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The ideal accompaniment? Vegans: they’ll be kind enough to make you a batch without the mayo. Perfect for the restaurant’s slinky, jazzy, Shanghai boudoir glitz. Temple deluxe burger at Temple of Hackney, 35. Seeing its signature starter on the menu, you’d be forgiven for wanting to pass: pongy fish sauce with fried chicken? Harris brines the brain, then fries it, before drowning it in a vat of butter; the only additions are parsley and a heap of plump, vinegary capers to cut through the richness. London drizzle – pfffft! Only this time, the folks at hip Battersea kebab joint Bababoom have given it an all-the-rage Middle Eastern twist, coating these oily little fish with dukkah (an exotic ‘dry dip’) – something they were inspired to do while on a trip to Turkey. Like most of the dishes served here, it’s ginormous and ferociously fiery, but underpinned by hints of smoke and salt. Your mouth AND body will thank you for it. There’s some terrific stuff on offer here, but we’d single out the fat, juicy pelmeni dumplings – actually more like slithery ravioli, packed with pork and veal, piled on the plate and strewn with chopped green chives and crispy, crunchy fried onion flakes. Because, let’s face it, everything tastes better deep-fried. No dessert required. We think it’s the best butter chicken you will ever eat – in your life. Just make sure your other half orders the same thing, or you’ll get it in the neck later on. Versions of this dish are widely available elsewhere, but we still think that the ones served at Salt Yard (and its younger, sexier siblings Dehesa, Ember Yard and Opera Tavern) are worth seeking out for their perfect balance of creamy and crispy, sweet and salt undertones. You can also chomp the ‘deluxe’ burger at Temple’s second shrine to seitan in Camden. It may not rival Le Gavroche for sheer class, but this simple stripped-back restaurant has one dish that can give the two-Michelin-starred grandee a run for its money. The pakoras are shallow-... Read more, Download our new London Food & Travel Guide to your Kindle, smartphone, or tablet and get the inside scoop on the best British foods in London, plus a bonus restaurant guide and 7-day EYW itinerary. The loudest holler goes to the Galician-style empanada, whose rich flaky pastry gives way to intensely savoury, tender-as-anything, ink-soaked cuttlefish – it’s a must-order. Again. Try another? The main characters behind this shiny new Notting Hill sophisticate are a starry couple: she is Michel Roux Jnr’s daughter; he is a former head chef at Le Gavroche. If you’re after some serious small-plates fun, bag a spot at Sabor’s ground-floor Counter, where all-round flawless tapas is the name of the game. Best Restaurants in London, ON - The Early Bird, Restaurant Ninety One, Roll Roll, Scotian Isle Baked Goods, Reverie Restaurant, The Church Key Bistro-Pub, Edgar + Joe's Cafe, Grace Restaurant, Katsu Express, Shmokey's BBQ Scratch that – this is food that should be kept strictly between mates. Grab a piece of flatbread and get dipping. Pickled oyster with celery, horseradish and dill at Cornerstone, 25. One signature plate is particularly brave, having been traduced to a mockery by generations of school caterers… yes, mince and spuds. The full range is on display behind an old-style glass counter – from the ‘classic’ curried chicken with potato coated in warm spices to veggie curried potato, black pepper tuna and even a take on Singapore chilli crab (made with crab sticks). £6.50. Venue says Welly Wednesday is back! The version at this stylish modern Turkish outfit balances a crisp base and beautifully spiced meat with a zingy, crunchy DIY salad filling of parsley, red onion, baby gem and pickled cauliflower. That’s the easy part: the umm-ers and aah-ers then need to pick from dozens of fillings sailing past them on the kaiten (seafood is our top tip). For granny-approved croquetas in London, Caravan’s Bankside branch is a safe bet: here, they’re served piping hot with the requisite crunchy coating to counterpoint their creamy filling – béchamel sauce