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There's a wealth of foodie info online - from insider food blogs to food shops. We round up the best food websites for London, and give you a whistle-stop tour of other food resources on the web

  • London's best food blogs and websites

    © Ed Marshall

  • Best for London


    The World in 202 Meals

    We didn’t need Ken to tell us that London is a wonderfully diverse city – the food here says it all. This ambitious project, headed by seven food lovers, aims to prove that you really can eat around the world without ever leaving the capital.

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    and enjoy following the project’s exploration of international cuisines. Restaurant suggestions, for where to find a Kyrgyzstan or Tuvalu meal for example, are also welcome.

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    ‘We hope our shamelessly tokenistic search provides amusement, restaurant tips and lessons about London and beyond.’www.theworldin202meals.com

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    www.thepassionatecook.com

    The Passionate Cook
    London-based Austrian blogger Johanna is a dab hand in the kitchen (and with a camera, it would seem). The archive of stunning dishes accompanied by useful anecdotes and sharp photography is every home cook’s dream. Recent recipes  include scallop ceviche with avocado and mango, and a gorgeous chimichurri sauce.

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    if you’re bored with making pasta every night.

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    ‘There is no dish that has been more of a constant in our married life than fillet steak…’www.thepassionatecook.com

    London Eater
    A relatively new food blogger, Kang, and he doesn’t do things by halves. Reviews are detailed to the max, with a good mix of high-end restaurants and hole-in-the-wall caffs. From the evocative yet unpretentious writing to razor-sharp photography, it’s a regular fixture in our browsers.

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      to the ‘quickie guide to wine’ – a great resource for vino virgins.

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    ‘[It reminded] me of the last time I ate a Cornish pasty – with a knife and fork – in Pembroke with two blokes from Darlington; Ivan did say he will never understand us southern fairies.’www.londoneater.comCoco & Me The blog of a thirtysomething stallholder at Broadway Market,  the charismatic Tamami Haga. Chocolate truffles, tarts and cakes are her forte; luckily for us, she shares her recipes for them, too. To the delight of her regulars, after a six-month hiatus from the market, she’s back at the stall; expect more tales from the frontlines.

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    for the detailed discussion: ‘Would Voldemort prefer rich tea [biscuits] or custard creams?’

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    ‘I love Broadway Market. I love the locals, I love the type of customers it attracts and I love my fellow stallholders. Being back is great.’www.cocoandme.com

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    Food Snob
    Fine dining extraordinaire, the anonymous (and allegedly stunningly handsome, say fellow bloggers) Food Snob eats his way through the capital’s swankiest restaurants. His write-ups are so detailed, readers feel like they’ve been there themselves.

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    and live vicariously through the Snob’s culinary adventures.

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    ‘The food had none of us on bended knee, kissing houndstooth hems – I certainly remained perpendicular (or on my bottom) the whole time…’foodsnobblog.wordpress.com Randomness Guide to London Want to find Finnish food near music shops? Or if there’s a Chinese supermarket within a 500m radius of a cabaret joint? The RGL is a brilliant review site-cum-wiki for interesting places (with a bias towards good pubs).

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    to add reviews of your own.

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    ‘This is not, and never will be, a commercial guide. It’s a grassroots thing, set up for the benefit of its contributors.’london.randomness.org.uk

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    London Review of Breakfasts
    That pun-tastic, simile-ridden goldmine of a blog, celebrating all that is breakfast. Created by ‘Malcolm Eggs’ in 2005, it now boasts over 300  witty reviews from contributors such as Stephen Fry-Up, AA Grill and Yolko Ono.

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      if you’ve had en’oeuf (their words, not ours) of bad breakfasts in the capital.

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    ‘Only the imposing mound of chips could save the dish, yet its resistance was broken by an incoming tide of tepid bean juice. With the various potato products facing a two-pronged yolk and bean sauce attack, a vegetarian bloodbath ensued.’londonreviewofbreakfasts.blogspot.com World Foodie Guide While WFG is a self-proclaimed ‘traveleating’ blog, it has its feet firmly planted in London. Mixing local and international restaurant reviews with recipes and guides, Helen Yuet Ling Pang has created a site that is as resourceful as it is enjoyable to read.

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    to great posts such as ‘Where to eat in Soho’ and ‘How to dine out on a budget in London’.

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    ‘Based in London. Born in England to Hong Kong parents. Grew up in Germany. Lived in Beijing and New York. Married to a vegetarian but lives as a carnivore.’www.worldfoodieguide.com

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    www.eatlikeagirl.com 

    Eat Like a Girl
    Inspiring recipes from London-based Irish blogger Niamh. There are a few restaurant reviews, but we come for the home cooking – the majority of the recipes are Niamh’s own. If you’re stuck for ideas, check out the post on Israeli couscous with onion squash, haricot beans and pumpkin seeds.

