Where to Eat in London

For a Quiet, Cheap, Lunch: Yalla Yalla

Wander off from Piccadilly Circus looking for a bite, and you'll be stuck in a maze of pricey sit-down chains and sex shops. In the midst of all this, Yalla Yalla is a fine place for a meal: billing itself as a "Beirut Street Food" restaurant, it serves a fine selection of wraps, meze, and full lunch plates; we loved the garlicky, lemony hummus topped with lamb shawarma and a pressed halloumi wrap. Best part? Two can eat for under ten pounds.

Yalla Yalla: 1 Green's Court, London W1F 0HA (map); 020 7287 7663; also at 12 Winsley Street, London W1W 8HQ (map); 020 7637 4748; yalla-yalla.co.uk

Carey Jones

All dated jokes about British food aside, London is an incredible food town. From high-end chefs to mind-boggling markets to thriving immigrant neighborhoods, it's a place where it's possible to eat well at every price point, of almost every cuisine.

It seems that "Where should I eat in London?" is a constant question in Talk, so in response, here are a few places I've known and loved. It's far from a comprehensive list, but based on a few months living in London some years ago and a number of return visits since, it's what I can recommend! What are your favorite London eats? Chime in with more!

For a Quiet, Cheap, Lunch: Yalla Yalla
For a Pub With Great Food: Harwood Arms
For a Pakistani-style Party: Tayyabs
For a Meal of Grazing: Borough Market
Borough Market for the Crowd Averse: Neal's Yard Dairy
For Animal Parts and Culinary History: St John
For a Blowout Brunch: Cookbook Cafe

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