stirred with melted San Simón (smoked Spanish cheese) and studded with proper chunks of jamón ibérico. It may sound unlikely, but Cornerstone is breaking the grungy mould thanks to Tom Brown – a chef who knows how to give ozone-fresh seafood a proper high-end workout. Beyond blood, guts, and offal though, St. John is just a really bloody good British restaurant that cooks meat, fish and game simply, and everything from a soup to a plate of freshly baked madeleines is superb. We’re also fans of Yeni’s crunchy snow pea, green apple and mint salad with blobs of yoghurt and chilli jam. That would be beautiful enough in its own right, but Hatched has also gilded its glorious dessert with generous shards of honeycomb and a scoop of velvety vanilla ice cream. However, it pays to delve deeper into the menu. Brown bread ice cream with popped corn at Orasay, 31. Venue says Brigadiers at Home brings Indian barbecue to your door. The bold flavours and unpolished interiors of this popular Camberwell canteen really bring out the backpacker in us – and supper on a shoestring is every self-respecting traveller’s speciality. A very popular and considered one of London’s best street food market, you’ll have plenty of choices of food, flavors and cuisine at Whitecross market. Because what’s magical about the calamari-with-a-twist at this stylish Vietnamese street-food joint is that the golden-battered crust is distinctly nutty, with delicate candy notes giving the tender squid inside a whole extra dimension. Special nine-compartment pots are built into each table for dipping and dunking, but while waiting for your chosen unmentionables to cook through, it’s worth slurping up a plate of exceptional dan dan noodles – soft, supple hand-pulled strands with heat coursing through them and a topping of meaty mince, plus some pak choy greens to soak up the fire, 3. Scan below and you’ll find superlative signature dishes, , drop-dead marvellous dude food, restorative. Borough Market is one of the most famous and renowned fresh markets in London. In fact, we reckon these little beauties are brilliant – doughy and golden with a creamy ginger and lime aïoli for dipping. The folks at Xi’an Biang Biang know a thing or two about pulling and twirling strands of starchy goodness. They’ve had a few thousand years to refine their cooking, adding influences from far and wide along the way – including British brassicas. Ripples of lime cut through the salt-sweet backdrop, followed by short, sharp smacks of heat from tiny chillies. ‘Eastern Mediterranean charcoal-grilled goodness’ is the promise and this place delivers in spades. Life-affirmingly good. But it isn’t all about savoury stuff. You could eat it on its own, but oh no. But trust in the Goat: the fish sauce is caramelised (which removes some of its in-your-face odour while retaining its pungent complexity) and amped up with garlic; the chicken wings are covered in a deliciously crisp rice-flour batter that refuses to turn to mush under its cloak of sauce. Uber-chef Alain Ducasse’s pristine industrial-chic Café in King’s Cross’s Coal Drops Yard may be renowned for its exclusive single-origin coffees, but we also adore its intense hot chocolate, served in beautiful bespoke glassware. Madras veggie Scotch egg at Piebury Corner, 36. All sitting atop a handful of verdant and crunchy pak choi leaves arranged in a wet, nest-like little heap. Wrong. Anything connected to Yotam Ottolenghi gets our vote, and this warmer, buzzier offshoot of Soho’s Nopi is no exception. Toppings might include seasonal mushrooms or hispi cabbage. Here’s a funny thing about venison. K-BBQ virgins needn’t panic, because Olle’s helpful and welcoming staff do the actual barbecuing, leaving you free to sit back and enjoy the show. Obviously, everyone eats the pies, but our top tip for premiership stardom is the madras veggie scotch egg – a rich and warmly spiced offering made from chickpeas and beetroot that tastes a little like kedgeree. Make no bones about it: this upstart starter aims to upstage the main-event hoppers – try saying that after a couple of sherbets. The fact that