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A Beginner's Guide to British Beer Styles

Drinks Mike Reis 26 comments

The often-told history of British beer styles is filled with myths and half-truths. Here's the real story on milds and bitters, IPAs and porters, plus a few more essential British brews. More

5 Classic London Pubs You Should Visit

Drinks Mark Dredge 9 comments

For centuries, London's pubs have served as meeting places, social spaces, rooms to relax and unwind, places to talk business, to eat and drink, to find comfort for an evening or solace for an hour. While many of the oldest pubs have been polished into new venues, some still retain their olde charms, giving visitors the chance to experience what a pub may have been like hundreds of years ago. Here are five of our favorites. More

First Look: Shake Shack Opens Today in London

A Hamburger Today Ibrahim Salha 18 comments

The Shake Shack team have managed to take the burgers that many Brits have become familiar with on their travels and transplanted them closer to home. More

Shake Shack Coming to London Next Year

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 13 comments

Today Shake Shack announced that they'll be opening in London's Covent Garden in mid-2013. More

In-N-Out Still Traveling the World With Latest Pop-Up in London

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 10 comments

The last time we heard of an In-N-Out pop-up, they were in Singapore (and previously in Tokyo, Sydney, and Shanghai). Today, the chain set up their latest pop-up in Hendon, London, for four hours at Florence Cafe. More

London: Pizza Pilgrims Can Satisfy Your Olympic-Sized Pizza Craving

Slice Lizzie Mabbott 3 comments

With a gas-fired oven built into the back of a little van, Pizza Pilgrims is a mobile pizza outfit based in London. For the money, you'd struggle to find a better pizza in Central London. More

London: 10 Must-Eat British Foods During the Olympics

Laura Siciliano-Rosen 36 comments

Here are 10 must-eat British foods for visitors to track down while in London, along with suggestions for finding them in the vicinity of Olympic venues and viewing areas. Put down that chicken burrito and go get a bacon butty! More

Cheap Eats Around Leicester Square, London

Lizzie Mabbott 10 comments

Being one of the busiest tube stations and main tourist attractions in London means that the restaurant space around Leicester Square is, inevitably, snapped up by big rich chains with cash available to them. Two Aberdeen Angus Steakhouses flank the Square, with Strada, Garfunkels, McDonald's and KFC by their sides. For something decent to eat and so you don't feel like you've been wheeled in and churned out, you need to look a little harder. Here are our top five picks. More

A Sandwich A Day: Duck Confit from Le Marché du Quartier at Borough Market, London

A Sandwich a Day Kerry Saretsky 2 comments

I was at Borough Market, walking around after I'd had my requisite chorizo sandwich at Brindisa, when I walked by a huge, steaming paella pot vat of shredded duck. When you see that much duck confit in one place, you've got to talk to someone about it, figure out what's going on, and decide how you can eat it immediately. Fullness should not be prohibitive. More

Snapshots from London: SNOG, Pinkberry-Like Frozen Yogurt

Sweets Carey Jones 1 comment

It's always fun to watch food trends cross national lines. On my last visit to London two years ago, cupcake shops were opening everywhere; this year, it's the frozen yogurt shops I seem to see on every corner. By far the most attention-grabbing is SNOG. More

Where to Eat in London

Carey Jones 20 comments

It seems that "Where should I eat in London?" is a constant question in Talk, so in response, here are a few places for brunch, cheap lunch, grazing days, Michelin starred pub fare, and more. It's far from a comprehensive list, but it's my recommendations for visitors to the city. What are your favorite London eats? Chime in with more! More

McDonald's in the UK: Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry and Mozzarella Dippers

Fast Food John M. Edwards 18 comments

What can the Brits munch on that Americans can't at the Golden Arches? For the most part, the menu is quite similar. There's the Quarter Pounder, the McNuggets, and the fries are even called fries, not "chips." But there are a few things that you won't find in an American McDonald's—among them, a Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry and Mozzarella Sticks. (Actually, they're called "Mozzarella Dippers.") More

UK Fast Food: God Save the (Burger) King

A Hamburger Today John M. Edwards 10 comments

Their menu is very similar to BK's menu in the States, but some of the special offerings caught my eye. "Melt 'n Middle? Cheese melted between two beef patties? Cool! Oh, the Texican Whopper! That'll be awesome." Sadly, the those two were far from awesome. More

Fast Food Chains in London That Should Be in America

Carey Jones 35 comments

A good chain restaurant, in my mind, doesn't necessarily serve the best version of a given food, in a given city. (Though it might!) What it should do is serve a reasonably tasty version of said food, reliably and at a reasonable price. In London, there are quite a number of chains that I wish would make their way stateside. Here are just a few. More

Cook the Book: 'River Cottage Every Day'

Caroline Russock Closed

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's latest, River Cottage Every Day highlights the simply prepared meals he serves to his family. The premise behind the book is that cooking from scratch using fresh, local ingredients is a possibility for everyone, pretty much everyday. Enter here to win a copy. More

Prince William and Kate Middleton's Royal Wedding Cake Made of McVitie's Biscuits

Sweets Erin Zimmer 21 comments

As crumb-wearing fans of McVitie's biscuits, we had to share this little news tidbit about the Royal Wedding dessert menu. Prince William and Kate Middleton announced the flavors of the two cakes they'll be serving at their April 29 wedding. They'll have a multi-tiered fruitcake and a McVitie's chocolate biscuit cake. Apparently William was a fan of the biscuits during teatime as a wee boy. More

Dear AHT: In London Head to #Meateasy, The Meatwagon's Pop-Up Burger Joint

A Hamburger Today An AHT Field Agent 2 comments

Last year AHT ran a feature on The Meatwagon, when owner Yianni Papoutsis was touring South East London cooking diner-style burgers to queues of people in pub gardens. Now the operation has moved to a semi-permanent location in New Cross called #Meateasy, after the wagon was stolen by some dastardly unknowns before Christmas. The small dining room above a disused pub features a small cocktail bar, dingy lighting, and menus chalked on the wall, and is jam packed five nights a week. More

Culinary Ambassadors: Street Food in England, Fish and Chips

The Culinary Ambassador Corps 34 comments

Because it rains a lot in England, it's not very common to find actual food carts here. Then again, it rains a lot in Portland, Oregon, where food carts are everywhere, so perhaps rain isn't the issue. But there is street food here, which I'm choosing to define as food for walking around, or for sitting on a promenade overlooking the ocean. Yes, that's it. Surely fish and chips is the classic British street food. More

Lucky Seven Offers Commendable Burgers in West London

A Hamburger Today Ibrahim Salha 11 comments

In their words, Lucky Seven Diner is a "tiny neighbourhood East Coast American Diner" with a "cult following." Opened nearly a decade ago by local restaurateur Tom Conran, Lucky Seven attempts to recreate the "All-American Diner" feel in decor—they have a poster of Barack Obama to ramp up the Americana—and on the menu, but it's the hamburgers that prove ever popular, if slightly overpriced. More

The Meatwagon Serves Fantastic Burgers at a Great Price on the Streets of London

A Hamburger Today An AHT Field Agent 12 comments

In an industrial estate in South-East London, Yianni Papoutsis is serving up fantastic burgers from The Meatwagon. The half-Greek, half-Irish, carpenter/caterer has a desire to improve London's slowly blossoming street food scene. He's knowledgeable about burgers, having traveled around the US of A on a search for brilliant food at low prices in curb-side locations, sampling some of America's best hamburgers en route. More

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