I received a copy of “Eat Like A Londoner” from the publishers Frances Lincoln to review recently. As a born and bred Londoner I was keen to see what author Tania Ballantine’s take on dining out in London would be. London is a foodie’s dream, you can eat any and every type of cuisine in this great city if you put your mind (and stomach) to it, but sometimes so much choice can be overwhelming.
Tania has done a great job of hand-picking more than 100 places which cover every occasion, from a quick pit-stop to a blow-out date, and as you can imagine each and every place has a distinctive character and of course great food.
Eating like a Londoner has probably never been so easy!
I loved the strong images, the easy to read layout and perfect travel size design of the book, as a busy Londoner who is on countless restaurant mailing lists this is a such a refreshing alternative to the online abyss. There is a great map at the back of the book and some really useful tips for “Veggie Friendly” and “Last Minute booking” venues.
Tania has covered pretty much every aspect of eating out in London even making reference to the multicultural nature of the London dining scene. I would have loved to see an African or Caribbean restaurant mentioned in the “Around The World” section though, that would have been a true reflection of London diversity.
It is probably a sign of how hectic life in London can be that I have not yet had a chance to step into one of the restaurants list, aside from Pizza Pilgrims, which I had been to before I received the book. I will definitely be using the book though, I just need to make the time to do so.
Eat Like a Londoner is an insider’s guide that sorts the great from the merely good, presenting a defining list of the city’s most outstanding eating destinations and is available to buy here.