the owners also namecheck this creation as ‘the one from Honey & Co’ on the menu at offshoot Honey & Smoke merely alerts you to its celebrity status. In case you don’t know, purin gyunyu is a delicate Japanese milk pudding rather like a panna cotta-lite. So simple. We've picked the 30 most beautiful restaurants in London for 2021 – from India Mahdavi's pink parlour in Mayfair to Tom Dixon's restaurant in Coal Drops Yard. Goat’s cheese-stuffed courgette flowers with blossom honey at Salt Yard, 80. We’d put almost everything that leaves the kitchen of this stylish Indian small-plates joint on our ‘best dish’ list if we could, but decorum prevents us. Not content with making his own cheese, Kappacasein’s owner Bill Oglethorpe set about creating the daddy of all toasted sandwiches, for which queues form outside the Dairy’s stall on the corner of Stoney Street. The folks from eco hotspot Cub take whey from Neal’s Yard Dairy (where it’s a by-product of cheese-making destined for the drain), reduce and season it until it’s stupidly moreish, then serve it with whatever chubby root is in surplus that month. Fashion Culture Grooming Watches GQ Hype Lifestyle Men of the Year. What makes it different is the fact that you add veg or salad and roll it up like a hot wrap. Not one for the squeamish, this big-boned Sichuan restaurant on Caledonian Road deals in the kind of authentic Chinese regional specialities that might make novices wince  But be brave and you’ll reap rich rewards – like the hot and spicy frogs’ legs, served in a ‘dry pot’ kept warm over a tealight. Named (loosely) after the Hebridean island of Orsay, it specialises in seafood – although the star turn as far as we’re concerned is a dessert with zero piscine connections. Billed as a ‘pie deli’, this relaxed mini chain serves up its wares to all-comers, from King’s Cross creatives to footie fans en route to the Emirates Stadium. Made from a batter of ground rice flour and black lentil flour, they come with various veg-based fillings, fresh coconut chutney or sambar (a thin, spicy lentil ‘soup’). Every mouthful gleaned from this thick tangle of crunchy stuff reveals a new surprise  – a halved olive here, a whole toasted almond there, plus the sweetness of orange and the heat of fresh chilli, all strewn with zingy fresh coriander, mint and parsley. The dishes served at the original Rasa in Stoke Newington (opened in 1994) champion not just the vegetarian cuisine of Kerala in south India, but specifically the food of one caste, the Nairs. Feta and honey cheesecake at Honey & Co, 11. You’ll look at the scary blobs washed up on the beach in a whole new light once you’ve tasted this remarkable dish. Fusion perfection. A real treat. Calf’s brain with black butter and capers at The Coach, 7. Pappardelle with beef shin ragù at Padella, 19. These ever-changing dishes have simple garnishes that let the quality of the carbs do the talking: from spaghetti with garlic, oil and chilli, or linguine with anchovies and capers, to seasonal thrills such as fresh heritage tomatoes and basil. From £2.80 (£5 for two, except the Singapore chilli crab-stick puff). Best restaurants in London: GQ reviews London's best restaurants to eat at for steak, pasta, seafood and loads more. Here, the calf bones (like tiny canoes, cut lengthways) come smothered in a terrific dry curry sauce, making every mouthful a heavenly mix of fat and spice. We’ve encountered similar versions of this dish, but none as tender or as explosively flavoursome as the one at Japanese restaurant Dinings. Oh no. Best Dining in London, England: See 3,000,045 Tripadvisor traveller reviews of 23,859 London restaurants and search by cuisine, price, location, and more. Best Dining in London, England: See 3,000,084 Tripadvisor traveler reviews of 23,859 London restaurants and search by cuisine, price, location, and more. 8 Southwark Street, London, XGL The pastry base is plain, and a good thing too: the filling is so rich that it’ll make your eyes roll into the back of your head – especially if you finish each mouthful with a little of the accompanying crème fraîche. In Queen