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London's Year In Fat: Our 8 favorite fatty foods from 2013

Published On 01/01/2014 Published On 01/01/2014
London's Year in Fat

So, now that we’ve all made resolutions to go to the gym and cut down on the fatty foods (but, you know, for real this time), we thought we’d compile a rundown of the delicious, heart-clogging reasons we all needed to do that in the first place. Presenting: London’s Year In Fat 2013…

The Bulgogi Fries
The Black Heart, Camden
Approximate Calorie Count: 550
The South Koreans are a pretty svelte nation, which is surprising, given that they apparently cover their fries in steak, sour cream, and kimchi. Also: why don't we do that?!

The Lobster Corn Dogs
Rock Lobsta in Mahiki, Mayfair
Approximate Calorie Count: 610
If you've never had a corn dog, it's basically the food they serve in the US that's responsible for how much everyone in the US weighs. Well, one of the things. These classy Mayfair versions take the most cholesterol-laden of crustaceans, wrap them in cornmeal batter, and deep fry them. 

French Dip Burger
Dip & Flip, Battersea
Approximate Calorie Count: 651
Although you're probably already slightly fatter from just having looked at this burger, it's not even at its full calorific potential in this picture. The patty, melted cheese, secret sauce, and roast beef shavings sitting on top of it also get soaked in house-made gravy on their way to your mouth. 

Fritz’ Minis
The Wurst Club, The City
Approximate Calorie Count: 740
One sausage in your hot dog is normal, two is fat, three is awesome. Especially if they're covered in sauerkraut, which is technically a vegetable! 

The Dosant
Duck & Waffle, Liverpool St
Approximate Calorie Count: 800
Step 1: take a croissant (which is already 50% butter), deep fry it, then jam it full of lemon cream, and serve them two at a time. Step 2: be incredibly grateful there's an NHS.

Fried Chicken
The Grafton, Kentish Town
Approximate Calorie Count: 1210
During the Lucky Fried Chicken pop-up at The Grafton, you could get a 21 piece barrel of their buttermilk-fried chicken, naturally sided by gravy. 

The Beef Royal
The Wargrave Arms, Marylebone
Approximate Calorie Count: 1251
This behemoth is  loaded with short rib, bacon, cheese, onion rings, and mushrooms. Oh, and a burger.

The Margherita
Homeslice, Covent Garden
Approximate Calorie Count: 4215
Taking the podium based merely on its size, this sourdough number weighs in at 20in across, and yes, you can order one just to yourself. Just be warned that if you don't finish it, you'll never be able to look another pizza in the eye again. 

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1. Dip & Flip 87 Battersea Rise, London, SW11 1HW (Battersea)

Whether you’re in it for the poutine or the juicy burgers, this hip Battersea joint is beloved for their ridiculously good gravy. The house-made recipe uses a slow-simmered bone-based broth with organic vegetables, and it goes with virtually everything on the menu. The beverage offerings are substantial, ranging from a rotating list of craft drafts, wines, or milkshakes (pro tip: add a shot of bourbon to the latter. You’ll thank us later).

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2. Rinkoff's Bakery 224 Jubilee St, Stepney, E1 3BS (Whitechapel)

Rinkoff's is making a rendition of the famed Cronut... and other delicious treats that you need to try!

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3. Duck & Waffle Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY (The City)

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.

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4. Cocomaya 12 Connaught St, Paddington, W2 2AF (Notting Hill)

Cocomaya is a supreme pastry and chocolatier, and is worth your visit and all of your money.

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5. Ayres The Bakers 115-125 Evelina Rd, Camberwell, SE15 3

A bakehouse that holds true to good, traditional pastries, as well as innovative and more-eclectic options (for those who have a wandering eye... ).

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6. Homeslice 13 Neil's Yard, London, WC2H 9DP (Covent Garden)

Homeslice is a Covent Garden pizzeria slinging crazy-big 'zas from a 500-degree wood-fired oven, with toppings like bone marrow, courgette & artichoke, fennel & salami, and many, many more.

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7. The Wargrave Arms 42 Brendon St, London, W1H 5HE (Marylebone)

With comfy sofas and wooden accents, this cozy pub might just have you passed out on one of those sofas, after sampling from their extensive single-malt whiskey list. Pair your booze with a mac n' cheese burger (that's a deep-fried cheesy mac pattie) or a pulled pork burger (a burger with porky deliciousness piled on top).

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8. Rock Lobsta in Mahiki 1 Dover St, London, W1S 4LD (Mayfair)

Rock Lobsta, which had previously only popped up in, well, pop-ups all over London, is now slinging their famous lobster corn dogs in Mahiki.

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9. The Black Heart 3 Greenland Place, London, NW1 0AP (Camden)

This South Korean bar and resto serves up an especially hearty version of fries with steak, sour cream, and kimchi, and they also pour a large variety of cold brews.

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10. The Wurst Club 56-57 Cornhill, London, EC3V 3PD (The City)

It's well-known that Germans produce the best wurst & easiest to swallow pils, so consume them together along with more meaty & wheaty Teutonic delights in a nice-smelling WC: The Wurst Club, a snug fast-casual foodery in The City.

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11. The Grafton 20 Prince of Wales Rd, London, NW5 3LG (Kentish Town)

This Kentish Town boozer features an upstairs bar, a roof terrace, and it features a number of events (from quiz nights to live music) throughout the year.



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