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Speciality-Food Restaurants in London

Sunday, December 26th, 2010

London‘s restaurants are well known for being diverse. But there are some eateries that stick to what they do best. Here are my picks for the best specialist restaurants. You just need to pick your favourite food and go.

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St. John

Like your meat, but want something a little bit more interesting. Then head here. They do unusual cuts and interesting parts of the pig that you wouldn’t think of trying at home. Never tried duck hearts or chitterlings? Now is your chance. This is fine British food at it’s best.

Hix Oyster Bar

Now, I’m not an oyster fan. I’ve tried one once, I’ll never do it again. But people love the slippery little suckers, don’t they? And apparently like most seafood, there are different types, different flavours. I hear excellent things about Hix (and their bar) but I just don’t think I’ll be able to stomach another oyster ever again. Try it and report back for me?

Viva Verde

A strange little cafe/restaurant near the Tate Modern, but more of a lunch venue than somewhere you’d want to snuggle into for the evening. But, they specialise in Parma ham and anywhere that understands the importance of a slice of the good stuff is OK by me.


OK, so this isn’t really a restaurant. But it’s specialist. They’re high up on the list for some of the best burgers in London. They rock up at a London pub, do their burger thing and you drink beer and eat the burgers. They’re very popular though. If you don’t turn up early, you might miss out on burgers altogether.

Acorn House

Vegetarian restaurants in London are much better than they were a few years ago. More choice, more interesting locations and much better options than a pasta bake in a steakhouse. Acorn House is without a doubt the best of the bunch.

St Moritz

Yes, there is a fancy cheese restaurant in London (L’Art Du Fromage in West London) but if you’re a bit more traditional with your cheese dishes, how about some fondue? St. Moritz has been serving up fondue for years. Make sure you pop into the amazing rock club downstairs after your meal. It’s one of the most fun places to go dancing in London.

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Venere Travel Blog writer sian meades

Sian is a freelance journalist who specialises in writing about entertainment and events in London. She can often be found lurking around cocktail bars and drinking too much tea in little cafes. She is best approached cautiously, with a piece of cake.

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  1. ross says:
    December 27th, 2010 at 01:05

    I love the sound of St Moritz I ambsolutely love cheese, so this is right up my street. There used to be a fondue restaurant in glasgow that i went to a couple of times, but it shut down.

    I am going to London in Jan so will be adding it to my list of places to eat


  2. steakhouse in london says:
    July 7th, 2011 at 15:57

    By reading this post I find many reasons to visit this place. I like to tell you that at this place there are all of the things which we are looking for a good taste of food is here. I like to take visit of this place as soon as possible.

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