Victoria’s time, kedgeree would be served in the morning, so it follows that you should enjoy it in the grand, clattering dining room of The Wolseley, arguably the capital’s ultimate breakfast venue. Well, this is one of them (and that’s why restaurants exist). The best restaurants in London, handpicked by our local food editor. Cue Silk Road’s lamb skewers, based on a recipe hailing from the far north-western Chinese territory of Xinjiang. The beetroot here is prepared like Iranian borani, the sweetness of the crushed root offset by a splash of red wine vinegar and a daring amount of garlic, then layered with chopped walnuts, a sprinkling of black sesame seeds, sprigs of fresh dill and morsels of crumbly, salty feta. Venue says We are now closed for dine-in until further notice. September 2019: The Thai spiced rice salad served at Kin + Deum in Bermondsey tops our latest selection of to-die-for dishes in London’s restaurants, closely followed by the sauerkraut and cheddar croquettes at Lino in Clerkenwell. Half-and-half hot pot at Shuang Shuang, 88. You know those dishes that are absolutely delicious but enormously fiddly to make? Chef Jason Boxer made his name at St Leonards and Brunswick House, but he’s now flying solo at Orasay – a smart-casual, feelgood restaurant on Ladbroke Grove. Take his emblematic calf’s brain – a dish that was ‘always on’ at his much-missed Racine. Food-wise, the fish paos are best in class (imagine fish-finger sliders), but even these crunchy stars are outshone by the dinky Indo-Chinese lettuce wraps – piled high with tender morsels of fragrant chicken, then smothered in a warm, tangy sauce, crispy onions, a dollop of yoghurt and a sprinkle of sesame seeds. Pudding perfection. It’s officially the restaurant’s most ’grammed dish. Courgette and Feta Fritters at Peckham Bazaar, 56. All the food at Xu – a smart Taiwanese joint from the peeps behind cult hit Bao – is ace, although this little dazzler is the tops. Like the shredded jellyfish. The hand-pressed ‘shells’ are made with corn ground on site and they’re loaded up with rough-cut meat, crispy provolone cheese, dollops of chipotle sour cream and green sauce. Wrinkled Spanish abuelitas will tell you sternly that while the little buggers are a cinch to gobble up, they’re a fiddle to make – and they can end up a stodgy disaster in the wrong hands. K-pop (Korean chicken in a bun) at Chick ’n’ Sours, 17. Instead, they take two scoops of this creamy, silky, salty, burnt-toffee deliciousness and add chargrilled, caramelised, only-just-ripe banana halves (first marinated in coconut cream, pandan leaves and fresh turmeric) – plus a final sprinkle of sesame seeds. Although we still love Barrafina’s plump, gooey version of the humble tortilla de patatas, the roster of droolworthy dishes served at the Drury Lane outpost deserves a huge shout out, too. Morito does bright, bold things with the kinds of vegetables you once told your mother you’d never eat. It doesn’t stop us, though – there’s something hypnotically appealing about the addition of crunchy garlic chips and caramelised black-garlic oil to Shoryu’s umami-rich broth laden with barbecued pork belly, vegetables and a nitamago egg. Offering anything from Michelin star spots to quirky pop-up restaurants, gourmet burger joints to experimental dining; the city's restaurants really do cater for everyone (and everything). Truth be told, if you were to pinpoint the main reason for choosing to dine at Chiltern Firehouse, it wouldn’t be a single dish – despite superchef Nuno Mendes’ wizardry in the kitchen. An elegant swirl of not-too-sweet Italian meringue. The very model of a modern Thai restaurant, Kin + Deum is a laidback, minimalist space serving up big helpings of thrilling, Bangkok-inspired food with … The version here is piquant, properly browned, full-flavoured, wonderful in texture, and tastes of, well, childhood. Expect a bold, thrilling menu highlighting the revved-up flavours of modern Jerusalem and beyond – including a truly memorable Moroccan fennel salad with a yoghurty harissa dressing. Hand Pulled Biang Biang Noodles at Xi’an Biang Biang, 