Full English: Hawksmoor Guildhall
Puede degustar un plato de frituras decente (incluye tocino, salchichas, huevos, tostada, champiñones, alubias y té/café) en cualquiera de los miles de cafés que hay en toda la ciudad capital, pero si realmente quiere saber cuán bueno puede ser un desayuno británico, entonces diríjase al local de Hawksmoor en el distrito financiero de Londres.
La mayoría de los londinenses acepta que ningún "Sunday roast" (patatas, salchichas y carne) de los pubs se acerca siquiera al que hace una madre, pero si existe un lugar capaz de alcanzar dicho estándar, ese lugar es The Drapers Arms.
Here, fried free-range eggs and sausages from acclaimed Ginger Pig butchers come alongside grilled bone marrow, baked beans with pulled pork, and short-rib bubble and squeak – and, if you’re feeling that way inclined, a marmalade martini.
Metro más cercano: Bank
Dato interesante… Después de adaptar el estilo de restaurante de carnes, Hawksmoor abrirá su primera sucursal en EE. UU., en Nueva York.
Until as recently as recently as the 1980s it was commonplace to serve fish and chips wrapped in old newspaper, and today some venues’ printed wrappers make a nod to this.London's Instagram dishes
Sunday roast: The Drapers Arms
Most Londoners accept that no pub-bought Sunday roast stands a chance of being better than their mum’s, but if there’s anywhere in the city capable of meeting that lofty standard, it’s this neighbourhood gastropub in Islington. The chefs roast a fore rib of beef to juicy, pink perfection better than anyone else we know. On top of that, the roast potatoes are golden brown, crunchy bundles of joy and the Yorkshire puddings are the size of your head.
Nearest Tube: Angel
In the know… If the weather’s good, arrive early to bag a table in the lovely outdoor garden in the back.
Fish and chips: The Golden Hind
It may surprise you, but London isn’t well known for its fish and chips – the famously British dish is far more prevalent in the North of England. But this charming, family-owned establishment in Marylebone serves genuinely excellent fish and chips for not very much money (well, not very much money for London) in refreshingly unpretentious surroundings.
Metro más cercano: Bond Street
In the know: Order haddock, rather than cod, for a denser, meatier fish. And don’t forget mushy peas.
The Distillery was founded by four long-term friends who are all former bartenders. They now distil their very own spirit, Portobello Road Gin, as well as serving many others.Reserve vuelos a Londres
Hawk’s eye view
Popular con las multitudes locales de Londres, Hawksmoor ha sido elogiado por la conocida revista GQ por ofrecer el "mejor desayuno potente de Londres".Buscar escapadas a Londres
Roast with the most
The Sunday roast originated in Britain in the 1700s, as a meat-and-dairy feast that could be left to cook while you were at church and eaten upon your return.Classic London weekend
Pie and mash: F. Cooke
A true London institution, pie, mash and ‘liquor’ (a sauce that’s made with eel stock and parsley, and is completely lovely since you ask) has been available at this beautiful old Hoxton Street location since at least the mid-1800s. While sadly so many of its peers have long since been lost to redevelopment, is still going strong today.
Nearest Tube: Old Street
In the know… The Geffrye on nearby Kingsland Road is a fascinating time capsule museum, which is named after former London Mayor, Sir Robert Geffrye – each room is decorated as a different period in history.
Afternoon tea (té de la tarde): Claridge’s
It’s true there are cheaper spots in town to enjoy this high society ritual, but if you’re going to start anywhere you may as well start at the top. Here, the sandwiches are exquisite geometric finger food containing luxurious fillings, such as chicken in tarragon mayonnaise or salmon with prawn butter; service is as sharp and polished as a duelling sword; and the cakes – fresh from a patisserie section headed by Kimberly Lin – are almost unmatched in the country.
Metro más cercano: Bond Street
In the know… Slip into a comfy chair in the discreet, cosy Fumoir bar after your tea and cakes, for an exquisitely-prepared cocktail.
Take the cake
The dress code for afternoon tea at Claridge’s is ‘elegant smart casual’, with baseball caps, ripped jeans and shorts among the types of clothing not allowed.Afternoon tea (tés de la tarde) de Londres
Gin: The Distillery
The classic London spirit has been enjoying a hip renaissance in the capital in recent years, and this gin-themed complex in West London is a mecca for G&T lovers. Home to the world-famous Portobello Road gin, it comprises two bar-restaurants, a hotel, and the ‘Ginstitute’, where you can learn how to mix botanicals and take a bottle of your own custom-made gin back home with you as a souvenir.
Metro más cercano: Notting Hill Gate
Dato interesante… Los domingos, Portobello Road se convierte en el mercado de antigüedades más grande del mundo.
A pint: The Rake
No hay nada que sea más londinense que sentarse para tomar una pinta de cerveza, y si bien esta actividad puede realizarse de forma satisfactoria en cualquiera de los numerosos y famosos internacionalmente pubs y bares, los amantes entusiastas de la cerveza reservan un lugar especial en sus corazones para The Rake en Borough Market. Si bien su tamaño es diminuto, en su interior se encuentra una impactante variedad de cervezas, tanto de botella como de barril, y el personal está siempre dispuesto a explicar las diferentes opciones.
Nearest Tube: London Bridge
In the know… Leave time, on Thursdays to Saturdays, to browse the rest of Borough Market and discover its fascinating food stalls.
Britain has long enjoyed a love affair with Indian food, and while Tayyabs isn’t really your ‘traditional’ British curry house – there’s no creamy chicken korma or sweet rogan josh on the menu – this vast Whitechapel institution serves freshly-grilled lamb chops and seekh kebabs full of fire and flavour, bubbly naans slicked with ghee, and curries so addictive (try the famous tinda masala) that you’ll wonder what you ever saw in anywhere else. Plus it’s BYOB (bring your own booze).
Metro ma´s cercano: Aldersgate East
In the know… If you can, go for a table on the ground floor – it’s more boisterous but much more fun.
Where better to work your way through a selection of famous English puddings than this extraordinary restaurant, which has been operating from the same spot for over 200 years? Over that time Rules has perfected the art of quintessential British desserts from sticky toffee pudding and apple crumble to steamed syrup sponge, as well as host of other amongst a host of traditional savoury dishes. In fact, from the charming service, plush surroundings and menu of perfectly executed classics, there probably is no better place to enjoy the best that London has to offer all under one roof.
Metro más cercano: Covent Garden
In the know… The upstairs bar is a hidden gem – order a Kate Middleton cocktail, invented to commemorate the royal wedding.