There are so many restaurants in London it is hard to know the best ones out of such a number. The Capital of Britain is one of the gastronomic centers of the world, and it offers everything from 5-star Michelin standard cuisine to hearty pub grub and takeaway food.
In this blog we recommend some of the best places to eat in North London, there is a wide range of cuisines and establishments and we start our gastronomic journey at Berber & Q Shawarma Bar.
Berber & Q Shawarma Bar
If you like the food of the Middle East, you will love this North London restaurant in Exmouth Market. Berber and Q have opened their second Shawarma restaurant as their first in Haggerston became so popular the patrons demanded more.
There is normally no need for a reservation, but sometimes this popular and trendy restaurant can get busy so there may be a queue. The dining-ware is to say the least eclectic, but is perfect to highlight the dishes of perfectly created blackened aubergine, labneh and the many types of hummus.
Vegetarian food has become increasingly popular in the last two decades in London, gone are the days when a couple of vegetarian after thoughts used to grace the bottom of a restaurant’s menu. There is a wide choice of exciting eateries in London that offer delicious and exciting vegetarian food and Ceremony is one of them.
The famous cocktail creator, Joe Stoke, is on hand to dispense highly creative drinks that complement the food to perfection. The highly popular crispy duck egg is a favorite by regular punters, and firmly recommended are the selection of pickles, which like everything on the menu are homemade.
Italian cuisine has to be one of the most popular in the world, but it is so diverse it is difficult to say precisely what dishes are genuinely Italian. In Stoke Newington the two owners of Rubedo are passionate about Italian food and wine.
Lorenzo Dzieduszycki and Federico Carafoli opened Rubedo in part to give patrons a proper alternative to the standard Italian fare that is found in many London restaurants. They are really keen on introducing customers to their natural wines, they even have something that is called Breakfast wine.
Their food is seasonal so expect the menu to change on a regular basis, and the delicious cuisine is all served on rather shabby looking and distressed furniture which adds to the fun.
Just opposite the Almeida Theatre can be found the wonderful Le Mercury, which has been serving up classical French dishes for years. This part of North London is fortunate in terms of restaurants, but Le Mercury is in a league of its own concerning French cuisine.
Surprisingly the prices are really reasonable and so there is a large and loyal patronage that have been dining at Le Mercury for a long time. French Onion Soup and perfectly cooked steaks are favorites, and couple this with a lively atmosphere it all adds up to a fantastic experience.