As an avid traveller and food and wine connoisseur, I’m continually on the search for the most delectable dishes and drinks. I like to stay up-to-date on latest trends and hottest restaurants around the world, but for this blog I’m going to stay close to home since I currently reside in London. Below is a collection of four coolest restaurants I’ve discovered in London, ranging from intimate and homelike to the luxury and extravagant.
Antipodea, 9 Station Approach, Kew, London, TW9 3QB
This Australian brasserie hits two birds with one stone: it serves as a quaint cafe during the day and a busy dining spot at night. Their day menu lists an extensive breakfast and lunch menu and a wide variety of coffees, teas, juices and smoothies, while their evening menu features plenty of wines and spirits. And let’s not forget about the food, of course! Antipodea’s dinner menu includes many flavors of pizza, plenty of sides and main courses. It’s hard to get a table at Antipodea, so I recommend you book a table.
Kricket, 12 Denman Street, London, W1D 7HH and 49 Brixton Station Road, London, SW9 8PQ
Originally founded in a shipping container in Brixton only suitable to seat 20 people, Kricket offers small plates of seasonal, authentic Indian food with a British twist. Now with their permanent location in London, the restaurant features two floors, a cocktail area and communal tables for large parties. The restaurant still focuses on coziness, so reservations are needed for tables of four or more.
The Dead Dolls House Islington, 181 Upper Street, London, N1 1RQ
What started as a small pop-up in Dalston exploded into a popular restaurant and event venue in a three-story Victorian townhouse. With four rooms (three of them private) and intricately illustrated walls, The Dead Dolls House Islington is perfect setting for any wedding, birthday party, weekend brunch, or intimate dinner. The location boasts an a la carte menu, sharing platters, extensive cocktail, wine and craft beer lists, and a DJ spinning every weekend until 4 a.m. The restaurant stays open until midnight on the weeknights so you intend to stay out late, The Dead Dolls House Islington is where you want to go.
Bob Bob Ricard, 1 Upper James St., Soho, London, W1F 9DF
This elaborately decorated restaurant is famous for pouring the most champagne in the U.K. Why? Because at each table, there are buttons diners may press and it will immediately pour champagne! Decorated in deep blues, reds, and golds, Bob Bob Ricard serves luxury English and Russian dishes. Diners will treat themselves on foods like caviar, oysters, lobster macaroni and cheese, truffle fries, and steak tartare. The restaurant is open 365 a year and reservations need to be make three months in advance.
What cool restaurants have you been to in London? Let me know in the comments below!