Homestyle Eating in London: A Varied and Very Tasty Experience

Homestyle cooking is such a wide category, depending on where you come from that it can really mean almost anything. That's perhaps why homestyle in London is such a great list to have, because everyone who makes their home in London will find their own home from home. You might think of Homestyle as pancakes, or sticky ribs, or barbecued pulled pork. Perhaps, your homestyle is British food, or scotch eggs, or rice pudding.

Perhaps you like spicy sichuan cooking, or pub food as a home from home.  All these things can be found and delighted in around London and here are just some of the best.

If it's British homestyle cooking you are looking for, then go no further than Hix or St John or Rules, who all offer classic British cooking in London. Perhaps it's fish and chips you associate with the taste of home, then Kerbisher and Malt in Hammersmith is a great place to try. If barbecue is your thing then get thee to Pitt Cue Co and Bodeans in Soho. And if its tea and cakes then Beas of Bloomsbury is the place to be. Enjoy your homestyle cooking around the capital, wherever that may be.

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Hereford Road


Hereford Road is a neighbourhood restaurant, located in a former butcher's shop with a daily changing menu. The whole-hearted and robust cooking of head chef Tom Pemberton, formerly of St John Bread and Wine, concentrates on offal, but also...  Read More



Simpson's-in-the-Strand is one of London's most historic restaurants and has been offering classic British dishes for over 170 years. The menu at Simpson's is a true celebration of British cuisine, and Master Cook Gerry Rae's kitchen proudly...  Read More



Said to be the oldest in London, this restaurant has been around since 1789, it was established by Thomas Rule. The place honors that history by maintaining a sense of tradition in food and spirits rather than changing with the times. Comfort...  Read More



Mark Hix is one of the British food scene's stars. Hix restaurants regularly collaborate with the art and hotel world in London, and can sometimes be found in 'pop up' form at various galleries and gatherings before later establishing themselves...  Read More



If you don't like offal, you might be put off, but for people that do enjoy crunching their way through every imaginable part of an animal, a visit to London would be crowned by a meal here. Set in what was once a smokehouse / townhouse, in...  Read More



Bea's of Bloomsbury's window displays of towering plates of cup cakes, decorated with fresh fruit and whipped sweet icing and cream cheese are a work of art in themselves. They also serve a great brunch or lunch, supplemented by seasonal...  Read More



Bodean's BBQ has now been running for 10 years in London. Created by Kansan native Andre Blais and modelled along the best tradition of American barbecue joints, the restaurant serves up a great plate of Americana. Bodean's has won best ribs...  Read More



The Pitt Cue Co started as a pop up American barbecue van under London's Hungerford bridge. Tom Adams is the brains behind this venture, and after serving finger licking food out of his van, he moved his operations to Soho. Pulled pork,...  Read More



Kerbisher and Malt does the contemporary British twist on an old favourite extremely well. They too get all their fish from sustainable sources, and this year the restaurant won the Best Fish and Chip shop title from Esquire magazine. They...  Read More



Dean Street Townhouse is a boutique hotel and restaurant from the Soho House Group, located on, believe it or not, Dean Street in Soho. Bedrooms are classified as Tiny, Small, Medium and Bigger, designed in hand-painted wallpapers, upholstered...  Read More


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