4. This traditional cockney comfort food, once a staple of London’s poor working… Pimm's cup Born in a London oyster bar sometime between 1823 and 1840, when… Ploughman’s lunch Though this common pub meal might resemble what a ploughman would have… Potted shrimps Technically, it’s from Lancashire—which is, well, pretty far north and west of… Tip: it’s even better if you add a slow-cooked ‘onsen tamago’ (literally ‘hot-spring egg’) into the mix, though of course it then becomes veggie, not vegan. Haute cuisine in Hackney? With alternating moments of salt and sweet, creamy and crunchy, bitterness and spice, it’ll take your breath away. This dish looks a bit like a Jackson Pollock sandwiched into a brioche bun: the squirts and drips of fiery gochujang mayo; the Asian slaw splurging out; the crisply bubbled batter coating the buttermilk-bathed thigh meat... For those who think that gourmet fried chicken, like Pollock, is still somehow counter-culture, this is a work of art – and tastewise, it’s also priceless. Comprising a mixture of crunchy fried peppers, shredded carrots cooked with sesame seeds, meaty shiitake mushrooms, lightly battered broccoli and a lick of mayo, all wrapped in super-healthy violet-hued black rice and a strip of salty nori, it’s a brilliantly orchestrated jumble of textures and flavours – it's also a technicolour dose of your five-a-day that’s as pretty as the Pinterest-worthy dining room in which you eat it. Consistently supple, well-formed rice completes the formula for Yashin’s perfect nigiri. Stir-fried spicy cabbage (thoran) at Rasa, 98. Henry Harris is a chef’s chef who doesn’t pander to trends, preferring to concentrate on timeless, bourgeois Gallic food without poncey flurries. Time Out is a registered trademark of Time Out Digital Limited. Hand-crafted pasta is king at this sleek Covent Garden Joint, and passers-by can watch as the virtuoso chefs fashion all manner of sheets, ribbons and parcels in the front window of the restaurant. London Bridge. Dating back to the 11th century, Borough Market is arguably London’s most historic and epic food market. She also runs Gastrotours of London's culinary hotspots. We’re talking about its retro pain perdu – a huge brick of French toast that’s spongy in the middle but with a crisp, caramelised, burnt-sugar edge. A real treat. It’s from the team behind 10 Cases, so you can expect Parsons’ fantastically friendly staff to know their wines – although this cleverly designed restaurant is really about stunning seafood. But the Keralan fried chicken at this teeny Indian with a Brit twist (formerly a hip Brixton pop-up) is no laughing matter. It couldn’t be simpler: a big chunk of just-cooked juicy salt beef sitting on a fresh plain beigel, optionally spiked with some eye-wateringly strong mustard – all for a smidgen over £4 (add an extra 20p for pickles). Sponsored. Known the world over, this traditional British dish is on the top of any foodie list for visitors to London and the U.K. Everything is cooked to perfection, but the absolute highlight is the beef bulgogi (literally ‘fire meat’). And, unofficially, it’s got to be one of London’s too. This one-time special is now a regular feature of Uchi’s menu, thanks to its pure deliciousness and veggie-friendly credentials. You’ll journey through salt and sweet, soot and tang… even the faintest hint of coriander-stalk soap. Bowls of these chilli oil-slicked ribbons come slathered with any number of delicious sauces and toppings: best of the lot must be the ‘special’ spicy beef, although we also fancy the cumin lamb and ‘big plate’ on-the-bone chicken. Sponsored. Once a linoleum warehouse (lino, geddit? ), this buzzy semi-industrial eatery has a day-to-night vibe that suits all comers and all occasions, from breezy business lunches to dinner dates with drinks. Tiny pieces of mixed dried meats nestle at the epicentre of a deep-fried dumpling made from slightly sweet puréed yam. We first visited Borough Market in 2012 and always make a point to visit the popular food market located just south of the London Bridge whenever we’re in town.. It features a steak