Best Places To Eat In London

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There’s no denying that I love to eat out. One of the first things I think about when I’m planning a holiday or day trip is where I’m going to eat and I have a list as long as my arm about where I want to try but I thought I’d bring you a list of some of my favourite places to eat across the capital. As I am a huge burger lover I have got a whole section on them, then a section on the top other places to eat and finally ending on the best places to satisfy your sweet tooth.

If you love Burgers

I am subconsciously trying to work my way through as many burger joints in the capital as I can as you can’t beat a nice juicy burger, especially when so many offer amazing veggie options as well (so it’s not just for you meat eaters). Some of my favourites include:

The Diner- With locations scattered across central The Diner offer an amazing range of burgers alongside hot dogs, all day breakfasts and some of the best milkshakes around. I tend to head to the one in Camden as it’s an easy location to visit but be warned they’re usually busy.

Shake Shack- We used to just have one of these located in Covent Garden but I’ve spotted a few more pop up around London including one by Tottenham Court Road. These are probably the best fast food style burgers I have ever had and their cheese topped fries are incredible. The burger of dreams.

Blecker Street- Located within Spitalfields Market this little takeaway stand does some of the tastiest burgers around. You can opt for a standard or one of their massive tower burger with a selection of different fries and drinks. And with plenty of tables surrounding the Spitalfields food court, you’ll have plenty of space to sit. There’s reason enough that this is often dubbed as one of the best in London.

Honest Burger- If you go to Camden you’ll be inundated with various food options but Honest Burger is a great shout if you love well burgers. Their stall is housed in the Stables Market and there are a few places to sit. Their burgers are soft, juicy and have various combinations if you fancy something a little different.


Places for lunch or dinner

Vegbar- Located in Brixton this vegetarian and vegan restaurant shows that ‘meat-less’ food doesn’t mean boring food. I have done stints of being vegan for health reasons and their mac and cheese is just as good as it’s dairy filled older brother. Their selection of burgers, burritos and amazing sweet potato fries will satisfy you whether you’re a carnivore or not.

Fire and Stone- If you’re more in the mood for pizza, fire and stone is a great choice. There’s almost always really good deals on (check their website) so it doesn’t always cost very much at all. I tend to go to the Covent Garden one as it’s huge and you rarely have to wait for a table but there are other restaurants in London. Their pizzas are named after countries/ cities and their toppings reflect this so you can get a Chinese Peking duck one or my favourite a traditional London with bacon, sausage, and mini potatoes. Yum!

The Mac Factory- Another Camden Market favourite located within the Lock Market and does the second best mac and cheese I have ever tasted (after a store in New York!) For between £6 and £8 you can get a little tub piled high with cheesy goodness, but if you fancy something a little different then they do various other toppings. I can not get enough of this mac and cheese and always make a beeline when I’m by the market.

Meat Liquor- If you’re looking for massive mounds of meat, juicy burgers and messy sides then Meat Liquor is for you. It can be incredibly difficult to get into as some of the venues don’t take bookings and queues can be pretty long but it’s well worth the wait. Their cocktails are amazing and if you’re not on a diet then this is definitely somewhere you need to check out.

Sweet Treats

If you love sweet treats

Crosstown Doughnuts- This is a fairly recent find for me and definitely one of the best places if you’re looking for something seriously sweet. I normally go to the small store which is just off Oxford Street but they do have small pop-ups elsewhere in London. With a revolving mixture of amazing doughnuts (and one of the best cinnamon bun‘s I’ve had) it’s perfect as a well-deserved treat. If you’re not faint-hearted with your chocolate then try the truffle doughnut which is filled with chocolate within the ring!

Cookies and Scream- Another Camden Market stop off is Cookies and Scream which not only provides amazing tasty sweet treats from cookies, ice-cream, milkshakes, lemon drizzle cake, doughnuts and cake every single thing is dairy free and suitable for vegans which makes it a great place for anyone. Some of the things they have are there every single day but others rotate so there’s always something new to try, and I always struggle to just choose one thing.

Crumbs and Doilies- For probably the best cupcakes in London head to Crumbs and Doilies who have a little shop in Kingly Court near Carnaby Street. With an ever changing menu including standards like vanilla, chocolate, red velvet and oreo ranging to the slightly more unusual popcorn, pretzel, and chocolate orange there’s so much choice here. With mini versions of the cupcakes too you can afford to try a few. If you fancy something a bit more extravagant you can also order larger cakes for special occassions but warning browsing their site will make you hungry!

