London calling: 5 restaurants to warm you up

London calling: 5 restaurants to warm you up

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Good food is the right way to anyone’s soul. In London you can savour almost every flavour known to mankind. It’s one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, with cafes and restaurants that show off the best tastes from every culture.

All you need to do is find the time to pick up a cheap car hire deal from London and travel to some of these fantastic restaurants.

Barrafina (pictured)

One of the most popular Spanish diner-style tapas bars in London is Barrafina. You’ll find three Barrafinas in London – on Adelaide Street, Drury Lane and the original is on Soho’s Frith Street. These cosy spaces offer authentic tapas from many different regions across Spain. Barrafina is also a great spot for after work drinks with the dishes served with sine Spanish sherries, wines and Cavas.

The Ledbury

Few restaurants have the friendly and welcoming vibe that you’ll get at the Ledbury. This restaurant in Notting Hill takes it to a whole new level. Chef Brett Graham serves up innovative dishes, combining British ingredients, such as Cumbrian lamb alongside delicacies from across the world, including Tokyo turnips and black truffle. Combine with great Aussie and US beers and we have a winner!

The Princess of Shoreditch

This iconic pub-restaurant is tucked away not far from Old Street on the border of the city and Shoreditch. Managers at the multi-award winning venue also proudly proclaim they offer good value for money for the charming British food. There’s a lively downstairs bar for diners and drinkers who arrive on a ‘first come’ basis. But it’s worth making a booking for the cosy dining room, which is located just upstairs.


At almost any time of day Kaffeine is a popular spot among young foodies. But they don’t seek out the café for its décor. Instead it’s all about the food and the coffee full of flavour. In fact, ask the regulars and they’ll tell you it’s among the best in London. It’s also a favourite lunch spot, with delicious sandwiches and salads sure to fill you up. If you’re feeling peckish, then why not go for the tarts or a pecan pie to finish off the experience?

City Social

After dining at City Social you’ll be convinced that great food should always come with a view like this one! Take one look at the restaurant's menu and you’ll probably struggle to pick just one meal to enjoy. There’s the incredible cheese trolley, which allows you to choose up to five gourmet cheeses. The scrumptious Côte de bœuf is also bound to please. Take in the flavours as you soak up the views of one of the world’s most beautiful cities.


Brianna Piazza

Brianna Piazza

Brianna Piazza is an Australian television reporter and part-time travel blogger. Originally from Melbourne, she's currently living in Cairns where she works for WIN News and spends her weekends exploring the outdoors Far North Queensland.

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