coated in pate and mushrooms, then wrapped in puff pastry and baked, and it is extremely indulgent. The coconut is fresh, chewy and served in long, lavish curls amid a tumble of green papaya, palm hearts, technicolour veg and zingy herbs with a fragrant Asian-style dressing. Think again: it’s been the brassica of choice at hip restaurants for a while now. Commitment-phobes can get together and order a ‘half and half’: a large pot filled with two types of broth. Indo-Chinese chilli chicken lettuce cups at Brigadiers, 42. Thanks for subscribing! They do fantastic hearty, comforting Thai food packed with flavour, spice … Hot chocolate at Le Café Alain Ducasse, 52. Think of Brigadiers as Hoppers for people with money, because this Indian barbecue restaurant has all the calling cards of its high-stepping owners, the Sethi family. It’s a premium olive – gutsy, briny and brilliant. The crab ‘donuts’ are a case in point: the airy dough is stuffed with lightly dressed white crab meat and sprinkled with intensely fishy coral ‘dust’, with wasabi and chopped egg as surprising additions. The menu at this dinky little offshoot of Exmouth Market’s acclaimed Moro changes all the time, but this dish has been there – more often than not – since day one. , but we’d single out the sauerkraut and cheddar croquettes, a trio of creamy, crunchy and staggeringly delicious morsels serviced with truffled mayonnaise. Sauerkraut and Cheddar Croquettes at Lino, 5. Crab-stuffed donuts at Chiltern Firehouse. The small-plates menu is packed with strong, sunny flavours – don’t miss the fat courgette and feta fritters, served with crunchy radishes, kohlrabi and cucumber plus a bowl of thin, garlicky tahini-based tarator sauce for dipping. In a food scene as hot as London’s, decision fatigue is real, so we’ve agonised over the city’s menus for you – recording the dishes to die for at London’s best restaurants and moveable street food stalls. Lord, is it good! Some sweet, deep-red fleshy Florina peppers. A playful Thai twist on salted caramel, this ice cream from the duo behind Som Saa is fiendishly good – they get the palm sugar from a Thai-based sourcing company, owned by mentor David Thompson, that supplies Nahm in Bangkok and Heston’s Fat Duck in Bray. Let your stomach lead you to delicious restaurants in London or enjoy cocktails and drinks with a meal at pubs and top bars in London, each with social distancing and other safety measures in place. Meraki takes the sun-drenched flavours of the Aegean islands and serves them up to businessmen in a Fitzrovia, with the help of solicitous Mediterranean staff and a menu of luxurious contemporary Greek dishes. Meat-eaters: don’t miss out. Dainty, dazzling stuff indeed. It’s not a cake and it looks almost too pretty to eat, but this evocatively named dessert is totally extraordinary: in essence, it comprises umeshu (plum wine) poured over two ‘drops’ of translucent agar jelly garlanded with cherry blossom and gold flake, creating an otherworldly confection that simply begs to photographed. Ask people to name just one dish from this modern Chinese teahouse and most would plump for the macarons displayed in rainbow shades in the patisserie – they’re the most attention-grabbing and photo-friendly. Mince and potatoes at Dean Street Townhouse, 96. Share it with a loved one. Tapioca marshmallow with ocopa sauce at Chicama, 18. Founded back in 1956, this Singaporean street-food chain is now peddling its legendary curry puffs in Covent Garden – and pretty damn good they are too. Low-lit, inviting and simply brilliant, Santo Remedio’s new pitch on Borough’s Tooley Street finds its Mexican kitchen on sparkling form – just take a gooey bite of the classic quesadilla and you’ll be in heaven. Thriving, acclaimed and damn-tasty, the London restaurant scene is internationally renowned and promises a hefty selection of gastronomy. A tea-pickled egg, some eye-wateringly fiery bamboo shoots (pickled with scotch bonnet chillies) and a scattering of spiced seafood powder add yet more depth and flavour. Places that, yes, have great food, but more importantly will also guarantee