LET’S MEAT OUTSIDE - BEST OUTDOOR MEAT-EATERIES

TTF Features - LET’S MEAT OUTSIDE - BEST OUTDOOR MEAT-EATERIES

07-August-2015

There's no denying it - summer is the season of meat. As we dust off the cobwebs on the barbecues, pretend we know how to properly use firelighters, and avoid contact with anything that didn't have a pulse - everyone's BBQ gatherings are roughly the same. But wouldn't it be nice if all the work was done for you? And at a place that looks further than the local supermarket for their ingredients. Here is our list of our favourite places in London to soak in the sun while munching on the meat. Burgers, Seafood, Ribs, Steak and Chicken - this is London's Best Outdoor Meat-Eateries.

 

 

BURGERS...

 

BOOM BURGER, Portobello

 

OUTDOOR SPACE: Street-Side Patio

 

Boom Burgers are a little bit different. An explosion of flavours, all given the Jamaican treatment, and smothered with things like bacon jam and avocado salsa. Born from a lack of good burgers in Montego Bay, Boom Burger has burst onto the Portobello scene with some of the most beautiful looking burgers we’ve seen. As you might imagine, things are a little fun with bright red banquettes or a bar to enjoy some signature cocktails. It’s a little less intimate than you might expect, but you’ll be amongst friends, strangers, and the best of them here. These burgers are Jamaicin’ us crazy! Grab the Jerk Boom, with jerky chicken and fried plantain, all oozing with mango and raw paw sauce. For the vegetarians there’s also the Veggie Boom, an explosion of roasted sweet potatoes with chilli jam and avocado salsa. Phwoar, this is reggae in a bite. Boom. (Had to say it).

 

TryThisFor... London's Best Burgers | Caribbean Cuisine | London's Best Cheap Eats | Mate Date | Fun With Food | Meat Eatery | Dinner & Dancing | Burger Joint | Notting Hill Restaurants

 

Venue Page Here | 272 Portobello Rd, London W10 5TZ | 020 8960 3533

 

 

 

 

BLEECKER STREET BURGER, Spitalfields

 

OUTDOOR SPACE: Market Courtyard 

 

Bringing ‘the best New York burger to a street corner near you’, this food truck is straight from the city the other side of the pond. Serving up the classic burger four ways (cheeseburger, double cheeseburger, blue burger and a veggie option) in toasted buns and secret sauce, these guys are good for on the go. Simple food done well, make sure you catch them by keeping up with their Twitter. Or alternatively call them up and get them to come flip their burgery brilliance at your party and be the toast of the town. Just because.

 

TryThisFor... London's Best Burgers | American Cuisine | Meat Eatery | London Pop-Ups | Mate Date | Cheap as Chips (£15>)

 

Venue Page Here | 65A Brushfield Street, Spitalfields Market E1 6AA | 07712 540501

 

 

 

 

HONEST BURGERS, Brixton Village

 

OUTDOOR SPACE: Market Courtyard

 

If you ask most Londoners where their favourite burger spot is, most will shout Honest Burgers. There’s something about the British-only produce and simplicity, as well as chunky wooden tables and casual atmosphere that keeps people coming back. The beef is Ginger Pig dry aged and worth loading with Stilton or Red Leicester, but the vegetarians amongst you will be happy with the market vegetable fritter served up in Honest’s glazed bun, accompanied by beetroot and apple slaw. All burgers come with the house fries (rosemary salted, naturally) and a side of complete satisfaction.

 

TryThisFor... London's Best Burgers | British Cuisine | Great Value (£15 - £30) | Meat Eatery | Mate Date | Brixton Restaurants | Weekend Brunch

 

Venue Page Here | Unit 12 Brixton Village, Brixton SW9 8PR | 020 7733 7963

 

 

 

 

BOBO SOCIAL, Fitzrovia

 

OUTDOOR SPACE: Terrace

 

Bring on the burger! This time it's a three course affair, with Bobo Social pushing the patty to the next level. Think fois gras, wagyu beef and even peanut butter flavours. With an experimental 'guest' burger each week, prepare for even more surprises. The menu isn't restricted simply to burgers however and you can find small plates to surround your burger and dessert cocktails for that extra sweet finish to the meal.

