If I only had a weekend in London, I would make the most of it by eating at all my favorite places! Ok, I would do other things as well, but I really do base a lot of decisions around where I'm eating! Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner must all be enjoyed in this fantastic city! London is perfect for foodies since there are SO many different cuisines and a wealth of restaurants. Here are just a few of my top choices:
Five Places to Eat
1. The Orange, Belgravia
A charming gastro pub that serves up authentic, modern, British dishes made from produce sourced from the British Isles - certainly not to be missed! If you're in town on a Sunday make sure you stop in for a traditional Sunday roast...delicious!
2. Duck and Waffle, The City
Open 24/7, the main attraction here are the 40th floor views out across the city. Stop in at any time of day or night for good food and enjoy the glass elevator on the way up!
3. Borough Market, South Bank
This market has been serving up fantastic local fare for over 1,000 years - so they must be doing something right. Wander through the many food stalls enjoying the free samples and grab yourself something delicious!
4. Fortnum & Mason, Mayfair
Fortnum's is certainly an institution in London and its proximity to Green Park (and Buckingham Palace) makes it perfect for stopping in, grabbing a hamper of goodies and spending a lazy afternoon in the park.
5. The Ivy, Covent Garden
The Ivy is perfect for post theater dining. Don't be surprised if your fellow diners were starring in the show you just came from!
Five Places for Afternoon Tea
Claridge's is the quintessential afternoon tea experience. Simply put, there is nowhere like it. From beginning to end the service, the food, the tea, and the setting are all spectacular. Highly recommend you book far ahead of time as they can get pretty booked up.
2. The Savoy
Tea at the Savoy is set in a beautiful light-filled room topped by a glass dome and featuring a pleasant pianist. Scrumptious sandwiches and the best homemade lemon curd we've had!
3. The Lanesborough
The Lanesborough holds afternoon tea in their Michelin-starred restaurant, Celeste, and the food is superb. The room is beautiful, the tea is divine, and the service is spotless. You certainly feel special having tea here!
4. The Modern Pantry
If you are looking for something more casual - then this is the place for you! An imaginative menu paired with a relaxed and friendly setting is just what The Modern Pantry serves up.
5. Flemings Mayfair
The perfect balance of refined and comfortable complete with impeccable service and a rather extensive tea selection. Set in a cozy room with only a handful of other tables, this is a very relaxing place to spend your afternoon.
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