Foodie day out in London

With bustling food markets and some of the world's best restaurants and bars, London is a food lovers' paradise! Give your tastebuds a treat on our foodies' day out.

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.

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.

If you're looking for a caffeine fix, Monmouth Coffee attracts the crowds in search of a top quality brew. It uses freshly roasted beans from its roasting site in nearby Bermondsey and creamy Jersey milk.

Where to eat dinner

For dinner, head to lively Covent Garden, and embark on a culinary journey through an array of cuisines from all over the world. Experience the combination of Italian and Peruvian flavours at Monmouth Kitchen, or feast on modern Indian dishes at Dishoom. Clos Maggiore is the ideal destination for a romantic dinner, while Shoryu is the perfect place to try some delicious Japanese ramen.


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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.

Head out on a craft beer tour

Discover London's beer and ale brewing traditions on a craft beer tour with a craft beer expert. Learn how to recognise different flavours and aromas, and visit a small craft brewery to see the whole process from hops to beer.