 

TryThisFor... American Cuisine | Burger Restaurants | Meat Eatery | Seafood | Sharing Dishes | Great For Groups | Mate Date | Date Night | Girls Bite Out | Post-Work Dinner | Lunch & Dinner | Weekend Brunch | Great Value (£15 - £30)

 

Venue Page Here | 95 Charlotte St, Fitzrovia W1T 4PZ | 020 7636 9310

 

 

 

 

SEAFOOD...

 

ANGLER at The South Place Hotel

 

OUTDOOR SPACE: Rooftop Terrace

 

Angler is another reason to head east, specifically to the slightly less sexy area of Moorgate. Some impressive views of town and some equally impressive dishes to tuck into, the fish fans will enjoy themselves here. You'll find sustainably sourced (of course) scallops and crab starters, bream and cod to follow and alternatives for those who prefer their food with legs, or the animal-free variety.

 

TryThisFor... Best For Romance | Covent Garden Restaurants | Best Restaurant Bar | Sea Food Restaurants | Restaurant Bar | Date Night | Lunch & Dinner | Business Lunch | Weekend Brunch | Sunday Roast | Meat Eatery | Splash The Cash (£40+)

 

Venue Page Here | 3 South Place, City of London EC2M 2AF | 020 3503 0000

 

 

 

 

CRAB TAVERN, Broadgate Circle

 

OUTDOOR SPACE: Courtyard

 

'London's best crab restaurant has arrived', we're confidently told and we're definitely excited. We've had the lobster love for a while so we're pleased that crabs are getting the attention they deserve too. There's soft shell crab burgers, king crab legs, whole crab for two to share and a crab platter as well as a host of other classic non-crabby dishes but we're not entirely sure why you'd want to stray away from crustaceans really. It may be suit central in the Circle but the moody wooden restaurant will have you feeling that sea breeze, just you wait.

 

TryThisFor... Seafood Cuisine | Gourmet Seafood | Lunch & Dinner | Girls Bite Out | Mate Date | Post-Work Dinner | Weekend Brunch | Reasonably Priced (£30 - £40)

 

Venue Page Here | Unit 7, Broadgate Circle, EC2M 7UR | 020 7096 2044

 

 

 

 

BONNIE GULL, Exmouth Market

 

OUTDOOR SPACE: Street-Side Patio

 

You’ll find the original Bonnie Gull on pretty Exmouth Market because of the queues stretching out the door. A popular place and rightly so - we like the (naturally) shabby chic decor that makes us feel like we’re in Cornwall and using the brilliant hammers to crack open crab claws and get at all the juicy meat inside. A great lunch deal for £10 includes a glass of wine so you can be sure to be the envy of everyone and their Pret sandwiches.

 

TryThisFor... British Cuisine | Seafood Cuisine | Comfort Food | Alfresco Dining | Spring Sunshine | Date Night | Post-Work Dinner | Great For Groups | Children Friendly | Girls Bite Out | Lunch & Dinner | Weekend Brunch | Reasonably Priced (£30 - £40)

 

Venue Page Here | 21A Foley Street, Fitzrovia W1W 6DS | 020 7436 0921

 

 

 

 

J SHEEKEY, Covent Garden

 

OUTDOOR SPACE: Street-Side Patio

 

Arguably one of London’s most famous fish restaurants, J Sheekey’s is the place to impress. From the decadent decor to the flawless food, this is a whole different level of dining and a far cry from the in-and-outs that surround it in Leicester Square. You’ll want to stay here for a while, wholed up in a corner with a lobster to share, or up in the Oyster Bar with small plates and people watching on the menu. A perfect pre- or post-theatre place too if you can drag yourself away.

 

TryThisFor... Best For Romance | Covent Garden Restaurants | Best Restaurant Bar | Seafood Restaurants | Restaurant Bar | Theatre Dining | Date Night | Lunch & Dinner | Business Lunch | Weekend Brunch | Sunday Roast | Meat Eatery | Splash The Cash (£40+)

 

Venue Page Here | 28-35 St Martins Court, Covent Garden WC2N 4AL | 020 7240 2565

 

 

 

 

SUSHISAMBA, City of London

 

OUTDOOR SPACE: Rooftop Terrace

 

A seafood list wouldn’t be complete without sushi and we think the Heron Tower’s Sushi Samba is a great shout. A fusion of Peruvian and Japanese, the food’s a riot of fresh flavours and colours that in places pack a punch. Of course, try the classic nigiri or sashimi for the real experience but it’d be criminal not to give their samba rolls or small plates a go for a rich, decadent meal that finishes outside on the champagne terrace. No biggie.  

