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DIP and FLIP – Gravy soaked burgers & fries!

If your NOT a fan of meat, cheese or gravy look away now. Equally, if you’re on a diet this probably isn’t the best thing to being reading. Everyone else, this one is for you! We’re talking a place where burgers are drenched in gravy, fries are smothered in cheese and things can get very VERY messy. This is London’s… Read More »

Dip and Flip - London's only gravy inspired restaurant where burgers are drenched in gravy, fries are smothered in cheese and things can get very VERY messy. More on www.notsobasiclondon.com


New places are popping up in London every day and here is a good one to add to the list. In the same neighborhood as The Shard, Borough Market and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre is Flat Iron Square – a buzzing little hub of food, drink and culture. What looks like it may have been an… Read More »

Where The Pancakes Are’ is a small Scandinavian feel restaurant (think Ikea showroom, in a good way and minus the meatballs) serving buttermilk pancakes, prosecco and dutch babies. Thankfully, not the human kind. The menu stretches from sweet and savoury, healthy and not so healthy. More details on www.notsobasiclondon.com

MILK TRAIN – Ice-cream like you’ve never seen it before!

London never fails to come up with some quirky food ideas. Cereal sold by the bowl at Cereal Killer Cafe in Camden, a place dedicated to porridge at 26grains in Covent Garden and a place in Soho called Hipchips that just does crisps and dips! Now there’s somewhere with a queue out the door whipping… Read More »

Milk Train is London's first and only candy floss icecream parlour. Choose from 3 flavours, 9 toppings and 2 sauces; all wrapped up in super sweet and sticky candy floss. Whatever the weather this is on the list for must places to eat in London. More details on www.notsobasiclondon.com

CHRISTOPHER’S – Build your own pancakes!

Pancakes are awesome already, right? Whether you’re a bacon and maple syrup person or yoghurt with berries, you really can’t go wrong. But what if you go somewhere and you’re in need of bacon and syrup and they only do chocolate and strawberries. What happens then? Well, free up a weekend because, on Saturdays and Sundays, 11:30… Read More »

Christopher's in Covent Garden is a contemporary American restaurant with a sweeping staircase and striking martini bar. They do impressive breakfast and lunch by day, scones (with nutella, cream and jam!!) in the afternoon and juicy steaks by night. But the star of the show is their build your own pancake menu. Find out more about Christopher's DIY Pancakes on www.notsobasiclondon.com - who knew filling in a form could be so fun!

DIRTY BONES – Dirty Dinner

If you’re a fan of filthy brunches, big burgers, dirty hot dogs and lethal cocktails, this is somewhere that’ll right up your alley.  First things first, Dirty Bones is not somewhere to go a relaxed, elegant dinner for two. It’s lively, buzzing and downright noisy. Just what you would expect from somewhere serving American style food like deep-fried mac… Read More »


MERCATO METROPOLITANO – London’s Newest Italian Food Market

We all know London has some bloody good markets already. Spitalfields for the fashion, Portobello for the antiques and Borough for the food. Well, now there’s a new a place in town and it’s called Mercato Metropolitano. Mercato Metropolitano is a new Italian food market opened up in South London that’s not really like any other… Read More »

Mercato Metropolitano is London's newest Italian food market. Spanning over 45,000 square ft, with over 1000 seats and 30 different food stalls it is a must visit for all foodies when in London. More on www.notsobasiclondon.com

10 Places to Eat in London for a Special Occasion

Stuck for inspiration on where to go for your birthday? A place to eat when the parents come to visit? or just fancy treating yourself one weekend? This list will give you some great ideas on where to eat in London for a special occasion, and tips to do so without breaking the bank! From great… Read More »

10 places to eat in London for a special occasion - Great ideas and tips on doing so without breaking the bank. Head to www.notsobasiclondon.com
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