Food Scene in London

Bite, savour, and swig. This is where local Airbnb hosts say you should go to get a taste of the city.

Locals’ favourite places

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1. Dishoom Shoreditch
7 Boundary St
237local recommendations
Sue
Sue says “Inspired by the Irani cafés of late twentieth-century Bombay, Dishoom balances a mixture of authenti...” ·
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2. Ottolenghi Islington
287 Upper St
206local recommendations
Stephanie
Stephanie says “Modern restaurant amazing brunches, lovely lunches food in the evening is still great but more expen...” ·
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3. Tayyabs
83-89 Fieldgate St
223local recommendations
Kathy
Kathy says “Founded in 1972 Tayyab’s is a family owned and run business in Whitechapel serving the finest in Pun...” ·
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4. Pizza East Shoreditch
56 Shoreditch High St
158local recommendations
Sam
Sam says “Housed on the ground floor of the Tea Building, located on the corner of Shoreditch High Street and ...” ·
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5. E5 Bakehouse
395 Mentmore Terrace
133local recommendations
Nathalie
Nathalie says “Try the signature Hackney Wild or Heritage Wholemeal. Loaves are available as half loaves too. The E...” ·
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6. Pizza East Portobello
310 Portobello Rd
145local recommendations
Magda-Mike
Magda-Mike says “Split-level Italian with stripped interiors and pavement tables, serving antipasti and rustic pizza....” ·
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7. The Ledbury
127 Ledbury Rd
141local recommendations
Ilaria
Ilaria says “2 Michelin stars. Chef Brett Graham's innovative cooking, paired with fine wines in a smart, modern ...” ·
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8. E&O
14 Blenheim Cres
135local recommendations
Mira
Mira says “Pan-Asian restaurant/cocktail bar for brunch, tempura and sushi, with counter seats in the window. ...” ·
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9. Electric Diner
191 Portobello Rd
126local recommendations
Deborah
Deborah says “Phone (Box Office) Tel: 020 7908 9696- In February 2011 the Electric Cinema turned 100 years old. Th...” ·
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10. Franco Manca
52 Broadway Market
115local recommendations
SHQ Apartments
SHQ Apartments says “Cheap but tasty sourdough Pizza. Broadway Market and London Fields can be walked to along the canal ...” ·
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11. Towpath Café
42 De Beauvoir Cres
123local recommendations
Stephanie
Stephanie says “This is amazing. Good food (from breakfast/brunch/lunch/tea) right on the tow path of the regents ca...” ·
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12. The Cow Pub & Dining Rooms
89 Westbourne Park Rd
120local recommendations
Alexandra
Alexandra says “Perennially popular pub (ooh, catchy phrase!), only a few minutes’ walk from Portobello Road. High p...” ·
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13. Granger and Co.
175 Westbourne Grove
117local recommendations
Karine
Karine says “I'm a massive fan of Aussie Chef Bill Granger and I love going for a brunch at Granger & Co in Notti...” ·
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14. LARDO
197-201 Richmond Rd
114local recommendations
Aidyn
Aidyn says “Hip, industrial-chic pizzeria with a 'disco ball' oven, for brunch, drinks and Italian small plates.” ·
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15. Bistrotheque
23-27 Wadeson St
122local recommendations
Karina
Karina says “2-minute walk. Modern European classics in a trendy loft-restaurant with cocktails and stage shows d...” ·
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16. The Breakfast Club
2-4 Rufus St
115local recommendations
Robert
Robert says “English and American breakfasts, plus comfort foods and burgers in cheerful, quirky surrounds.” ·
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17. SUSHISAMBA City
110 Bishopsgate
112local recommendations
Adriana
Adriana says “Upmarket restaurant with amazing views of London. Requires booking well in advance, but you can go f...” ·
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18. Beigel Bake
159 Brick Ln
141local recommendations
Grant
Grant says “24-hour bakery known for traditional Jewish-style filled bagels such as salt beef and smoked salmon....” ·
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19. Mangal 1
10 Arcola St
102local recommendations
Mena
Mena says “No-fuss Turkish cafe hung with kilims, serving a variety of grilled kebabs with warm pide bread.” ·
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20. The Mayflower Pub
117 Rotherhithe St
96local recommendations
Emily
Emily says “The Mayflower is a hidden gem boasting great views over the river from both the outside jetty and up...” ·
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21. Ottolenghi Notting Hill
63 Ledbury Rd
103local recommendations
Karine
Karine says “Located in Notting Hill, the Ottolenghi is a fab, chic deli with 10 seats only but gosh, the flavour...” ·
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22. The Waterway
54 Formosa St
96local recommendations
Sara
Sara says “Bistro-style gastropub with Modern European menu, terrace and large windows overlooking the canal, f...” ·
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23. Rasa South Indian Vegetarian Restaurant
55 Stoke Newington Church St
96local recommendations
Katie
Katie says “This place is a Stoke Newington institution and serves a great array of South Indian vegetarian dish...” ·
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24. Hawksmoor Spitalfields
157A Commercial St
88local recommendations
Barbara
Barbara says “Prime cuts of matured beef and other British classics served in stripped-back, bare-brick surrounds.” ·
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25. The White Horse
1-3 Parsons Green
85local recommendations
VanZyl
VanZyl says “Located at 1-3 Parsons Green, London, SW6 4UL Known for Bar, Rainy Days, Late Nights, Groups Victori...” ·
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26. Franco Manca
3-4 Market Row
87local recommendations
Giulia Mulè &
Giulia Mulè & says “Franco Manca serves authentic Neapolitan-style pizza made with sourdough pizza dough and organic ing...” ·
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27. Osteria Basilico
29 Kensington Park Rd
79local recommendations
Mira
Mira says “Local Italian osteria serving wines and regional comfort food in warm dining room with rustic theme....” ·
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28. Ganapati
38 Holly Grove
85local recommendations
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29. The Boundary Project
2-4 Boundary St
83local recommendations
Sue
Sue says “The Boundary Rooftop Bar is a popular alfresco retreat providing stunning panoramic views of the Lon...” ·
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30. Beach Blanket Babylon
45 Ledbury Rd
84local recommendations
Paul
Paul says “The owners of this wonderfully kooky establishment have – oddly – encapsulated the three unrelated w...” ·