Sunday, 18 July 2010

Away From Amman: Our favorite restaurants in London...

I have to admit, one of the reasons we went to London during the holidays is for the food. So, here are our top 4 restaurants in London!

I'll start with the one we missed the most, Royal China. Lunch or dinner - doesn't matter. Lunch is obviously for the dim sum - which is definitely one of the best in London. You cannot reserve a table and if you arrive a little later than 12.30pm you'll end up queueing for ages. But it is worth it... There are 2 restaurants from the same group located on Baker Street, the other is Royal China Club - a more refined and more expensive version, but also excellent.

Entrance to Royal China, located on Baker Street

My favorites: Dim Sum: Roast Pork Puff (left) - Pork and Radish Dumpling (right)

The second is a small Malaysian Restaurant located next to China Town. It is located down a small alley called Rupert Court and I just realise that I don't even know the name, but it is down the alley on your right, when you arrive from Chinatown! The food is yummy, the portions huge, the service nothing to write home about, the check: about £10 ahead. (Just checked on the Net, it's called C&R Cafe!).

The place is tiny, actually more of a cafe style than a proper restaurant

Left: nasi lemak; Center: Singapore laksa; Right: roti canai

The last one is not something we used to do every time we drove into London. There is a sushi bar located in Harrods - and it is amazing. Very expensive (too expensive) - the fish though is very very good. It is always busy, doesn't matter the time.

A plate like the one in the middle is about £25 (without the Miso soup)

There are so many places to choose from in London, but we do like Asian food and miss it a lot. We also managed to eat Indian from 3 different restaurants as well (well 2 Indians and 1 Bangladesh) - but probably the best we know is called Madhus Brilliant in Southall. The thing about Southall is that you have the impression of being transported to India. Shame I don't have any pictures... But don't hesitate to have a look at the website, the food is amazing and very different from other Indian's you might get. The famous chef Gordon Ramsay has just been in preparation of his next tv series.

Bon Appetit!


Croatian_Latina said...

I'm jealous! I miss eating ethnic food. But we may go to London sooner than later since we recently learned we have family living there. Actually it's hubby's second cousin but still family. and the fact that its only 2 hours via plane. no more excuses. LOL

Babs said...

I miss it soo much already lol! Am sure you'll enjoy your time in London, it's a fab city - expensive, but fabulous!!

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