Restaurants

Each £ denote £10, and the pricing is for ONE person.  Price guide does not include drinks.  Stars ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆  are out of 10 and is rated for taste.  Stars rating does not take ££ rating into account. Value for money is roughly rating divided by cost.

Northern Chinese

★★★★★★★★☆☆ My Old Place – Liverpool Street – ££
★★★★★★★★☆☆ Baozi Inn – Chinatown – £
★★★★★★★★☆☆ Murger Han – Euston – £
★★★★★★★★☆☆ Lanzhou Noodle House – Chinatown – £
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Yi Pin – Angel – ££
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Chang’s Noodles – Holborn – £
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Tian Fu Bu Yi – Shepherd’s Bush – £££ (Hot Pot)
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ Red & Hot – Euston – ££ (Hot Pot)
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ San Xia Ren Jia – Goodge Street – ££

Southern Chinese

Dim Sum :
★★★★★★★★★☆ Pearl Liang – Paddington – ££
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Lido – Chinatown – ££
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Taste of China – Harrow – ££
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ China Palace – Excel Centre – £££
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Dumpling Legend – Chinatown – ££ (for Xiao Long Bao)
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Dragon Castle – Elephant & Castle – £££ (have a look at their stone lions!)
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Imperial China – Chinatown – £££
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Royal China – Queensway – ££

Roast Meats :
★★★★★★★★☆☆ Gold Mine – Queensway – ££
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Four Seasons – Queensway & Chinatown – ££
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ New Fortune Cookie – Queensway ££

Other Dishes:
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Cafe TPT – Chinatown – £
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Young Cheng – Chinatown – ££
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Hung Tao – Queensway – £ (For Congee when ill)
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Mandarin Kitchen – Queensway – ££££ (Lobster & seafood)
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ Wong Kei – Chinatown – £
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ East Pan Asian – Alperton – £££

Phillipino

★★★★★★★★★☆ Romulo Café – High Street Kensington – ££££

Korean

BBQ :
★★★★★★★★☆☆ Sula – New Malden – £££
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Arirang – Holborn – £££
Other Dishes :
★★★★★★★★☆☆ Duri Mart – Ealing – £
★★★★★★★★☆☆ Tohbang – Clerkenwell – ££
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Bi Won – Holborn – ££
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Bibimbap – Soho – £ (Korean rice dishes)

Italian

★★★★★★★★★★ Al Boccon di’Vino – Richmond – £££££
★★★★★★★★☆☆ Saponara – Islington – £££

Japanese

Sushi :
★★★★★★★★☆☆ Eat Tokyo – Hammersmith – £££
★★★★★★★★☆☆ Kiraku – Ealing – ££
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Asakusa – Camden – £££
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Atariya – Ealing – ££

Pancakes :
★★★★★★★★☆☆ Abeno – Holborn/Soho – £££

Noodles :
★★★★★★★★☆☆ Ippudo – TCR – ££
★★★★★★★★☆☆ Kanada-Ya – TCR – ££

Spanish

★★★★★★★★★★ Barrafina – Covent Garden – ££££
★★★★★★★★☆☆ Andalucia – Piccadilly – ££
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Meson Don Filipe – Waterloo – £££

Vietnamese

★★★★★★★★☆☆ Cay Tre – Hoxton, NOT SOHO!! – ££
★★★★★★★★☆☆ Com Viet – Covent Garden – ££
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Long Que – Hoxton – £
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Viet Eat – Holborn – £
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Viet Grill – Hoxton – ££
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ Banh Mi Bay – Holborn – ££

Iranian

★★★★★★★★☆☆ Abu Zaad – Edgeware Road – ££
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Hafez – North Kensington – ££

Mexican

★★★★★★★★☆☆ Meztizio – Islington – £££
★★★★★★★★☆☆ Cantina Laredo – Covent Garden – ££££

Malaysian, Singaporean & Indonesian

★★★★★★★★☆☆ Satay House – Paddington – ££
★★★★★★★★☆☆ Roti King – Euston – £
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Rasa Sayang – Chinatown – £
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Bugis Street – Gloucester Square – ££
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Nusa Dua – China Town – ££

French

★★★★★★★★★☆ Chez Ellez – Brick Lane – £££

Thai

★★★★★★★★☆☆ Rosa’s Thai Cafe – Victoria – ££
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Thiwanya – Holborn – ££
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ Suchard – London Bridge – £

Indian

★★★★★★★★★☆ Punjab – Covent Garden – ££
★★★★★★★★☆☆ Chettinad – Goodge Street – £
★★★★★★★★☆☆ Dishoom – Covent Garden – £££
★★★★★★★★☆☆ Asher’s Africana – Wembley – £
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Karahi King – North Wembley – £

Cake and/or Tea

★★★★★★★★★☆ Outsider Tart – Chiswick
★★★★★★★★★☆ Maison Bertaux – Soho
★★★★★★★★★☆ Yumchaa – all over London
★★★★★★★★☆☆ Yorica – Soho
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Cafe in the Garden – Russel Sq

Other favourites

★★★★★★★★★☆ Ceviche – Peruvian, Soho – £££
★★★★★★★★★☆ Flat Iron – Steak, Soho – ££
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Coco Bamboo – Brazilian, Camden – £££
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Big Easy – American – £££
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Herman ze German – Bratwurst – £
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Billy & the Chicks – Fried Chicken & cocktails, Soho – ££
★★★★★★★★☆☆ Barraco (Now Caipinha) – Brazilian, Kilburn – ££

As yet unvisited… but would like to try

Shimogamo (Camden)
Brazilian gourmet (Cleveland St, Brazillian)
Snaps & Rye (Notting HIll, Danish)
Hoppers (Soho, Indian)
Viet Food (Soho)
Wellbeing Kitchen (Soho, Korean)
Centro Gallego De Londres (Kensal, Spanish)
Naru (Korean, Holborn)
Anima e cuore (Kentish Town)
Arabica bar & kitchen (Borough)
Baltic bar & restaurant (Waterloo)
Baiwei (Chinatown)
Berber & Q (Haggerston, Grill House)
Bocco di Lupo (Soho, Italian)
Boqueria Tapas (Brixton, Spanish)
Copita (Soho, Spanish)
Foxlow (Chiswick)
Honey & Co (Warren Street, Middle Eastern)
Jar Kitchen (Covent Garden)
Trullo (Islington, Italian)
Ginger & White (Hampstead, Tea & Cake)
Piccolo (Ealing)
Admiral Codrington (Chelsea)
A toca (Lambeth)
Café East (Surrey Quays)
Zima (Soho)
Han (New Malden)
Union Viet (Southwark)
Tang London (Tottenham Court Road)
Baiwei (Chinatown)
Cantina del Ponte (Shad Thames)
Lah Pet (Hackney / London Fields)
The Stoke House (Westminster)
Chinese Laundry (Islington)
Tortellini Cup (Finchley Road)
Fancy Crab
Heron (Paddington)
Nipa Thai (Queensway)
Patara
Calcutta Street
Cocoro
Del’ish

Don’t go here (for food anyway)

The Salt Quay
The 5th View
K Place
Asadal
Champor-Champor
Aqua Shard
Leong’s Legend
Sushi Mania
Busaba
Feng Sushi

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