Apart from makeup and fashion my other love is food. I love trying new things and eating in new places so when Stephanie from Heard it on the Vine offered to share her top 5 restaurants in London how could I say no?! It is a slightly different post but hopefully you will enjoy it as much as I did especially as my food posts often get a good reception. Don’t forget to follow her Instagram and Twitter too.
(Jealous) I jumped at the chance to do a guest post for her and to say hi to
all you guys. I’m bringing something a little different over to A Little
Obsessed in the form of a post all about some of my favourite restaurants in
I moved to London a year ago and although I have
eaten in some amazing restaurants I am still finding new ones every week, so to
cut the list down to just 5 was a bit of a struggle but I’ve tried to come up
with something for everyone.
for a quick lunch in Soho and it has quick become one of my favorite spots.
‘hand roll’) restaurant in London The deco so inviting and is what first drew
me in, it has an airy and super modern feel to it and is relaxed but perfect
for a quick business meeting.
rolled in to a cone and filled with sushi rice and ingredients. This is their
signature dish but every flavour, and they have quite the range, can be made in
to a maki roll, so perfect if you are not a lover of seaweed. The menu also
sports some amazing soups, side dishes and if you have room for dessert their
ice cream Mochis are delicious!
Street London, Soho W1F 0LL
Hackney Pearl and as it’s name suggests it is quite the little gem. This cute
little café come restaurant is just a hop step and a jump from the Hackney Wick
over ground entrance. Close enough to the Stratford centre for a little
easy to find, I promise) the cafe has a humble exterior with a few chairs,
tables and plant pots scattered around.
and they change the menu depending on seasonal produce, meaning the menu is
never the same. The food is so fresh in fact, when I was there I even saw a
chef walk out to one of the pot at the fount of the cafe and snip off some
the cafe is full of little nicknacks on shelves, vintage crates filled with
fruit and veg and the kitchens is open so you can watch as your meal is cooked.
for somewhere out of the way in East London with really good fresh food the
Hackney Pearl is the place to go.
located on the 40th floor of the Herron building and has been the talk of the
town for a while now. After spending your day at street level there’s nothing
better than taking the super fast express lift to the top of the building and
enjoying an evening above the city.
it’s views alone (which are amazing) but the food also speaks for its self, and
head chef in the clouds @DanDoherty_ has created a
as dorset scollops, burrata, spiced herdwick lamb cutlets or go for
something a little different such as cod tongues or pigs ears… Or go the whole hog
and have the signature dish “the duck and waffle.” I can’t recommend the duck
and waffle enough and best of all it’s open 24/7 if midnight snacks are
Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY
of you who like a little secret but I warn you now you have to book and you
certainly can’t turn up in a suit and tie!
shows and table dance bars but behind this neon lit peep show front is
something I find much more appealing, A under ground Mexican bar and
and lead down some stairs in to a bustling restaurant. The cellar restaurant is
dark but very atmospheric, walls are exposed brick with the odd distressed
metal sign. In a small cove at one end of the restaurant all of the walls are
covered by a 3d elaborate cardboard “Mexican town” including voodoo dolls.
such as crab tacos, grilled corn (which is damn spicy) and Tuna Chipotle
tostaitas, and larger plats such as Pork belly mescal, wild sea bass and even a
half roasted chicken.
somewhere a little bit different to try out and it has become so popular among
Londoners they are opening a sister restaurant, Casa Negra, in Shoreditch this
you’re looking to push the boat out.
floor tower or a Michelin stared restaurant in fact it is a little place on a
corner in the heart of London‘s china town, but let me assure you these are
traditional dumplings just like the ones you get in Hong Kong.
little gem, but next time your in china town I beg you to go in and try some
dumplings. All authentic even down to the fact you mix your own dumpling dip.
exterior and usually there is a woman sitting in the window making dumplings,
yes, that’s how fresh they are!
a steaming cup of jasmine tea. YUMMY!
Place WC2H 7JP
to quickly sneak in an extra place…
St Pauls, take the lift to the top floor and there you will find a little bar
popular with bankers called Madison, for a beautiful summers day in London it’s the perfect spot. You
can sit outside and enjoy a cocktail or two at the tapas bar, or if you want
something to eat I suggest heading inside and grabbing a table.
The View! Have your camera at the ready because you get the most stunning view
of St Paul’s and can see over to the OXO tower and beyond. P.S it makes for a
great Instagram shot, cocktail in hand (I suggest a porn star martini) with a
stunning back drop.
food you can still go up to the top floor as there is a viewing platform.
St Pauls, London
to something a little special at a reasonable price.