 

TryThisFor... Best For Romance | Best Restaurant Bar | Date Night | Breakfast | Client Lunch | Asian Cuisine | Restaurants with a View | City Restaurants | Weekend Brunch | Late Night Dining | Rooftop Restaurants | Latin Cuisine | Splash The Cash (£40+)

 

Venue Page Here | Heron Tower, City of London EC2N 4AY | 020 3640 7330

 

 

 

 

FISH MARKET, Liverpool Street

 

OUTDOOR SPACE: Street-Side Patio

 

A stone’s throw away from Liverpool Street station, this cheerfully colourful and modern bistro is a surprising little find. Informally relaxed, there’s no standing on ceremony here as there’s something for everyone. Mussels and fish pie are always a good shout for unfamiliar friends and the marinated sea bream’s a nice raw addition. The 2 and 3 course lunch menu’s worth checking out for an on-the-fly contemporary British dish.

 

TryThisFor... Seafood Cuisine | British Cuisine | Light Bites | Shellfish | Steak | Lunch & Dinner | Date Night | Client Meal | Saturday Lunch | Alfresco Dining | Brunch Cuisine | Great For Groups | Post-Work Dinner | Reasonably Priced (£30 - £40)

 

Venue Page Here | 16b New Street, City of London EC2M 4TR | 020 3503 0790

 

 

 

 

STEAK...

 

JW STEAKHOUSE, Mayfair

 

OUTDOOR SPACE: Street-Side Patio 

 

Prime USDA beef coupled with the largest bourbon selection in London. With seven types of cuts on the menu, there’s enough beef to choose from, although non-steak alternatives are a little more pricy than usual. With seven types of potatoes to choose from, how can anyone complain? Wine-wise, they’re divided into categories with our favourite being the ‘Big Whites’ and the ‘Big Reds’ (not just for the names, promise) and you must try the JW Cheesecake which has gained cult status. Try it and tweet it, it has its own hashtag - #JWCheesecake.

 

TryThisFor... Best Restaurant Bars | Meat Eatery | Mayfair Restaurants | Lunch & Dinner | London's Best Steak | Best For Burgers | Date Night | Mate Date | Best For Roasts | Reasonably Priced (£30 - £40)

 

Venue Page Here | 86 Park Lane, Mayfair W1K 7TN | 020 7399 8460

 

 

 

 

NEW STREET GRILL, City of London

 

OUTDOOR SPACE: Patio 

 

In the oldest surviving East India Company warehouse, the New Street Grill is a little corner in the City serving up some of the finest dry aged Black Aberdeen Angus beef and rare breed British pork. Whatever you go for, opt for the moreish sides (yes please triple cooked chips!) and ask the Head Sommelier Virgile Degrez for the best wine to pair with your meal (or take your pick from the 350 on offer). You can’t go wrong with whatever takes your fancy, but make sure you save enough room to dig into the quintessentially English desserts. Lastly, pop into the bottle shop to take something home as a souvenir, you won’t regret it.

 

TryThisFor... London's Best Steak | Best For Roasts | American Cuisine | Mate Date | Post Work Dinner | Great For Groups | Restaurant Bar | Shoreditch Restaurant | Lunch & Dinner | Reasonably Priced (£30 - £40)

 

Venue Page Here | 16 New Street, City of London, EC2M 4TR | 020 3503 0785

 

 

 

 

BUEN AYRE, Hackney

 

OUTDOOR SPACE: Garden

 

Broadway Market’s Buen Ayre has gained a cult following. Tucked into a tiny little restaurant, this is food to write home about. Not as pricey as its city counterparts, Buen Ayre offers your typical cuts of meat as well as grill platters to share (although take care of the sweetbreads if you’re not a big offal fan). Buenos Aires-born head chef John Patrick Rattagan breathes passion into his dishes and there’s a homely feel to the place which represents friendly food at its best.

