I was recently sent to London for a quick business trip and for the first time (after quite a number of business trips through the years), I didn’t scrimp on my food; I didn’t even eat in McDonalds!
Here’s a glimpse of what I ate:
Since I was already in London, I just had to eat good ol’ English Fish and Chips. We went to Golden Union, where I had a choice between Cod or Haddock. I went with the Haddock - a flakier and tastier fish.
Another must-eat meal for me during this trip was Nando’s, which serves Portuguese Peri-Peri Chicken. I ate here when I was last in London back in 2007 and I remember loving it. I had 1/4 chicken with chips, and had the mild spicy Peri-Peri sauce.
Ishbilia was where we went for some Lebanese food. It was something we picked out of the blue after window shopping along Knightsbridge. And it was a very good decision! The food was incredible! We loved all of it.
A quick lunch at Crussh had me eating some Japanese. It wasn’t the best sushi though haha
Did someone say Argentinean steak?! Oh yes! We had this at Gaucho. We got the Gaucho Sampler, 1.2 kgs of select beef: Cuadril, Chorizo, Ancho and Lomo.
Like Nando’s, Wagamama wass a restaurant I ate at previously. However, it didn’t make much of an impression then as I can’t even remember what I had haha. But since it’s Asian and I was already missing rice, I could not resist this for lunch. Had some deep fried squid and sticky rice.
Some Italian at Cucina for a pre-dinner meal. Shared a pizza Margherita and a pasta Amatriciana (oh and some fries!).
Last supper at London. We ate a recommended Mexican place called Wahaca. Had another sampler which had: Pork Bilbil Tacos, Chicken Tinga Tacos, Broad Bean Quesadilla, Black Bean Tostadas, Potato Taquitos and a Wahaca slaw.
Although I can safely say that I had a very satisfying, multi-cultural (English, Portuguese, Lebanese, Japanese, Argentinean, Chinese, Italian, Mexican) gastronomic experience during my short time in London… I think I just grazed the tip of the iceberg. And I can’t wait for another opportunity to dive in to what London’s food scene can offer! :)