The 16 Worst Restaurant Decisions You Can Make in London
No one ever makes good decisions on an empty stomach, which explains a lot about Jessica Simpson (zing!), and why poor restaurant decisions are so tragically familiar. Arming you with the knowledge to avoid these fates, here are the worst restaurant decisions in London...
1. Eating at Pizza Express on Dean St when Pizza Pilgrims is across the streetUnless you’re in the mood for live jazz. In that case, go ahead; we kind of almost understand.
2. Filling up on bread at 8 Hoxton SquareYes, it's bacon bread, and yes, it is pretty spectacular. But keep your eyes on the prize here, because its real food is amazing.
3. Forgetting the cocktails at HawksmoorGo for wine with your steak, sure, but these are some of the best mixeds in the city.
4. Eating curry on Brick LaneThere’s just so much better elsewhere. If you think you have to (why??), at least do yourself a favour and check out our Brick Lane guide first.
5. Going to any Angus Steakhouse everHow are they still open?!? If you really need a steak around Piccadilly, head to Hawksmoor Air Street, or if you need a steak around Piccadilly without taking out a second mortgage, head to Flat Iron.
6. Casually trying the Triple Chilli Challenge at MEATliquor/market/missionUnless you've prepared, you will not come out of this alive. Get to work on prepping your stomach, jaw, and gag reflex.
7. Hitting Soho at 8pm on a Saturday without reservations... and you’re already hungryPrepare to eat at 11pm.
8. Getting the burger at Burger & LobsterThat is, unless you've already had a lobster. It IS a fantastic burger, after all.
9. Ordering the lamb testicles at TestiWe’re the adventurous sort, but just... no.
10. Ordering chicken feet in ChinatownParticularly at the end of a drinking session with your mates at 3am. It might just be that thing that pushes you over the edge.
They just want the tip.
11. Not checking if service is included
12. Being too loyal to your burger placeThere are so many other good places.
13. Thinking Michelin stars are expensiveThey can be ludicrously cheap.
14. Getting the fries at The Diner and not asking for the Cajun seasoningPaprika, salt, pepper, cumin, oregano... WHY IS EVERYONE NOT DOING THIS?!
15. Complaining that you can never get into DabbousIf you pop into Oskar’s Bar downstairs, you can get some pretty spectacular Dabbous menu-fillers without the three-month wait list. The BBQ short-rib with dill, mustard, and molasses, for one, is spectacular. Plus, cocktails.
Viva! The other, fantastic options!
16. Confining your Mexican food to burritos, Wahaca
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