At some point in my travels, I took up the habit of going to all the Hard Rock Cafés, a tradition as enriching as it is random, but it's fun. I satrted with the one in Madrid, where I'm from, and I'd never visited. Is the Hard Rock London is one of the Hard Rock Cafés with the most prestige?. It is, in fact, the one which first opened in 1971, as can be read on the website. I can't tell you about the food, because I've never paid 15 euros for a burger, but the basement museum is pretty cool. It's tiny and has relics from Cobain's glasses to Lennon's jacket or Clapton's guitar. The guy ve shows you around is also is very authentic. And it's free!
The Standing Order is a place rich in history and was formerly and nowadays we can see the big safe that was in it. After first turning into a pub, it was where smokers went so that they wouldn't bother the rest of the clientele.
It's located on George Street, a parallel street to Princess Street and it has an exit to Rose Street.
They call it a fast food restaurant with high quality food, reasonable prices and a lot of charm.
The Sherlock Holmes opened its doors in 1957 and now has a bar on the ground-floor, a covered roof gardens and, of course, a restaurant. If you're looking for a place to eat, don't hesitate about visiting the Sherlock Holmes! The pub is filled with various objects and curiosities from the adventures of Sherlock Holmes, including the service weapon of his famous sidekick, Dr. Watson. But the main attraction of this unusual place is the reproduction of Holmes' living room and study which you can see through a window from the garden and restaurant.
The Hub is an icon of the city, although it looks like a church, it's actually a super modern coffee shop, where the famous Edinburgh Festival is held every year. Built in the mid-nineteenth century, the building is listed as a historic site. Initially it was going to be the place where people would join together to discuss the current issues of Edinburgh. In the twentieth century, it was a church, part of the Scottish church, but now the Edinburgh Festival Association bought and transformed it in order to open it to the public in 2000. There are still details that resemble its former life as a church, the windows, the Gothic arches, the stone angels at the gates, and it's mixed with the modern theme of the festival, which is one of the biggest events in Europe in terms of classical music, theater, opera and dance. The festival is held in August and lasts three weeks, and if you visit the city at this time, you should book everything faaaaar in advance because the hotels fill up several months before. In the normal season, The Hub has a small cafe where they serve not only pastries, but sandwiches and hot dishes, it's pretty basic food but in an exceptional place.
This is an exclusive brand, located in the center of London. I think that it supplies the English royal family. It is an authentic delicatessen. There is a beauty center with exclusive treatments, by reservation, and restaurant with a lovely atmosphere. The gift items that are for sale are perfectly wrapped and presented. A must-see for shopping.
Considered to be the largest "fish and chips" in England (and therefore the world). It belongs to fast food restaurant chain Harry Ramsden's, present in the UK for around 80 years. The take away in Brighton is no more than 40 square meters with only 2 tables inside (there are a handful more outside which disappear in winter). Unlike the restaurant Harry Ramsden's, here the fish and chips are as little as € 5. In essence, the fish and potatoes are the same, the main difference is that the food is in a box, but any British person will tell you that real fish and chips have to be eaten on the street from a cardboard box or paper. I agree, they know better and in most cases there's always a port, sea or river nearby to sit quietly to eat. They also have desserts and the regulars are somewhat noisy groups of youths.
London is an expensive city for dining, but there are places like this where you do not need to spend a lot of money to eat really well. It's located in Chinatown, as it should be. We had a menu for 2 for just over 10 pounds with 3 courses and everything was really good.
Hi Sushi Salsa is a Japanese restaurant located in Camden Town, north of London, right next to the canal that passes by Camden Lock. If you like Japanese food it's one of the best choices in the neighborhood. It's not too expensive and it has a very nice atmosphere.The place has very modern decorations and facilities and you can watch how the chefs cook. The seating is at ground level and the lighting is dim. A Sushi Set (18 pieces) costs about 20 pounds and the Family Set (26 pieces) is about 24.50 pounds. Of course they also have other delicious dishes such as sashimi, tempura, soups or salads.
It's a lovely and possibly the oldest pub in Cambridge. In the oldest part of the pub, you can see the ceiling inscriptions from airmen from the WWII, in which the number of squad is inscribed with candles. The food is decent but it's a very cozy place to have a beer and with a terrace.
The Elephant House cafeteria was the place where JK Rowling began writing Harry Potter on paper napkins. It is a very friendly local that has seating in the rear with wonderful views of Edinburgh Castle. For those with more of a sweet tooth I recommend the Marshmallow Delight, a hot chocolate with cream on top. They also serve meals, simple dishes typical of the UK, which in general is delicious.
Located in the Grassmarket, where the executions field was situated, and, as a last wish of those ve were going to die, they were given the option of having their last drink in the tavern. It´s traditional place where you can try the famous Haggis, nappies and tatties. Beware of ghosts!
La Cucina is an Italian trattoria restaurant on London Road. It's a pretty central little place and next door there are a few more restaurants. The menu is mostly made up of classic dishes that are fairly cheap and of good quality. First there are small tapas-style breads (crostini) with olives and/or garlic, pesto and artichokes. Everything cost less than 4 GBP. We also had bruschetta, stuffed mushrooms and roasted goat cheese that cost between 4 and 6 GBP. The pizzas cost between 6-9 GBP and there's a good selection, and white pizza without tomato sauce, which are very good. Then there tenderloin, grilled salmon, seafood risotto or vegetable, and some pastas. The wines are also a good price, most are Italian.
The Old Wellington Inn is one of the historical places ( built in the sixteenth century) where the most important business transactions of Manchester City were held. It was the home of the birth of John Byron, one of the revolutionary British phonetics and miraculously was one of the few historic buildings that was not damaged by bombing during World War II , which destroyed most of downtown Manchester. This causes the visual characteristics of this place contrast to the modern city center.
In 1948 the building was declared a monument of the city of Manchester.
In addition to an excellent selection of local beers, the place is decorated with pretty taste, and were surprised by the quality of food and price, not at all crazy considering it is in the city center (a the back of the cathedral) and its architectural features and popularity.
Their culinary specialties include cakes or pie, which are very famous. Likewise, the lamb is another dish to consider.
If you want to eat traditional food in the heart of the British central area, in a typical building, without a doubt this is the most recommended place in Manchester.
Eating burgers in London is not exactly typical, but this site really deserves it. The owner is an Englishman ve lived for many years in the U.S. and on his return he said, in this city there is no place for a good hamburger so he started a big business. The guy hit the spot and I must admit that his rivals for the best burgers, also have some real good nuggets. I clarify that this is what you get, fried and more fried
This is an amazing Argentine restaurant to celebrate a special occasion. It is a very romantic place with excellent quality food. It has a great view over Tower Bridge. If you ask for a window table, along with the dim lighting, glamorous décor, good steak and wine, the experience is fabulous! Recommended.
I would like to first clarify one thing, Le Pain Quotidien is not a french chain, it's a Belgian chain! Now that that's clarified, I'm going to say that I LOVE IT! It's the same as in Belgium. I finally found a place in Madrid where bread tastes like bread, and where the food and ingredients are great quality. I recommend it for breakfast, lunch, and most importantly: to enjoy!!
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