A Foodie’s Guide to London – where to find the best food porn, brunch and high tea in London plus recommendations for the famous Borough Market!
One of the highlights of our #SFOtoLHR London trip was checking out the London food scene. Thanks to the help of the Virgin Atlantic team, Cynthia, Ally and I were seriously set up for some epic foodie adventures. We basically ate non-stop for three days straight. Read on for some of my favorites.
A Foodie’s Guide to London
Berner’s Tavern in the London Edition Hotel is one of the most ornately decorated restaurants I’ve ever seen. The walls are covered from floor to ceiling with hundreds of paintings and the room itself has stunning high ceilings with ornate detailing. And how about that backlit bar!? They have an extensive menu with everything your heart could fancy, but my favorite was their chargrilled chicken paillard salad with garlic and chorizo butter, piquillo pepper, manchego, arugula and red onion.
10 Berners Street
London W1T 3LF
A Foodie’s trip to London wouldn’t be complete without a stop at Borough Market. Seriously, everyone I asked for recommendations gave it as one of the essentials for a trip to London. The huge permanent market is located right on the Thames and has everything from pastries to produce. We took a Secret Food Tour, which was a great way to make sure we hit the highlights of the market. Must eats – Bread Ahead Bakery & School doughnuts, Scotch eggs from Scotchtails, and Fish & Chips at Fish! Kitchen.
8 Southwark Street
London SE1 1TL
Photos via CynEats
Nothing is more British than High Tea. High Tea at the Milestone Hotel is like all of your childhood tea party fantasies, but better. Think ornate decorations, plush velvet chairs and lollipop meringues. Don’t forget the champagne. Go ahead, treat yo’self.
High Tea at the Milestone Hotel
1 Kensington Court
London, W8 5DL
Cereal Killer Cafe is insane. Talk about true food porn. Cynthia found it on Instagram and we just couldn’t pass it up. The biggest surprise is that the milkshakes are actually warm! At least I think they are served warm. I hope it’s not because of how long we spent taking pictures of them. The cafe’s open window meant that we actually drew a crowd watching us do our food blogger thing. Even the employees snapped a few photos. I guess the London crowd isn’t as used to serious foodies as everyone in San Francisco is!
Cereal Killer Cafe
139 Brick Lane
London E1 6SB, United Kingdom
The Nosteagia Bubble Waffle might be the single most delicious thing I ate in London. I have a serious sweet tooth, and the combo of waffle, oreo, whipped cream, and chocolate was like Kryptonite. Serious insanity.
168 – 175 Shoreditch High Street
London E1 6HU, United Kingdom
Many thanks again to Virgin Atlantic for making this entire trip a reality!
P.S. – Tell me, what did we miss? What should I put on the list to check out the next time I’m in London?