No matter how many restaurants you think London has…there are more. Every single flavour profile you can dream up can be found somewhere in the city and some places you’ll find a massive crowd there, too. Looking to avoid the mainstream and find your own hidden gem? Give these 3 London eateries a try:
1. Back in 5 Minutes on Brick Lane (goo.gl/roS5Hf)
At the very end of Brick Lane is an eclectic clothes shop called Ante. If you happen to stop in between Wednesday and Saturday after 6:30pm, don’t be surprised to find it still open and serving from a rotating menu. The eatery is from the creative brains of the Disappearing Dining Club, so you can expect a rotating assortment of dishes like scallops w/ white chocolate and caviar, BBQ pulled pork, and chorizo-crusted salmon.
2. Oslo Court at St. John’s Wood (goo.gl/QJaLS6)
Near Regent's Park, this classic French restaurant has been serving amazing food for 40 years, even if most people don’t know it exists. There is a large block of fairly grim residential flats, which somehow house a restaurant that the changing of time has forgotten—never mind the fact that the food is show stopping and affordable.
3. Sirena's at Vauxhall (goo.gl/6fLDaG)
Accessed through cold stairs with peeling paint and metal bannisters in a neighbourhood that looks more like a correctional institution is a quirky Italian eatery that features a solid lineup of classics like Spaghetti Bolognese, Pizza Vivaldi, and Pollo Alla Milanese.