21 Nov My 5 Favourite Restaurants In London
I’m kind of obsessed with food and eating out, and I’ve been rounding up my favourite restaurants in cities all over the world, including Ibiza, Los Angeles and Amsterdam for a while now, but haven’t done one of my favourite restaurants in London. Admittedly it’s a lot harder to do because I actually live here and so am constantly trying out new places but there are definitely some restaurants that I love love love and probably go to at least once a month. Is it just me or do you find that there’s something specific you crave? I have a few things at each restaurant that I order without fail basically every single time. When OpenTable, the leading provider of free, real-time online reservations for diners asked me to round up some of my London faves, it was easier than I thought it would be. These are five of my fail-safe cravings…
1. Oliveto – Serving up the most delicious pasta, pizza and Sardinian specialties, this Italian restaurant is one I crave on a weekly basis. Dishes recall the Mediterranean, supremely fresh ingredients making up the basis to the likes of my personal faves: the crab pizza and the crab linguini. But really, everything is delicious.
2. Tendido Cero – Summoning Spanish vibes, this South Kensington based restaurant serves classic tapas from across Spain, lively atmosphere and super-cool settings to boot. Iberico ham obviously goes without saying, their lamb is delish and the patatas bravas is some of the best I’ve ever tried.
3. Dinings – An inventive mix of sushi and Japanese tapas-style dishes served up in a super laid-back environment, this is one for the true sushi lover; no fuss here, just straight delicious offerings served up by a Nobu graduate. Try getting a seat at the sushi counter upstairs to watch the chefs at work, or check out the new branch they’ve just opened off Walton Street for a fancier dinner setting.
4. Burger & Lobster – Making lobster affordable to the masses since it first launched in 2011, the restaurant – which serves, as the name would suggest, either burger or lobster (with a side of salad and fries) – has expanded to encompass a number of locations, including outposts in Dubai and New York. Get ready to queue (they don’t take bookings) and order the lobster roll.
5. Kurobuta – Originally a pop-up turned supremely popular, this tapas-style Japanese restaurant (which now has several locations around London) is the brainchild of a former Nobu head chef. With “Japanese junk food” dishes like tuna sashimi pizza and wagyu beef sliders alongside the more traditional sushi offerings, expect a super inventive, and delicious, menu.
What are your favourite restaurants in London? Let me know in the comments below, I’m (as always) looking to try out some new recommendations…