Here's Our Travel Guide to This Nation of Over 7,000 Islands
1. Basement Sate8 Broadwick St, London
2. Koffmann'sThe Berkeley Hotel, Wilton Pl, London
3. Spuntino61 Rupert St, Soho
4. Andina1 Redchurch St, London
5. Duck & WaffleHeron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London
6. Hixter Bankside16 Great Guildford St, London
7. Gelupo7 Archer St, , London
8. Flesh & Buns41 Earlham St, London
Everyone knows that cocktails and desserts are the best part of any meal, which is why subterranean Soho outfit Basement Sate is going straight for the delicious jugular, and doing ONLY COCKTAILS AND DESSERTS in a space with bare brick walls and leather furnishings.
Koffmann's, located in one of London's most luxurious lodgings, the Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge. The restaurant itself has a casual dining room, with a menu that specializes in Southwest French cuisine, with a focus on fish and seafood. All the dishes are seasonally inspired, with all your brasserie favorites.
Spuntino boasts New York-style flavors in Soho, such as a variety of sliders, mac & cheese, and steak & eggs, with diner-style seating.
Andina is Martin Morales’ bright space on the corner of Redchurch and Shoreditch High serving Peruvian fare. Most of its dishes feature nutritious ingredients such as Peruvian quinoa, maca, amaranth, cape gooseberry, purple maize, and more. Plus, between the front room, chef's counter, downstairs dining space, and the hidden room in the back (hello skylight!), the staff can find somewhere to squirrel you away no matter how busy it gets (and damn does this neighborhood favorite get busy).
If you're not good with heights, you might want to request a table away from the windows. This classy establishment offers an incredible view of London, 40 stories above the ground in the Heron Tower. And regardless of when your hunger pangs pop up, Duck & Waffle has you covered 24/7.
Opened by the acclaimed Mark Hix, Hixter is a simple resto with a simple concept: it’s chicken or steak to share. Starters and puddings change by the season, and don't you dare forget to sample some dessert (Pro tip: you can't beat the apple pie).
From the chef and owner of the acclaimed rustic-Italian restaurant, Boca Di Lupo, Gelupo is a gelateria and espresso bar located just across the street. Set in a sleeve-like space simply outfitted with blue-tiled walls, wooden floors, and a bar stool-abetted marble countertop, all the freshly made Italian ice cream here is wonderful.
Flesh & Buns has a great selection of cocktails, s'mores (that come with your own mini-fire pit!), and oh yeah... buns w/ awesome fish (flesh) options. We think that Flesh & Buns is the best Izakaya bar in London, and a great place to bring visiting friends and family.