you a good time. There’s no precise recipe for dukkah – it’s the kind of thing mothers argue about – but the one made at Bababoom is banging. It uses crushed toasted hazelnuts and sesame seeds (for crunch), aleppo chilli (for heat), dried mint and sumac (for aroma), plus cumin, coriander and fennel seeds (for more aroma, of the spice trail variety). An achingly stylish, handsomely garbed Burmese star now holed up in an airy site on the eastern fringes of Shoreditch, Lahpet touts a highly distinctive cross-breed of Thai and Indian cuisine that’s very much its own. Shredded jellyfish in black vinegar sauce at Sichuan Grand, 27. Showing 1-40 of 13293. Venue says You can now enjoy our notoriously fluffy buttermilk pancakes at home with our DIY kits. Fried yam paste meat dumplings at Royal China, 94. Laksa may be oh-so-trendy these days, but this Malaysian café-diner has been peddling its giant bowls of noodle deliciousness for two decades – and punters can still look forward to humongous helpings of spicy coconutty broth packed with juicy prawns, thin rice vermicelli, puffy fish balls, the works. It’s Pancake Day all year round at this bubbly outfit on Flat Iron Square, which specialises in flipping perfect buttermilk beauties with a just hint of sourness. The 8 Best Street Food Markets in London. With its delicate flavour, springy texture and plenty of ‘knack’ when you bite into it, this beauty needs nothing more than ketchup and mustard – though the optional free topping of crispy onions and a dollop of sauerkraut (50p) or curry-tomato sauce (£1) are jolly nice, too. Other covetable plates include the manti dumplings with smoked aubergine at Turkish high-flyer Yeni, the prosaically titled lobster crumpets from Rovi (cousin of Nopi) and the classic curry puffs at Singaporean street-food peddler Old Chang Kee. It manages to serve genuinely excellent food while remaining astonishingly affordable and resolutely down to earth; it also serves daily pasta specials whose homemade strands are so fresh that you risk getting all emotional after your first bite. Step forward, Highland cattle. Sea trout tartare with bloody mary jelly at Parson’s, 39. It’s the dip of your dreams. These big boys are the spicy counterparts to their Cornish cousins, with satisfyingly buttery pastry encasing a range of different fillings. Wrong. Special nine-compartment pots are built into each table for dipping and dunking, but while waiting for your chosen unmentionables to cook through, it’s worth slurping up a plate of exceptional dan dan noodles – soft, supple hand-pulled strands with heat coursing through them and a topping of meaty mince, plus some pak choy greens to soak up the fire. Hand-related things can be bad: hand balls; hand guns; hand-wash only. There are few cities around the world that rival London’s impressive food scene. The fully illustrated medley ranges from USDA kalbi short-rib to duck breast and tiger prawns, but we’re sold on the pre-marinated spicy pork: you can order soy and sesame oil for dipping, but you won’t need them – this baby is best enjoyed ‘naked’. Melted cheese, sweetly caramelised onions and a creamy béarnaise sauce add more gourmet flourishes, although the soft bun is reassuringly old-school American. As a dish, it’s a bit of a Benedict Cumberbatch: not traditionally good-looking, but with an army of blindly adoring fans. Pork tamal in a corn dumpling at Casita Andina, 79. Billed as a ‘lobster crumpet’, this moreish snack is essentially two pieces of extremely posh sesame prawn toast with a mind-blowingly good dip – a sweet, tangy, liquid kaleidoscope that swings from peppery chilli heat via flashes of kumquat fruitiness to the fragrance of spring onion and coriander. London Restaurants - Menus, Photos, Ratings and Reviews for over 26600 Restaurants in London. Note: Information was accurate at time of reporting. Roka still impresses with its mastery of the Japanese-style robata grill – so grab a ringside seat by the knotty-grained-wood counter overlooking the action at this capacious high-decibel rendezvous. 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