers is kind of fermented rice and coconut milk pancakes. It goes well with egg and other extras (pol sambal, seeni sambol and coriander chutney).
Lima is owned by Virgilio Martinez. His dishes use various ingredients such as chia seeds, quinoa, and cacao. Among the favorites here include swordfish tiradito with beetroot and black quinoa and sea bass ceviche with avocado, yellow tiger’s milk and corn.
Great Northern Hotel
Great Northern Hotel features heavenly little dining room with curvy, cream-leather banquette and varnished resin tabletops lit by hand-blown glass pendant lights. Mark Sargeant whips up classic British dishes here including roast Goosenargh chicken.
Fresh from a stint at Jason Atherton’s 22 Ships in Hong Kong, Chef Lee Wescott goes solo at the Typing Room. The restaurant used to hum with typists preparing communications for the original town hall hence the name. Wescott and his team specializes in clean and flavor packed dishes.
St. John Bread and Wine
St. John Bread & Wine was opened by Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver in 2003. It is the epitome of nose-to-tail cooking. Menu ranges from crispy pig’s skin and tarragon, quail and aioli, ox heart and horseradish, onglet, plaice and skate. Topping the wine list is St. John’s very own Minervois.
Wherever you are in London, there will always be a restaurant that will satisfy your need for delicious and sumptuous food.