Eat Your Way Around the World Whilst Never Leaving London.

Emma Wallis

By , Local Expert, London
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Out of all the restaurants in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places that might just tickle your taste buds and afford you a new experience of London dining.  We offer carefully vetted selections to let you explore London dining on your own. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.

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    Local Expert Tip: "Get advice on the best wines from the very knowledgeable staff. We drank one that 'one of the Sam's drinks' and it was one of the best Spanish reds I've ever had."

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    St John - Restaurant and Bar

    Local Expert Tip: "Be Brave - Try it out. They also run a restaurant where you can try out some interesting bar snacks and comfort food too."

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    Bocca Di Lupo

    Local Expert Tip: "This restaurant does great regional food from Italy, but it's the fried food from Rome / Lazio which in my opinion is the tastiest. Their ice cream parlour across the road, gelupo is also DELICIOUS and definitely worth a visit if you can't get a table in the main restaurant."

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    Local Expert Tip: "There are so many delicious sushi places in London, but this one is great quality and a bit more of a restaurant dining experience. If you want a cheaper option, still beloved by Japanese, try Misato on Wardour Street, or Tokyo Diner"

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    • Cuisine: Indian
    • Average Main Course Price: 8 British Pounds
    • Neighborhood: Stoke Newington

    Local Expert Tip: "Rasa has a restaurant in London to suit everyone's tastes, there are vegetarian only ones; a restaurant specialising in fish, and one for meat. You can find them in several areas of London too."

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    Petersham Nurseries

    Local Expert Tip: "If you don't want to pay for dinner here, then go in the afternoon for tea and cake, and buy some plants at the nursery to recreate the experience at home. There's also a cookbook too."

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    Local Expert Tip: "Bring your own alcohol for a cheap fun evening. If you can't get in here, as it's often packed to the rafters, a little further west down Kingsland Road there is a whole slew of other Vietnamese restaurants, Viet Hoa there is another favourite."

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    Le Garrick

    • Cuisine: European, French
    • Average Main Course Price: 30 British Pounds
    • Neighborhood: Leicester Square

    Local Expert Tip: "Even though it's in the heart of the west end, if you wait a little bit later than the majority of diners, you can often pop in and find a cosy table downstairs without booking. Great for a romantic tete a tete, or perhaps on your own, you never know, like the owners, you might meet your life partner there too!"

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    The Blue Legume

    Local Expert Tip: "Best for Brunch and lunch just because of the feel of the cafe, but the food doesn't stint if you want to pop in for an evening meal either. Go early to avoid disappointment as they are often full with a queue."



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