From grabbing a quick bite to impressing the other half, check out where the guys at Base London like to fill their bellies.
Feeling a little flush and wanting to taste some top quality grub? If you desire quality over quantity then our favourite London eating establishment is Asia de Cuba, St Martins Lane Hotel. Elements of Asia and Cuba combine in what can be best described as a true taste sensation. The menu and the atmosphere is artistic fantastic, just pure class. A treat for the palate even if it’s a stretch on the wallet.
Treat The Missus
A tough call depending on your tastes, but also (and most importantly) your date’s food fancies, but we recommend The Elk In The Woods in Camden Passage, N1. Really cool and cosy interiors and matched by a really hearty menu, from lighter bites to a fuller meal and a great breakfast menu too! This should do you proud if you are looking to impress , plus there is a cool cocktail menu to help with the mood.
We would like to think that we have a bit more class than to name an american burger chain or barbeque chicken place for this section. Therefore we look at this category as more “value for money” than cheap. For this we cannot shout loud enough about Spit Jacks in Lauriston Road, Hackney. A Spanish restaurant that has quite a small menu, but everything on there is simply divine. Honestly you won’t be disappointed and will leave full! The Sunday roasts are really good too.
Traditional British Food
As our little brother brand would suggest, we love Fish ‘n’ Chips. One restaurant in London that any true Londoner would tell you is the capital’s home for the nation’s favourite is Rock and Sole Plaice in the heart of Covent Garden. London’s oldest chippy it is very popular with the tourists, so it can get very busy…. But worth every minute in line!
The Eagle in Farringdon Road (EC1) has never lost the character or any of the quality that it burst onto the ‘gastro-pub’ scene with in 1991. Probably used far less as a watering hole than a place to eat, The Eagle chalks up daily specials full of flavour and fancy. A real foodie delight and local favourite it is sometimes tough to find a table, and when you do you are a little close to your neighbour, but when you tuck in all is forgiven.
Street food has seen a real explosion in cool and quirky areas in London, showing the best in cooking that often educates with new tastes from around the globe. Maltby Street Market (SE1) became a Borough Market spin off after the latter became too popular and has since stolen some of Borough’s crowd (and traders). It is quite common to spot a member of Base London on a Saturday happily indulging in some of London’s best street food sold from under the arches in Southwark.