Thursday 29 September 2011

Restaurants in London where I love to eat

Perhaps this blog should have been entitled "Confession of a Digital Humanist with a passion for Good Food", but I guess passion for good food and cookery are strictly related anyway.

Some of my new international students have asked me to give them advice on where to eat in London, so here I am with the list of my favourite restaurants. Please feel free to add more suggestions!

  • Thai Square: I normally go to the on on Shaftesbury Avenue: outstanding! #thai
  • Tas, there is another one at London Bridge equally good: cheap and delicious #turkish
  • Sagar in Covent Garden, really amazing!  Did I mention cheap? #vegetarian #indian 
  • Bali Bali in Shaftesbury Avenue  #indonesian
  • Kasturi in Leytonstone High road #indian #nepalese
  • Kulu Kulu in Covent Garden #japanese
  • Gaucho in Canary Wharf #argentinian
  • Anatolia Cafe in Leyton: beautiful, unpretentious #turkish
  • O'Neill's Pub in front of the British Library and in Leytonstone (and probably elsewhere!)  #irish
  • King Edward VII in Stratford: gastro pub #british
  • In Westfield at Stratford we tried so far the Vietnamese, Caribbean, Chinese, Malaysian: all great!
  • Colbeh at Edgwar Rd #persian
  • Thailander in Stratford #thai
  • Le pain quotidien in South Kensington, but others are not bad either #belgian


  1. O'Neills? O'No!

    Good & cheap eats:
    Rada cafe on Malet St.
    My Old Place, nr Liverpool St #chinese
    India Club on the Strand, 5 mins from KCL. #indian
    Somine, Mangal 1, Numera 19 Bos Cirrik, all on Kingsland Rd / Stoke Newington High St, #turkish

  2. And for vegetarians (and all people who like good food): Food for Thought, 31 Neal Street, in Covent Garden

  3. More veggie options that we like:

    Maoz, a chain, yes, but cheap, delicious falafels, large portions, seating limited:

    Mandalous, local chain, tasty lebanese (we only go to the chelsea location):