Taste of London: A Deep Dive into the City’s Multicultural Cuisine  

Last updated May 23, 2024

Undoubtedly, London is renowned for its great food. Its rich history and vibrant culture create a global melting pot where a diverse array of flavours converge. Exploring various neighbourhoods in London, we'll uncover hidden gems and must-visit spots. So join us as we explore the multicultural cuisine that makes London one of the most exciting food capitals.  

Halal Heaven: Top Indian Cuisine  

Mayfair has one of the best halal fine dining experiences in London. Kanishka incorporates classic Indian dishes from various regions with a modern twist. Helmed by Michelin star awarded chef Atul Kochhar, this restaurant is only a few minutes’ walk away from Regent Street, Bond Street, Oxford Circus. So, if you're in the mood for culinary brilliance and a side of Mayfair glamour, look no further. 

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Address: 17-19 Maddox Street, Mayfair, W1S 2QH  

Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 12-2:30pm, Friday & Saturday 11:30am-2:30pm 5pm-10pm, Sunday 11:30am-3pm, 5pm-9pm. 

Phone Number: +44 (0)20 3667 9990 

Whether you find yourself in Camden, Covent Garden, or the West End craving a no-fuss Indian dining experience, Sagar is a must-visit for vegans and vegetarians seeking delicious South Indian food in London. Known for its lunch thalis and affordable quick meals, Sagar is a tasty and authentic South Indian dining experience. Who says you can't have your curry and eat it too?! 

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Address: Covent Garden 31 Catherine St WC2B 5JS, West End17A Percy Street W1T1DU 

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 12-11pm, Sun 12-10pm 

Phone Number:  Covent Garden 020 7836 6377, West End 020 7631 3319 

Taste of Italy  

Nestled in the heart of West End Picadilly, Cicchetti London, is the latest edition of the San Carlo restaurant group offers Venetian style tapas. Diners can customise their own meal by ordering multiple plates for themselves or to share. This all day dining concept incorporates food, style and is steeped in family history. Buon appetito! 

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Address: 215 Piccadilly, W1J9HL 

Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12-11pm 

Phone Number: 02074949435 

If you’re looking for a quick lunch on the go, then look for Lina Stores delicatessen in Soho! Established in 1944 is in the heart of Soho, Lina Stores delicatessen not only makes some of the best homemade pasta and paninis but sells some of the highest quality Italian cured ham and cheese Renowned for its casual, yet friendly and energetic atmosphere, Lina Stores is a must-visit, where you can also make friends with the bubbly chef Martha! 

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Address: 18 Brewer St, Soho, W1F 0SH 

Opening Hours: Mon – Sat 10am – 7pm, Sun 11am – 6pm 

Phone Number: 020 7437 6482 


London's Secret Chinese Culinary Treasure  

Chinatown in London offers some of the best food from ramen to dumplings. One of the hidden gems of Chinatown, however, lies behind the secret Jade door on Gerrard Street. Opium is a two floor, three-bar 1920s style speakeasy offering a whimsical escape from the modern world with award winning that defy the laws of science. Opium combines traditional Chinese ingredients and flavours with modern mixology techniques to create unique and innovative cocktails. And let's not forget the dim sum platters, which make the perfect food accompaniment! 

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Address: The Jade Door, 15-16 Gerrard Street, W1D 6JE 

Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 5pm-late 

Phone Number: 020 7734 7276 


English Pub Grub  

Of course, we couldn’t overlook quintessential English pub grub food. Here are our picks; 

The Churchill Arms in Notting Hill is a must visit for classic dishes such as fish and chips, pies and hearty Sunday roasts. The rich history, charming ambience and floral exterior makes this an authentic pub grub experience. This pub is truly a time machine to traditional British fare.  

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Address: 119 Kensington Church Street, W8 7LN 

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 12-10:30pm 

Phone Number: 020 7727 4242 

Harwood Arms is a renowned gastropub in Fulham. It is the only Michelin-starred pub in London known for its elevated version of British classics such as game pie, Scotch eggs and Sunday roasts. In spite of its Michelin star status, the pub still holds the typical relaxed and welcoming atmosphere of typical English gastro pubs.  

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Address: Walham Grove, Fulham SW6 1QP 

Opening Hours: Tue-Fri 6pm-9pm, Sat-Sun 12-2:45pm, 6pm-9pm 

Phone Number: +44 (0)20 7386 1847 

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