What to eat in London
A traveling insider's guide on what and where to eat in London. | By Joanna Tweedy | November 16, 2022
From sophisticated afternoon teas in London’s vibrant West End to sky-high dining with a view by the River Thames on the South Bank, England’s capital caters for every taste and budget. Read on to discover a bit of local London flavor and get ready to dig in!
Taste a classic: Enjoy a traditional supper at London's oldest fish and chip restaurant
Add a French flare: Head to fashionable Soho for decadent Parisian fare
Cocktail hour: Say cheers with fancy cocktails in Mayfair
Still the coolest place to drink and dine in London’s West End — and just a stone’s throw from the city’s theaters — historic Soho is awash with culinary opportunity. Centuries-old pubs (The Shakespeare’s Head on Great Marlborough Street dates back to 1735), Michelin-starred eateries, trendy pop-ups and late-night cafes happily sit side-by-side in this charming quarter.
Still feeling peckish? Few dishes can match fish and chips for a traditional English supper, so why not head to London's oldest takeaway, Rock & Sole Plaice for a deep-fried treat (with mushy peas and vinegar, of course)? Trust us, your trip won't be complete without this comforting, pared-back classic. That leaves us with only one thing left to say: Bon Appetit!
Joanna Tweedy is an award-winning travel writer and editor who lives in London.