London Life Top Five - Food
Posted on December 15, 2016
Hard Rock Café
With more than 40 years as London’s Ambassadors of Rock, Hard Rock Cafe London offers food, entertainment, and culture under one roof. Explore London’s only rock n’ roll museum when you visit The Vault, a treasure trove featuring the most valuable pieces of music memorabilia from across the globe. Tucked away in an old Coutts Bank, The Vault was once used to protect the Queen’s coffers. A visit to Hard Rock Cafe London is an inspired cultural and culinary experience.
A fantastic Bombay brasserie in the style of the old post-colonial ‘Irani cafés’ of Bombay, Dishoom is filled with retro design features: whirring ceiling fans, low-level lighting and walls adorned with vintage Indian magazine advertising. Anything from breakfast (for sausage nan rolls with chilli jam) to dinner (for the stir-fries and tandoori grills) is served here and it all tastes incredible.
Opened In 1989, legendary Rolling Stones rocker Bill Wyman built just the kind of restaurant he most liked to eat in - friendly and welcoming with excellent food and service. He called his restaurant Sticky Fingers in honour of the infamous album released by the band. Bill Wyman’s Sticky Fingers is to this day one of London’s favourite, lively and fun restaurants with award winning burgers, tender steaks, ribs, freshly caught grilled fish.
Borough Market is rich with history, but it remains as significant now as it has ever been. As London’s oldest and finest food market, it has been serving people for 1,000 years, and that astonishing heritage is a significant part of its charm and appeal. It is a vibrant, ever-changing institution and a place where food is spoken about almost as enthusiastically as it is consumed.
Take a trip into the Far East by walking north from Leicester Square into Chinatown, the bustling hub of London’s East Asian community. Chinatown will reward you with flavours you can’t find elsewhere. Budding chefs can find Chinese vegetables and authentic Eastern ingredients at Chinese supermarkets. If you have an appetite for sushi or Szechuan, satay or stir fry, Chinatown has almost 80 restaurants offering cuisine from across the Far East.