I recently spent a week in London and since London is a marvelous place when it comes to the diversity of cultures and food, I thought I’d share my food highlights from the trip. Everything from Italian restaurants, where to get the best views, fast food, the traditional British fish & chips, and a visit into Chinatown for dim sum heaven.
Darwin Brasserie at Sky Garden
Skygarden, London’s highest public garden up on the 36th floor of the Walkie Talkie – building offers one of the best city skylines I’ve ever seen, looking over the Thames and Tower Bridge just below. The access is even free of charge but must be booked in advance.
The garden consists of two restuarnts and three separte bars. Without even knowing what to expect or look up any pictures in advance I booked a table at the Darwin Brasserie just a few hours before and we were lucky enough to get a perfect table by the windows, together with nice cocktails and food.
Circolo Popolare is an Italian restaurant situated just off Oxford Street. This restaurant has a variety of famous Italian dishes as well as a great drink menu. The food along with the restaurant’s stunning interior is understandably what brings people here. I ate their truffle pasta and my friends tried two of their pizzas. The truffle pasta was even better than expected so I recommend.
Camden market is known for being a big food market along with souvenirs, vintage stores, cafés, fashion and a mixture of cultures and art. They have over 1000 shops and stalls which together creates such a cool place where I could’ve spent hundreds of hours!! As you can see, we enjoyed the street food and I especially liked searching through the vintage stores for some finds.
Another Italian restaurant that we just happened to run into when being hungry and looking desperately for a place to eat a good pizza. You’ll find Bocconcino on Berkeley street.
Fast Food: Shake Shack, Taco Bell, KFC etc.
Eating from fast-food chains that we don’t have back home is a real treat and exciting to try since you’ve heard so much about it. I’ve eaten Shake Shack a bunch of times before abroad and I definitely long to the day it comes to Sweden.
While exploring Chinatown we stopped for lunch at a restaurant where we ordered the most delicious dim sum and dumplings. For me, this was no question the best lunch on our trip.
Fish & Chips at The Anchor, Bankside
The Anchor is a really old pub built in the 16th century and is located on the bankside between the Southwark bridge and London bridge. This place has great fish and ships and this was actually my second time eating there. We were walking along the bankside on our way to Tower Bridge and I knew I had fish and ships at someplace nearby the last time I visited London (in 2016). However, I had no idea what the name of the pub was but we found it and we even sat at the same table I ate at five years ago.