The Most Overlooked Mediterranean Paradise in Europe
1. Wonder CafeLong Lane, Hillingdon
2. Big Easy12 Maiden Ln, Covent Garden
3. The County Arms345 Trinity Rd, London
4. The Blues Kitchen111-113 Camden High St, London
5. Frankie's Sports Bar & DinerStamford Bridge, Fulham
6. Gillray'sLondon County Hall, London
7. Blacks Burgers920 Brighton Rd, Purley
This charming old-school caff has been quietly serving the quaint area of Hillingdon since 1976. It's especially popular during breakfast time, and if you're REALLY hungry, try to battle Wonder Cafe Challenge, which consists of four fried slices, four slices of toast, four eggs, six sausages, six rashers of bacon, six hash browns, six black puddings, plum tomatoes, mushrooms, and a whole bowl of beans, to be consumed in under 45 minutes.
These guys boast some of the craziest limitless menus in town, and they really aren't kidding. Monday-Wednesday they have daily specials from which, if you can keep eating, they’ll keep bringing more. And just so you know what you're getting into, The Big Pig Gig (Mondays) has ribs, chopped pork, chicken, slaw, beans, hush puppies, fries, and a jug of beer.
The County Arms sure is an impressive establishment, serving up a menu focusing on fresh British seasonal produce and a variety of beers in a spacious Victorian building.
The Blues Kitchen, located in London's Camden neighborhood, serves a combination of classic stateside comfort food with an excellent selection of sides: regional brew, bourbon, wine, and bubbly. Rib Mondays also ensures that you'll be crawling home, happy.
Frankie's is an American-style sports bar that features 10 big screens, a host of beer options, and delicious eats like burgers, wings, ribs, and more.
On the part of the Southbank overlooking Parliament, Gillray's is the sort of place that will nonetheless give you red if you ask for blue: a steakhouse housed in a curved space whose plush, Art Deco-y vibe is reminiscent of a gentlemen's club... from back in the days when that unfortunately meant just what it sounded like.
Blacks' concept is simple: good burgers with all the fixins. It bakes its buns and mixes its meat and sources fresh ingredients. And if you're feeling VERY hungry, try The Beast burger challenge, which consists of Europe's largest burger, weighing in at 7lbs of beef, nine bacon rashers, nine slices of cheese, a whole head of lettuce, and seven whole tomatoes, triple layered between a bun larger than your head, plus a pound's worth of skinny fries and a full-sized milkshake.