My Top 5 Restaurants in London

As mentioned in my previous post, some weeks ago I spent time in London, discovering some amazing restaurants and bars throughout this incredible city. Its no secret that London is home to a great mix of restaurants, cuisines from all over the world are served up daily. There are both ends on the spectrum in London; affordable, informal, hole in the walls' to Michelin starred fine dining and all thats in the middle. The following five are a varied selection, all offering something different yet all produce top notch food and drinks. I hope you find this handy!

1. Granger & Co - Chelsea
Known as Bills in Sydney, Granger & Co is Bill Grangers London offspring. Located throughout London in Clerkenwell, Kings Cross, Notting Hill and Chelsea. The menu is same same but different with many classics carried through. Bills is one of my all time favourites, the staff are crazy friendly, the food is always fresh and flavourful and the drinks and delish. They are super adaptable to vegans and there are numerous options. One of the best meals I've had was at Bills Chelsea, sitting alfresco in their little courtyard, enjoying all the things. A stand out dish would definitely be their yellow curry with brown rice, they replaced the fish for pumpkin. YUM. They also do an amazing vegan chocolate mousse!

Sauteed Green Beans, Crispy Tofu, Chopped Salad and Cucumber and rosemary mulholland - gin, st germain, cucumber and lemon

Sauteed Green Beans, Crispy Tofu, Chopped Salad and Cucumber and rosemary mulholland - gin, st germain, cucumber and lemon

Green Heaven

Green Heaven

Yellow curry sand fish with spiced butternut squash, roast peanuts, brown rice and cucumber relis

Yellow curry sand fish with spiced butternut squash, roast peanuts, brown rice and cucumber relis

Champagne and Dairy-free cashew milk, date and cacoa pot, fresh turmeric crumb

Champagne and Dairy-free cashew milk, date and cacoa pot, fresh turmeric crumb

2. Yauatcha - Soho
Situated in Soho, Yauatcha is a dim sum teahouse with a London vibe. They serve up the best dim sum and dumplings in town, alongside some other amazing dishes. Great for a night out but be sure to book ahead, they fill out fast!

Crispy Glazed Tofu with Green Beans and Okra, Saké

Crispy Glazed Tofu with Green Beans and Okra, Saké

Pumpkin Dumplings

Pumpkin Dumplings

Garlic Pak Choy

Garlic Pak Choy

Crispy Tofu

Crispy Tofu

Crispy Tofu

Crispy Tofu

Mushroom Cheung Fun. What it lacks in beauty it makes up for in taste

Mushroom Cheung Fun. What it lacks in beauty it makes up for in taste

3. Sketch - Soho
No secret by now, Sketch is home to all that is artsy, creative and a little zany. Great spot for drinks, the food choices for me were limiting as it it quite heavy French inspired but the drinks and desert really good + its an amazing space to see, the bathrooms take you to outta space. 

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Science experiment looking desert

Science experiment looking desert

The Gallery, filled with David Shrigley Sketches

The Gallery, filled with David Shrigley Sketches

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4. Itadaki Zen - Kings Cross
This unassuming little restaurant in the middle of Kings Cross is one of Londons best secrets. A completely plant based, alternative Japanese restaurant, their belief is that food is closely related to human consciousness as well as human body. Its a really unique take on some Japans classics, all food is handmade on the spot, too!

Seaweed salad, kimchi,

Seaweed salad, kimchi,

Nutty Green Beans, Kimchi, Wakame and Marinated Peanuts

Nutty Green Beans, Kimchi, Wakame and Marinated Peanuts

5. Shoreditch House - Shoreditch
Part of the Soho House Group, Shoreditch house is a members' club and hotel in a converted East London warehouse. The Fifth Floor is home to all things food and drink and features an amazing rooftop. They serve amazing salads, think wood fire eggplant with coconut tahini, and amazing

Turkish sampler Hummus⁄muhammara⁄pink sultan with crudités

Turkish sampler Hummus⁄muhammara⁄pink sultan with crudités