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A Traveler’s Guide to Dining in London

A Traveler
London is one of the best world’s places to eat out, thankfully for its cosmopolitan variety offers a great variety of cuisines, you can find many kind of flavors to indulge your dinning expectations. People from all around the world have brought their own exotic flavors and culinary culture to the city, making London an exciting and cosmopolitan place to eat out. Also is a very big effort for travelers to find the right place and the right prices where to eat because there are many venues from witch choose and perhaps London is the most expensive city to eat in, but as any other places taking a look the city we can find some good restaurants with good food and affordable prices. Inevitably prices are very expensive at venues closest to major tourist attractions. Some areas with inflated prices trading on travelers’ gullibility and lack of knowledge are the streets around Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, the British Museum and the Palace of Westminster. Here’s a guide to some of the best restaurants area by area. Covent Garden Covent Garden is an attractive area with a covered piazza complex at its centre. It’s popular with tourists but can be pricey. If you’re looking for an inexpensive meal in this area your best bet is to try out some of the large bar/restaurants such as Wagamama and All Bar One, where you’ll find reasonable quality food in stylish surroundings at affordable prices. If you want to experience a traditional London restaurant, try Rules on Maiden Lane. It’s rather expensive but it’s worth it. Reputed to be the oldest restaurant in London, it has a beautiful vintage interior and serves old London favorites, from oysters and eels to pies and puddings. Another famed London restaurant and popular hang-out of the rich and famous is The Ivy on West Street. You’ll need to book a table weeks in advance to savor its wonderful modern and luxurious British cuisine – shepherd’s pie, leek tart, kedgeree and the deliciously decadent sticky toffee pudding. South Bank Urban redevelopment has seen lots of ‘gastro-pubs’ pop up in this area – chic and trendy bars serving high quality food in informal surroundings and at reasonable prices. For fabulous modern European cuisine, try Festival Square on the ground floor of the Royal Festival Hall. It’s a relaxing café-bar serving everything from light snacks to filling main course dishes. Another popular gastro-pub is the award winning Anchor and Hope on The Cut. In contrast to many of the bars in this area, its décor is traditional, with oak paneled walls, but its food is most definitely up-to-date. Try the beetroot and goat’s cheese salad or the lamb shank with minted beans. Bloomsbury Bloomsbury is home to many of London’s top academic institutions such as University of London, University College London, Birkbeck College and the British Museum. It’s always bustling with students and as a result there’s a great choice of good but cheap café-bars and brasseries as well as some more upmarket restaurants. The Coffee Gallery on Museum Street, next to the British ....read more