Saturday, April 16, 2016

What to eat in London

I love London. This beautiful city has lovely people, nice weather, and delicious food. The first trip I went London was with my husband. London city is part of our 25 days honeymoon trip. The 2nd trip, my husband went for business trip, me and my mother tagged along.

There's alot to do in London City. I'm a foodie. I love exploring good food wherever I go. Here's my list of good food I had in London which I recommend you to try. 

Breakfast is everything. The beginning, the first thing. It is the mouthful that is the commitment to a new day. But this only applies to me during Holidays and Travelling. A good breakfast or brunch is very important to start my new travel day to me, and so, I eat well. There's no lack of good brunch places in London City. But I'd recommend 3 nice Brunch places.

Brunch at Muriel's Kitchen
The dishes Muriel's are inspired by the hearty cooking of mothers and grandmothers and have been developed by their chefs to create British classics with a modern twist, served in a 1950's-Style Kitchen setting. The ingredients they used are all British sourced quality ingredients delivered fresh to their Kitchen and prepared daily.

Muriel's Kitchen has 3 branches :
Soho : 36 - 38 Old Compton Street, London, W1D 4TT - Tel. 0207 434 0111
Richmond : 30 Hill Street, London, TW9 - Tel. 0208 948 7011
South Kensington : 1 -3 Pelham Street, London, SW7 2ND - Tel. 0207 589 3511

Brunch at The Breakfast Club

I've been to The Breakfast Club twice, and I'm still lovin' it. If you're looking for no frills breakfast food for brunch in London, you have to come to this place. The food is quite good, loaded with bacon fats which everyone loves. I personally like the black pudding.

The Breakfast Club is popular in London, and so, be prepared to set out early to arrive and get ready to queue. Despite the rain, cold, and gloom, I joined the small queue to get my seat within 20mins.

Brunch at The Wolseley

The Wolseley is a beautiful cafe-restaurant in the grand European tradition situated in the high class  Piccadilly, London. Given its location, I would agree the pricing on the menu is relevant. This is the restaurant that you may want to consider to go for traditional breakfast, starting at 7am on the dot from Monday to Friday, breakfast is served at The Wolseley from an extensive menu. It can be quite packed during busy times. So, reservations are highly recommended.

We wanted something different. Not the ordinary or typical American Big Breakfast with scrambled eggs and sausages. So, we've picked these 3 dishes on the menu.
  • Haggis with Fried Duck Eggs ........... £11.50
  • Wolseley Fishcake with Poached Egg .......... £9.50 (Small)
  • Grilled Kipper with Mustard Butter ...............£11.25

Because Brunch is too full, and lunch can wait. So, lunch is always late during travelling days.

Lunch at DINNER by Heston Blumenthal

One very memorable lunch we had during our first trip to London is the slo-mo lunch at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, located in Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London. Walked into the restaurant interior has been conceived as a subtle, elegant portrait, contemporary and innovative, yet mindful of tradition. What attract me the most is the chefs working process in the see-through kitchen. Each chefs take care of individual station. Standing there watching the whole kitchen's operation process is quite enjoyable.

Dining in Heston Blumenthal's restaurant, everything is about precision.

Lunch at Flat Iron Steak

I love this place. New craft butchery. Remarkable concise steak menu in an industrial-chic restaurant decorated with meat cleavers and aprons. Hip and trendy no-reservations in the middle of Soho.

There's only one dish on the menu - the flat iron steak. This restaurant focus on doing one item well. I love such dining concept very much, but this is rather not popular in Singapore. Now, talk about the steak. The steak is absolutely fantastic and very tasty. At  £10 for a steak, this is extremely value for money and make me wanna visit this place again.

Flat Iron Steak 
17 Beak Street, London WC2H 8LS, UK
Operating Hours : (Mon - Sat) 12pm - 12am and (Sun) 12pm - 11.30pm
Nearest Station : Oxford Circus / Piccadilly Circus

Lunch at Ropewalk
40 Maltby Street, London SE1 3PA, United Kingdom

Lunching not necessarily in a restaurant. I love markets, street food, local stuffs, and seasonal stuffs. We didn't have luck on Borough Market during our 2nd trip. So, we proceed to Ropewalk, the lively street market running between Maltby Street and Millstream Road. There's combination of stalls, under-arch shops, pop-up bars and eateries.

Ropewalk focused on artisanal foodstuffs, baked goods, fresh meats and vegetables. Food offerings at Ropewalk include seafood, grilled meat, sandwiches, pastries, scotch eggs, BBQ goodness and alot more!

We had some really nice steak burgers, and german wurst buns. I'm still salivating while I'm writing this.

Ropewalk closes on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Do check out the operating hours before heading over to avoid disappointment.


People always neglected the beauty of spending time picnic in London. I don't know why. London is really not just sight seeing and shopping. Picnic in London is a must. Cooling nice weather, beautiful park, lovely squirrels. Who doesn't love? We slow down our foot path, bought some fruits and snacks and go for nice picnic. Picnic is about eating also, but in a more relaxed way.

Kensington Gardens
We went to Kensington Gardens after our Fish and Chips lunch at The Fish House at Nottinghill. It's just 10mins walk away, and we will be able to reach Kensington Gardens entrance.

We love this park. Simple, clean, and friendly squirrels. We spent great time here.

Do you know why this squirrel is so friendly with us? We fed em' peanuts taken from our SQ flight.

