You do not need to be a gourmet to just love to try new dishes. But what if the usual English, as well as Indian, Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese cuisines do not surprise anymore? The best option is to learn the national dishes of European countries. Fortunately for residents of London, this can be done without leaving the capital.
Gastronomic tours without leaving London
Netherlands - De Hems.
During the World War Second, this place was the unofficial headquarters of the Dutch Resistance movement. Now De Hems enjoys a quiet life, being the only authentic Dutch pub in the capital. Since There is no need to defend the country from the Nazis, it is time to relax and enjoy excellent beer from the continent and hearty snacks.
11 Macclesfield Street, W1D 5BW. The nearest metro station is Leicester Square.
France - Bleeding Heart.
A wonderful French restaurant is located not far from the bisy Farringdon street. But this is not just a restaurant, it is also a bistro, and a tavern. Inside, it is very cozy, you can feel real French charm. In the wine list you will find 450 items, and all of them are available. As the main dish, we recommend you to order a stewed rabbit with peas in French and mustard sauce. It is divinely delicious!
3 Bleeding Heart Yard, EC1N 8SJ. The nearest metro station is Farringdon.
Ireland - Green Pea.
This modest snack bar is located in Greenwich, and it is run by a local legend - Tom O'Connor. Being an excellent chef and real Irishman, Tom cooks understandable, not pretentious dishes, but with all their apparent simplicity they are so tasty that on the Trip Advisor list, Green Pea snack bar was next to Gordon Ramsey's restaurant. It is absolutely necessary to eat steak and pie with "Guinness". And an additional bonus to delicious food will be home furnishings and pleasant prices.
92 Trafalgar Rd, Greenwich, SE10 9UW. The nearest DLR station is Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich.
Belgium - Belgo.
Mussels, French fries and beer are the motto of Belgo. All this, of course, is very tasty, but it is beer that attracts most visitors to this restaurant. As for the dishes, you can’t go wrong by ordering a chicken in a beer gravy with potatoes or liege meatballs. And the choice of dessert is obvious: Belgian waffles - even in Brussels they will not taste better.
Poland - Ognisko.
Ognisko is the corner of Poland in Knightsbridge. They cook traditional Polish cakes, and they are beautiful. There are not so many main dishes in menu that the choice of something one seems overwhelming task. Lamb with smoked eggplant and garlic yogurt? Rabbit legs stewed in cider? Or holonka (shank with apples and kohlrabi, baked in honey-mustard sauce)?
55 Prince's Gate, Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, SW7 2PG. The nearest metro station is South Kensington.
Greece - OPSO.
Undoubtedly, the best Greek dishes in the entire capital are cooked here. Just look at classic juvezi or pasticio with beef and béchamel sauce! Warm light and classic wooden furniture create relaxing atmosphere at this place. Probably, that is why you want to order a bottle of ouzo (Greeks always knew things about alcohol). And at the weekend OPSO sets up brunch tables, which last until 17:00.
10 Paddington St, Marylebone, London W1U 5QL. The nearest metro station is Baker Street.
Switzerland - St Moritz.
To describe this restaurant is possible in one word - fondue. Warm crispy bread, mushrooms, pieces of gorgeous beef - all this is immersed in the aromatic softness of the melted gruyere and emmental... And for dessert you can order a chocolate fondue with biscuits and fruits. Of course, there are a lot of other dishes on the menu of St Moritz, but those ones have to be tried first.
161 Wardour Street, W1F 8WJ. The nearest metro station is Tottenham Court Road.