Oh, London. We love everything about you. The nightlife. The food scene. The people. The accents (blush and sigh). Seems like you can turn any corner, and find amazing eats and pubs. Here's our list of unusual finds that are a must try during your visit to this iconic city.
Fairuz Lebanese Restaurant
It's a cafe named after a legendary Middle Eastern singer, serving Eastern Mediterranean dishes, grilled meat and kebabs. You could literally order off the hot and cold appetizer menu, and be so satisfied, without even digging into the entrees. It's hand's down the best Lebanese food in London and arguably in the world, outside of the Middle East, of course. Our favorites? You have to try the Lamb Fettah, the Kharoof Mahshei, and Batinjan Kawerma. Easy access from Bond Street Station, and a short walk of about 10 minutes.
Address: 3 Blandford St, Marylebone, London W1U 3DA
#PROTIP: In true Mediterranean form, the owner is selective in his open times, regardless of whats posted. Tables are usually free during the day, but dinner might require reservations.
This intimate contemporary enoteca for regional wines and small-plate dishes, takeaway bottles and deli produce, is a gem in the middle of the city! Stop in for a glass (or bottle) of vino. Enjoy a plate of pasta, or selection of other appetizing Italian dishes. Their pastas are home made, and salads are delightful. Love the olives as well! Grab your girls, and hit the town. Make sure this is on your afternoon list of things to do.
Address: St. Martin's Courtyard, 3 Upper St. Martin’s Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9AB
Tapa Brindisa Soho
We love Soho. It's one of my favorite parts of Central London. We came across this delightful Tapas bar, with a regularly changing menu and regional specials made with carefully sourced ingredients. Be sure to get a glass or two of Cava to start your night. They take tapas to the next level. While it's simple, the tapas are also intricately created. It's unusual for what you'd usually think of for a Tapas bar. Food is not greasy. Flavors are fresh, with lots of healthy options, too. Try their chicken tapa and eggplant carpaccio. We did not order the shrimp, but I wish we did! It smelled and looked amazing.
#PROTIP: The service is quick, but don't try to make small talk with the servers. While the manager is friendly, the others can be short. Just don't take it personally, and you'll do great!
We are explorers.
Thrill Seekers. Foodies.