London has about six thousand licensed restaurants and three and a half thousand pubs. It is home to about twenty-two percent of the total restaurants in the whole of Britain. The menu includes cuisines from seventy major countries. London also has about thirty-six Michelin star rated restaurants. London is known for its pubs and night life. About five underground stations are named after pubs. These are Angel, Swiss Cottage, Royal Oak, Elephant & Castle, and Manor House.
The city has small food joints, takeaway joints, and also sophisticated restaurants. You name it and you have it. The cuisines available are exotic and range from African, Asian, to Japanese and Chinese. Veeraswamy, Moti Mahal and Amaya are the best places for Indian food. Amaya is famous for its Awadhi dishes. Italian food can be found at the L'Anima and Zucca. These serve Italian food at its best and in central London. The juicy, rosy grilled veal chop is a must have in Zucca. It's interesting that London also has eating options for the pure vegetarians. Something that is a little difficult to find in many other parts of the world. The restaurants specializing in vegetarian food are Rosa's, Sagar and Rasa Samudra.
The best modern European restaurants in London are Arbustus and Launceston Place. The Apple tart at Launceston Place is simply delicious. If at Arbustus then ensure that you end your meal with divine île flottante (floating island). The food lovers can enjoy Britain's original cuisines here. The Gherkin has a restaurant on the fortieth floor that gives a three sixty degree view of the city making it an amazing dining experience.
If you want to splurge then the places you should visit for dining are Momo, The Wolseley and the Vijante. The costs can go up to a hundred pounds but it's worth the experience. If you want an economic meal and yet want good food then the options are many, some of them are Beatroot, Banh Mi Bay, Rasa Sayang, etc.
Moving to the amazing night life in London, the city is known for its pubs. The ice bar is a frozen bar in London which is kept at a freezing temperature. Everything inside the bar is made of ice. The other popular pubs are Met Bar, The blue bar, The Rookery and Lady Ottoline. If in London do ensure that you visit these pubs and have a great time. Some pubs are open all night on weekends.
These are the various interesting facts bout dining in London. I have tried to mention most of the interesting options. I hope this article will help you plan your dining options during your stay in London. Hope you have a great time eating and partying in London.