At some point in my travels, I took up the habit of going to all the Hard Rock Cafés, a tradition as enriching as it is random, but it's fun. I satrted with the one in Madrid, where I'm from, and I'd never visited. Is the Hard Rock London is one of the Hard Rock Cafés with the most prestige?. It is, in fact, the one which first opened in 1971, as can be read on the website. I can't tell you about the food, because I've never paid 15 euros for a burger, but the basement museum is pretty cool. It's tiny and has relics from Cobain's glasses to Lennon's jacket or Clapton's guitar. The guy ve shows you around is also is very authentic. And it's free!
In a nutshell, cracking. This neighborhood pub in Wapping is possibly the oldest in London. Its origins date back to 1543, when it was a rustic tavern for sailors. Nestled on the old docks of the Thames with the passage of time it became a place where smugglers and thieves met, thus it was dubbed the Devil's Tavern. The current building is eighteenth century (a fire wiped out the original tavern). The Prospect is one of those sites you love, everything about it is a delight, the old bar, walls covered with wood, lamps, maritime décor, small windows, bronze objects and old stairs. But, without doubt, the best is the terrace on the Thames. If you go in the afternoon, when the tide is low, you can walk down old stone steps to the edge of the river.
This is an exclusive brand, located in the center of London. I think that it supplies the English royal family. It is an authentic delicatessen. There is a beauty center with exclusive treatments, by reservation, and restaurant with a lovely atmosphere. The gift items that are for sale are perfectly wrapped and presented. A must-see for shopping.
London is an expensive city for dining, but there are places like this where you do not need to spend a lot of money to eat really well. It's located in Chinatown, as it should be. We had a menu for 2 for just over 10 pounds with 3 courses and everything was really good.
Hi Sushi Salsa is a Japanese restaurant located in Camden Town, north of London, right next to the canal that passes by Camden Lock. If you like Japanese food it's one of the best choices in the neighborhood. It's not too expensive and it has a very nice atmosphere.The place has very modern decorations and facilities and you can watch how the chefs cook. The seating is at ground level and the lighting is dim. A Sushi Set (18 pieces) costs about 20 pounds and the Family Set (26 pieces) is about 24.50 pounds. Of course they also have other delicious dishes such as sashimi, tempura, soups or salads.
The Sherlock Holmes opened its doors in 1957 and now has a bar on the ground-floor, a covered roof gardens and, of course, a restaurant. If you're looking for a place to eat, don't hesitate about visiting the Sherlock Holmes! The pub is filled with various objects and curiosities from the adventures of Sherlock Holmes, including the service weapon of his famous sidekick, Dr. Watson. But the main attraction of this unusual place is the reproduction of Holmes' living room and study which you can see through a window from the garden and restaurant.
Eating burgers in London is not exactly typical, but this site really deserves it. The owner is an Englishman ve lived for many years in the U.S. and on his return he said, in this city there is no place for a good hamburger so he started a big business. The guy hit the spot and I must admit that his rivals for the best burgers, also have some real good nuggets. I clarify that this is what you get, fried and more fried
This is an amazing Argentine restaurant to celebrate a special occasion. It is a very romantic place with excellent quality food. It has a great view over Tower Bridge. If you ask for a window table, along with the dim lighting, glamorous décor, good steak and wine, the experience is fabulous! Recommended.
I would like to first clarify one thing, Le Pain Quotidien is not a french chain, it's a Belgian chain! Now that that's clarified, I'm going to say that I LOVE IT! It's the same as in Belgium. I finally found a place in Madrid where bread tastes like bread, and where the food and ingredients are great quality. I recommend it for breakfast, lunch, and most importantly: to enjoy!!
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At 132 Brick Lane, Aladin is one of the most popular curry restaurants in the street. Brick Lane is in East London and is a street full of restaurants (Indian, Pakistani and Bengali) all competing with each other as to who has the best food, but for years Aladin has been superior to most of them. Called the "curry mile" because there are so many restaurants! The restaurant is open from noon to midnight, but generally before 3 or 4 in the afternoon there aren't many people and you can take advantage of better deals, because the waiters for each restaurant are trying to attract a few customers and usually offer an appetizer/dessert on the house. Aladin has a set menu for 7 pounds but does not let you choose from many dishes so it's best to have the menu but it's a bit more expensive, 15 pounds. Two people can order from the menu and try some dishes. The service is attentive and discreet. Ideal at the weekend.
