London is one of the most cosmopolitan cities that can be found in the entire world. Due to this, while it is home to numerous restaurants that serve up various kinds of British cuisine, it is also home to numerous restaurants that serve up cuisines from other countries. In effect, this means that whatever it is that someone is searching for, there is a reasonable chance of them being able to find it in London.
Sometimes, the sheer number of options at restaurants can be confusing. For people who want something simpler but no less worthwhile, there is Cornerstone, which is much more minimalistic in nature. Some examples of its menu items include but are not limited to chicken liver croquettes, duck leg scrumpet, and octopus cooked in cider.
Ikoyi has a relatively simple and straightforward space, but that doesn't take away from the excellence of its West African-inspired fare. One excellent example is the deep-fried plantain that has been coated with raspberry salt that is sure to intrigue those with a curious turn of mind.
There are millions and millions of people out there who are familiar with instant noodles to some extent. However, it is important to note that prepackaged ramen isn't the same as real ramen. For proof, look no further than Kanada-Ya, which will provide interested individuals with fresh noodles in real ramen broth for an authentic dining experience.
Min Jiang is a top Chinese restaurant with a top view, which is very literal because it is located on the 10th floor of the Royal Garden Hotel. Food-wise, Min Jiang offers real Chinese cuisine rather than the often-simplified, often-localized Chinese cuisine served by its less prestigious counterparts. As a result, interested individuals can expect everything from a fantastic selection of dim sum to Peking Duck that has been cooked for 48 hours.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Neptune specializes in seafood, which it sources from British suppliers. However, it is interesting in that it makes extensive and excellent use of Asian cooking methods, thus resulting in something new and exciting. On top of this, Neptune has plenty of vegetarian options as well, which should come as welcome news for people who like it that way.
Roka Charlotte Street
For modern Japanese cuisine, there is Roka on Charlotte Street, which specializes in what is called robatayaki. In short, this involves cooking seafood, vegetables, and other ingredients on a flat, open fireplace that uses hot charcoal, which is a practice that comes from communal cooking in certain parts of the Japanese countryside.
ROVI is the seventh London restaurant from famous chef Yotam Ottolenghi. Like the rest of Ottolenghi's restaurants, it shares his sense of style as well as his focus on vegetable-centered menu items. However, what makes it stand out is that it has two other focuses in the form of fermentation as well as over-the-flame cooking.
St. Leonard's is a curious combination of the trendy and the traditional. Furthermore, it has something of an ice and fire theme going on, which can make for some rather interesting contrasts. For example, interested individuals can expect crudo at its ice bar. However, if they are interested in something cooked to perfection, St. Leonard's has a wood-burning hearth that is perfect for its meatier menu options.
Theo Randall at the Intercontinental
Theo Randall is a British chef who specializes in Italian cuisine, which explains why Theo Randall at the Intercontinental is famous for serving up a fine selection of Italian dishes. Examples range from cheese and squash soufflé to gamebird that has been stuffed with prosciutto di Parma.
Wiltons has changed a lot over the course of its existence, as shown by the fact that it started out as an oyster cart rather than the upscale restaurant that it is in the present. With that said, for people who are interested in classic British food, it is one of the best choices that can be found out there, particularly if said individuals have a craving for either game or seafood.
Written by Benjamin Smith
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