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    because we’re not the only ones who rate it – ELAG was voted as one of the best food blogs in the world by the Times Online site.

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    ‘If you want me to do anything, bribe me with pork belly.’www.eatlikeagirl.com Scrambling Eggs Ramblings about coffee, breakfasts and acute observations of life in London as a new café-owner makes for a quirky blog. The Lantana café in Fitzrovia is Australian Shelagh Ryan’s creation, and the blog documents encounters with regular customers, news and inspiring recipes (the fruits of which can be enjoyed in the café, if you’re lucky).

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    to experience, in pixels, the life and characters of  Charlotte Place.

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    ‘This week there is to be no blagging, barely any blogging, just a bit of baking: a less offensive use of hot air.’scramblingeggs.blogspot.com

    Best of the rest


    More great food websites, a tad less London-focused

    BBC Food
    With an  extensive database, tips on seasonality, excellent ‘Food Matters’ features section and a great ‘Get Cooking’ console with video recipes. 
    www.bbc.co.uk/food

    UKTV Food
    Includes a great local food directory,  more than 11,210 recipes and a brilliant ‘Market Kitchen’ podcast.
    www.uktv.co.uk/food

    Videojug: Food and Drink
    This is a bit like the ultimate how-to handbook-meets-YouTube. Videojug’s food section provides a wealth of clips with useful tips; learn how to serve and drink saké, make naan bread or even just how to chop an onion.
    www.videojug.com/tag/food-and-drink

    Tastespotting
    A pot luck of eye-candy, in the form of food photography contributed by food lovers everywhere. Don’t visit on an empty stomach.
    www.tastespotting.com

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    www.nordljus.co.uk

    Nordljus
    By Japanese food photographer Keiko Oikawa. A recent post on Ottolenghi in Islington was photographic perfection.
    www.nordljus.co.uk

    Still Life With...
    A food photography blog that hits the right mixture between showcasing examples of great images and tips on how to improve your own.
    www.stilllifewith.com

    Serious Eats
    This New York-based site boasts plenty of interesting food titbits.
    www.seriouseats.com

    Chowhound
    The UK/Ireland boards offer a wealth of information from savvy gourmands.
    www.chowhound.com

    Well-done Fillet
    With razor-sharp wit and the requisite self-deprecating humour, Manuel  uncovers the hard-knock life of a restaurant waiter in Belfast.
    welldonefillet.blogspot.com

    Aidan Brooks: Trainee Chef
    Hailing from Hackney and now reporting from Spain, 21-year-old Brooks – former catering student – chronicles his life as a budding chef. 
    aidanbrooks.blogspot.com

    Abel & Cole
    At Keith Abel’s organic fruit and veg box delivery service (there’s also meat, fish and everyday store cupboard items), you can exclude any items you don’t fancy, the delivery is free and there are weekly recipes to boot.
    www.abelandcole.co.uk

    Hope & Greenwood
    A virtual Willy Wonka factory of sweet treats; log on to find nostalgic confectioneries from yesteryear.
    www.hopeandgreenwood.co.uk

    Paganum
    A friendly ‘online farmers’ market’ selling high-quality meat and produce from family-owned farms and artisanal firms in the Yorkshire Dales. We’re hooked on the flavoursome lamb chops and bargainous pork belly.
    www.paganum.co.uk

    Riverford Organic Vegetables
    Whether you’re cooking for one or have a family to feed, the range of mini to large vegetable or meat boxes will see you through. Free delivery.
    www.riverford.co.uk

    Wing Yip
    The motto is ‘all the Chinese you need to know’. If you can’t get to the excellent Wing Yip superstores in Croydon and Cricklewood, you’ll find all the oriental ingredients you need here.
    www.wingyipstores.co.uk

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43 comments
Shohan A
Shohan A

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Tatiana
Tatiana

There are honest and unbiased reviews at restaurantreviewuk.blogspot.com

Tatiana
Tatiana

There are honest and unbiased reviews at restaurantreviewuk.blogspot.com

Lili
Lili

Nice list ! It is always good to share reviews about restaurants :) For any jobs needed in restaurants go to http://www.jobize.me

ishasoni
ishasoni

Hello!!! thanks to share a amazing article. my website toptenofcity.com provide you the names and list of top 10 best resturants in London. Visit the website to get the information. Regards: TopTenofcity

Mac Read
Mac Read

I have followed through all these list prepared above of all restaurants.these list of restaurants are very helpful to me thanks.

venkat
venkat

Thanks so much for creating this! Great resource

martinvebber
martinvebber

I have learnt lot of new information from this site. I admire this blog. Thanks for sharing wonderful information. I am searching top restaurants in London,which restaurant is best for Dinner with delighful Menu?

