INTERNATIONAL FOODIE: A FOOD TOUR OF LONDON

Eat whatever you want, and if anyone tries to lecture you about your weight, eat them too.
— Anonymous
 
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All photos were taken by me. 

Tapas, and speakeasies. and roof gardens, oh my! 

I'm a self-proclaimed international foodie, and I definitely ate to my heart's content during my recent visit to London. Let's just say my food baby hasn't gone away. I ate (well, technically inhaled) everything from traditional Moroccan dishes, Lebanese cuisines, global pizzas, and, of course, fish and chips!  I even had the chance to tour a beautiful roof top garden my last night in town.  If you're visiting London this year, please check out the following restaurants and bars. I promise you'll enjoy them all.  Warning: the following photos may cause mouth to water and stomach to growl.  


 ember yard

| spanish & italian tapas|

Ember Yard is foodie's dream. Hands down, this was one of my favorite restaurants that I dined at. Tapas are small savory dishes, typically served with lots of libations. It's a great way to taste an assortment of food all at once. If you have a chance to stop by, I personally recommend the chargrilled Iberico pork ribs, padron peppers, roasted welsh lamb, prosciutto, octopus, and smoked chorizo (featured below).  

 

Strada

|Italian| 

At Heathrow Airport, it's recommended that travelers arrive three hours (yes, three) before their scheduled flights. If you have some down time before departure, check out Strada. The food is fresh and comes out quickly. Located in Terminal 3. 

 

sky 23

 

Sky 23 is located on the 23rd floor of the Hilton Metropole. You can try one of the specialty cocktails while looking at the amazing view of the London skyline.  

 

the blind pig

| speakeasy |

The Blind Pig is an award winning bar known for its eclectic drinks and intimate atmosphere. 

 

The sea shell

|Seafood| 

You can't leave London without having fish and chips! The Sea Shell certainly did not disappoint. 

 

Haddock & Butter Potato   

Haddock & Butter Potato   

 

zayane 

|Moroccan| 

Zayane is perfect for large dinner parties, because entrees can be shared with a group. Side note: The hummus was AYE-MAZ-ING! If my coworkers hadn't been around, I would've licked the bowl.  

Trio of Dips & Homemade Moroccan Bread

 

nando's

|portuguese chicken shop|

Nando's is an international restaurant chain that originated in South Africa, and eventually expanded to hundreds of locations around the world. It's also home of the legendary, Portuguese flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken.  Nando's has a small presence in the U.S. If you're interested in checking it out, click here for details. 

 
 
 

the union tavern 

The Union Tavern is a canalside pub that features an assortment of craft beers from around the city. I"m not an avid beer drinker, so I opted for a cider. I gave it a two thumbs up. 

 

fire & stone

| global pizza|

Don't be fooled. This isn't Domino's. The menu is definitely worth looking at considering all of the pizzas are inspired by cities from around the world.   

 

 

Meat Liquor  

|burger, cheese Fries & wings|

This picture was actually taken a few years ago, during my first visit to London. I didn't have a chance to dine at Meat Liquor during my last trip, but it definitely needed an honorable mention. This was an amazing meal, and it featured one of my favorite foods--cheese. 

 

Babylon restaurant | the roof gardens

One of the highlights of my food tour. The dishes were flavorful, the service was exceptional and the rooftop garden was the cherry on top. It was the perfect way to celebrate the end of a phenomenal trip. 

What are some of your favorite places to eat in London? Comment below.