Can’t decide where to eat tonight? Head to Kingly Court.
It’s not quite a street food hall, but Kingly Court is still an outstanding choice for the indecisive foodie. Head through the pale blue alley, and you’ll find a multi-storey courtyard bursting with brilliant restaurants. [Header image: bookwormkat]
Like a Tardis, it’s a lot bigger on the inside than it looks from the outside…
There are no fewer than 21 bars and restaurants to choose from in this blessed quadrangle, making it a great shout when you’ve forgotten to book a table anywhere and you’re meant to be meeting in thirty minutes. With so many great options available, you can bounce from place to place until you find the table you need. Here’s where we’d eat…
1) Dirty Bones
Sinfully indulgent NYC-style diner food, like this wickedly tempting mac’n’cheeseburger. Dirty indeed.
2) Le Bab
Posh kebabs? It was only a matter of time, wasn’t it? Head up to this joint for wickedly well-made kebabs to please any palate. Not just for 3am anymore!
3) Crumbs and Doilies
Sweet-toothed snack addicts will love this two-level bakery serving up cupcakes, big cakes, and, um, other sizes of cake. Yay cake!
4) The Life Goddess
There’s classic Greek cooking and excellent wine to be had up here. Get in touch with your inner goddess – and grab some take-home goodies from their on-site deli.
5) Rum Kitchen
Caribbean vibes abound at this colourful, casual restaurant: jerk chicken, yummy curries, fruity cocktails and endless Red Stripe await.
Forever and ever, ramen! Delicious bowls of noodly goodness are the order of the day at Shoryu.
7) Señor Ceviche
Explore the flavours of Peru at this restaurant. The key dish is ceviche, neat bowls of raw fish marinated in punchy citrus sauces. Perfectly refreshing in the summer.
8) Wright Brothers
Seafood and eat it at Wright Brothers’ Oyster House, where the definitive dishes are enormous, icy platters of fresh shellfish.
Head underground to this VERY aesthetic cocktail bar, the home of many historical indiscretions, and perhaps, after enough top-notch drinks, a few new ones. You’ll need to book, though.
Last but by no means least, this legendary basement bar (which you can only visit with advance booking, FYI) is all decked out in retro tube furniture, and the Blitz spirit is amped up with punchy, inventive drinks that’ll have you leaving later than the Northern line. Find out more about Cahoots.
Other great options
And that’s not all. Other fine options include STAX Diner, Pizza Pilgrims, Cinnamon Soho for Indian food, healthy fare from Detox Kitchen and bottles of bubbly at Shampers. You’ll want to go back again and again until you’ve tried them all.