London isn't all fish & chips. A heartland for some of the best Indian food outside of India, London also has a thriving and growing street food culture, brilliant cross European food and fantastic food from all across Asia. London is also looking to the US, and is obsessed with burgers and BBQ. A brilliant city for a food lover to live in, and to visit.
Chief Chowzter
Niamh Shields
Fried Jam Croissant @ Albion  
This calorie bomb will take your breath away. Words cannot describe the wave after wave of flavors that hit you from the crunchy croissant, the jam, the sugar and what surely must be an entire stick of butter. As you plan your las... MORE
Margherita @ Story Deli  
Delicious thin crispy crust piled with fresh ingredients like pancetta, caramelized onions, cheese, and lettuce make these organic pizzas incredibly tasty. Cubes of mozzarella di bufala and freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano are s... MORE
Double Cheese Burger @ Bleecker St. Burger  
This baby done medium rare is possibly the simplest example of a perfect juicy burger in all of London without trickery. These could on a good day be the best burgers in London…they are small so you may want to order two. You know you want to. MORE
Grilled Cheese Sandwich @ Kappacasein  
Kappacasein is famous for its toasted cheese sandwiches for the last 10 years. Their melty cheesy masterpiece consists of shredded Montgomery Cheddar, diced onions, garlic, and leeks smashed between Poilane sourdough bread. MORE
Sourdough Pizza @ Ruben’s Bakehouse  
The dough is so good because Ruben’s is a bakery first and foremost. The sourdough bread would taste great charred by itself, piping hot out of the oven. The wonderful toppings are therefore a bonus making the ride out to Twickenham worthwhile! MORE
Kanelbulle @ Fabrique  
Freshly made Swedish Kanelbulle made using cardamom infused dough to create a golden brown crust on the outside and a moist centre with juicy layers that separate from each other and melt in your mouth. MORE
Salsiccia & Friarielli @ Sacro Cuore  
Try any pizza at this fantastic Pizzeria but this tomato-less wonder will make you gasp. Italian mozzarella, Neapolitan sausage, friarielli (Neapolitan wild broccoli), chilli flakes and extra virgin olive oil round out a true mast... MORE
Cod & Chips @ Fish House  
Many thanks to Young and Foodish for leading Chowzter to London's very finest fish & chips shop where the bone dry, crunchy crust gives way to moist, flaky fish that can o... MORE
Bagels @ The Happening Bagel Bakery  
Isaac Cohen, an Israeli who learned the bagel business at bakeries in north London and via reconnaissance missions in the U.S., opened Happening in 1994. His hand-rolled, boiled-and-baked bagels are plump but not airy, with just ... MORE
Boneless Chicken in Numbing and Spicy Sauce @ Sichuan-Folk  
First made in 1906 in Sichuan – China, this traditional, spicy and numbing dish will blow your mind. Using free range boneless chicken and traditional flavours, this perfectly spiced dish will cause an addictive explosion in your mouth! MORE
Raspberry Creme @ Dum Dum Donutterie  
Baked and NOT FRIED, these handmade donuts from heaven are insane! Using croissant dough to add more of a pastry texture and freshly baked every day, they can easily become your new addiction! MORE
Rotisserie Sutton Hoo Chicken @ Le Coq  
LeCoq has sure made its mark in London's food scene serving mouthwatering Rotisserie Sutton Hoo Chicken. These free-range birds have immense depth of flavour and are cooked to succulent perfection by LeCoq on their beautiful rotis... MORE
Bacon Buttie @ St. John  
How can something so simple be so delicious? The highest quality char grilled bacon on big, thick cut white bread that is as wispy as a cloud. That’s how. They offer it with ketchup or brown sauce… doesn’t bother. This is a ... MORE
Fish & Chips @ Fish Central  
Fish Central, known for London’s freshest fish and chips, was established in 1968 on the grounds of an Islington council estate. The chic, modern bustling neighborhood restaurant boasts a dining room of etched glass and clothed ... MORE
Chalk Board Specials @ Flat Iron  
This steak restaurant in Soho is a treat for meat eaters At his steakhouse in Soho, owner/chef Charlie Carroll’s mission is to serve what he likes: great steak at affordable prices. Instead of offering a wide variety of expensiv... MORE
Meter long Pizza @ Pizza Metro  
Metro has been serving delicious meter long pizza since 1993 in a charming corner of Battersea. The extra – long pizzas are fun to order with different toppings and share amongst 4 as pizza for one is (oh no) round! A part of London Pizza history. MORE
Chicken Wings @ Rita’s Bar and Dining  