Joyce
Joyce

Londontastin.com is a new blog that's quite good

Debbie
Debbie

London Appetizer is the best blog out there. Genuine reviews and interesting reading!

fussyeater
fussyeater

What about Scoff in the City - www.scoffinthecity.blogspot.com. Foodie girl moves to London and sets about exploring restaurants, food shops, farmers' markets and so on.

restaurant guide
restaurant guide

Great blog. here we can know all corners for food in London. Its really cool. thank you so much for this interesting blog.

Mathias Vagni
Mathias Vagni

What about: mylittlebelly.com ?! Amazing, no-nonesense recipes... no bla bla... just good food :)

barry
barry

hi guys... new to the whole blogging scene just getting started... check me and my mad month you foodies will love it... need some feedback underpressure1982.blogspot.com thanks guys

Amy
Amy

Check out www.stuffedinlondon.com - a fab new food blog which is packed full of reviews on restaurants and cafes in London and beyond.

Brad
Brad

Just a friendly one for you all, when in Kennington don't go to the local curry house it is called KT. Horrible, bad service and even worse food.

greg
greg

I wonder how we would survive without Time Out: you are the foodie bible.

Tim Chester
Tim Chester

New blog reviewing London's restaurants at www.thirtyoneseventyfive.com. It's called £31.75 because that's what the author spent on a steak and two beers at an Aberdeen Angus Steak House. He wants to show Londoners - and the world - what that money will buy you at the GOOD city spots

Candy Delaney
Candy Delaney

What about Spoonfed Suppers? It sends out free daily emails with recipe ideas for quick, healthy, tasty mid-week suppers. The central character, Candy Delaney, is a 1950's housewife dedicating her daily good deed to the people of the Noughties who are bored of the same old dinner experiences. It got great meals, photographs and quirky value!

Basil
Basil

Well, I might as well plug For Those That Love to Eat blog... Food from the heart, you might say. thosethateat.blogspot.com

Regan Maloney
Regan Maloney

How about www.whatiatelastnight.com - great for recipes, foodie inspiration and restaurant reviews!

Funthyme
Funthyme

Hi There... Just wanted to bring to your attention a blog that I have just launched called Funthyme.... http://funthyme.wordpress.com/ I hope you enjoy it... Here's a bit about me... This blog will follow me as I leave behind the murky world of advertising and embark on a mission to fill my life (as well as my stomach) with food. There is no final destination to my mission, but all I know is that for the forseeable future I have to immerse my self in cooking and hopefully pick up some pennies along the way. The mission officially starts on the 30th November as I head off to the Alps to work as a cook in a chalet for the season. Funthyme x

PP
PP

What? No Dos Hermanos? Best food blog going. Fact

Pritesh Mody
Pritesh Mody

www.lovefoodlovedrink.co.uk is a cool website. They do reviews on product and restaurants but with quite a funny style.

Chris
Chris

I cannot believe you didn't include Food Stories?! My favourite London blog without doubt. Ah well.

Jacob Horton
Jacob Horton

Also an Oxford-based blog, My Little Baklava, has some insights on some London restaurants, and a great focus on Greek cuisine and recipes - http://mylittlebaklava.blogspot.com Time Out's guide to London eateries is amazing though. Thanks.

Tamami
Tamami

Hello Charmaine! Thank you very much for mentioning my blog! Much appreciated! Hope to see you soon! t xxx

lithotomist
lithotomist

Wot, no mention of www.danlepard.com, the eponymous website of the UK's great baking guru, and source of recipes, advice and inspiration for all us wannabees ?

Beccaboo
Beccaboo

If you're after great recipes and foodie articles online look no further than www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk

Ricardo
Ricardo

Not sure how you can do an item on the best London food blogs and miss out yumblog.co.uk Just a thought. R

Daisy
Daisy

Check out www.yumblog.co.uk for some excellent fish and vegetarian recipes, but also for their chicken box nation gallery!

Kang L.
Kang L.

One more deserves mention: tastytreats.wordpress.com thanks for the mention Charmaine!! :D

Roz
Roz

@ The World in 202 Meals. London's only Kyrgyzstan restaurant is...in Camberwell: the Pasha Restaurant on Camberwell Road (020 7277 2228). See http://www.gaycamberwell.com/pasha.html for a review to keep you going until The World in 202 Meals get there. Tuvalu, however, is more difficult...