London for Foodies

If you love food then you're absolutely, positively in the right city.

Have you noticed how more and more folk these days describe themselves as "foodies"?

Is it because food is improving? Or is it because there's nothing to stay in for since they stopped making 24? Whatever the reason, there can be few cities in the world to better indulge a passion for food...

Whether you're talking about, arguably, some of the finest restaurants in Europe, streets and streets full of shops dedicated to whipping up your own culinary delights or the latest explosion of street food stalls and markets spilling out across the capital every lunchtime - you're absolutely spoiled for choice as a foodie.

So grab a spoon foodie friends... and tuck in.

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Wilton Place SW1X 7RL
The Ledbury
127 Ledbury Road W11 2AQ
Stoney Street SE1 1TL
1 Granary Square N1C 4AA

Places to buy things

Ms Cupcake
408 Coldharbour Lane Brixton SW9 8LF
Billingsgate Market
Trafalgar Way Canary Wharf E14 5ST
Whole Foods Market
The Barkers Building 63-97 Kensington High Street Kensington W8 5SE
Down To Earth
240-242 High Street Kensington W8 6ND
Primrose Bakery
69 Gloucester Avenue Primrose Hill NW1 8LD
Books For Cooks
4 Blenheim Crescent Notting Hill W11 1NN
Kamakura Minamoto Kitchoan
44 Piccadilly Mayfair W1J 0DS
Neal's Yard Dairy
17 Shorts Gardens Covent Garden WC2H 9AT

Something to read, put the kettle on...

London for food lovers
If you love food then you've absolutely, positively come to the right city.
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London for food lovers
If you love food then you've absolutely, positively come to the right city.

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Hot and spicy: London's best curry houses
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Great places to enjoy breakfast in London
It's the most important meal of the day, so they say, so why not make it a ruddy good one?
The best fish restaurants in town
There's nothing fishy about these restaurants...
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London's best molecular food
For the very smallest of appetites?
Chocolate lovers
The diet starts on Monday...
Budget restaurants
Great eats, on the cheap...

City Guide

Borough Market
Borough High Street, Stoney Street and Winchester Walk
Walthamstow Market
Walthamstow High Street,
Brixton Market
Electric Avenue, Pope Road, Atlantic Road, Brixton Station Road

Things to try

Experience Chai heaven
So sit back, enjoy a samosa and sip on your Chai.
Dinner in Africa
The extraordinary dishes on offer include wildebeest, kangaroo and crocodile.
Dinner on a rotating table
Those traumatised by motion sickness need not apply...
Snack on a London landmark
Spoil your sweet tooth by chomping on some of London’s iconic landmarks.
Sample a quality kebab
Yes you heard right, we said 'quality.
Take a Brewery Tour at Fuller’s
See the home of legendary ales such as London Pride and Honey Dew
Dinner in a parallel universe
Can you keep a dining secret?
Cheap Pizza Mondays
A slice of pizza the size of your head
Eat gourmet street food
Head to Netil Market for some of London's best
24/7 Bagels
Pure, unadulterated bagel goodness
A room of pies
Mmmm. Pie.
Pizza on a bus
Great pizza in a unique setting
Barack Obama’s favourite burger
Chow down here, you're in good company
A dessert parlour
Welcome to sweet-tooth heaven
Eat Pie!
YOU ate all the pies.
Carving Classes
Do that roast justice.
Eat Steak and Frites
Oh, it's so very good...
Authentic Japanese Tepannyaki
Watch chefs chefs slice, dice and skewer
Eat the Ultimate Seafood Platter
It's time to get fishy
Beer fresh from the Brewery
Get your fill... and then take more home
Drink at the World’s Best Bar
... and give in to the Super Panda...
Eat London’s Best Lamb Chops
OK, it's only our opinion... but trust us on this
Take a Gin Tour
Become a gin expert and then maybe sample a nip
Attend a Chinese afternoon tea ceremony
Pick the best tea for your mood... and relax.
A Farmer’s Market with a view
Great view, great food, great day out
Have tea and cake with William Morris
Terribly civilised, you know
Get into Turkish food
More than just kebabs...
Pretend you’re on the Orient Express
The same luxury, without the pricetag
Bottomless Brunch
Start your eating engines...
Eat with London's top chefs
... at the Bloodshot Supperclub
Fine dining by a swimming pool
Award-winning grub, poolside
The best Persian cuisine… in Peckham
Feast your eyes... and then just... feast
The best Persian cuisine… in Peckham
Feast your eyes... and then just... feast
Try a hands-on dining experience
We recommend the POPDown Supper Club by Cuisson
Slurp Fondue at London's Oldest Swiss Restaurant
Bread, cheese, dippy-sticks... heaven
Take a trip to the Alps…in Clapham
Pop up... in Switzerland
Have afternoon tea in a 1930s tearoom
Head back in time for a cuppa

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