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With London having such a diverse restaurant scene inclusive of foods from different cultures, and eateries ranging from cheap eats, cafes, luxury pubs, and more it was surprising to have always heard how the London food scene is subpar. Despite hearing these things, my family and I embraced London’s food scene with open arms, and our bellies thanked us for doing so. Below I am sharing with you some of our favorite London restaurants.

GAIL’s Artisan Bakery

GAIL’s Artisan Bakery has over 35 locations in London serving up fresh bread and pastries.  We were lucky to have had a location within a 5-10 minute walk from our Airbnb, which was a gift and curse. GAIL’s baked goods and breakfast items are to die for! We practically lived there. My husband and the rest would stock up on pastries to bring back home, and then we would go for breakfast or brunch to enjoy some of their hot food items.

Gail's Bakery Dulwich_Breakfast

All Bar One Leicester Square

All Bar One, with over 52 locations spread across the U.K. is one of the U.K.’s most popular bar/restaurant chains. After our Black History Walking Tour of Trafalgar Square, we were hungry! Since our tour ended right in Leicester Square, a few yards away from All Bar One, which has outdoor seating, we decided to eat there. This was a perfect choice since it was able to accommodate our large group.  Most people in our group had burgers with chips (fries), the men, of course, had a beer and my sister-in-law and I had the most amazing blood orange margarita. I wish I had one right now.

All Bar One Leicester Square London

Nando’s Peri-Peri Chicken

If you have a thing for good flame-grilled chicken, then Nando’s is the place to go. It is one of the places to go for flame-grilled Peri-Peri chicken. After visiting, I now know why. My family and I got “Cheeky Nando’s” several times over during our vacation because it was that good.  Plus, it did not help that there’s a Nando’s almost everywhere. Their wings are some of the best I have had, and they have a Supergrain Salad (freekeh, wheat berry, quinoa, pearl barley, edamame, avocado, and kale) that is out of this world.

Streatham Hill Fish n’ Chips

When one thinks of London food, one of the first things that come to mind is fish n’ chips. There are plenty in London. However, not all of them make fish n’ chips that are worthy of writing home about. But, there was one my husband and his brother raved about –  a spot near their uncle that they swore has the best. Their uncle brought us some, and they were right. It was really good. Big pieces of fresh, fried battered cod and chips. This was another place we ate from often while in London.

Location: 62 Streatham Hill, London SW2 4RD, UK

Our Favorite London Restaurants for Families

The next time you are in London be sure to check out some of our favorite London Restaurants.
Lesson learned: Always try out things for yourself. Had I listened to all of the [negative] food reviews from the travel groups I am in, we would have missed out on some good food while in London.

What are some of your favorite London Restaurants?

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Kim is the do-it-all mom (and wife) who not only works full-time and is a freelance makeup artist, but also blogs about her love of family, travel, beauty and skincare. Now that she has a kindergartener, Kim has added Class Parent to her resume. These are all tough jobs, but somehow, she makes them look easy.

  • Tiffany Heard

    I have never been to London before but I would be in trouble because I love bread! I haven’t had Nando’s since I went to South Africa, I love that place. Glad you all enjoyed the food, I heard food in London was expensive, is it?

  • LaQuisha Hall

    I can’t remember the name of the place right now, but I definitely had a fave in London! My meal: sticky toffee pounding!!

  • Holly

    So yea, I just ate not too long ago. Now I am going to have these food items on the brain that I need to eat. I can just feel myself getting hungry again. I have yet to go to London, but when I get that way I have to look this up again.

  • Oh my goodness… these pictures are making my mouth water and I am getting hungrier by the minute. If I am ever blessed to visit London… you best believe… I am going to each of these restaurants!

  • KoKoa Magazine

    London is on the top of my future travel outside of the USA list. I have enjoyed street food from their at a local festival so I can’t wait to try the real deal.

  • I went to London several years ago and I can’t wait to go back. I am adding all of these to my list for when I return.

  • Jay Colby

    I’ve always wanted to go to London it seems like a wonderful picture. All the food looks amazing!

  • Never been to London before so I cant say what my faves are. But these look mouth drooling amazing!

  • Carissa

    The food looks amazing!!! That blood orange margarita looks DELICIOUS!!!

    • It was so good! I wish I had one right now.

  • Eva

    I haven’t been to London since I was a kid, but I’d love to go back and take the family. All of that food looks absolutely amazing! I am most definitely a Nando’s fan…

    • Do you have family there? There was so much good food! I am so sad that there isn’t a nando’s here in NY