There's a big round pond in the middle of Kensington Garden. We feed the birds.

And duckies.... with Hup Seng Crackers! Hahahaha!!! They love it!

Hyde Park

Hyde Park is huge. If you wanted to go there for Picnic, be sure that you plan properly which part of Hyde Park you wanna go. Before we go Hyde Park, we went Supermarket to get some fruits, salad, croissant, drinks and jellies. We love it this way.

Harrods marketplace is a very nice place to source for Picnic food. Go straight for their Duck Eggs Scotch Eggs. It's nice. And not to forget that wide selections of bakes and makes.


Dinner at Burger and Lobster 

It seems like Burger and Lobster is really popular and people are raving about it. I don't know why. This restaurant is worth a visit when you are in London. One of the most memorable meals that I had during my London trip was Burger and Lobster. Table is always full, and if you refused to wait for your meal, do go there super early.

The concept of Burger and Lobster is is simple and yet brilliant. There's no menu in the house. Because they only offer three items - Burger, Lobster, and Lobster Roll - and at £20 each.

A whole fresh lobster grilled to perfection, a generous bowl of lemon butter dip, and served with a side salad and a bucket of fries..... all for only £20. We ordered 2 sets of Lobster, and 1 set of Burger. Conclusion? Forget about the burger. Just go for the lobster.

A whole fresh lobster grilled to perfection, a generous bowl of lemon butter dip, and served with a side salad and a bucket of fries..... all for only £20. We ordered 2 sets of Lobster, and 1 set of Burger. Conclusion? Forget about the burger. Just go for the lobster. 

Burger and Lobster has 4 outlets. Do check out their website for more details. The one I visited is near to Bond Street Station

Burger and Lobster
26 Binney St, Mayfair London W1K 4BN, UK
Tel : +44 20 7495 8514
Nearest Station : Bond Street Station

Dinner at Maze Grill

We visited Maze Grill during our first trip to London. I insisted that I wanted a nice steak and I wanted to visit Gordon Ramsay's restaurant. So, we picked Maze Grill at Mayfair, situated in the heart of the city. As the original Maze Grill, the Mayfair restaurant takes inspiration from the iconic Manhattan grill rooms to deliver rare breed steaks, fish and poultry. A nice modern grill fare with Asian influences.

Maze Grill developed a reputation for its legendary sushi and sashimi too. But we forget about sushi and sashimi, we go straight to the steak. Our objective is steak. If you are a steak lover, like me, you will fall in love with this place. You have to trust me.

We chosen rare breed selection Dry Aged 28 Days Sirloin £30, and also Rib Eye £34, cooked over charcoal in Jasper Grill.

Maze Grill Mayfair 
10 - 13 Grosvenor Square, London, W1K 6JP
Tel : 020 7495 2211
Email :
Operating Hours : (Mon - Sun) 6.45am - 10.30am for Breakfast, and 12pm - 11pm for Dinner.

Reservations highly recommended.


Never leave London without eating Fish and Chips. Crispy and comforting plate of traditional fish and chips is simply irresistible. Haddock and cod is popular here for good reason. Flaky and tender flesh beneath a perfect honey-colored batter. The fried chips too, chunky and yet crisp. Oh Yumm!!! Here, I'm recommending you 3 fish and chips options in London that I went before. Fish and chips can be eaten either lunch or dinner or anytime during the mid-days.

The Fish House of Nottinghill

The Fish House is a place that brings treasures from the salty seas to the hustle and bustle of the big city. London is known for its love of fish and chips, and there is no better place to enjoy this simple delicacy than right here in London. The Fish House of Nottinghill is one of the Top 10 Fish and Chips in London.

They serve really really good fish and chips and we simply cant's top eating it and we were mumbling "OMG! We can't get such good fish and chips quality in Singapore!" and we continue to stuff ourselves. Yeah. That's how good it is. Do take note that take away is cheaper than dining in.

The Fish House of Nottinghill
29, Pembridge Rd, London W11 3HG, UK
Tel : +44 20 7229 2626
Operating Hours : (Mon - Sat) 11.30am - 10.30pm and (Sun) 11.30am - 10pm

Poppies Fish and Chips at Camden
30 Hawley Cres, London NW1 8NP, UK

Never miss Poppies Fish and Chips if you were to visit Camden town. Very nice traditional fish and chips somewhere you might not expect to find it. The fish was excellent quality and the chips were very tasty. The service wasn't amazing during busy times, especially popular with tourists it seemed.

We ordered a take-out, sitting right outside Poppies to enjoy our fish and chips. Poppies offers beyond staples of cod and haddock. The menu encompasses mackerel, seafood platters and jellied eels. But we still stick to our favorite cod.

Master Super Fish 
191 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8UX, UK

This is the first fish and chips we went in London and we absolutely love it. Step through from the small take away section into a simole dining room, fellow diners sit at functional tables that lend a canteen feel to the place.

Food is of a high quality with no doubt. A wide range of fish cones either battered or grilled (generally pricier). Classic cod was generously sized and delivered quick-sharp from the fryer. We love the pickles. Really. This is absolutely an enjoyable meals with some old-school feel. We will be back for more if there's opportunity.

On a side note, when you are in UK, eat fruits. Loads of fruits! They are cheap, attractive varieties, and the pricing is absolutely affordable. I believe all of you would agree with me that eating berries in Singapore isn't cheap tho.

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