There are some days you want a salad and somedays you want to stick your face in a big fat cake. It’s all about balance, right? For those days you’re feeling like you want to indulge this list is just what you need. Here are 27 Ridiculously Indulgent Things You Must Eat in London.
This giant chocolate cookie from A Pie Party is crispy on the outside and soft and gooey on the inside. It’s loaded with crunchy nuts, a touch of salt and filled with a whole heap of oozing Nutella. UHMAZZZING. One that made it to my ‘Must Eat’s on 2019‘ list. Find them at Victoria Park Market and other good London food markets.
56-57 Gore Rd, London E9 7HN, https://www.apieparty.co.uk
The most indulgent toasted cheese sandwich you will ever lay your eyes on. The croque monsieur from Dominique Ansel is filled with hunks of ham, layers of cheese and drowned in béchamel sauce before being grilled to molten perfection. *click to play the video*
17-21 Elizabeth St, Belgravia, London SW1W 9RP https://dominiqueansellondon.com/
Burnt Toast Cafe in Brixton do everything well but their french toast is the star of the show. Homemade fig and walnut loaf is soaked in cinnamon, coconut sugar and topped with mojito soaked berries and homemade butterscotch sauce. The best breakfast ever?
Brixton Village, 88, London SW9 8PS
A restaurant dedicated to cheese is possibly the greatest thing I’ve ever heard in my life. It’s true and It’s called The Cheese Bar. They do fondue, macaroni cheese, mozzarella sticks … the cheese possibilities are endless! *click to play the video*
Unit 93, 94 Camden Stables, Camden Town, London NW1 8AP https://www.thecheesebar.com/
Yes, Homeslice do pizza by the slice but why have just the one when they do a ginormous 20-inch pie! London’s biggest pizza and certainly one of the best. (See more of London’s best pizza’s here)
Various Locations (see website for more details) http://www.homeslicepizza.co.uk/
Layers and layers of fluffy pancakes are stacked on top of each other, smothered generously with tons of dulche de leche and topped with banana … NAC know how to do pancakes! (See more of London’s best pancakes here)
41 N Audley St, Mayfair, London W1K 6ZP, https://www.naclondon.co.uk
Outsider Tart have a whole bar dedicated to brownies! Ones topped with raw cookie dough, ones filled with peanut butter and my personal favourite swirled with Nutella cheesecake. Go here for all your brownie needs.
83 Chiswick High Rd, Chiswick, London W4 2EF, https://outsidertart.com/
Mac & Cheese should be part of every menu, right? Scottish restaurant Mac & Wild have taken it to the next level with their haggis version. It’s thick, gooey and unbelievably indulgent.
Various Locations (see website for more details) https://www.macandwild.com/
No-one does a pulled pork burger quite like The Joint. Piled high with juicy meat, loaded with cheese and sandwiched between their signature yellow buns. Possibly the messiest thing you’ll ever eat.
Various Locations (See website for more details) http://www.thejointldn.com/
The amount of Nutella in a Doughnut Time Nutella doughnut is INSANE. One bite into it and your teeth will ache with sugary goodness. More of London’s best doughnuts here.
Various Locations (see website for more details) https://doughnuttime.co.uk/
Dip & Flip’s motto is ‘Life tastes better dipped in gravy’. Their burgers, chips and sandwiches all come with a pot of gravy to dunk or you can have it pre-soaked in a delicious bath of meaty juices. It’s all gravy baby!
Various Locations (see website for more details) https://www.dipandflip.co.uk/
Hawksmoor’s sticky toffee pudding might look like your regular pudding but believe me it isn’t. It’s the BEST. A soft sponge is drowned in lashings of glossy, sticky sauce and it’s topped with a big blob of clotted cream for extra indulgence. A heart racing kind of dessert.
Various Locations (see website for more details) https://www.hawksmoor.com
Blacklock, who usually specialise in all things meat, have knocked it out of the park with their dessert. Order the white chocolate cheesecake and a waiter will bring out an entire tray and spoon it generously into your bowl until it’s piled high. The best cheesecake I’ve ever eaten and another on my ‘Must Eats for 2019‘ List
24 Great Windmill St, Soho, London W1D 7LG http://theblacklock.com/
SAID dal 1923 are the epitome of pure indulgence. The cafe is dedicated to all things chocolate but it doesn’t stop there. Not only do they do chocolate cakes, chocolate brownies, hot chocolates but they cover everything in three types of molten chocolate. Watch the video below to experience it and if you like hot chocolate they feature on this hot chocolate bucket list.
