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, so if you want a rating of value for money…. Divide one by the other.

Northern Chinese

★★★★★★★★☆☆ My Old Place – Liverpool Street – ££
★★★★★★★★☆☆ Baozi Inn – Chinatown – £
★★★★★★★★☆☆ Murger Han – Euston – £
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Yi Pin – Angel – ££
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Chang’s Noodles – Holborn – £
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Tian Fu Bu Yi – Shepherd’s Bush – £££ (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 – ££
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ Wong Kei – Chinatown – £
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ East Pan Asian – Alperton – £££
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Hung Tao – Queensway – £ (For Congee when ill)
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Mandarin Kitchen – Queensway – ££££ (Lobster & seafood)

Phillipino

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

Korean

BBQ :
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Arirang – Holborn – £££
★★★★★★★★☆☆ Sula – New Malden – £££

Other Dishes :
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Bi Won – Holborn – ££
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Bibimbap – Soho – £ (Korean rice dishes)

Italian

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

Japanese

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

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

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

Spanish

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

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

French

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

Thai

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

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

Other favourites

★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Coco Bamboo – Brazilian, Camden – £££
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Big Easy – American – £££
★★★★★★★★★☆ Ceviche – Peruvian, Soho – £££
★★★★★★★★★☆ Flat Iron – Steak, Soho – ££
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Herman ze German – Bratwurst – £

As yet unvisited… but would like to try

Shimogamo (Camden)
Barraco (Kilburn)
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)
Lanzhou Noodle Bar (Chinatown)
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

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

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