If you live in London and have friends or relatives visiting (or maybe you’re doing the tourist thing yourself), it’s easy to feel the pressure when it comes to choosing a place to eat. Especially with all that choice.
Stress no more. Here are five London foodie venues that’ll deliver every time – whether it’s a top-notch brunch you’re after, an edgy lunch stop or a Michelin-starred dinner.
Best for…brunch with a view: Darwin at Sky Garden
For all-you-can-eat brunch with a view head to Sky Garden – London’s sky-high tropical greenhouse in the iconic Walkie Talkie building. It’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser with stunning views and a gourmet menu with something for everyone.
The unlimited brunch is held at Darwin Brasserie on level 36 and for a mere £44.50 offers all-you-can-eat starters and desserts from the buffet, a hearty main and unlimited Bloody Marys. The cocktails at Darwin are among the best in the city (the sort you’d find at the Savoy) and are worth paying extra for.
Don’t let the idea of a buffet put you off – this is fill your boots at its finest. Take your pick from posh starters like Bloody Mary prawn cocktail, heritage tomato and pesto salad, and platters of artisan meats and Italian-style breads. The brunch includes your choice of main. The juicy homemade beef burger is one of the best options but there’s loads to choose from and plenty for little ones too. We advise you leave room for pudding. The dessert buffet is, quite frankly, dangerous. Indulge in ooey gooey brownies, triple-layered sponge cakes, decadent cheesecakes, pastries oozing with fresh creme, an enormous cheese selection and so much more.
The perfect digestif? A wander around the three storeys of landscaped garden.