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October’s London Food Finds (2017) : Picks From London’s Best Restaurants

October's London Food Finds - Picks From London's Best Restaurants

This month there’s a hot chocolate made out of potatoes and a doughnut filled with an entire jar of Nutella. Here’s October’s London Food Finds and make sure you’re writing them down!

1. The Duck Confit Burger, The Frenchie.

If there was ever a reason to go to Broadway Market, Southbank Market or Brick Lane it’s to get a burger from The Frenchie. Not like any other burger you’ve ever tasted, it’s made with shredded duck, topped with goats cheese, smothered in truffle honey and has crunchy duck crackling layered on top. All wrapped up in a soft, sweet brioche bun. If that’s not enough they do duck fat chips with truffle mayo to go with them. Worth getting out of bed on a Sunday morning for. TRUST ME.

Duck Confit Burger, The Frenchie: October's London Food Finds - Picks From London's Best RestaurantsSouthbank Market, SE1 8XX, Broadway Market E8 3RL, Brick Lane E1 6SE https://www.thefrenchieuk.com


2. Love at First Bite, Doughnut Time.

Doughnut Time are the Aussie doughnut kings that have hopped across the water and taken London by storm. Their flavours include Love Actually, Eminem and my favourite ‘Love At First Bite. Never will you ever see so much Nutella in one doughnut. It’s INSANE!! Find them on Shaftsbury Avenue in central London. A nice addition to this Nutella bucket list.

Nutella Doughnut, Doughnut Time: October's London Food Finds - Picks From London's Best Restaurants96 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 5ED. http://www.doughnuttime.com


3. Truffle Ramen, Kanada – Ya.

It’s not very often you don’t see a queue outside Kanada Ya and there’s a good reason for that. Known in London for some of the best ramens around, it’s not the cheapest but it’s certainly worth the money. The truffle version is highly recommended and has a rich broth, juicy meat and plenty of subtle truffle flavour. Super indulgent and comforting for a cold winter evening. Just make sure you add a creamy egg too. Definitely worth the wait.

Truffle Ramen, Kanada Ya: October's London Food Finds - Picks From London's Best Restaurants3 Panton St, London SW1Y 4DL http://www.kanada-ya.com


4. Ube Hot Chocolate, Mamasons Dirty Ice-cream.

Mamasons Dirty Icecream is a funky little dessert shop in North London. It does a  range of Filipino treats including this very unusual hot chocolate made with Ube ice cream. Ube is a purple potato used widely in Filipino cooking and if you have never heard of it don’t worry as you’re definitely not alone. While it looks very pretty, let’s just say it is the most unusual taste and interesting drink you will ever come across.  You just have to taste it for yourself!

Uber Hot Chocolate, Mamason Dirty Ice Cream: October's London Food Finds - Picks From London's Best Restaurants91 Kentish Town Rd, London NW1 8NY  http://dirtyicecream.co.uk


5. All The Brunch, Brother Marcus.

Brother Marcus is a local neighbourhood cafe in South London that is super popular for brunch. They do the usual classics of avocado on toast and a full English, but added to the mix are some more unusual things like their pork belly sandwich and their frumpets. Frumpets are french toasted crumpets which they have topped with caramelised banana and pecans. Defo one to venture to next weekend.

Brunch, Brother Marcus: October's London Food Finds - Picks From London's Best Restaurants9 Chestnut Grove,SW12 8JA http://brothermarcus.co.uk


6. Beef Shin Pappardelle Pasta, Trullo.

Trullo is the sister restaurant to the famous Padella in Borough market. If you haven’t heard of either of them they are two Italian restaurants serving up some of the best fresh pasta around town. Padella is the more casual, more affordable one that always has a queue outside. You’ll go for a quick lunch or swift dinner. Trullo is the more expensive, more formal one to go for date nights and those evenings you want to make the most of. A simple menu but nothing simple about it.

Beef Shin Pasta, Trullo: October's London Food Finds - Picks From London's Best Restaurants300-302 St Paul’s Rd, Highbury East, London N1 2LH, trullorestuarant.co.uk  



  1. 2nd November 2017 / 3:03 am

    Brilliant options! Love this. Planning brunch at Brother Marcus this weekend. Thank you!!

    • Not So Basic London
      3rd November 2017 / 10:43 am

      Thanks Farrah, so happy to hear! … let me know what you think xx

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