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.
A classy looking Italian restaurant in Belsize Park, Il Primo looks like it keeps things traditional. The food menu is a Who's Who of classic Italian dishes, while the wine list keeps things focused solely on the boot. Dishes range from bruschetta and bresaola with rocket and parmesan to king prawn risotto, rigatoni with chicken, courgette and white sauce, grilled sea bass with mixed salad, asparagus and lemon dressing, and rib-eye steak served with truffle mash. Desserts include tiramisu, panna cotta and crostata di frutta fresca. The wine list includes bottles from across Italy, with some options available by the glass and by the half-bottle.