Places to eat


301-303 Chiswick High Road

Recognised as being the 63rd best restaurant in the World by the World´s 50 best jury 2014!

Balthazar Restaurant

4-6 Russel Street, WC2

Patty and Bun (hamburgers)

James Street 54, W1

Inamo (Oriental fusion!)

134-136 Wardour St, W1

Rochelle School Canteen

5 Playground Gardens, E2

Sticky Fingers

1 A Phillimore Gardens,W8

Bill Wymans restaurant in Kensington

(pictured below)


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.

Fish and chips

The Golden Hind

The best fish and chips in London since 1914 at 73 Marylebone Lane


19 Theobald´s Road

Fish Bone

82 Cleveland Street


Rock & Sole Plaice

47 Endell Street

Covent Garden

North Sea Fish Restaurant

7-8 Leigh Street, WC1

Seafresh Fish Restaurant

80-81 Wilton Road, Victoria


79a Waterloo Street

Fish! Kitchen

Cathedral Street

Borough Market SE1

Cafes in old Public Toilets:

The Attendant

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

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.

WC Wine & Charcuterie Bar

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.

If someone else is paying:

Simpson´s in the Strand 

100 Strand (Tube:Charing  X)

Rules, 35 Maiden Lane

(oldest restaurant in London)

Wiltons, 55 Jermyn Street (since 1742)

The Ivy, 1-5 West Street WC2

Siren, 15 Beeston Place, Westminster (seafood)

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.

Langans Brasserie

Stratton Street, Piccadilly           Tube:Green Park

"With it's Anglo/ French style of cuisine it remains one of London's top eateries to be seen in for Celebrities, business people and Joe public alike."

The Wolseley

160 Piccadilly

"Probably the best Wiener schnitzel in Town"

London Cycle Cafés

Look Mum No Hands Cycle Cafe - 49 Old street EC1           

Micycle - 47 Barnsbury Street N1

CycleLab Juice Bar - 18A Pitfield Street N1                             

Lock 7 Cycle Cafe - 129 Pritchards Road E2  (London´s oldest )

FullCity Cycle Cafe 72 Leather Lane E1

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 Rooms

Tea House Theatre

139 Vauxhall Walk, SE 11

Soho´s Secret Tea Room

29 Greek Street W 1

Camellia´s Tea House

Top floor Kingly Court,

off Carnaby Street W1

A true taste of Spain in a Little corner of Bermondsey. Jose Tapas Bar at 104 Bermondsey Street.

Eat with Londoners

* Popupbarbados

* Parkholme Supper Club

* Clandestinos Secret Supper Club

* Malaysian Supper Club London

* London Vintage Kitchen

If I am paying:

Café in the Crypt,

Trafalgar Square

John Lewis,

300 Oxford Street, Roof Garden


18 Old Compton Street, W1

Brasserie Zedel

20 Sherwood Street

Shoryu Ramen, 9 Regent Street

Kerbfood, all over London

Wahaca, 66 Chandos Place,

Covent Garden

Soho Joe, 22-25 Dean St, Soho

Flesh & Buns, 41 Earlham Street, Covent Garden

Best coffee in London?

1. Bar Italia,22 Frith Street 

My favourite place in Soho for a superb Cappucino. Best coffee in London! 

2. Monmouth Coffee, 27 Monmouth  Street, Covent Garden

3. Prufrock Coffee, 140 Shoreditch High Street and 23-25 Leather Lane


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.

Forman´s Smokehouse Tours

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.

Canton Restaurant

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.

The Supperclub Tube

In a 1967 tube carrige from the Victorian Line you can have your dinner served here three nights a week. You will find the carrige at the Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum. Nearest tube station is Blackhorse Road.