Food Paradise: London

From London's hip culinary neighborhoods to the best place to have high tea, we bring you the not-to-be-missed British fare locals love.
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Toff's of Muswell Hill

Toff's is a local staple in Muswell Hill, and proud to uphold the British tradition of fish and chips.

Greek brothers George and Costas Georgious have owned Toff's since 1968.

Bea's of Bloomsbury

Stop by Bea’s of Bloomsbury for high tea, where the owner has put a decidedly delicious take on traditional tea by serving it up with sweets like specialty cupcakes. The American import may be new to Brits, but they’ve definitely taken to the miniature cakes with gusto.

Bea Vo puts the finishing touches on some strawberry cupcakes in her Camden Town Bakery.

Duke's Brew and Que

Duke’s Brew and Que, one of London’s most popular restaurants, is where Americans can get a taste of home while also enjoying traditional English fare. The restaurant serves up delicious barbecue alongside Southern fried pickles and hand crafted Lagers and Ale.

Duke's Brew and Que is jointly owned by American Byron Knight and Brit Logan Plant, who just happens to be the son of legendary Led Zeppelin lead singer, Robert Plant.

Pulled pork on signature "Mini Buns of Luv" are on their way to a hungry customer.

Co-owner and craft beer-aficionado Logan Plant gives a tour of neighboring Beavertown Brewery, where the brews are made for Duke's Brew and Que.

Brew and Que co-owner, Logan Plant, samples a fresh batch of "The Smog Rocket" from local brewery, Beavertown Brewery.

Friends dig into the Duke's burger, seasoned fries and pork ribs slathered in signature BBQ sauce.

Roti Chai

For the best Indian food outside of India, London wins hands down. You can dine on home-style Indian food in an elegant setting at Roti Chai. Their special "Chicken Lollipop" is a modern Indian twist on the chicken wing with moreish Keralan spices.

Roti Chai's stunning dining room sits above its casual street kitchen for lunch and takeout. 

Caravan

In London’s vibrant restaurant scene in the East End, Caravan puts a twist on the traditional “Bubble and Squeak” dish by serving it for breakfast, alongside poached–to-perfection eggs and grilled ham topped with hollandaise.

Locals line up outside Caravan from brunch to dinner. Coffee connoisseurs visit to pick up a pound and order the perfect "Flat White," a singularly filtered brew, beans roasted on site.

Creperie Nicolas

Gill and Keith Wiles serve up fresh crepes for the masses at Southbank Centre's Real Food Market, which brings street food from all over London to one place on weekends.

Arancini Brother's

David Earl, aka Little D, stirs up some veggie stew at Arancini Brother's stall. London's exploding street food scene is an affordable alternative for tourists on the move.

What is a trip to London without a visit to a pub? Make sure you pull up a stool and grab a pint.