When the weather’s wet and cold and you’re feeling like you want something to warm your cockles, there’s nothing quite like a jacket potato. A steaming, stodgy potato with a crispy shell packed full of all manner of goodies and dripping in butter, it’s something of a British staple it has to be said. And for good reason – it’s bloody delicious! So, if you’re wanting something hearty for lunch, then look no further than these eight spots listed below which rustle up some of the best jacket potatoes in London:
1. Cappadocia Cafe and Bistro, King’s Cross St. Pancras
Just a hop, skip and a jump from King’s Cross St. Pancras station lies Cappadocia Cafe and Bistro, a traditional caf that whips up all the British staples like omelettes, a full English brekkie, and even fish and chips too. They also whip up some bloody lavellyyyy jacket potatoes here, with fillings ranging from cheese and beans, bolognese sauce and even chicken and avocado mayo too.
You can also add on loads of extra bits here too if you’re wanting something a bit more stodgy, and they’ve also got paninis, wraps and homemade lasagne too! Add in beers and wines by the glass and you can have yourself a very merry lunch here if you so wish.
📍You’ll find Cappadocia Cafe and Bistro at 293 Grays Inn Road, London, WC1X 8QF.
🚇 Nearest station is King’s Cross St. Pancras.
2. Mustard, Borough
This family-run coffee, sandwich and salad bar is very popular with locals and workers alike, and you’ll often see our regulars queuing out the door at lunchtimes. It’s easy to see why, as all the food they serve here is absolutely delicious.
As well as heaps of tasty breakfast rolls, sandwiches and baps, you can also choose from crispy jackets or flavoursome sweet potatoes – all packed full with a whole host of goodies. They also really believe in sustainability here, and only use locally-sourced ingredients and recyclable packaging, so you’ll know that you’ll be doing your bit here when you’re digging into your grub.
📍You’ll find Mustard at 109 Great Suffolk Street, London, SE1 1PQ.
🚇 Nearest station is Borough.
3. Foxy Potato, Victoria
This fashionable spot in Victoria’s Market Hall bills itself as the ‘House of Kumpir’ – a unique interpretation of the worldwide-popular baked potato where a giant oven-baked potato is split-cut in the centre, and the soft potato inside is mixed and churned with butter, salt, and cheese.
A Turkish street food delicacy, it means that the potato is incredibly fluffy and creamy, and you can opt to fill it to the brim with slow-cooked brisket, crunchy pastrami, smoked salmon, and a whole host of veggie and vegan options too. As they say so themselves – ‘it’s fox’n delicious’.
📍You’ll find Foxy Potato at 191 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 5NE.
🚇 Nearest station is Victoria.
4. Fernando’s, Leicester Square
Right in the heart of London Town by Leicester Square lies this absolute gem, which has a fantastic variety of dishes to choose from and some really rather lovely staff. Most things found here you’ll be able to get for under a tenner, and it’s incredibly quick too, which makes it a great pit-stop for lunch.
Alongside a roster of jacket potatoes, this family-run spot has an array of specials including chicken kebabs, chorizo pasta and veggie lasagne too. Winner winner!
📍You’ll find Fernando’s at 55 St Martin’s Lane, London, WC2N 4EA.
🚇 Nearest station is Leicester Square.
5. Salt & Pepper, Tottenham Court Road
Said lunch includes everything from Italian pasta dishes to fresh salads and soups, and they’ve also got some excellent jacket potatoes here too. Flavours include chilli con carne and tuna mayo – all with a garnish of salad – and prices are reasonable at six to eight quid. Wash it down with a ‘peachy green’ or ‘merry berry’ smoothie and you can see why we’ve added this to our roundup of the best jacket potatoes in London.
📍You’ll find Salt & Pepper at 5 Bloomsbury Street, London, WC1B 3QE.
🚇 Nearest station is Tottenham Court Road.
6. The Corner Café, Lambeth North
Just down the road from the prestigious Imperial War Museum lies this bustling spot, which is always busy and serves some of the most generous portions you’ll find in the area. They’ve got everything here from set breakfasts to pies and omelettes to burgers.
You’ll also find all the classic British staples here like steak and kidney puddings and scampi and chips, as well as a whole gamut of jacket potatoes. They’ve got all the toppings you’d expect here, and with prices around a fiver, this friendly caf offers a whole lotta bang for your buck.
📍You’ll find The Corner Café at 179-182 Hercules Road, London, SE1 7JY.
🚇 Nearest station is Lambeth North.
7. Chunnel Bar, Waterloo
Our penultimate entry on this roundup of the best places to find jacket potatoes in London is Chunnel Bar – a popular joint on Lower Marsh in Waterloo run by friendly sisters Catarina and Sandra Nunes who originally hail from Portugal. Another spot that’s great value for money, they’ve got a whole array of yummy dishes like smoked salmon salads and Spanish omelettes.
They’ve also got over fifteen varieties of jacket potato here, with slightly out-the-box fillings including crabstick and coleslaw alongside all the regular favourites. If you’ve got room for dessert, then make sure you go for the pastel de natas – a Portuguese egg custard tart pastry, often dusted with cinnamon.
📍You’ll find Chunnel Bar at 133 Lower Marsh, London, SE1 7AE.
🚇 Nearest station is Waterloo.
8. Elbows Cafe
Rounding off this list of the best places to get jacket potatoes in London is Elbows Cafe – a Hackney-based spot right on the fringes of Victoria Park. A charming neighbourhood café, they specialise in Mediterranean cuisine here, and they’ve also got a cute little conservatory area with kitsch furniture and plenty of plants – the perfect spot for whiling away the hours.
As well as salads, cakes, paninis and soups, they’ve also got some rather large jacket potatoes here – with toppings including tuna, baked beans and grilled vegetables too. It’s well worth a visit here if you’re ever in this neck of the woods!
📍You’ll find Elbows Cafe at 103 Lauriston Road, London, E9 7HJ.
🚇 Nearest station is Cambridge Heath.
So there you have it – a roundup of the best places to get jacket potatoes in London. So if you’re wanting to have a hearty lunch and get your spud fix, then you now know where to head!