My Top 5 Places to Eat in London

I am very partial to a meal out; preferably with an old friend or family so that we can spend a long time in the restaurant lazily making our way through the courses whilst reminiscing and putting the world to rights. Being a Londoner I have a vast array of choices but have somehow managed to narrow it down to my top five places to eat in (and around) London.

Ping Pong

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Kicking it all off with a well known chain Ping Pong; my favourite DimSum place for good service and amazing food. I embarrassingly frequent the Southbank Branch mainly with A by my side shoving pillowy pork buns into my mouth as fast as possible – attractive I know right. They have a great range of both vegetarian and gluten dishes and the main aim is sharing the food with your friends which makes it a great place for a catch up.

I highly recommend: Pork Buns and Duck Spring Rolls.

Website – www.pingpongdimsum.com 

St Margarets Tavern

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A little outside of London is a gorgeous local pub which I visit a little to often, it’s menu changes according to the season so for a regular it never gets boring but your old favourites always stay – Yes that towering burger is regularly in front of me! Each dish is packed full of flavour and there is something for everyone. It is so much more than just pub grub!

I highly recommend – Bravette and Brisket Burger and Sticky Toffee Pudding.

Website – www.stmargaretstw1.co.uk  Instagramwww.instagram.com/stmargaretstw1

Grace Bar

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Grace Bar is technically a night club, bar and restaurant all rolled into one but the dining area is quite separate from the rest of it that you don’t really realise. The menu which changes regularly and cocktails are equally amazing, their range of mojitos is right up my street. It’s not a mind blowing place but you know that you are going to have good food and some yummy drinks and that’s all I really look for in a place.

I highly recommend – The whole cocktail menu.

Website – www.grace-bar.co.uk

Brocca

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Another one that is a little outside of Central London but trust me its worth visiting; my family and I have been visiting Brocca for years with birthdays, graduation lunches and farther and mothers day dinners taking place there. Brocca is good italian cooking paired with an amazing atmosphere and fantastic service.

I highly recommend – Everything; seriously i’ve never had a bad dish!

Websitewww.brocca.co.uk 

Seawise

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I’ve raved on about this seafood restaurant on this blog a lot so I’ll keep this short and simple. This is the best seafood restaurant in London. Fresh fish that hasn’t travelled a long distance, that’s cooked to perfection in simple dishes that change with the season and are served with a sizeable portion of chips or salad or if you’re lucky both. Amazing staff and decoration, I highly recommend booking for the evening it gets busy quickly!

I highly recommend – The Lobster and the Bang Bang Prawns

Website – www.seawisecamden.com

What are your favourite places in London to eat?

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Seawise Camden

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I’ve been wanting to tell you all about this gem since I discovered it but I also want to keep it my little secret because table space is limited! WARNING if you don’t like seafood then don’t go here because its literally seafood and more seafood.

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A and I hadn’t seen each other for a good month so decided it was time for a good old chit chat before she jets off on holiday, both of us were craving seafood and whilst trawling the internet discovered this little gem SeaWise in Camden. Now normally I am a Central London type of a girl – you know Covent Garden, Picadilly etc but I was excited to go a little further a field.

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We arrived after getting a little lost-it’s within Camden stables and were welcomed into a little wooden shack of wonder that was bustling with people and mouth watering food. I suggest booking you can do so online. We were seated and after a few giggles with the waiter were left to peruse the menu which was filled with promise.

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We shared starters which although they look plain were so tasty. Calamari with tartar sauce and Bang Bang prawns. The Bang Bang prawns were new to us and omgosh I could have eaten a whole platter to myself; the perfect mix of spices, crunchy batter and meaty prawns and the calamari well you can’t really go wrong with calamari.

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Again we shared main courses because we just couldn’t decide on just one dish each. A picked the dressed crab with salad and I picked garlic lobster tail with chips. Everything is fresh, its bought that morning at the market and you can really tell when you taste the food; it’s simple but delicious. The crab was fantastic, it’s a cold dish and really refreshing in the summer with its colourful salad. The lobster tail was, well I really have no words it was so good. Just meaty, lobstery yumminess, like I said no words.

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After paying our very reasonable tab -I don’t like discussing money but two courses of fresh seafood and two alcoholic drinks was around £25.00 each BARGAIN. We bumped into this little fellow outside the restaurant his name is Rascal and he is a French Bulldog and Pug cross. SeaWise is the perfect place for either a quick snack or a full on dinner, everything is fresh and cooked to order but what makes this place is the staff literally the friendliest people I have ever met in a restaurant.

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Skirt – H&M|Vest- ASOS|Cardigan – H&M|Sunglasses – H&M|Shoes – Lacoste

For those of you more interested in fashion than food here is what I wore its a pretty non fussy outfit but I am just in love with the blue of the skirt its perfect for summer.

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO