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Everything I Ate In London

If you’re planning a trip to London and looking for restaurant recommendations, here’s our review of everywhere and everything we ate in London. Below are pictures and reviews of what we loved, what we didn’t love, and a few off-the-beaten-path restaurants you’ll want to seek out!

And just in case you missed it, here’s our review for Scotland restaurants too: Everything I Ate in Scotland

Also be sure to check out THIS post for our favorite breakfast in London! :)

Where to Eat in London. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #london #uk

MY OTHER RECIPES

The Golden Hind
73 Marylebone Ln
London W1U 2PN

This restaurant had the highest rated fish and chips in the city, so we definitely had to check it out on our first night in London! Honestly though, we thought it was just okay, and the fish definitely needed tons of salt and pepper to give it any flavor at all. The tartar sauce wasn’t my favorite. We liked the fish and chips from The Old Inn in Scotland better!

Where to Eat in London. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #london #uk

Wafflemeister (Various Locations)
www.wafflemeister.com

After having a life-changing waffle and ice cream in Scotland I was dying for another one, so we had to try Wafflemeister in London. Loved the ice cream, and definitely loved that this one had Nutella on it (the other one didn’t), but the waffle itself just could not compare to the one in Scotland!! :) Also, Wafflemeister is just a walk-up stand, so you have to eat it standing up on the street. The other waffle in Scotland was at a nice, quiet, non-smoking restaurant, at our own table, so that automatically makes it better. :) However, it’s still a waffle with Nutella and ice cream on it, so it was still pretty dang good, and I would’ve gone back here twice if it had fit in our schedule. :)

Where to Eat in London. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #london #uk
Granger & Co. (Notting Hill)
175 Westbourne Grove
London W11 2SB

Our first morning in London we had the Ricotta Hotcakes with Honeycomb Butter (and a banana on the side) from Granger & Co. in Notting Hill. They were okay, but not life-changing. They were probably a lot better than they look in this photo though, lol! They were not very photogenic. :) The honeycomb butter was my favorite!

Where to Eat in London. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #london #uk

We also had this fun stir-it-yourself hot chocolate. This was a fun drink, but it could’ve been a little sweeter for my tastes. It also was not very thick and creamy, like drinking chocolate. Just your average thin hot chocolate.

Where to Eat in London. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #london #uk

Afternoon Tea at The Savoy
Strand
London WC2R 0EU

I wish we could’ve had afternoon tea every single day in London!! I love afternoon tea and I wanted to try it at every single place possible. Unfortunately we only got to try two places, The Savoy and Fortnum and Mason. The scones were different at both places, but I liked them both. The sandwiches were very similar. The service was better at the Savoy. Where ever you go, be sure to make reservations ahead of time and plan to spend at least 2 hours at tea.

Where to Eat in London. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #london #uk

Here was our dessert selection at the Savoy.

Where to Eat in London. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #london #uk

They also had chocolate cake and banana cake!

Where to Eat in London. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #london #uk

Gelupo
7 Archer St
London W1D 7AU

We definitely wanted to try this popular gelato shop after dinner one night in London! This place was packed — wall to wall people — so it was hard to navigate inside the shop, but the line wasn’t too long fortunately. The gelato was just okay, but would do if you were craving gelato! :) But in hindsight I think I would’ve rather gone back to Wafflemeister. ;)

Where to Eat in London. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #london #uk

OXO Tower
Barge House St
South Bank, London SE1 9PH

We had reservations here on Saturday night in London. The draw of this restaurant is the view, so I feel the need to tell you that this restaurant is not a tower, lol! It’s on the 6th floor of a regular building, and there’s a decorative tower sitting on top of the building. However, the view is still nice and it’s right on the water. We started with the hot chocolate to warm up. :)

Where to Eat in London. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #london #uk

I had this sort of Lemon Ricotta Lasagna thing and it was pretty good. :)

Where to Eat in London. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #london #uk

The Table Cafe
83 Southwark St
London SE1 0HX

This was a very American breakfast cafe. This was the only place that served us “American” style bacon when we ordered bacon from the menu. Everywhere else brought us Canadian-style bacon. I had the plain waffle with butter and syrup. Very delicious if you are craving home! :)

Where to Eat in London. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #london #uk

Kevin had the blueberries and cream waffle. That is blueberry sauce on top with cream to drizzle over. :)

Where to Eat in London. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #london #uk

Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason
181 Piccadilly
London W1A 1ER

That afternoon we had tea at Fortnum and Mason. I would die to be here right now again! It was so lovely and relaxing. We had the strawberry tea and it was phenomenal!! Loved it.

Where to Eat in London. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #london #uk

Look at these desserts!! And those scones!! I think the desserts here may have been a little better than the desserts at The Savoy.

Where to Eat in London. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #london #uk

That macaron!

Where to Eat in London. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #london #uk

And this raspberry cake!

Where to Eat in London. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #london #uk

Later that afternoon we were browsing at Selfridges, and I found this ELEVEN POUND jar of Nutella. Good thing I didn’t have a spoon or you would’ve found me crouched in a corner, acting all shifty, and devouring this entire jar! Wait, what am I saying… Who needs a spoon! ;)

Where to Eat in London. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #london #uk

Anchor Bankside
34 Park St
Southwark, London SE1 9EF

Our last meal in London was at a pub, Anchor Bankside, and it was one of my favorite meals all week! I LOVED these pulled pork BBQ nachos!! Those chips are like homemade Doritos, but a million times better. The BBQ pulled pork was delicious, and it was topped with jalapenos and cheese and served with salsa and guacamole. Some of the best nachos I’ve ever had.

Where to Eat in London. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #london #uk

We also tried this Wild Boar Sausage Roll wrapped in puff pastry (pictured above), the Bangers & Mash, and the Ham, Egg & Chips, but the nachos were our favorite by far! :)

Where to Eat in London. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #london #uk

Caffé Nero (Various Locations)
www.caffenero.com

Our last morning in London we got up super early to catch the first train to Paris. There was a Caffé Nero in the train station, and I decided to check it out since we had some time to kill and I had been seeing them all over London. They were nearly as common as Starbucks are over here! When I saw they had a thick, luscious, drinking chocolate topped with fresh whipped cream and Belgian chocolate shavings, I knew I had to try it. This is the hot chocolate I had been looking for. Loved it.

Our London Map

 


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Here’s a map of everything we did in London, including all the restaurants.

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Follow along on our Scotland, London, and Paris Vacation!

Scotland

Scotland Day 1 & 2 — Inverness, Loch Ness, Skye, and Talisker Bay
Scotland Day 3 — Skye, Fairy Pools, The Highlands, and Oban
Scotland Day 4 — Islands of Scotland: Mull, Iona, and the Cave of Melodies
Scotland Day 5 — Fa’side Castle, Edinburgh
Scotland Day 6 – Edinburgh & Castle Driving the Coast of Scotland
Everything I Ate In Scotland

London

London Day 1: Notting Hill, Seven Dials, and The London Eye
London Day 2: Tower of London, Borough Market, and Big Ben
London Day 3: Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Fortnum and Mason
London Day 4: Bakery Hopping, Harrods Food Hall, and the London Tower Bridge
London Day 4: Sunset at The View from The Shard
Where We Stayed In London: Hotel Indigo Tower Hill
Everything I Ate In London

Paris

Paris Day 1: Sunrise and Sunset at the Eiffel Tower

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