How better to get into the holiday spirit than with a marvellous meal out at Westfield London (Shepherd’s Bush) and Westfield Stratford City. [/trackLink]With a stream of stellar restaurants, bars and cafés to pick from, you’ll be spoilt for choice. From authentic Lebanese fare to indulgent sweet treats, doughy dim sum and buttermilk southern-fried chicken – there’s something for everyone to tuck into.
And, to really celebrate the festive season you can discover a brand new selection of foodie hotspots at Westfield Stratford City. That’s right, from Popeyes to North Fish, you’ll be able to satisfy all your foodie cravings with almost anything.
After some top-notch foodspiration? Keep reading to find out which Westfield restaurants left us drooling.
The king of American fried chicken Popeyes is shaking up the UK chicken game, Louisiana style. They’ve taken their time getting here but it’s definitely worth the wait. Tuck into a feast of 100% Fresh British Chicken marinated for 12 hours in their signature blend of Louisiana herbs & spices. Then, enjoy the famous Popeyes shatter crunch texture in their legendary Chicken Sandwich, composed of fried chicken breast, fresh pickles and creamy mayo in a soft brioche bun. Sounds tempting, right?
Catch up with friends and family at the delicious Rhythm Kitchen. Tuck into authentic Caribbean cuisine as you make the most of their fabulous weekday happy hour! From Jerk Chicken to Jackfruit Coconut Curry there’s plenty of soul food to get stuck into. And don’t forget to try their amazing homemade drinks whilst you’re there!
For a cracking combination of home-style cooking, top-notch tipples, beer on tap – and of course – live music every night, head to Big Easy Westfield. The upbeat New Orleans vibe, dulcet blues and glorious soul food is bound to get you grinning. How about a Taste-O-Rama, a generous helping of classic U.S. fare, featuring Bar. B.Q Chicken, Dry Rubbed St Louis Pork Ribs and delicious Carolina Pulled Pork.
Metzger & Söhne have been making delicious Lebkuchen ‘honey-cake’ specialities in Vienna for a whopping 330 years. Are you ready to taste the flavours of marvellous Viennese opulence this Christmas? Then pop over to Metzger & Söhne to enjoy the sweet flavours of chocolatey goodness and mouth watering marzipan. You’ll even get a complimentary gift tin with each purchase of £30 or more, while stocks last!
This restaurant chain founded in Poland is finally opening its doors at Westfield Stratford City. Coined one of Europe’s leading seafood destinations, you can feast on all your favourite fish dishes, from succulent breaded king prawns to crunchy calamari rings. Whilst you’ll want to scoff everything on the menu, don’t miss out on the grilled Norwegian salmon and battered hake with crispy onions… Trust us, it tastes just as amazing as it sounds.
This traditional Turkish eatery serves up marvellous mezze, charcoal grills, vegetarian feasts and killer kebabs. Enjoy its top-draw cuisine, from succulent slow-cooked braised lamb to baked aubergine filled with juicy tomatoes, onions and parsley. And with plenty of delicious Turkish-style tipples on the menu, you’ll definitely be coming back for more!
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Whisk your taste buds to the Philippines with Europe’s First Filipino Ice Cream Parlour. There you can feast on an array of Filipino ice cream flavours from ube (Filipino sweet purple yam), black buko (coconut ice cream with activated charcoal), milo (malted chocolate), and delicious vegan sorbets. All these colourful concoctions can be served up in an award-winning signature toasted bun! With a colourful range of desserts, these Instagram-worthy sweet treats are perfect for your next snap!
Switch up your Happy Hour with Balans West’s Cocktail Battle, exclusively available on Mondays and Tuesdays at Westfield London (Shepherd’s Bush). Are you an Espresso Martini lover or are you more of a Negroni person? Old Fashioned or Dark & Stormy? This cocktail battle lets you vote for your favourite! Available 2 for 1 each week, two cocktail contenders are up, and whichever drink gets ordered the most will remain on the Happy Hour menu the following week. Let the battle commence!
With a focus on locally sourced ingredients and time-honoured classics, Mrs Chew’s dishes up affordable, Asian culinary favourites. Enjoy a flavourful journey with Mrs Chew’s Fried Noodles or feast on fragrant Taiwanese Honey Beef, with the heady smell of spices. The menu also features a lengthy list of dim sum options so you can sample a handful of delicious, bite-size pillowy, sweet and sticky buns.
Shawa offers everything from slow-cooked grilled meats to succulent kebabs and deliciously marinated vegetarian dishes. Sure to spice up your life this Middle Eastern eatery packs a punch. Our firm favourites include the full Shawa Platters, served with harissa hummus, fluffy chips, pickled red cabbage and a side of soft, doughy Saj flatbread.
Bindas Eatery dishes up flavourful Indian street food, inspired by the plates served up at street food stalls all over India. Enjoy an eclectic range of warmly spiced dishes, celebrating the authentic and diverse flavours of Delhi, Mumbai, Kerala and Jaipur. Served on a traditional round hammered platter, our favourite dishes include Mehak’s Ghar Ka Chicken, a homestyle Mehak chicken curry, cooked in a spicy tomato masala, with juicy chicken and potatoes. This comfort food will transport you to a roadside food stall in Punjab. And if you’re after a veggie option, then the onion pakoras will be sure to tickle your tastebuds. Envisage fried onion that has been battered in aromatic spices, served with rich green, tamarind chutney and chat masala!
The Phoenix is the perfect spot to enjoy the ultimate brunch and street food dishes as you sip on a lengthy cocktail menu. Our personal favourites are the margaritas and mezcalitas which you can enjoy alongside the epic 12hr slow cooked Asain pork belly croissant, the brilliantly big shrimp burger with smashed edamame and pickled mayo, or the deep fried burrata. Kick back and relax, in the stunning heated & covered rooftop garden terrace, beneath a canopy of fairy lights. If you’re after live entertainment, DJs will be playing in the evenings Thursdays – Saturdays and Quiz Night takes place every Monday. Perfect to get you in the mood for the festive season!