Cereal Killer Cafe- I know what you’re thinking breakfast under sweet treats, and while you can opt for something savoury I always tend to go for sweet treats here including the Reeces‘ Puff’s with milky stars on top and cookie dough pop tarts. Complete sugar overload. Some people have complained in the past that this is overpriced for cereal but I think in comparative to London prices it really isn’t that bad. With hundreds of cereal options, plenty of milk and topping options you’ll be spoilt for choice.

If you need an idea of what to do in London in between eating then check out this list from The Crazy Tourist.

Where do you love to eat in London?

September 22, 2016
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  • sarah Lea

    Oh t hat food all looks delicious! I could eat one of those burgers right now, haha. I love the sound of all the places! I’d love to visit Shake Shack. Cheese topped fries sound AMAZING!! Excellent post. xx

  • I’ve heard great things about Honest Burger but never got round to going to it sadly. Going to add it to my ‘to do’ list before the end of the year!

  • Oh now you’ve got me craving a burger! I’d love to visit Shake Shack, the food looks great.

  • Kelly

    Funny you should mention Vegbar in Brixton. I live so achingly close to Brixton but never go there. I mean ever. And they have such a vibrant foodie scene. I was thinking just this morning that I need to organise a babysitter and go there on a date night with my husband. Something different to the usual restaurant, theatre, blah blah blah. I’m vegetarian and am always searching for an amazing veggie burger.

    • The good thing is it’s not right in the busy Brixton part it’s a few mins down the road. You really should try it x

  • Oh yum it has been forever since I visited London so I would personally have no idea where to stop so thank you for this I need to try them! x

  • Evelina Vilke

    I’ve been living in London over 6 years now and I don’t think I’ve ever been to any of the places you have mentioned. London has so much to offer!

  • I am going to look out for these places when next I am in London.

  • Beautyqueenuk

    Oh gosh Bleaker street is just amazing, those burgers are to die for with DirtyBurger being my fave x

  • The moment I opened this post, I KNEW The Diner would be on here! I love that place :)

  • fashion-mommy

    Some of those burgers look amazing, I’ve never tried these places but love the burgers at Nosh & Quaff in Brum.

  • Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    I really want to try shake shack so bad! I need a trip to London asap lol x

  • Melanie Edjourian

    Wow I love burgers too, I must check out the these places, thanks for the tips.

  • I have been to Vegbar and its a great place! There are so many great places to eat in Brixton actually, it’s really come into its own over the last few years… They also opened a Meat Liquor up in Lordship Lane in East Dulwich, I’m planning on going there next weekend! xx

  • Kira L Curtis

    I don’t think I’ve ever been out for any kind of proper meal in London but I need to! Those desert places sound perfect for me. Especially anywhere that does donuts!

  • Anthea

    What a great collection of places to dine. the burgers look amazing. I love the sudden rise in gourmet burgers full of flavour and filling. SO much nicer than the thin nasty things I was brought up around

  • RosieCorriette

    I absolutely love The Diner – my little know favourite is the Mexican restaurant on Luke Street near Old Street station and the cocktails are so good, I’ve managed to forget it’s name every single time I’ve been… ha!

  • All of these place sound great! London has some lovely spots to eat.

  • I loved Honest Burger the last time we were in London. They cater so well for gluten free diets!

  • I love that you choose your holiday destinations based on food too! People always think I’m crackers for checking out the cuisine. I wish I had seen this post a couple of weeks ago when we were searching London for a lunchtime meal on a Saturday.

  • I had my 18th birthday party at Fire and Stone and their pizzas were super yummy! Got to check the rest of these off my list too :)

  • Beth Sachs

    Oooh I’m taking my eldest to London in half term so I’m going to print this out and try some of them out! Thanks for the list.

  • Lyndsey O’Halloran

    Oooh I need to go to The Mac Bar and Shake Shack. These look great!

  • Gym Bunny Mummy

    I’m pinning this to come back to if we’re ever in London. The hubby would love Meat Liquor, that would definitely be his first choice. We have quite a few similar places in Manchester and love them :)

  • Jo Wiggins

    I love the Cereal Killer cafe :-) Also if you want to add another burger to your list then you must check out The Ivy when you’re next in London, my husband says it’s the best burger he’s ever had.

  • Little Steps

    I don’t think I’ve visited any of those! Next time we visit, I think I’ll suggest the Cereal Killer cafe to my husband and daughter, it sounds like something they both would enjoy :)

  • Not visited any of these places yet. Will check them out when next I am in London.

  • Tooting Mama

    I love London’s food vibe. I love to head into China town with the kids for noodles, Tooting for a curry, Brixton village is awesome too well worth checking out one evening.

  • Yvonne

    Oh I love this list. I haven’t been to the cereal cafe yet – I need to try it. Have you been to the Meat Market in Covent Garden? I love that place :)

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