4-6 Russel Street, WC2
Patty and Bun (hamburgers)
James Street 54, W1
Inamo (Oriental fusion!)
134-136 Wardour St, W1
1 A Phillimore Gardens,W8
Bill Wymans restaurant in Kensington
34 Queen Victoria Street, EC4
Sweetings Restaurant first opened in 1889 and has carried out serving lunch ever since. Sweetings prides itself on offering a wide variety of sustainable fish, from wild fresh Scottish Salmon, usually the first fish of the season, to the native oysters from West Mersea on the Essex coast.
Cafes in old Public Toilets:
Downstairs, 27A Foley Street (near Oxford Circus)
A coffee bar located in a late nineteenth-century gents toilet! Good coffee and salads. No need to ask for the toilet - you´re sitting on it!
The Convenience is a brand new cafe and bar on Brooksby's Walk where it meets Chatsworth Road, E9. We've taken over the public toilets that have sat unused for over 20 years and transformed the unit into a magnificent utility style space featuring a roof terrace. The public toilets also operate whenever we're open.
Near Clapham Commun tube station.
Situated on the site of a former 100-year-old water closet, WC Wine & Charcuterie Bar brings something totally different to Clapham Common. After a two year rennovation from two local chaps, visit the site below the tube station today and you'll encounter an intimate space complete with an outdoor courtyard.
Cafes in London
E Pellici - the oldest cafe in town. In business for over 100 years.
332 Betnal Green Road E2
The Troubadour - one of the last remaining 50s Coffee Houses in London.
263-7 Old Brompton Road SW5
Scandinavian Kitchen - makes me feel at home.
Great Titchfield Street (Oxford Street)
Dishoom - a Bombay café in London
12 Upper St Martin´s Lane, WC2 (Covent Garden)
Monocle Café - 18 Chiltern Street
Our little café in Chiltern Street is the place to pick up the latest issue of the magazine and bump into fellow Monocle readers. As well as delicious Allpress coffee, Swedish pastries and Swiss wine, there’s a fresh new lunch menu on offer.
Afternoon Tea (Expensive? - Yes!)
The tea room at Liberty´s, Regent Street
The Ritz, 150 Piccadilly, W1
Sofitel St James London, 6 Waterloo Place
The Goring, Beeston Place, Grosvenor Gardens, SW1 (2013 award best place)
The Lanesborough, Hyde Park Corner, SW1
Harrods, 87 - 135 Brompton Road, SW1
Burgh House, New End Square, Hampstead, NW3
Louis Patisserie, 32 Heath Street, Hampstead, NW3
The Landmark London, 222 Marylebone Road, NW1
The Bingham, 61-63 Petersham Road, Richmond Upon Thames TW10
Royal Garden Hotel, 2-24 Kensington High Street, W8
The Dorchester, Park Lane, Mayfair W1
Grosvenor House Park Lane, Park Lane, W1
The Athenaeum, 116 Piccadilly, W1
Brown´s Hotel, Albemarle Street, Mayfair, W1
The Langham, 1 C Portland Place, Regent Street
The Montague on the Gardens, 15 Montague Street, Bloomsbury, WC1
Royal Horseguards Hotel, 2 Whitehall Court,Covent Garden, SW1
Chesterfield Mayfair, 35 Charles Street, W1
The Connaught, Carlos Place. Mayfair, W1
The Capital Hotel, Basil Street, Knightsbridge, SW3
The Corinthia Hotel, Whitehall Place, Covent Garden, SW1
The Pugin Room, Houses of Parliament (!) The afternoon tea option is available as an add-on to selected guided tours.
My friend Jim recommends:
J. Sheekeys Restaurant , 28-34 St Martin´s Court (in Theatreland)
The Fire Station, 150 Waterloo Road SE1 (Tube: Waterloo)
Sea Shell, 49-51 Lisson Grove, NW1 (Tube: Baker Street) Best fish and chips says Jim!
Poppies, 6-8 Hanbury Street, E1 (Tube:Liverpool Street) Anytime (since 1945) says Jim!
The Tin Shed, 33 All Saints Road, Notting Hill. Go for the Eggs Benedict!
Tea House Theatre
139 Vauxhall Walk, SE 11
Eat with Londoners
If I am paying:
300 Oxford Street 5th Floor
18 Old Compton Street, W1
20 Sherwood Street
Shory Ramen, 9 Regent Street
Kerbfood, all over London
Wahaca, 66 Chandos Place,
Soho Joe, 22-25 Dean St, Soho
Le Mercury, 140A Upper Street,
Flesh & Buns, 41 Earlham Street, Covent Garden
Spa Terminus is an area for food production and distribution in which like-minded businesses can grow and develop with the security of long-term tenure.
In this corner of Bermondsey, which has had a rich history in food production and wholesaling, Spa Terminus has taken a section of railway arches and is working with Network Rail and Southwark Council to restore the area to an industrious manufacturing base supplying food destinations throughout London and the UK.
Enjoy a unique tour and tasting at H. Forman & Son's famous smokehouse, including a fascinating carving demonstration.
Smoked salmon is serious business at H. Forman & Son, the East End’s last smokehouse, founded by Harry Forman in Stepney in 1905 and run today by his great-grandson Lance Forman at Fish Island in Hackney Wick.
11 Newport Place, Soho
My favourite chineese restraurant in London.
One of the Soho’s oldest restaurants, its status is legendary, testament to their loyal fanbase of customers who’ve been dining here for thirty years.