“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating” Luciano Pavarotti, Italian Opera Singer (1935-2007)
Food unifies the diverse cultures and nationalities on the globe, and restaurants are the melting pot of this uniqueness. Often, a restaurant serves dual purpose – satiating our taste buds and presenting nostalgia – days of our reminiscent past.
London witnesses the amalgamation of diverse ethnicity, from its modest cafe to the ostentatious hotel restaurant. With thousands of eateries in the capital, spanning cuisines and talent, the city has acquired a global reputation for its quality restaurants. Food enthusiasts can gorge scrumptious gourmet hailing from across the globe at the bistros in London. It is interesting to observe humble establishments nestled up next to expensive hotel restaurants, but what really matters is the ability to serve extraordinary cuisine in cordial environment. That said, here are a few unique options to enjoy your meal.
Asia De Cuba
Renowned for its chic architecture and celebrity clientèle, Asia De Cuba is located in the plush premises of St Martin’s Lane hotel. Cylindrical pillars adorned with dainty embellishment and soothing lights dominate the décor. This elegant split-level restaurant serves a combination of Asian and Cuban cuisine and flaunts a Rum Bar that swanks the largest selection of “sipping” rum in London. With organic Asian tea and pastries, afternoon tea party is a refreshing delight. Prices are not restrained here, and neither are the food portions. The dishes are conveniently available in bento boxes for takeaways.
Voted as most romantic restaurants in London, Clos Maggiore is a suave combination of Italian and French cuisine. The aura is painted with foliage tiptoeing the mirrored walls, an arty fireplace bellowing warmth, and delicate lights twinkling ubiquitously. The wine list is a chef doeuvre with uncountable pages of wine, some that top £1000. The restaurant’s first floor offers a private dining experience for up to 26 guests. Situated in the core of Covent Garden, Clos Maggiore is a culinary asset that cannot be missed.
Popular for its hot and spicy Indian cuisine, Amaya Restaurant is an Indian Bar & Grill located on Motcomb Street. Under the umbrage of Head Chef Karunesh Khanna, a Michelin star winner, the restaurant serves Indian grills and kebabs. The food portions are available as platters; 6-8 of these is equivalent to a two-course meal.
Dans Le Noir
A restaurant in blinding darkness, sensory experience and re-evaluation of taste buds is their motto. Here, blind people become your eyes, sounds strange yet interesting. The menu comprises meat, fish and vegetarian dishes or you can opt for a surprise meal.
Whether you’re visiting London for business or pleasure, ensure you dine out at some of those amazing restaurants to have truly unforgettable experience.