Restaurants/food bucket list

At the start of 2016, I wrote a bucket list of restaurants and eateries I wanted to go to, so here I will keep track of ones I’ve been to, ones I’m waiting to open and ones I want to visit.  Let’s see how many I can tick off!

In no particular order:

  1. Somsaa – Authentic Thai restaurant in Spitalfields
  2. Salvation in Noodles – Authentic Vietnamese noodles with a modern twist in Dalston
  3. Tata eatery – Chinese/Portuguese fusion in Daggerston
  4. Riding House Cafe – Modern all day brasserie near Oxford Circus
  5. Ivy Cafe Wimbledon – especially during Wimbledon when they have the flower decorations
  6. Tramshed – known for steak and chicken and the Damien Hirst art piece!
  7. Trufflesecco – Truffles and prosecco!
  8. Milk Train cafe – for the amazing ice cream surrounded by candy floss.
  9. L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele – authentic Italian pizza in Stoke Newington
  10. Ahi Poke – Hawaiian poke bowls with raw fish, vegetables, seeds
  11. Bone Daddies – Japanese soul food
  12. Bao – steamed Taiwanese buns
  13. Dinner by Heston – contemporary British menu by wacky Heston
  14. Soho Joe’s – serves wagyu burgers in Soho
  15. Din Tai Fung – coming soon, steamed Chinese buns, globally known
  16. Chick n Sours – herb fried chicken and sour cocktails
  17. Farm Girl – cafe with health conscious brunches
  18. Lao Cafe – authentic, tasty Lao food!
  19. Kova patisserie – home of the crepe cake
  20. Dominique Ansel – home of the cronut, cookie shots and more
  21. Sexy Fish – swanky robata and raw fish restaurant
  22. St Moritz – The oldest Swiss fondue place in London
  23. Farang – Thai street food
  24. The Clove Club – Innovative British menu, 1 Michelin star
  25. Eneko – Basque cuisine
  26. Cantina Laredo – modern Mexican food based in Covent Garden
  27. Plum and split milk – all day modern British menu
  28. Zelman meats – steak house with daily changing menu
  29. Rail House Cafe – modern European/Asian brasserie
  30. Rosa’s Thai Cafe, Brixton – Thai food with a modern twist
  31. Mere – Monica Galetti from Masterchef’s restaurant
  32. Bubbledwrap Waffle – egg waffle dessert based in Soho, long queues.
  33. Montys deli -salt beef bagels
  34. Westerns laundry – daily changing seafood menu
  35. Bokan – European dining on a rooftop in Canary Wharf
  36. Bun House – canto style fluffy steamed buns
  37. Xu – Taiwanese cuisine, served in a traditional 1930s style
  38. Bob Bob Exchange – sister of Bob Bob Ricard ‘press for champagne’ , opening Summer 2017
  39. Dean and Deluca – coming over from NY, a little nod to ‘Felicity’
  40. The Frog – coming soon, ultra-creative cooking in a playful setting
  41. Fatty Crab – not open yet, Malaysian crab institution
  42. Demon and wise – basement cocktail bar based in the city
  43. Pharmacy 2 – food served in a venue that looks like a Pharmacy
  44. Nobu – Fancy famous Japanese sushi
  45. Rules, covent garden – oldest restaurant in London, established in 1798
  46. Corazon – authentic Mexican food in the heart of Soho
  47. Balans Society Clapham – relaxed all day brasserie and bar
  48. Street XO – experimental Spanish food
  49. Palm Vaults – instagrammable vegetarian food and smoothies
  50. Barshu – Sichuan restaurant in Soho
  51. Flora Indica – botantical/Indian themed cuisine
  52. Antipodea – same team behind the Brew franchise, an all day Aussie brasserie in Putney
  53. Luca – modern cuisine with an Italian influence
  54. Texture – modern European cuisine with a Scandinavian influence, 1 Michelin Star
  55. Hotpot restaurant – authentic hot pot place in Chinatown
  56. Le Hanoi – casual Vietnamese restaurant near Chinatown
  57. Sticky Mango – Southeast Asian street food near Waterloo
  58. Petersham nurseries – restaurant in a glasshouse, surrounded by nature, 1 Michelin Star
  59. Pied a terre – Gastronomic cuisine, 1 Michelin Star
  60. Native – beautiful dishes in Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden
  61. Vagabond wines – help yourself wine venue to try tasters
  62. Trinity restaurant – Clapham, seasonal modern cuisine – 1 Michelin Star
  63. Ned Kaia – Latest hotspot, another poke bowl place
  64. Sarastro – overrated tourist trap Turkish restaurant with live opera once/twice a week
  65. Aviary montcalm rooftop – supposed to be good views
  66. White onion – Wimbledon contemporary French cuisine
  67. Samarkand – Uzbek cuisine
  68. Lima Floral – Floral Peruvian food
  69. Magpie – not open yet, same team behind Pidgin
  70. Henrietta – colourful, pretty food in a boutique hotel
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