London based journalist and blogger Alya Mooro is a self-professed foodie. Ever since she can remember, mealtimes have been a big thing, and every single Sunday since before she could even feed herself, her family have ventured out onto London’s incredible dining scene to sample some of the capital’s latest offerings. Here are six of Alya’s favourite places to eat in London.
1. Oliveto – Serving up the most delicious pasta, pizza and Sardinian specialties, this Italian restaurant is one I crave on a weekly basis. Dishes recall the Mediterranean, supremely fresh ingredients making up the basis to the likes of my personal faves: the crab pizza and the crab linguini. But really, everything is delicious.
2. Tendido Cero – Summoning Spanish vibes, this South Kensington based restaurant serves classic tapas from across Spain, lively atmosphere and super-cool settings to boot. Book a table at Tendido Cero.
3. Dinings – An inventive mix of sushi and Japanese tapas-style dishes served up in a super laid-back environment, this is one for the true sushi lover; no fuss here, just straight delicious offerings served up by a Nobu graduate. Try getting a seat at the sushi counter upstairs to watch the chefs at work.
4. Burger & Lobster – Making lobster affordable to the masses since it first launched in 2011, the restaurant – which serves, as the name would suggest, either burger or lobster (with a side of salad and fries) – has expanded to encompass a number of locations, including outposts in Dubai and New York. Get ready to queue (they don’t take bookings) and order the lobster roll.
5. Kurobuta – Originally a pop-up turned supremely popular, this tapas-style Japanese restaurant (which now has several locations around London) is the brainchild of a former Nobu head chef. With “Japanese junk food” dishes like tuna sashimi pizza and wagyu beef sliders alongside the more traditional sushi offerings, expect a super inventive, and delicious, menu. Book a table at Kurobuta.
6. World’s End Market – Serving up market-fresh seafood and meats cooked on a charcoal grill, this restaurant and bar sits on the end of Kings Road and is an easy option for fresh, healthy offerings in a laid-back, 1930s-style setting. Book a table at World’s End Market.