Masala Zone - Indian Restaurant - €€
If you want to have a good time and enjoy Indian food, Masala Zone is here for you. On weekends, remember to book the day before. The line quickly becomes too long and you might wait until 22h on a Saturday night.
We recommend the Covent Garden branch (48 Floral Street) if you are visiting, but there are several in London.
Our recommendation for gourmands and those who want to taste a bit of everything: the big Thali.
The Mayfair Chippy - Fish n 'Chips Restaurant - €€
14 N Audley Street
Who says London, says Fish n 'Chips! And we have a great address to taste one of the best. Excellent for a break after shopping around Bond Street.
The Wet Fish Café - British Restaurant - €€
242 West End Lane
Who said that English food was not good?
For sceptics of the English culinary art, we recommend The Wet Fish Café, a British gastro brasserie with an awesome vibe. A 10-minute walk from West Hampstead Underground Station on the Jubilee Line. It was our usual restaurant at the corner of the street where we lived.
We recommend the dish of the day or their Cornish cod, their fish n 'chips re-imagines. The desserts are to die for, keep room one.
Remember to book in advance.
Tannin & Oak - Wine Bar - €€
278 West End Lane
If you're in West Hampstead or plan to dine at Wet Fish Café, have a drink at Tannin & Oak.
The owner will offer you a glass of your choice among his 3 suggestions of white wine, 3 of red wine and 3 of rosé wine. Between £ 5 and £ 10 a glass.
If you want something else, ask him for advice and in this case it will be a bottle.
We recommend its rosé wine Barbebelle.
The Ginstitute - Gin Bar - €€
186 Portobello Road
Imagine a late Saturday afternoon, after a stroll through Notting Hill and the Portobello Road Market. The obligatory stop on your route is the Ginstitute. The staff is super friendly, and they make their own gin on site (Portobello Road Gin). Do not look too far and take a Gin & Tonic. They will know what to do.
You can also take a class and create your own Gin.
The Clove Club - British Restaurant - 1 Star Michelin - €€€€
Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street
If you want to start the evening in style before going out in Shoreditch, the Clove Club is THE address.
We went there for the 20th birthday of my little brother. The dishes as well as the staff are quite crazy. It goes in all directions, but you will not regret it. And that was before they had their first Michelin star and before the renovation of their restaurant.
Special shout out to this old wine of 1908. It will remain forever in our memories.
We also advise you to book your table several weeks in advance (with credit card).
The Ledbury - British Retaurant - 2 Michelin Stars - €€€€
127 Ledbury Road
If it's the luxury you want, the Ledbury is the perfect restaurant. Perfect for celebrating a birthday.
Needless to say, you have to book months in advance, good luck.
Fortnum & Mason - Afternoon tea - €€€
181 Piccadilly Street, St James's
For an afternoon tea par excellence, head to Fortnum & Mason. We recommend the restaurant on the ground floor, you can usually find a table without a booking. Otherwise the wait is not long. And if you want something other than tea and cake, they also offer lunch.
In addition, if you wish to bring back something truly British, you are at the ideal place: Tea, coffee, cakes, biscuits, confectionery, jams, silver teaware, beauty products, women’s fashion, food hall, etc.
We recommend taking the real afternoon tea with the assortment of scones, cakes and sandwiches, served with the tea of your choice.
It is a must to bring back to your grandmother the lemon curd. Mine loves it.
Do not miss the Christmas decoration floor during the holiday season.
Borough Market - Covered Market - Street Food of the World - €
8 Southwark Street (just off London Bridge)
For large families and those who want to have a choice, the best of the best is Borough Market. Open every day except Sunday. Perfect for a cheap on-the-go lunch.
You can choose from countless street food stalls from countries around the world.
Our recommendations :
The Tua Pasta
All Bar One - Bar - €€
If you want to enjoy happy hour like real London after 5pm, if you're hungry and want some good cocktails and / or a good glass of wine, go to All Bar One, a chain of bars. little more hype than traditional pubs. It's everywhere in London, the biggest one is on Leicester Square (go upstairs, the view is nice). The food is good and more.