 

TryThisFor... London's Best Steak | Argentinian Cuisine | Meat Eatery | Mate Date | Lad's Bite Out | Broadway Market | Weekend Brunch | Reasonably Priced (£30 - £40)

 

Venue Page Here | 50 Broadway Market, Hackney E8 4QJ | 020 7275 9900

 

 

 

 

GAUCHO PICADILLY, West End

 

OUTDOOR SPACE: Street-Side Patio

 

As the name suggests, Gaucho serves up Argentine extravaganzas. But forget fire pits, this place is all about the sophistication: monochrome with cowhide details. There’s ceviche to try (the lobster sounds particularly good) and Argentine king prawns with black pudding and blood orange, before the main affair of the meat. Let them educate you in the way of Argentine asado, or choose the Gaucho tasting plate for a trio of cuts. The wine list is the largest outside of Argentina itself and if you’re partial to cigars, there’s a selection to accompany your digestif of choice. Make a slow night of it and soak it all up.

 

TryThisFor... London's Best Steak | Argentinian Cuisine | Meat Eatery | Client Lunch | Date Night | Mate Date | Lunch & Dinner | Restaurant Bar | Mayfair Restaurants | Alfresco Dining | Reasonably Priced (£30 - £40)

 

Venue Page Here | 25 Swallow Street, West End W1B 4QR | 020 7734 4040

 

 

 

 

ALL THE MEAT...

 

PATERNOSTER CHOP HOUSE, City of London

 

OUTDOOR SPACE: Courtyard Patio

 

The Paternoster Chop House prove that sustainable doesn’t have to mean vegan or even vegetables. This vibrant restaurant/bar opposite St Pauls is an excellent ethical choice for even the most resolute of meat-eaters. Head on a nice day to enjoy the terrace and watch the suits rush past while you wipe succulently rendered charred meat from your chops. Pair it with the Moobuz American Pinot Noir and laugh at Meat-free Monday.

 

TryThisFor... British Cuisine | Meat Eatery | Traditional Cuisine | Comfort Food | Restaurant Bar | Post-Work Dinner | Client Meal | Great For Groups | Lunch & Dinner | Weekend Brunch | Sunday Lunch | Reasonably Priced (£30 - £40)

 

Venue Page Here | Warwick Court, City of London EC4M 7DX | 020 7029 9400

 

 

 

 

WEST 36, Notting Hill

 

OUTDOOR SPACE: Street-Side Patio & Rooftop Terrace

 

An ode to meat - W36 is a salute to all things beef, showcasing the best of British cuisine, from the same people that brought you Beach Blanket Babylon. Expect super steaks, burgers, slow-cooking, and BBQ food. This traditional grillhouse will be open from breakfast until late, seven days a week; serving brunches, lunches, dinner and roasts. There's a cocktail lounge that doubles as a destination bar, an outdoor fire-pit for some late evening alfresco dining and a garden-grill and terraces that are bound to be a huge hit in the summer. 

 

TryThisFor... British Cuisine | Comfort Food | Meat Eatery | Steakhouse | BBQ Cuisine | Grill | Slow Cooking | Mate Date | Client Meal | Girls Bite Out | Date Night | Breakfast | Lunch & Dinner | Restaurant Bar | Weekend Brunch | Sunday Roast | Splash The Cash (£40+)

 

Venue Page Here | 36 Golborne Rd, Westbourne Park W10 5PR | 020 3752 0530

 

 

 

 

THE FIRE STATION, Waterloo

 

OUTDOOR SPACE: Street-Side Patio

 

Ever tried to meet a friend in Waterloo? You’ve either stood under the clock in the ticket hall or waited at The Fire Station’s bar. It’s just undergone a huge revamp and flung open its doors, keeping some of its original features but upping the menu game. There’ll be pizzas (parma ham, chorizo iberico, beef ragu, salami, pepperoni) and burgers (black pudding and double cheese), as well as breakfast and brunch options accompanied by Caravan coffee, and cocktails later. Tell your friends there’s a new stop in town.

