Strolling around Hampstead Heath is hungry work, so it’s just as well there are scores of top places in Hampstead Village to refuel. Choose from a wide selection of restaurants serving European favourites, from the rustic French cuisine of La Cocotte to coffee and pastries in a local café like Ginger & White.
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Restaurants and cafés in Hampstead
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First fashionable for its spa waters in the eighteenth century, Hampstead has long been London's most gorgeous hilltop hideaway. Between Hampstead Village and Highgate, its heath is a stunning, 791-acre patchwork of woodland, playing fields, swimming ponds and meadows. With its mix of picturesque countryside, historical buildings and cosmopolitan shops and restaurants, Hampstead is a breath of fresh air for even the most jaded Londoner.
19 Numara Bos Cirrik
Benefiting from Dalston’s gentrification, 19 Numara Bos Cirrik has firmly established itself as the hipsters’ ocakbası of choice, yet standards haven’t slipped at this ever-busy joint. First impressions are positive: the bread is piping-hot, feather-light, smoky and carrying hints of onion and tomato. As it’s grilled right beside the kebabs, waiters helpfully warn customers the bread may contain ‘meat juice’. The pide is every bit as good. Our sucuklu yumurtali pide (pepperoni and egg) was delicate and golden, with crisp edges and just the right amount of cheddar, tomato and green peppers. Another main, lamb beyti, was excellent too, its balance of garlic, chilli and smoky charcoal tones just right. However, starters were bland: imam bayıldı didn’t seem fresh and the mücver needed more dill and mint to give it flavour. The restaurant’s interior doesn’t have much personality to speak of, and the piped muzak doesn’t help. Service can be aloof and it would be nice to see more than two Turkish bottles on the wine list. Nevertheless, with sensible pricing, solid cooking and nice little touches such as izgara sogan (grilled onions in pomegranate sauce) coming with every meal, this east London institution remains a good bet.
Venue says: “Mega offer! Get free two bottles of Izmir beer when you spend £30 (minimum of two people).”