The Dickens Inn is a restaurant-hotel in St. Katherine Dock, east London. It overlooks the marina that is sheltered from the tidal Thames by a lock. It's one of the oldest wineries in the port where the goods were stored before taking them to central London and throughout the country. The site, built in wood, is beautiful with flowers on all the balconies. It is on 3 floors, with a downstairs restaurant and a few rooms upstairs. What I like is that it's one of the few places in London where you can eat outside, there are no traffic problems and everyone is walking, it's on the water but not as busy as the banks of the river. The specialties are the roasts and there's a wide selection of pizzas too, it's about 20 pounds/person for lunch with drinks.
This is another of those places not to be missed. It is a cafeteria which can no longer be found in London. Good coffee, good pastries and cakes, lovely service and a unique tables to pass that way. An ideal place to clear your any morning or afternoon. A pleasure to place.
Nando's was not our first choice for eating out on New Year's Eve because overall the place is more like a bar than a restaurant for special occasions. But the restaurant we'd wanted to go to had stopped serving food at 8 pm (crazy schdule!), so we ended up here as it was one of the few places in the neighborhood still open. The waiter gave us a table in front of the door, which was a pity because there was plenty of space and instead we were stuck with a cold breeze coming through whenever the door opened and closed. Nando's speciality is spicy chicken which is served like a burger or with pita bread. There are vegetarian options and some other meats available, but really, it's all about the chicken. You can get a whole bird, a quarter or a half, as well as chips, garlic bread, coleslaw and ratatouille. It's cheap, and the soft drinks are served with unlimited refills. But unfortunately the food was cold by the time it got to us. The sauces are good, spicy with garlic or herbs to perfectly accompany the chicken.
This small cafe has the distinction of being built in Horace Jones Vault, one of the arches of Tower Bridge, the most famous bridge in London. It's on the south bank and the part that faces the river has much glass so you can see the Thames activity from inside with a coffee. The cafe is open all day, the English breakfast is sausages, baked beans and bacon and the more continental breakfast is baguette and toast or scones. At noon the menu changes to fresh salads and soups, melon and ham, dishes that you generally don't find in a cafe, but being a tourist spot I guess they have adapted to their market. It's open from 8 am - 11:30 pm so you can take advantage of Tower Bridge day and night, open or closed. There is a selection of over 50 beers, English, European, American, bottled and pressure.
This London-based hamburger chain is a good choice for lunch or dinner to have an affordable, high-quality burger. Currently, there are 6 restaurants scattered around some of the most strategic points in London, places like Dean St (Soho), Garrick St / Leicester Sq (Covent Garden) or Tottenham Court Road. For about 7 or 8 pounds, you can get a menu that includes burger, fries, and a soda. The restaurants themselves are very friendly and very clean.
The Gourmet Pizza restaurant is next to the River Thames, a few steps from the London Eye. We ate there with friends, it had just rained but the deck was partially sheltered so we ate out. It's a nice place as it's so expensive and you have a beautiful view on one side towards St Paul's Cathedral and the tall city buildings and on the other side Millennium Bridge. We ordered pizza, which cost about 9 pounds, they were a bit small but enough for 1 person. The girl who took our order was friendly and smiling, something unusual in tourist attractions. The dessert wasn't as good, it was supposed to be a delicious chocolate cake but was a little dry, but the coffee was. The bill came to 13 pounds/person with drinks.
London is full, I mean really full, of places to eat, and they all have different specialties. The food served is as varied as the nationalities of those ve live there. One day, we chose an Italian place, as we had already tried many places and we wanted something more Mediterranean. The restaurant is in a small alley surrounded by other restaurants, and is a very welcoming place with its terrace and lights, right near the famous Regent's Street and next to the [poi = 57557] Absolut Ice Bar [/ poi]. La Locanda is not very big, dimly lit and all the decoration is intended to create an intimate ambiance, although having many of the tables so close together can break that intimacy. Luckily, the next table left shortly after we arrived. The service was great! We opted for a baked stuffed mushrooms, pasta with salmon, and lasagna. It was all very rich, and when each dish was served, a girl came with grated Parmesan and black pepper. The price was good, considering the high prices in London, so it is highly recommended if you do not want to try anymore exotic foods.