At some point in my travels, I took up the habit of going to all the Hard Rock Cafés, a tradition as enriching as it is random, but it's fun. I satrted with the one in Madrid, where I'm from, and I'd never visited. Is the Hard Rock London is one of the Hard Rock Cafés with the most prestige?. It is, in fact, the one which first opened in 1971, as can be read on the website. I can't tell you about the food, because I've never paid 15 euros for a burger, but the basement museum is pretty cool. It's tiny and has relics from Cobain's glasses to Lennon's jacket or Clapton's guitar. The guy ve shows you around is also is very authentic. And it's free!
In a nutshell, cracking. This neighborhood pub in Wapping is possibly the oldest in London. Its origins date back to 1543, when it was a rustic tavern for sailors. Nestled on the old docks of the Thames with the passage of time it became a place where smugglers and thieves met, thus it was dubbed the Devil's Tavern. The current building is eighteenth century (a fire wiped out the original tavern). The Prospect is one of those sites you love, everything about it is a delight, the old bar, walls covered with wood, lamps, maritime décor, small windows, bronze objects and old stairs. But, without doubt, the best is the terrace on the Thames. If you go in the afternoon, when the tide is low, you can walk down old stone steps to the edge of the river.
The Sherlock Holmes opened its doors in 1957 and now has a bar on the ground-floor, a covered roof gardens and, of course, a restaurant. If you're looking for a place to eat, don't hesitate about visiting the Sherlock Holmes! The pub is filled with various objects and curiosities from the adventures of Sherlock Holmes, including the service weapon of his famous sidekick, Dr. Watson. But the main attraction of this unusual place is the reproduction of Holmes' living room and study which you can see through a window from the garden and restaurant.
This is an exclusive brand, located in the center of London. I think that it supplies the English royal family. It is an authentic delicatessen. There is a beauty center with exclusive treatments, by reservation, and restaurant with a lovely atmosphere. The gift items that are for sale are perfectly wrapped and presented. A must-see for shopping.
Considered to be the largest "fish and chips" in England (and therefore the world). It belongs to fast food restaurant chain Harry Ramsden's, present in the UK for around 80 years. The take away in Brighton is no more than 40 square meters with only 2 tables inside (there are a handful more outside which disappear in winter). Unlike the restaurant Harry Ramsden's, here the fish and chips are as little as € 5. In essence, the fish and potatoes are the same, the main difference is that the food is in a box, but any British person will tell you that real fish and chips have to be eaten on the street from a cardboard box or paper. I agree, they know better and in most cases there's always a port, sea or river nearby to sit quietly to eat. They also have desserts and the regulars are somewhat noisy groups of youths.
London is an expensive city for dining, but there are places like this where you do not need to spend a lot of money to eat really well. It's located in Chinatown, as it should be. We had a menu for 2 for just over 10 pounds with 3 courses and everything was really good.
Hi Sushi Salsa is a Japanese restaurant located in Camden Town, north of London, right next to the canal that passes by Camden Lock. If you like Japanese food it's one of the best choices in the neighborhood. It's not too expensive and it has a very nice atmosphere.The place has very modern decorations and facilities and you can watch how the chefs cook. The seating is at ground level and the lighting is dim. A Sushi Set (18 pieces) costs about 20 pounds and the Family Set (26 pieces) is about 24.50 pounds. Of course they also have other delicious dishes such as sashimi, tempura, soups or salads.
It's a lovely and possibly the oldest pub in Cambridge. In the oldest part of the pub, you can see the ceiling inscriptions from airmen from the WWII, in which the number of squad is inscribed with candles. The food is decent but it's a very cozy place to have a beer and with a terrace.
La Cucina is an Italian trattoria restaurant on London Road. It's a pretty central little place and next door there are a few more restaurants. The menu is mostly made up of classic dishes that are fairly cheap and of good quality. First there are small tapas-style breads (crostini) with olives and/or garlic, pesto and artichokes. Everything cost less than 4 GBP. We also had bruschetta, stuffed mushrooms and roasted goat cheese that cost between 4 and 6 GBP. The pizzas cost between 6-9 GBP and there's a good selection, and white pizza without tomato sauce, which are very good. Then there tenderloin, grilled salmon, seafood risotto or vegetable, and some pastas. The wines are also a good price, most are Italian.
Eating burgers in London is not exactly typical, but this site really deserves it. The owner is an Englishman ve lived for many years in the U.S. and on his return he said, in this city there is no place for a good hamburger so he started a big business. The guy hit the spot and I must admit that his rivals for the best burgers, also have some real good nuggets. I clarify that this is what you get, fried and more fried
This is an amazing Argentine restaurant to celebrate a special occasion. It is a very romantic place with excellent quality food. It has a great view over Tower Bridge. If you ask for a window table, along with the dim lighting, glamorous décor, good steak and wine, the experience is fabulous! Recommended.
I would like to first clarify one thing, Le Pain Quotidien is not a french chain, it's a Belgian chain! Now that that's clarified, I'm going to say that I LOVE IT! It's the same as in Belgium. I finally found a place in Madrid where bread tastes like bread, and where the food and ingredients are great quality. I recommend it for breakfast, lunch, and most importantly: to enjoy!!
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At 132 Brick Lane, Aladin is one of the most popular curry restaurants in the street. Brick Lane is in East London and is a street full of restaurants (Indian, Pakistani and Bengali) all competing with each other as to who has the best food, but for years Aladin has been superior to most of them. Called the "curry mile" because there are so many restaurants! The restaurant is open from noon to midnight, but generally before 3 or 4 in the afternoon there aren't many people and you can take advantage of better deals, because the waiters for each restaurant are trying to attract a few customers and usually offer an appetizer/dessert on the house. Aladin has a set menu for 7 pounds but does not let you choose from many dishes so it's best to have the menu but it's a bit more expensive, 15 pounds. Two people can order from the menu and try some dishes. The service is attentive and discreet. Ideal at the weekend.
It is a lovely coffee bar, comfortable, situated at the entrance to the covered market in Oxford. The cellblock where the Cafe Puccino's installed its terrace used to be the playground of artisans and jewelers in medieval times. Now I think there only a jewelry store. The terrace is heated, and it has good room to inside this old house that has been restored. They serve light food that is a little pricey but Oxford has almost London prices, a victim of its fame and the many tourists. The paninis are very good and also make fresh juices. A lot of noise inside there is a very lively place. Puccino's has other cafes in London and Brighton.
Disraelis is another great place to go out in Rotherham, for lunch or dinner. It is one of the most popular pubs in the city. Open daily, 11 to 11, a little later on Saturday, and open later on Sunday. Is the typical meeting place for young people, before going to eat somewhere else, or they gather here after work. Next door is Wellgate Street, where there are other pubs. It is a place that is best avoided during the nights that there are games, as it becomes very animated, but very emotional. There is a big screen in the room below. They organize dances, also games, quiz nights and other activities. The lower area is more traditional, with tables and chairs and the bar, and the upstairs room is more modern, with a pool table, games, and music that is popular.
The Dickens Inn is a restaurant-hotel in St. Katherine Dock, east London. It overlooks the marina that is sheltered from the tidal Thames by a lock. It's one of the oldest wineries in the port where the goods were stored before taking them to central London and throughout the country. The site, built in wood, is beautiful with flowers on all the balconies. It is on 3 floors, with a downstairs restaurant and a few rooms upstairs. What I like is that it's one of the few places in London where you can eat outside, there are no traffic problems and everyone is walking, it's on the water but not as busy as the banks of the river. The specialties are the roasts and there's a wide selection of pizzas too, it's about 20 pounds/person for lunch with drinks.