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Top 10 places to eat Pastel de Nata in London

Pastel de Nata are the creamy, custardy, caramelised tarts that started in Portugal over 180 years ago. In recent times, they have hopped across the pond and taken London by storm, and there’s no question why. From Portuguese restaurants, street food markets, to whole cafes dedicated to these little beauties … here are my top… Read More »

This list is your go to guide of where to eat pastel de nata in London. I've rounded up 10 places all over London to enjoy these delicious custardy, desserts. See my top 10 places to eat pastel de nata in London on www.notsobasiclondon.com

CEREAL KILLER CAFE – Epic Nutella Hot Chocolate

Everyone loves a gimmick and one of the big trends in London over the last few years is single-item restaurants. The Melt Room sells just grilled sandwiches, the porridge cafe sells just porridge and Balls and Company sells just meatballs. Welcome to London’s first and only restaurant dedicated to cereal. The Cereal Killer Cafe. The… Read More »

Cereal Killer Cafe is a cafe that sells over 120 varieties of cereal from around the world, pop tarts, and some epic hot chocolates! More on www.notsobasiclondon.com

DRINK, SHOP & DO – Unlimited Sunday Brunch

Sundays are a really odd day. A lot of the time you can’t really enjoy it because you’re always thinking about work on Monday. What if there was something to do on a Sunday that includes eating UNLIMITED bagels, drinking UNLIMITED Prosecco (or Bloody Marys) and playing a huge choice of board games … while eating… Read More »

Drink, Shop & Do in Kings Cross is a quirky restaurant/cafe/bar that does unlimited bagels and prosecco or bloody mary's on a Sunday! You can also play old skool boardgames, drink cocktails and eat cake!

FLAT IRON – London’s Trendiest Steak Place

Places that serve one type of thing is sometimes a real blessing. It saves the dreaded moment you can’t decide and end up having serious food envy when your friends looks better than yours. Flat Iron is possibly London’s trendiest and cheapest steak place. They specialise in all things steak and meat, and you’ll rarely see without a queue… Read More »

Flat Iron is London's trendiest steak place that is really good value for money. Served on your own hot plate with a salad and your own meat cleaver and free popcorn for just £10. More on www.notsobasiclondon.com

BAGERIET – Covent Gardens Hidden Gem

So you’re in Leicester Square. It’s madness. All you need is a cuppa tea and a cake. Where do you go? Just a short walk away, and hidden in a quiet side street just off Covent Garden is Bageriet –  a tiny little Swedish bakery serving traditional Swedish cakes, pastries, and their famous cinnamon buns.… Read More »

Bageriet is a tiny Swedish Bakery off a quiet street in the heart of Covent Garden. Famous for their cinnamon buns and the smell when you walk past, it really is one of London's hidden gems.

CROSSTOWN DOUGHNUTS – Soho’s First Doughnut Bar

Quirky, fresh, handmade doughnuts have arrived at Londons Crosstown Doughnuts.  You’ll find their truck at most London markets including Spitalfields, Broadway, and Camden; and now they’ve taken London by storm and opened up a store (or as they call it ‘doughnut bar’ ) right in the centre of town. There made with sourdough so there… Read More »

Crosstown Doughnuts are fresh, handmade doughnuts topped and stuffed full of delicious fillings. Find them at most food markets in London or in their doughnut and coffee bar right in the centre of soho. More on www.notsobasiclondon.com

HOLBORN DINING ROOMS – 5* Dining For £25 At The Rosewood Hotel

What if you could have a 3-course dinner at a restaurant where a hotel room costs £10,000 a night and boasts its own postcode for under £30?  Well at the Rosewoods Holborn Dining Rooms you can. With regular guests like Justin Beiber, if it’s good enough for him, it’s good enough for us. The Holborn Dining… Read More »

Holborn Dining Rooms at the £10,000 a night 5* Rosewood Hotel offers an 3 amazing courses for just £25 before 6:30pm. A must for a special occasion without breaking the bank!
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