 

TryThisFor... American Cuisine | Meat Eatery | Burgers | Pizza | Hotdogs | BBQ Cuisine | Meat Eatery | Great For Groups | Mate Date | Breakfast | Lunch & Dinner | Weekend Brunch | Restaurant Bar | Great Value (£15 - £30)

 

Venue Page Here | 150 Waterloo Road, SE1 8SB London | 020 3727 5938

 

 

 

 

RED DOG SALOON, Hoxton Square

 

OUTDOOR SPACE: Street-Side Patio

 

Red Dog Saloon is quickly becoming a renowned southern US barbecue restaurant serving up big flavours and big helpings. Classic BBQ wings, spicy mustard and Buffalo wings, served in portions of 4,8 or 12 are available. And although the crowds will flock down to take on the infamous “Devastator meal” (has to be seen to be believed…) their Hot Wing challenge is definitely worth a try. Be warned, the success rate stands at a worrying 5%…

 

TryThisFor... American Cuisine | BBQ Cuisine | Wings | Ribs | Burgers | Food Challenges | Meat Eatery | Clapham Restaurants | Mate Date | Great For Groups | Restaurant Bar | Weekend Brunch | Lunch & Dinner | Great Value (£15 - £30)

 

Venue Page | 37 Hoxton Square, N1 | 02035518014

 

 

 

 

THE BREAKFAST CLUB, Battersea Rise

 

OUTDOOR SPACE: Street-Side Patio

 

All day brunches, incredible comfort food, and a very cool bar - The Breakfast Club Battersea Rise is the first of the group's trips South of The River and has been a nieghbourhood favourite since it's opening. The menu is packed with some seriously hard to resist didhes as the The Full Monty - Bacon, sausage, black pudding, eggs, home-style fried potatoes, mushrooms, beans, grilled tomato and toasted multigrain bloomer 10.00, Breakfast Burrito - Chorizo, scrambled egg, roasted peppers, Portobello mushroom, gucamole, cheddar and spicy pepper sauce 9.00, and the legendary Cow Vs Pig Burger - A real monster in the world of burgers.

 

TryThisFor... American Cuisine | All-Day Breakfast | Comfort Food | Burgers | Pancakes | Vegetarian Friendly | Meat Eatery | Weekend Brunches | Breakfast | Lunch & Dinner | Restaurant Bar | Mate Date | Great Value (£15 - £30)

 

Venue Page Here | 5-9 Battersea Rise, Clapham SW11 1HG | 020 7078 9630

 

 

 

 

RIBS...

 

DUKE'S BREW & QUE, Haggerston

 

OUTDOOR SPACE: Street-Side Patio

 

Nestled in the trendy but quiet De Beauvoir town, Duke’s Brew and Que is a rip-roaring American meat joint where anything sticky and to-pull-apart-with-fingers is on the menu. With their own home-smoked marinade, the ribs here have been described as the best this side of the American Deep South and the burgers are delectably good too. There’s something about the naughtiness of a down and dirty American burger that can’t be matched, but if you’re after something fresher how about a quarter of a crisp iceberg lettuce drenched in ranch? Settle down with a local beer and old tunes spinning in the background, and be transported to the Bayou for just a little bit.

 

TryThisFor... Best For Burgers | American Cuisine | BBQ Style | Meat Eatery | Mate Date | Gastro Pub | Haggerston Restaurants | Weekend Brunch | Great Value (£15 - £30)

 

Venue Page Here | 33 Downham Road, Haggerston N1 5AA | 020 3006 0795

 

 

 

 

SMOKEHOUSE, chiswick

 

OUTDOOR SPACE: Garden

 

Following on the success of the original Islington branch, the guys behind Smokehouse, Islington, open up a West London branch. An absolute mecca for those who are fans of BBQ Cuisine, Smokehouse Chiswick, opens up in a cosy pub – providing you with the perfect setting for putting your feet up and nursing those meat sweats. The menu is one of the most mouth-watering you’re likely to find and the traditional British pub setting caps off an absolute super spot. 