London’s best wings are found at this very cool venue near London Fields. Everything is tasty here but the wings in a secret sauce supposedly made with Coca Cola are worth the trip alone. MORE
Singapore Laksa @ Singapore Garden  
Tired of the London ramen invasion? Try North Londons best soup. The spicy tangy broth is the backdrop for plump juicy prawns and chewy squares of tofu. While there try their house special noodles - Fried Kway Tiow. MORE
Breakfast for Two @ Hawksmoor Guildhall  
Hawksmoor Guildhall enjoys a reputation for the best steaks in London, and now it’s the king of breakfast. Hailed by “GQ” as offering “the best power breakfast in London,” the Hawksmoor serves up a feast for two: smoked ... MORE
Iskender @ Mangal 2  
Both Mangals in Dalston are great but M2 has more items to choose from and the Iskender - Doner kebab with yoghurt & fresh tomato sauce is unbelievable. A Turkish Gourmand visiting recently proclaimed this version of the dish to b... MORE
Hot Dog Dragged Through the Garden @ Mishkins  
This huge, fat beauty is piled high with toppings that will make you swoon. It can't actually be picked up and eaten with your hands so it may challenge purists but you will saw it apart with great glee. MORE
Bufalina @ Santore  
The pizzas at Santore are uniquely tasty across the board. Unlike many pizzerias whose pies have similar tastes each of the flavour profiles here are very different from each other. The Buffalina masterpiece is made with the fresh... MORE
Mini Ibérico Pork and Foie Gras Burger @ Opera Tavern  
These baby burgers have taken London by storm. Prepared fresh in the cute downstairs bar and served piping hot, these little pork bombs with garlic, shallots and bread crumbs become decadent when flash charred with a slab of Foie ... MORE
Pide @ Tas Firin  
Tas Firin, located in Bethnal Green, serves a range of the world's tastiest Pide's. Prepared in front of you using freshly made dough and cooked using a wood oven that absorbs the moisture from the bread, the result is a delicious... MORE
Smokey Robinson @ Patty & Bun  
Crikey. Daniel Young @ calls it "radioactive goo" and so be it. Bring it on! This burger with runny cheese and orange house sauce teeters on the edge of collapse but miraculously holds together and by doing... MORE
Single Cheeseburger @ Electric Diner  
This place is confusing. The single is actually a double and the double is actually a triple. They say they won't cook it medium rare but if they accidentally do like this one – bow down and worship in front of one of the world'... MORE
Cheeseburger @ Burger Bear  
This small gem features crispy bacon and bacon jam on a rugged burger held together by a surprisingly thin bun. The result is a small but powerful burger that competes with the best burgers London has to offer. And surely the bear... MORE
Sausage Roll @ Ginger Pig  
Ginger Pig is a well known and highly respected old school butcher with a couple of shops in London. Their Pies and sausage roll look amazing. What stands out the most from the crowd is their sausage rolls. They are huge and packe... MORE
Truffled Egg Toast @ Spuntino  
The truffled egg toast: a classic, eggs in a basket (bread with a hole cut out, an egg poured into the hole, then fried), with a twist: covered in cheese and drizzled with truffle oil. Once this is in your mouth you wont remember anything else.. MORE
The Big Dog @ Big Apple Hot Dogs  
Big Apple Hot Dogs is the best place to grab a unique & delicious Big Dogs, one of their specialities, on the street of London, made of excellent quality ground beef & pork sausages, natural casings, fresh bread and a wide variety... MORE
Spit and Roast Fried Chicken @ Spit and Roast  
The famous Spit and Roast food van serves one of the tastiest type of fried chicken pieces and baps. Using free range chicken marinated in butter milk, roasted slowly for a crunchy and juicy result. MORE
Scotch Egg @ The Princess  
The princess is a plain and authentic 270-year-old pub offering elaborate menu which includes 90 wines along with serious, fabulous food. The meat of The Princess is sourced from the UK, while fruit and vegetables come from farms ... MORE
Salty Cod Fritter @ Barrafina  
Barra Fina is an ultra-popular Spanish tapas bar in the heart of Soho, with only 23 seats inside. Their famous, lip licking freshly fried salt cod fritters are perfectly tender on the inside, crisp and salty on the outside, lightl... MORE
Salmon & Haddock Smoked Fish Pie @ Wright Brothers  
Wright Brothers restaurant is a Street restaurant lies adjacent to the market and is a popular joint. The restaurant is particularly well-known for its oysters and the seafood is a speciality. Its fish pie is a well-liked dish with diners. MORE
