Four spots in London to find a little bit of America
Missing home? Here are our top four suggestions for a meal in Britain’s capital city where you can find a little patch of America.
(1) Red Rooster
There has been a serious lack of great fried chicken in London, until now. Opening in May 2017, NYC chef Marcus Samuelsson is bringing his original Harlem restaurant Red Rooster to Shoreditch. Red Rooster promises to “channel Southern soul food alongside the diverse culinary traditions of New York”; the legendary fried chicken will of course be on the menu, alongside jerk pork belly and the much-loved Helga’s meatballs. Exclusive to the London restaurant will also be its next-door-neighbour Rooster Taqueria, with sensational tacos and margaritas aplenty.
The Curtain Hotel, 45 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 4PJ
(2) Goodman Mayfair
“Great Steak. Great Wine. Great People”. A bold claim, but justified. Goodman’s emphasis on top-quality meat makes them a prime contender for the best steakhouse in London. Their steaks are sourced from the UK and Nebraska USA, dry-aged on site and then cooked on specially imported charcoal ovens for an amazing smoky flavour. Sumptuous sides like garlic grilled lobster tail or truffled mac’n’cheese are a must, whilst their wine list is similarly excellent. Regulars even get their own monogrammed steak knife.
24-26 Maddox Street, London, W1S 1QH
(3) Monty’s Deli
Re-opening this month at their new permanent site in Hoxton, Monty’s Deli is the closest thing London can offer to an authentic New York deli. Originating back in 2012 as a market stall, Monty’s remains one of the only places in Britain to make their own salt beef and pastrami. In fact, they make their own everything; bagels are baked on site, meat is cured and they’ve developed their own secret recipe for rye bread to complement their award-winning sandwiches. The man behind Monty’s is Mark Ogus, whose mission is to bring the Jewish comfort food he learned from his grandfather (the eponymous Monty) to London.
227 Hoxton Street, London N1 5LG
(4) Duck & Waffle
Missing life up in the clouds? Try dining at the top of the Heron Tower, one of London’s answers to the USA’s skyscrapers. With breathtaking views across the capital, Duck & Waffle is open 24/7 and may even be at its best at breakfast. Go there early and watch the sun rise as you tuck into duck eggs en cocotte or the ‘Full Elvis’ pbj and banana waffles. Later in the day, the cocktails are a must. Be warned though: the express lift up the side of the tower is not for those inclined to vertigo!
The Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY
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