9 of the Best Places to Eat in London – London Eats & Treats

July 12, 2016 9:19 pm

London is a big city with a lot to do—and all that sightseeing can make you hungry. Whether you’re craving traditional fare, a trendy bite or a taste of home, this guide has you covered for the best places to eat in London.

Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK)

Want a meal that you know and love? Head over to GBK for a tasty burger and fries. This casual chain offers something for everyone with their beef, turkey and veggie burger options and an array of yummy sides. Whether you order takeout to eat by the Thames or sit in for a long lunch, Gourmet Burger Kitchen will deliver one of the best burgers in London.

Location: 119A Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8UL

Big Bus Stop #47: York Road

Nearby attractions: Coca-Cola London Eye, London Eye River Cruise, SEA Life Aquarium, Shrek’s Adventure, The London Dungeon

Cereal Killer Café

Don’t let the name scare you—this café is fun and kid-friendly. Cereal Killer Café offers cereals from all over the world in one place, and with their gourmet milk options, you can feel free to drink from the bowl.

Location: 139 Brick Lane, London UK E1 6SB

Big Bus Stop #18: Tower of London

Golden Hind

England is famous for its fish n’ chips, so it is essential to try this dish in London. Lots of pubs and restaurants offer it, but Golden Hind is known for serving up perfectly-fried fish and thick-cut fries.

Location: 73 Marleybone Lane, London UK W1U 2PN

Big Bus Stop #5– Baker Street

Nearby attractions: Madame Tussauds London


Ask any Londoner where they go when they’re craving chicken, and they’ll undoubtedly say Nandos. Famous for its Peri-Peri chicken which ranges from mild spice to extra hot, this chain is where all the locals go to grab a bite. Located all over London, it’s a great place to stop for a quick lunch between sightseeing.

Location: 63 Westbourne Grove, London W2 4UA, United Kingdom

Big Bus Stop #38: Kensington Gardens

Nearby attractions: Fat Tire Bike Tours

Borough Market

Arguably London’s most famous outdoor food market, Borough market offers a wide array of fresh and prepared foods, including restaurant-quality dishes. The market’s variety and affordable offerings make it one of the best places to eat in London. Don’t miss out on Pieminister meat pies, Scotch Tails scotch eggs and Kappacasein grilled cheese (it’s considered by many to be the best grilled cheese in London). Enjoy your food on-the-go or eat at a table in picturesque Market Hall.

Location: 8 Southwark St, London SE1 1TL

Big Bus Stop #18: Tower of London

Nearby attraction: Doctor Who Walking Tour

Bad Egg

This hidden gem is a diner and bar combo serving up classic-turned-gourmet dishes. Although they serve food every day, they offer bottomless brunch on Saturdays and Sundays—a three-course brunch with bottomless breakfast cocktails or soft drinks and coffee.

Location: City Point EC2, London

Big Bus Stop #16: St. Paul’s

Nearby Attraction: St. Paul’s Cathedral

Planet Hollywood

Located in Piccadilly Circus, Planet Hollywood is the dining destination for movie buffs everywhere. Where else can you eat a juicy burger while admiring James Bond memorabilia? Planet Hollywood doubles as a dining destination and cinema-themed attraction, making it one of the best places to eat in London. Insider tip: London Explorer pass holders can order a two-course meal as one of their attraction choices. More details here.

Location: 57 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4QX

Big Bus Stop #8: Piccadilly Circus

The Kings Arms

There are thousands of pubs in London to choose from, but The Kings Arms stands out from the crowd. Monday through Saturday the pub offers authentic Thai food, including stir-fries and curry dishes. On Sunday, this pub serves traditional Sunday roasts and a must-have British desert: sticky toffee pudding.

Location: 25 Roupell Street, London SE1 8TB

Big Bus Stop #47: York Road

Nearby attractions: Coca-Cola London Eye, London Eye River Cruise, SEA Life Aquarium, Shrek’s Adventure, The London Dungeon

Gallery Mess at the Saatchi Gallery

Afternoon tea is an important tradition in England, and one you certainly don’t want to miss. The café at the Saatchi Gallery offers an affordable fixed-price afternoon tea with light pastries, sandwiches and of course, a selection of fine teas.

Location: Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Rd, London SW3 4RY

Big Bus Stop #34– South Kensington Museums

Enjoy every minute of your British vacation by visiting the best places to eat in London, and using your London Explorer pass for admission to top attractions in the city. The London Explorer Pass offers savings of up to 35% on combined admission vs. paying at the gate. Maybe you can use some of your savings on that extra scoop of ice cream at Borough Market— we won’t tell.


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