Top 10 Unusual Places to Eat in London
Sightseeing London’s attractions can be hungry work, but London is full of fabulous food places all within budget to ensure you get a quick fix for your stomach. Here’s our list of mouthwatering and unusual foodie favourites that the city has to offer for you to deliciously enjoy!
Address: 56 Wentworth Street, London, E1 7AL
A taste of Greece in the heart of London, Hungry Donkey serves up a delicious choice of Greek inspired street food. Zucchini fritters, halloumi fries, and souvlaki pita wraps- this place uses locally sourced ingredients and cooks up a storm! Eat in or take away, it’s completely up to you.
Get your afternoon sugar rush and head to Bad Brownie. Sample the gooiest, fudgiest and most chocolatey brownie in the whole of London. Here, they don’t just serve up any brownie, they serve the biggest, the best, and the most decadent brownie you could wish for. Caramel, peanut butter and Ferrero Rocher to pina colada, matcha raspberry to banoffee pie, there’s a flavour to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Check out their website to find out which market they are at today.
Cheeky Burger Company
Take a pit stop and satisfy your hunger with a naughty burger. Lovingly created by a husband and wife team and their trusty van, these beauties are a far cry from your average greasy burger. Using quality steak meat, every trace of ketchup, relish, chipotle and BBQ sauce is made completely from scratch. After you’ve savoured every last morsel, jump on one of our Original Tour buses and let your food settle before heading to the next attraction. Take a look at where the Cheeky Burger Company is heading this week.
Maxwell’s of Covent Garden
Address: 8 James Street Covent Garden WC2E 8BH
If you think you can handle it, try one of Maxwell’s famous Freakshakes. Far from your standard milkshake, you can choose from 20 different flavours, including the Salted Caramel Donut and Oreo Cookie. However, our favourite has to be the Unicorn Freakshake. Inspired by the happiest of dreams, the Unicorn Freakshake consists of a bubble-gum shake with whipped cream and is crazily decorated with pink candy floss, marshmallows and rainbows. Take a look if you don’t believe us!
Address: 24 Wardour Street, Chinatown London, W1D 6QJ
Who doesn’t like waffles? With the perfect crispy outside and a soft inside, the Bubblewrap offers a great selection of toppings to make your waffle a taste sensation. Freshly made on site decorate your waffle with chocolate, fudge and pecan nuts or strawberry, raspberry and Nutella- there’s plenty of choices! Are you drooling yet?
Address: Unit 8, The Artworks, Elephant Road, London, SE17 1Ay
Chips are an easy, transportable food that you can enjoy while walking to The Tower of London, The London Eye or in fact, any London attraction! But don’t just settle for the ordinary chips with vinegar and ketchup. Track down The Frenchie and sample their divine Duck Fat Chips topped with a truffle mayonnaise. The van can usually be found parked up at Southbank, School Yard on Broadway or Brick Lane; click here for full details. The good news is that they also have a restaurant, so you can always visit in the evening if you prefer.
Poppies Fish & Chips
Spitalfields, 6-8 Hanbury Street, London, E1 6QR
Soho, 55 Old Compton St, Soho, London, W1D 6HW
Camden, 30 Hawley Crescent, London, NW1 8NP
It’s a Great British Classic, so it is only right that we let you in on where you can sample London’s best fish and chips. We suggest you try out Poppies, renowned for its authentic battered cod and chunky chips. It also has alternative options to try such as mackerel, seafood platters and jellied eels. They’ve got three different branches now. As well as Camden, you’ll find another Poppies branch in Soho, just a stone’s throw away from Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square. There’s also a branch in Spitalfields, just a ten-minute walk from The Jack the Ripper Tour on Whitechapel Road.
Address: 19 Westbourne Grove, London, W2 4UA
Nothing beats a slice of pizza that’s oozing with melted cheese and packed with various toppings. So, we thought we’d best let you know where you can pick up a slice while you’re on the move. Arancina is a family run pizzeria, serving up Roman-style pizza goodness. Marinaras, margheritas and calzones, all lovingly made onsite to eat in or takeaway. Our buses on the Purple route run through Bayswater, connecting Westfield Shopping Centre and Marble Arch. So, if you’re hungry after a spot of shopping, call by and devour a little slice of heaven.
Holborn, 10 Theobalds Road London WC1x 8PN
Chelsea, 293 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9PZ
There are plenty of healthy grab-and-go options available in London. Grill Market is a great example of how fresh, healthy ingredients can also be a tasty treat. Serving up nutritious superfood loaded salad boxes packed with delights such as spiced pomegranate chicken, harissa marinated halloumi and salmon teriyaki fillet. The Grill Market can be found in both Holborn and Chelsea. Everyone knows that Chelsea is a great place for a shopping trip; so why not hop on one of our Blue route buses and splurge. Grill Market in Holborn, is handily located near a range of London attractions including The British Museum. Sit in or take away; you won’t be disappointed.
Dum Dum Donutterie
Address: Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road, London, SW1X 7XL
We’re moving onto doughnuts. Soft, sugary doughnuts bursting with flavour; the perfect treat. Say hello to Dum Dums, the world’s first artisan baked doughnut. Chocolate, caramel, crème brulee to the traditional fruity jams, these delectable sugary delights are certainly something to get your teeth into. There are a few places you can get your hands on THE best doughnut, from Harrods to Shoreditch. Check out the website for more details.
We’d like to point out that our list of unusual places to eat in London is by no means an extensive one. London is a flavoursome place, so be sure to explore the different food that is on offer and report back to @Original_Tour if you find any delicious treats to rival ours!
Check out our hop-on-hop-off bus tours for an easy, accessible way to explore the city. We also have a great range of London attraction deals available. Perhaps you’d like to admire a few tourist attractions while you eat your way around London?