Places to Eat in London That Are Actually Good

My husband and I recently spent a week exploring London. This was our second time visiting London and I have to say, the food scene has changed a lot. London is a melting pot and the food there reflects that. I love that you can find every type of food you could ever want in one city. The options can be overwhelming so I want to share the best places we ate at while we were there.

Fortnum & Mason Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon

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I have been ordering tea from Fortnum and Mason for years. As a tea lover, having afternoon tea at Fortnum and Mason was a bucket list item. It lived up to all my expectations. Afternoon tea is deeply routed in the culture, so even if you don’t love tea I suggest trying it just for the experience. I got the standard afternoon tea and my husband got the savory afternoon tea. The tea salon is beautiful and relaxing and the wait staff are incredibly helpful at walking you through the experience if it’s your first afternoon tea.

Harry’s Dolce Vita

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Harry’s Dolce Vita felt like 1950s Italy. The inside of the restaurant is beautiful and the food is delicious. I got the Pollo Milanese with Green Beans and my husband ordered the Ribeye with Broccoli. Our meals were both delicious but the standout item was the Green Beans. I think a lot of restaurants make great entrees but neglect their side dishes so I really love it when the sides are just as good as the entrees, that’s a sign of a truly good restaurant. We also ordered the Toadstool dessert. The toadstool dessert doesn’t always get good reviews. My husband and I both love white chocolate and vanilla so we both enjoyed it.

Flat Iron

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I love it when a restaurant really only has one item on the menu because that’s a sign they do it perfectly. I loved how unpretentious an casual this restaurant was. I ordered the Flat Iron medium rare with wild mushroom sauce and it was one of the best AND least expensive steaks I’ve ever had.

Caviar House & Prunier

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The Caviar House and Prunier is a change with a few locations in London and throughout Europe and Japan. We went to the location inside Harrods. We actually had a couple of good meals in the dinning hall at Harrods but this was the best. This was definitely the fanciest lunch I will ever have and I enjoyed every second of it. We ordered the 30g Caviar House Finest Caviar Oscietra which was the butteriest nutty caviar I’ve tried. We also ordered the 6pc rock oysters which were incredibly fresh tasting. To finish everything off, we ordered a cheeseboard which to be honest we could have skipped because the oyster and caviar filled us up and the cheeseboard was nothing special.

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