41 Broadwick St, Soho, London W1F 9QL, https://said.it/
Eggbreak is a quaint brunch spot in Notting Hill but there’s nothing quaint about their french toast. It’s stuffed with banana and blueberries, rolled in cornflakes for crunch and covered in brown butter and maple syrup. 10 out of 10 Eggbreak!
30 Uxbridge St, Kensington, London W8 7TA, http://www.eggbreak.com
Bleecker Burger is legendary in London. They do no fuss, no frills burgers where the focus is completely on the quality of the meat and cheese with no ounce of salad in sight! The richest burger you’ll ever eat.
55 Brushfield St, London E1 6AA https://www.bleeckerburger.co.uk/
Chiltern Firehouse is a 5* refined, luxury hotel and restaurant. Their pancakes are more ‘cake’ than ‘pancake’ and come with 3 pots of blueberries, cream and fruit compote for you to put on as much as you like. Not to mention a jug of syrup to drown them in. A luxurious version of indulgence. Another one on my best pancakes in London list.
1 Chiltern St, Marylebone, London W1U 7PA, http://www.chilternfirehouse.com
If hot chocolate isn’t indulgent enough, Chin Chin have topped their valharona chocolate with a giant blob of marshmallow and toasted it to perfection. A word of warning? Bring wet wipes and lay down afterwards! 🙂 See behind the scenes of how this hot chocolate went viral here.
54 Greek St, Soho, London W1D 3DS http://www.chinchinicecream.com/
19. Ribman Poutine, The Poutinerie
The story goes that a guy bought some poutine (Canada’s version of cheese, chips and gravy) from The Poutinerie. He then walked up the road and asked The Rib Man to add some of his famous pulled pork on top. Eh Voila! The Ribman Poutine was born and it’s a thing of beauty. Oh, and if you like spicy add some holy f**k sauce. Yes, that’s what it’s called!
Brick Ln, London E1 6HR
Some cinnamon buns can be quite modest but not the one at Ole & Steen. Their cinnamon social is a thick, gooey slab filled with endless amounts of sugary, cinnamon filling and even dots of custard. The best cinnamon roll out there. (See more of London’s Tastiest Cinnamon Buns here)
Various Locations (see website for more details) http://oleandsteen.co.uk/
If a Naan bread wasn’t calorific enough, Scarlett Grill in Spitalfields Market make them fresh, slather them in butter and pile on a layer of Nutella. The sweet and salty combo is something you HAVE to experience!
16 Horner Square, London E1 6EW https://www.oldspitalfieldsmarket.com/
Squirt alert! Probably the cheapest thing on this list is Bun House’s custard buns that are just £2 a pop. The Cantonese style fluffy buns are packed with a generous amount of custard and when bitten into they have been known to squirt all over the place. Both fun and delicious! *click to play the video*
24 Greek St, Soho, London W1D 4DZ, https://bun.house
Le Relais steak and chips are like no other steak and chips you’ll ever have. Strips of perfectly cooked beef are served with lashings of their signature sauce and a generous portion of chips. The best bit? Once you’re finished they bring out a SECOND helping so you eat it all over again!
Various Locations (See website for more details) http://www.relaisdevenise.com
Pizza Union do great pizzas (see London’s Best Pizza’s here) and their pizza ring for dessert is equally as good. They fill up a ring dough with a mix of mascarpone and Nutella thats cooked until hot, crispy and oozes out as you cut into it. Just £3.20 too. A great dessert and great value!
Various Locations (see website for more details) https://www.pizzaunion.com/
Another one on my Best Hot Chocolates in London list is Dark Sugars. This chocolate shop in East London not only make their own hot chocolate but they shave white, milk and dark chocolate and pile it on top of your drink for that intense chocolate hit!
124-126 Brick Ln, London E1 6RU https://www.darksugars.co.uk/
I don’t want anyone to miss out on grabbing something indulgent off this list so Vegan’s this is one for you. Bad Brownie’s vegan salted caramel brownie is 100% animal-friendly and 100% delicious. This dairy free, gluten free brownie is super chocolatey and sandwiched with oozing vegan salted caramel. It’s so good it features on my Great Vegan Places in London list.
Various locations. See website for more details, https://www.badbrownie.co.uk
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