Want to have some great food in London but avoid a huge crowd of tourists? Here are 5 unique restaurants that offer friendly service, delicious food, and unique environments.
Chini Chor – This restaurant serves authentic Indian food. Everything is vegetarian, fresh, and a great blend of different levels of spiciness. Friendly servers greeted us and helped us figure out the menu which was written in Indian. Although I have only visited the Hounslow location, I am sure that the Southall one is amazing as well. Be sure to get: Currie and naan Price Range: £0.50 – £6.00 Website: chinichor.com
- High Tea of Highgate – Sweet and quaint, this little tearoom serves lovely high tea as the name proclaims. Traveling there is pleasant because it is tucked away in a nice neighborhood which makes it less touristy. While there, you can buy tea-related items such as loose leaf teas, milk dishes shaped as cows, and beautiful teapots. Since everyone should have high tea sometime in London, this is a perfect place to do it. Be sure to get: High tea Price Range: Depends Website: None but the address is 50 Highgate High St, London
Caffe Concerto – An Italian bistro with several locations, this restaurant is fashionable and sleek. Our servers varied in friendliness but were courteous and charming for the most part. Fresh roses are on each table, and the food is exquisite. Finding a Caffe Concerto should not be too difficult because there are several in London. Although rather pricey, this restaurant is great for a fancy night out in London. Be sure to get: Bruscheta Price Range: £3.20 – £18.95 Website: caffeconcerto.co.uk
- Crepe Fun-Tastic – A cheery pink and green restaurant sandwiched between other buildings, this might be passed by easily. However, if you take the time to enter this small crepe shop, you will be rewarded with a delicious treat. Whether you want a sweet or savory treat or even a sandwich instead of a crepe, you will not be disappointed. Finding this was one of the highlights of my stay in London. Be sure to get: An ice cream-stuffed sweet crepe Price Range: £2.00 – £6.50 Website: crepefuntastic.co.uk
James Oliver’s Diner – Fun and environment-friendly, this restaurant has a strange but cute dinosaur theme. Servers greeted us cheerfully and made the night entertaining with their chatter. The food was diverse and tasty for a decent price. Overall, it was a energetic atmosphere that made me long to return. Be sure to get: Happy cow veggie burger Price Range: £2.50 – £28.00 Website: jamesoliversdiner.com