London Restaurants

Here are my favorite London restaurants. I lived in the Bloomsbury neighborhood, so most of my recommendations are in Central London. Charlotte Street has a wide variety of restaurants. I’ve listed four, but many of them are quite good.  Check it out.

I’ve found that the best restaurants are on the edges of the tourist areas, where the locals go.

Please comment on your experiences. Enjoy!

Indian

Malabar Junction
107 Great Russell Street
London, WC1B 3NA
020 7580 5230
(South Indian, fish/seafood, ate here many times)

Rasa Samudra
Charlotte Street
London, W1T 1RE
020 7637 0222
(Also South Indian, fish/seafood)

Punjab
80 Neal Street
London, WC2H 9PA
020 7240 9979
(North Indian, very old restaurant (60 years), try Grandpa’s Dal, on menu as Grandad’s Kali Dall)

Café Spice Namasté
16 Prescot Street, London
020 7488 9242
(Owned by Parsees, Zoroastrians from India, great place, interesting menu)

Japanese

Roka
37 Charlotte Street
London, W1T 1
020 7580 6464
(Grill, unique, a favorite)

Hakuba
111a Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3NQ
020 7300 3250
(High-end sushi, they claim to have the chef that invented the California Roll)

Seafood

Zilli’s Fish
36-40 Brewer Street
London W1
020 7734 8649
(Any of Zilli’s restaurants is good)

Mexican

Taqueria
139-143 Westbourne Grove
Notting Hill
London W11 2RS
(Best Mexican food I have ever had, Tijuana style, and a large selection of Tequilas)

Vegetarian

Mildreds
45 Lexington Street
London, W1F 9AN
020 7494 1634
(Very good vegetarian food)

Belgian

Belgo Central
50 Earlham Street
London WC2H 9LJ
0207 813 2233
(Amazing variety of beers and mussels, interesting dishes)

Dutch

My Old Dutch
131-132 High Holborn
London WC1V 6PS
020 7242 5200
(Crepes, waffles, pancakes)

Indonesian

BaliBali
150 Shaftesbury Avenue
London WC2 8HL
020 7836 2644
(For something different)

Continental

Farmhouse Table
190 Shaftesbury Avenue
London WC2H 8JL
020 7836 2652
(Nice meals)

Austrian

Tiroler Hut
27 Westbourne Grove
London W2
020 7727 3981
(Lots of meat)

Hungarian

The Gay Hussar
2 Greek Street,
London W1D 4NB
0207 437 0973
(If you like Hungarian food, paprika)

Lebanese

Maroush 5
4 Vere Street
London W1G 0DH
020 7493 3030 (or 5050, I’ve seen both)
(Part of a chain, but good food, here several times)

Pizza

Malletti
26 Noel Street
London W1F 8GT
0207 439 4096
(The best pizza, better than any in NY or NJ, and I’m from Brooklyn. Also try the pasta dishes, they are fantastic. Takeout only, go to Soho Square and eat it there. Open for lunch)

Pizza Express
7-9 Charlotte Street
London W1T 1RF
020 7580 1110
(A chain, but not bad, here is one on Charlotte Street)

Noodles and fresh juices

Wagamama
4 Streatham St
LondonWC1A 1JB
0207 323 9223
(This is a chain, they are all over London, always good food, here is one near the British Museum)

Greek

Konaki
5 Coptic Street
London, WC1A 1NH, United Kingdom
020 7580 9730
(Had a not too great meal here in 1993 or so, but it has been good ever since)

French

Apostrophe
216-217 Tottenham Court Road,
London W1T 7PT
020 7436 6688
(A lunch type of place, but great sandwiches and pastries, I was a regular here)

Italian

Zizzi
33-41 Charlotte Street
London, W1T 1RR
0207 436 9440
(A chain, but very good)

Please comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s