London has so many amazing eateries; it’s rather difficult to choose just ten places. However, students have listed the top picks they will surely be craving once they move back to Canada.
This swanky Indian restaurant frequents many a top ten lists because of its reasonable prices and delicious curries. Expect there to be about a 45-minute wait to get in the door. It’s completely worth it for the deliciousness that is Dishoom. Whether you order the Dishoom Chicken Tikka, Paneer Tikka, or the Black Dal, there are truly no disappointments on the menu. Just make sure to get an extra order of garlic naan.
- Website: http://www.dishoom.com
- Address: A few locations, but the Covent Garden location is most central. 12 Upper St. Martin’s Lane, London WC2H 9FB.
2. The Breakfast Club
A bright, nostalgic, and quirky restaurant space makes up the awesomeness that is The Breakfast Club, a favourite among students. Canadians can get their fill of North American breakfast with a little bit of 80s magic on the side. At the Spitalfields location, ask to “see the mayor” for entrance into a secret underground bar. Cheers!
- Website: http://www.thebreakfastclubcafes.com
- Location: Several locations, but definitely visit the Spitalfields location. 12-16 Artillery Ln, London E1 7LS, United Kingdom
3. The Dove
Located in Hammersmith right on the Thames, this is an original 18th century pub with a to-die-for Chicken Kiev and an amazing Sunday Roast. To unwind on stressful days, order a pint and watch the punters glide on the river.
- Website: http://dovehammersmith.co.uk
- Location: 19 Upper Mall, Hammersmith, London W6 9TA, United Kingdom
4. The Maple Leaf
Feeling homesick? Canadian students all know the best place to go for a reminder of home -- The Maple Leaf. Here you can find poutine, the best Canadian beers, and, of course, fellow Canucks right in the heart of London.
- Website: http://www.themapleleaflondon.co.uk/
- Location: 41 Maiden Lane, London WC2E 7LJ, United Kingdom
5. Monmouth Coffee
This little coffee roaster/café offers some of the best-made espresso drinks a coffee lover could ask for. While there are several locations, the café located in Borough Market is recommended for some cheap market eats to go along with your delicious drink.
- Website: http://www.monmouthcoffee.co.uk
- Location: 2 Park Street, The Borough, London SE1 9AB
6. Brick Lane
Ah, Brick Lane, a.k.a. the best place in London according to Canadian students to get very cheap, but very good Indian Food. After a night out in East London, take a stroll down the lane itself (not far from Shoreditch High Street Station) and decide for which curry you may be in the mood. Restaurants are open late and prices perfectly fit a student’s budget.
7. Pizza East
Located (you guessed it) in East London, this restaurant serves up some of the best pizzas in LDN. Best to call ahead for a reservation as tables fill up quickly. After dinner, have a wander around Shoreditch, the neighbourhood in which Pizza East is located, also known as the hipster part of town.
- Website: http://www.pizzaeast.com/shoreditch
- Location: 56 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JJ, United Kingdom
8. Pret A Manger
One of the best things about Pret is that these little gems are located everywhere and are always really good. Dedicated to fast and fresh takeaway food, Pret A Manger is popular with students and professionals alike, especially for their salads and sandwiches. Just look for that red star.
- Website: https://www.pret.co.uk/en-gb/
- Location: EVERYWHERE!
9. Brixton Market
A market brimming with culture, eclectic food, and life, Brixton is the cool kid in sea of markets in London. The market usually runs from Friday through Sunday, and offers more than just food. Expect to hear lots of good music from around the world, see the most colourful sites, and be immersed in the hippest part of South London.
- Website: http://brixtonmarket.net/
- Address: Electric Avenue, London SW9 8JX, United Kingdom
10. The Muffin Man
The Muffin Man offers the best tea and scones deal (called a Cream Tea) for students (it costs only a little over five pounds). Students can feel quite fancy sipping on tea and overdoing the clotted cream, all while sitting pretty in High Street Kensington.
- Website: http://themuffinmankensington.co.uk/index.html
- Address: 12 Wrights Ln, London
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