Contrary to what is generally said, one can eat well in England. The secret lies in choice.
Culinary specialties from tens of countries can be chosen from the 6,000 city restaurants. Lunch is served between 12.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. Dinner is generally available from 7.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. However, it is convenient to make reservations, given that restaurants are often packed up with tourists.
Many restaurants are interesting, especially those around West End or Soho. Brick Lane is a neighbourhood, famous for its Indian food; Chinatown, for its Chinese food; Stoke Newington, for its Turkish food; Edgware Road, for its African and Near Eastern food; New Malden, for its Korean food. There is also room for Italian food, and some free buffet. Eating cheaply in London is not that complicated. The only thing we should do is leave earlier than usual and be ready to taste new flavours, given that the cheapest restaurants are usually foreign. Londontravelling.com provides you with five good quality suggestions.
Address: 9 Conduit Street, W1S 2XG
Average price: £45
Tube: Oxford Circus Tube
Distributed along 2 floors, this restaurant is situated in the former Royal Institute of British Architects. It has two restaurants, two bars and a tea room. This is a place not to miss. Gallery restaurant offers options with more affordable menus. There you may have lunch and watch the contemporary art projection in the restaurant’s white walls.
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Address: 53 Brook Street, Mayfair, W1K 5DS
Average price: between £50 and £60
Tube: Bond Street Tube
This is a compulsory stop for those who enjoy good eating. This place is famous for its six-course menu “Prestige”. Service is unbeatable.
Address: 122 Jermyn Street, SW1 4UJ
Average price: £40
Tube: Piccadilly Circus Tube
This trendy Turkish food restaurant is located in the West End. Dishes are strongly seasoned however simple.
Address: 8-49 St James’s Street, SW1
Average price: £50
Tube: Green Park Tube
This is another space where good food can be tasted. It is usually frequented by fashion and movie celebrities. At three in the morning the place becomes a bar with over 50 varieties of drinks.
Address: 2a Pond Place SW3 6QS
Average price: £50
Tube: South Kensington Tube
An excellent selection of hot and cold dishes, particularly high quality pasta and risottos.
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