Different in Central London
|| You might be in
the heart of London but that doesn’t mean you can’t
experience a cultural culinary treat. Let your taste buds
take a journey across the world with the extensive variety
of excellent international and European restaurants available.
Vegetarian cuisine is about so much more than shoots
and leaves and places like The World Food Café
Neal’s Yard Dining Room, Neal’s Yard, are
on a mission to convert even the most ardent carnivore
with their globally-inspired veggie cuisine.
Check into China Town for some of the very best
Chinese and Cantonese cuisine in the UK. The central
end of China Town has a range of excellent restaurants
and one of the best is Mr Kong [map],
Lisle Street. This is the place for a unique and unusual
taste of China in a comfortable and friendly restaurant.
Ignore London prices and head here for a reasonable alternative.
If you love sushi you’ll think that the Miyabi
Great Eastern Hotel, Liverpool Street, is simply divine.
The Great Eastern Hotel is a hotel of great reputation
and Miyabi is equally stylish. Offering dining for just
28 people the clean lines and dainty touches of the décor
compliment the crisp and light menu. For those that aren’t
lucky enough to get a seat, there’s a range of bento
boxes and sushi-takeaways for those on the
Enjoy seafood in style with a visit to The Livebait
Restaurant & Bar [map],
Wellington Street. Combining the traditional with the
creative, The Livebait chain combines a winning formula
of prawns, lobster, crab and an array of different fishes
from around the world to tantalise taste buds.
Regarded as one of the premier seafood restaurants in
Central London, The Fish Shop [map],
St John Street, offers unusual dishes including red snapper
on a rustic mash with salsa and sea bass on a bed of tagliatelle
topped with deep fried leeks. Book well in advance though
as The Fish Shop’s excellent reputation means that
it is always full to capacity.
Enjoy some unusual and authentic African cuisine
at The Calabash [map],
located at The Africa Centre, King Street. A menu of spicy
and sweet food including dishes such as friend plantains
and the ever-popular yams make this a particularly popular
venue for visitors to Covent Garden.
Proving that Italian cuisine is a lot more than
pizza and pasta, there’s a range of excellent authentic
restaurants in the area.
Elegance is key at Caravaggio [map],
Leadenhall Street. This stylish Italian restaurant is
regularly voted into the top ten list and boasts a buzzing
atmosphere and a wide selection of dishes from every region
El Barco Latino [map],
Temple Pier, Victoria Embankment, offers diners a typically
lively venue perfect for those in a party mood. With drinking,
good food and a busy dance floor, El Barco brings a fiery
passion to Central London.
For an altogether quieter evening find serenity in the
ambient surroundings of an exceptional Spanish restaurant.
Cigala Lamb’s [map]
on Conduit Street, invites customers to soak up the authentic
atmosphere and choose from a daily-changing menu.
The fashionable enjoy French cuisine at Coq d'Argent
No 1 Poultry, the Sir Terence Conran restaurant. Mixing
cosmopolitan with traditional diners can expect an extensive
menu and wine list and an atmosphere of definite chic.
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