London’s original fast food has been around for 150 years. Jonathan Hatchman picks the best shops for the cockney classic.
Sichuan and Hubei Chinese specialities, a vegan iteration of some of London’s best Jamaican cooking, a quality neighbourhood Italian, and more
Having operated for over 50 years, Mark Sargeant took over The Wife of Bath in Wye, Kent, and relaunched the venue as a modern Spanish restaurant.
Thought to have originated in northeast China around 2,000 years ago, kombucha is a fermented drink typically consisting of black tea and sugar – although the drink can also be made with green tea and with the addition of honey or various fruits.
London’s first experience of ‘American’ fried chicken (as it’s known today) came with the opening of Kentucky Fried Chicken in North Finchley during 1968. Countless accessibly priced chicken shops have since opened and become pillars of local communities, followed by a clutch of new establishments — all united by a ubiquitous passion for one of the world’s favourite comfort foods.
With so much to love at breakfast, lunch and dinner, these assets contribute to St. JOHN’s unrivalled brilliance. A strong contender for the title of London’s best restaurant.
Local legend has it that marzipan was first made in Lübeck, possibly in response to a famine year, with the town having allegedly run out of food products, except from stored almonds and sugar.
From quintessentially British canteens to Chinese hot pot and American barbecue — here are 12 of the best restaurants in London to eat offal.