The British Empire lasted from the 16th century far into the 20th century. At its height, according to The Telegraph, the Empire had invaded nine out of every 10 countries and in the early 20th century, ruled over 458 million people, or 20% of the world’s population at the time. While the reach of Old Britannica has long since faded, the effects of those years on the United Kingdom can still be seen.
Nowhere is this more true, perhaps, than in London. London Town, offering discount hotel rates, theater, and a history dating back to the Romans, is home to 270 nationalities and 300 different languages, according to The London Evening Standard. Many of those were brought to the country as a direct result of British imperialism. Consider, even the country’s favorite food, curry, was brought over under British Raj between the 19th and 20th centuries.
Of course, the culinary landscape of London doesn’t end with curry. In every nook and cranny, next to some of the best hotel reservations in the world, there are shops offering the best food from a vast array of cultures, all in one city. If you’ve found package holidays deals on your hotel search for London, here are the four places you must absolutely eat at to truly take part in the city’s historically cosmopolitan culinary landscape.
Edgware Road’s Abu Zaad
For TimeOut, a London-based travel website, one of the best places to eat in the city is Abu Zaad, located on Edgware Road in London. Not only is the restaurant known for serving some of the most delicious, most authentic Syrian dishes in the city, like hara isbah, but it’s also known among budget travelers as a great place to find a meal for cheap.
Anna Mae’s Smokehouse at King’s Cross
Interestingly, despite Britain’s long history with the United States, London isn’t terribly well known as a hot spot of American cuisine. However, Anna Mae’s Smokehouse, located in King’s Cross, completely makes up for it. The eatery is known for serving classics from the American South, like pulled pork, coleslaw, and much, much more. As The Guardian writes, it’s the restaurant’s “Notorious P I G,” a sandwich combining pickled onions, pulled pork, and coleslaw, that keeps people coming back again and again.
Marylebone’s Famous 28-50
Anyone who has found package holidays for hotels near Marylebone will delight to find a restaurant of 28-50’s caliber so near at hand. Known for serving high-quality, authentically French dishes, like lobster bisque and duck confit, lovers of true French dining culture will be delighted to find 28-50’s exhaustive list of delicious wine to accompany their meals.
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