Like the bear who shares its name, Paddington is a curious beast. Not otherwise well documented for its bustling bistros, or its tantalising trattorias, here you’ll find there’s much more to the area than just marmalade sandwiches…
Bernardi’s – Comforting, modern Italian fare is the name of the game at this neighbourhood trattoria, tucked down Seymour Place. While some are drawn in by the truffle arancini and the pizzette, many stay for the cocktails at the Dog House underneath the restaurant.
Lurra – Paddington’s culinary credentials have definitely upped in recent years, but when Lurra came about – a couple of years ago now – it blasted most of them out the water. The restaurant is built around a traditional Erretegia food-fired grill, much like those found all over the Basque country. Once you’ve lifted their dry-aged 14-year old Galician Blond to your lips, you’ll know exactly why.
Pearl Liang – Ostensibly a Chinese restaurant with a dim sum slant, Pear Liang often strays into pan-Asian territory, with dishes from Vietnam and Thailand. As such, the menu is extensive, and though this is usually a warning sign, Pearl Liang provides a good alternative to your usual high-street Chinese. Come for the dim sum; stay for the dim sum.Continue Reading