Morning, noon, or night, there is plenty to inspire and delight your taste buds if you know where to look in London.
Where to Eat Breakfast
Start at Sketch, one of London's coolest eateries, located just off Regent's Street. Its master-chef is Pierre Gagnaire, best-known for his eponymous Michelin-starred restaurant in Paris. Start your day off in style with breakfast in the Parlour Room, where menu options include eggs Benedict with spinach coulis, spicy Birchermuesli, and smoked salmon served with apple jelly and Jacob's cream.
Alternatively, begin the day with some delicious treats at Maison Bertaux. A Soho landmark since 1871, this quaint patisserie is a great place to enjoy a sweet breakfast and a hot drink whilst watching the world go by. Watch Maison Bertaux's London Story video now.
After breakfast, head to London Bridge station. Here you'll find Borough Market – a must-visit for foodies. Its traders and artisan producers sell everything from fresh bread and British sausages to veggie burgers and posh cheeses. Many stalls offer tasters so you can try before you buy. The market is open on Thursdays, Fridays and (its busiest day) Saturdays.
Where to Eat Lunch
For lunch, either pick something up from Borough Market or take a seat at neighbouring Roast. This celebrated restaurant and bar is known for its classic British cooking. On the mouth-watering menu, you'll find seasonal dishes such as Cornish Pollock with smoked mackerel fritters and watercress sauce, wood pigeon breasts and slow roast Wicks Manor pork belly.
On a foodie day out in London, what you drink is as important as what you eat. Luckily, just a few minutes' walk from Borough Market is Vinopolis, which offers a great selection of wine tasting tours. Choose from a tour with or without a guide, and enjoy tasting sessions covering wine, cocktails, whisky and beer. If you don't have time for a tour, enjoy a pre-dinner drink at Vinopolis' stylish Wine Wharf or Bar Blue.
Where to Eat Dinner
For dinner, where else to eat but at one of London's many Michelin-starred restaurants? For a night to remember, splash out at three-Michelin-starred Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea or Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester in Mayfair. If you prefer to stick around the Borough Market and London Bridge are, good options include the Menier Chocolate Factory, Tapas Brindisa, Tanner & Co, or, for a stunning view across London, Aqua Shard.
Take a Foodie Tour
Explore the exciting flavours London's food and drink industry has to offer on a fast-paced Eating London Tour around the East End. Learn the interesting story of how East London is constantly evolving. Stop off several times along the route to sample the best dishes at the area's top restaurants and eateries.