Ribs @ Pitt Cue  
Pitt Cue is a new 30 seater restaurant opened in the heart of Soho by Tom Adams & his friend Jame Berger, offers their version of American BBQ & London street foods. It is famous for its delightful sticky pork ribs which are serve... MORE
Rib Sandwich @ The Rib man  
The Ribman is famous for its amazing rib meat rolls served with slow cooked tender, juicy pork ribs and really hot & tangy homemade BBQ sauce made of scotch bonnet peppers and naga jolokia. It’s like a punch of heat with full of flavours. MORE
Spinach Lamb @ Afghan Kitchen  
The menu at this tiny gem features 4 meat and 4 veg. If you do not order them all try the lamb which is a juicy tender lamb with a knock-out punch of saucy spinach. MORE
Piggy Burger @ Bar Boulud  
Daniel Boulud's London outpost is fantastic and features the best gourmet burger in London. This small compact burger comes with BBQ pulled pork, bibb lettuce, green chilli mayonnaise, cheddar and red cabbage slaw. Normally so man... MORE
Minced Lamb on Nan @ Patogh  
Patogh is a restaurant that serves a variety of Iranian dishes such as charred grilled meat, salads and rice, prepared in front of the customers. Here the customers make bee line for their amazing minced lamb kebabs; kebabs made w... MORE
Lamb Shwarmal @ Beirut Express  
Beirut Express is a part of the Maroush Empire of Lebanese restaurants in London. The mini chain has high quality standards but this branch is the best because it has the highest rotation. The meat is always sizzling and the falaf... MORE
Leg of Lamb Bap @ Dishoom Shoreditch’s  
Dishoom Shoreditch’s house special signature dish is the Lamb Raan which is a whole leg of lamb marinated in chilli, garlic and ginger, braised overnight with spices before being finished on the flame grill and dressed with fres... MORE
Lamb Chops @ Lahore Kebab House  
Old Lahore Kebab House is a restaurant with Pakistani cuisine. It is famous for its rich, powerfully spiced dals and meat curries, piles of sweet onion bhajia, fiery grilled lamb chops and seekh kebabs, and fresh breads dripping w... MORE
Falafel @ Mr Falafel  
Mr.Falafel is a perfect place to have fresh and healthy falafel sandwich, a traditional Arab food, made of deep fried falafel balls of chickpeas or fava beans topped with pickled vegetables, tahini-sauce and salad served in pita o... MORE
Banh Mi Royale @ Keu!  
Opened in 2011, Keu! serves the best French and Vietnamese street food in London. This laid-back deli is famous for its Banh Mi sandwiches. A crusty baguette is filled with tender, succulent meat, flavorful terrines and fresh herb... MORE
Fish & Chips @ The Fish Club  
The Fish & Chips is super amazing here. Its very fresh, flaky, crispy and juicy served with tartar sauce. The chips are unevenly cut and are very crispy. MORE
Pizza @ Saporitalia  
Saporitalia is a traditional and popular place in the heart of Portobello Road, with an all-Italian staff from Sorrento. Menu includes salads, pasta dishes and other Italian classics, but it is mostly famous for its delicious Ital... MORE
Pizza @ Santa Maria  
The true strength of Santa Maria, an authentic Neapolitan traditional Pizzeria lies in the taste of their Margherita which is a pizza with tomato sauce, Italian mozzarella, extra virgin olive oil, parmesan and fresh basil. MORE
Tandoori Lamb Chops @ Tayyabs  
Tayyabs is the home of the best tandoori lamb chop in Whitechapel. The meat of the lamb chop is sparingly spiced and is cooked for a very short time in the tandoor so it’s nicely charred from the outside and very slightly pink n... MORE
Fish and Chips @ Masters Super Fish  
Masters Super Fish is a great place where you’ll get delicious crispy battered fine slab of flaked white fish that are brought from London’s Billingsgate Market with a whole lot of lovely, crunchy, hand- cut double fried chips... MORE
Life Aquatic Burger @ Lucky Chip (Truck)  
Quality beef sourced from the Ginger Pig is dressed in a variety of guises named after movies and their stars. Kaboom! The salty, crusty, juicy 1st bite hits you in the face taking your breath away while you gasp for more. MORE
Buta Miso Udon @ Koya  
Coupling the simple, healthy and traditional Sanuki Udon with the elegant broth (Dashi), combined with a dash of originality, is a small Udon restaurant in the heart to London, and it is called KOYA. MORE
Fish & Chips @ Poppies  
Open since 1945, this retro diner may be all British kitsch, but the fish is sourced daily from Billingsgate market. The freshest cod, haddock, mackerel, sole – even the classic jellied eel -- are offered grilled or fried in a c... MORE
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