Traditional British Dishes To Try In London

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British culinary classics are often overlooked, yet among some of the finest restaurants in London are a number of quintessentially British hotspots, serving up the best the nation has to offer. From afternoon tea, to ‘the best fish and chips in London’ – here are some of London’s must-try restaurants.

Roast – Sunday Roast


Dedicated to only using produce from British farmers, Roast offers a modern take on classic British dishes. Spaciously set over two levels of a former floral hall above London’s famous Borough Market. Offering an array of choices, like roasted sirloin of Hereford beef with Yorkshire pudding and creamed horseradish, or slow roasted lamb shoulder studded with rosemary and garlic, the finest seasonal British ingredients make Roast the perfect place for a Sunday dinner.

Aprox. journey time from the hotel:  20 minutes using the tube.


The Wolseley – Breakfast


This self-proclaimed ‘café-restaurant’ combines British heritage and European ambience in a seamless fashion. The building dates back to 1921, when it started out as a prestigious car showroom, before being acquired by Barclay’s Bank and eventually transformed to The Wolseley in 2003. The charm and grandeur of the spectacular interior is matched by the inspiring and varied menu. Our recommendation? Go for the traditional English Breakfast or the much talked about Eggs Benedict.

Aprox. journey time from the hotel: 25-minute stroll through the heart of Mayfair.


Sketch – Afternoon Tea


Located in the exclusive neighbourhood of Mayfair, Sketch puts a spin on the traditional Afternoon Tea experience. Think plush velvet sofas, cartoon lined walls and quirky interiors. Once you’ve taken in the remarkable surroundings, sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious selection of cakes, pastries, scones and an impressive assortment of teas. In the evening, the 18th century townhouse room even transforms into a swanky cocktail lounge.

Aprox. journey time from the hotel: 20-minute walk heading east down Bond Street towards Regent Street.


Battersea Pie Station

Battersea Pie Station promises a truly authentic and delicious British dining experience. Slotted under the arches of the lower ground of Covent Garden Market Building, expect traditional pies with hearty fillings such as minced beef & onion, chicken & mushroom and steak & stout. There’s a cosy indoor eating area and a takeout menu if you need a quick bite on the go.

Aprox. journey time from the hotel: 20 minutes using the tube.


Rock And Sole Plaice

Rock And Sole Outside

Originally a meeting place for community volunteers to plan where provisions would be distributed during the Second World War, Rock & Sole Plaice was founded in 1871 and now stands as one of the oldest fish and chip shops in London. The fish is prepared using their 145-year-old traditional recipe with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and, if you happen to visit in the summer, there is a lovely outdoor seating area to sit back and enjoy the sunshine too!

Aprox. journey time from the hotel: 15 minutes using the tube.


Quo Vadis

Quo Vadis Inside

If you want a taste of modern British cuisine, head over to the historic Quo Vadis in Soho. A former brothel and a home to Karl Marx, this exclusive restaurant and member’s club sits in the heart of the capital and offers a fresh and energised menu that’s changed daily to accommodate seasonal produce. Whether it’s oysters, a smoked eel sandwich, or the traditional bacon sandwich you opt for, you can expect to leave feeling relaxed and satisfied.

Aprox. journey time from the hotel: 15 minutes using the tube.