Editor’s note: Great Minds Magazine is a brand new online magazine. It is run by students in London and aims to write great content that students across the UK can relate to. On this blog piece, Great Minds Magazine suggests 5 great places to go eat in London. Can you read it all the way through before leaving your halls of residence or student apartment for a bite?
London is a multi-cultural city, filled with many different cuisines so it’s easy to get stuck on where to go to eat. Whether your craving something sweet or want a meal with your friends then we have places you should try in London.
Busaba Eathai is a modern thai restaurant, producing a mouthwatering menu of stir fries, curries and freshly prepared salads. They also offer a selection of Asian inspired refreshments such as smoothies and juices.
The interior design is very authentic; they have many Buddhas scattered around the restaurant with incense candles lit. They have a mini pond filled with red daisies and candles, which creates a very calming atmosphere. I would personally recommend trying the pad thai and the guava collins juice.
If you’re a lover for sweet treats then this place is perfect for you! Hummingbird Bakery is an American-style bakery, which brings the authentic taste of American baking to London. All treats and desserts are freshly baked in store; they sell cupcakes, layer cakes, brownies, pies, cheesecakes and much more. It played a lead role in bringing cupcakes and Red Velvet cake to popularity in the UK.
An Honest burger is distinctive; their menu is inspired by Great British produce. They offer free-range chicken, market vegetable and 35 day dry-aged British chuck steak burgers. All burgers are served with crisp, hand-cut, skin-on chips glistening with rosemary salt crystals. They are also gluten friendly so they can cater to everyone’s hungry needs.
If you fancy just grabbing a coffee then The Attendant is the place for you. Recently only opened in January 2013, the former Victorian gentleman’s toilet is now the runner up for Best Coffee Shop in London 2013. The Caravan roasts small batches of beans daily on their Probat roaster using beans sourced from around the world. The Attendant’s focus is quality, provenance, sustainability and fair relationships with growers by using green coffee beans. They also have a milk provider, which is the Ivy House Farm in Somerset where they have 120 Jersey cows. It’s good to know where your good coffee comes from.
Lahore Kebab House
Most restaurants in London tend to close early around 10/11pm. So if you feel hungry after-hours, Lahore Kebab house is definitely ideal as it is open until 1am. The restaurant doesn’t seem much but it’s the place for curry lovers. They get quite busy on the weekend as people across the world come to sample their Punjabi-style tandoori grilled meat and generous portions of ghee-laden curry. They have an open kitchen, which allows customers to watch as their meals are cooked. The foods are at a reasonable price, their house specials are really worth ordering (especially the nihari and dry lamb curry) all served in utilitarian karahi bowls.
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