This week marked my last week in London for a while, so in true foodie fashion I tried to cram in as many restaurants and coffee spots as humanly possible. Unfortunately, with all the new openings in London this year, I only just scratched the surface of my London food bucket list but I will be back in summer to tick off some more.
1. Duck and Waffle – still one of my favourite restaurants in London for their innovative food, friendly service and phenomenal views. I woke up extra early this week to try their brunch before sunrise and it didn’t disappoint. Crispy Belgian style waffles topped with sticky toffee apples and cinnamon ice cream – need I say more?
2. Salvation Jane in Shoreditch for their awesome coffee, super friendly service and easy-going atmosphere. The brunch is also great here as expected from the owners of Lantana in Fitzrovia.
3. Ozone Coffee Roasters a Kiwi owned café in Shoreditch . With its own roaster on site, the coffee is superb and it’s also home to the best eggs benedict I have had in London served on bubble and squeak.
4. The Hawskmoor in Spitalsfield – the last of the Hawksmoors to tick off my food bucket list. The Bone in Prime Rib is ridiculously good as are the sides like macaroni cheese, beef dripping potatoes and baked sweet potato. There’s also a separate bar downstairs which serves a delicious range of cocktails.
5. There’s nothing better than a warm spicy cup of mulled wine on a winter’s eve. Check out my latest recipe here.
6. Tom’s Kitchen in Canary Wharf for their Brioche French Toast with Caramelised Apples and Cinnamon Cream.
7. Steam and Rye – a prohibition style bar you would expect to see more in New York than central London. A perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail or two in glamorous surrounds.
8. Peggy Porschen in Belgravia for a mouth-watering selection of decadent cakes like banoffee pies, chocolate truffle cake and cream caramel.
9. My favourite dish on the menu at Meat Mission – the monkey fingers – succulent battered chicken strips drenched in house-made hot pepper sauce served with blue cheese dip.
10. Chin Chin Labs Europe’s first liquid nitrogen ice cream parlour. Think ice cream parlour meets mad scientist lab. A must for any trip to Camden markets.
What have been your favourite finds in London this week?