London’s original fast food has been around for 150 years. Jonathan Hatchman picks the best shops for the cockney classic.
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.
Three Michelin-starred chef David Muñoz has brought his fine dining circus to London, launching StreetXO on Old Burlington Street, Mayfair.
The places across town where there’s as much to eat as there is to see
With a prominent focus on Nigerian-inspired fine dining, Ikoyi in St James’s Market is one of London’s most exciting new restaurants.
Deep within The Dorchester, one of the world’s most prestigious hotels, Alain Ducasse’s flagship UK restaurant opened in 2007 and has held three Michelin stars since 2010.
Alongside The EY Exhibition: Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy, Tate Modern Restaurant is currently serving a new set menu with dishes inspired by Pablo Picasso.