 

TryThisFor... BBQ Cuisine | American Cuisine | Meat Eatery | RIbs | Steak | Pulled Pork | Burgers | Mate Date | Great For Groups | Alfresco Dining | Lunch & Dinner | Weekend Brunch | Sunday Roast | Reasonably Priced (£30 - £40)

 

Venue Page Here | 12 Sutton Lane North, Chiswick W4 4LD | 020 3819 6066

 

 

 

 

SMOKESTAK, Various Locations

 

OUTDOOR SPACE: Various - Mostly Street-Food Market Stall 

 

Anyone who has been to virtually any of the Street Feasts will be fully aware of how epic Smokestak is. They draw you in with their massive steam-triain-esque smoker, peak your temptation with one of the most faultless menus around, lock you down with ribs large enough to weaponise and deliver pulled pork you wouldn’t want to share with your kids! Follow their website to see where they’ll be popping up next. 

 

TryThisFor... London Pop-Ups | American Cuisine | BBQ Cuisine | London's Best BBQ | Ribs | Pulled Pork | Great For Groups | Mate Date | Cheap as Chips (£15>)

 

Website Here | 

 

 

 

 

 

THE RIB MAN, various locations 

 

OUTDOOR SPACE: Market Stall 

 

Serving up what is widely regarded as London's best ribs, The Rib Man is an absolute must-visit for all meat lovers. The ribs are slowly cooked for hours before opening, and served up in fresh, soft buns. If you like a bit of spice with your bite, try some of his aptly named 'Holy Fuck' sauce. The Rib Man is at Brick Lane Market every Sunday (follow the smell or watch out for hoards of people queuing up for some quality rib) and The Boleyn Tavern for every West Ham home game. Make sure you get there early - they almost always run out!!

 

TryThisFor... London Pop-Ups | BBQ Cuisine | London's Best BBQ | Pulled Pork | Pork Buns | Cheap as Chips (£15>) 

 

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JOE’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN, kentish town

 

OUTDOOR SPACE: Street-Side Patio

 

For those that have been to Joe’s in Covent Garden, the opening of a second site was momentous news. Though there are many elements from the original Central London site, this branch has some signature touches such as the Sweet Tea Brined Fried Chicken (anyone who takes gourmet chicken seriously is a natural winner with us) as well as a few other surprises. Just like it’s older sister, there is an exciting and vibrant cocktail bar, Jailbird, where you can take on some cocktails, bourbon and good times. 

 

TryThisFor... BBQ Cuisine | American Cuisine | Meat Eatery | Burgers | Chicken Wings | Ribs | Pulled Pork | Cocktails | Mate Date | Great For Groups | Best For Birthdays | Breakfast | Lunch & Dinner | Late Night Restaurants | Weekend Brunch | Great Value (£30 - £40)

 

Venue Page Here | 300 Kentish Town Road, NW5 2TG | 020 7485 7331

 

 

 

 

CABOOSE, brick lane

 

OUTDOOR SPACE: Market Stall

 

An absolute favourite amongst the East London Brick Laners, Caboose delivers some of London’s best and most sought after BBQ goodness in an incredibly cosy setting. As well as serving some of London’s finest, Caboose might also be one of the most best value for money eateries your likely to find. All dishes are well under £10 and the casual style of dining upholds the charm of street-food.

 

TryThisFor... BBQ Cuisine | London Pop-Ups | American Cuisine | Meat Eatery | Pulled Pork | Mate Date | Great For Groups | Cheap as Chips (£15>)

 

Venue Page Here | Ely's Yard, Brick Lane, E1 6QR | 07437209275

 

 

CHICKEN

 

LE SECRET, Canary Wharf

 

OUTDOOR SPACE: Street-Side Patio & Riverside Patio 

 

Rotisserie chicken is the name of the game here, but battle away that image of your local kebab shop as this is in an entirely different, completely incomparable league of its own  and one which is steeping in history.  Any reservations about the expedition over to Canary Wharf are long gone, infact they had promptly abandoned me the moment you step through the door. The service is exemplary and it is with tremendous satisfaction that you can add another restaurant to your list of excellent gems. Tucked away from the towering offices, Le Secret Rotisseurs remains somewhat of a secret itself but one which we're am glad to share. Whether it’s for dinner with the family or a romantic treat for a loved one, we urge you all to consider escaping for a little taste of France and perhaps some of the finest chicken in London. They even do takeaway if al-desko dining is more your style. You never know, perhaps they’ll let you in on their secret!

 

TryThisFor... Gourmet Chicken | French Cuisine | Modern European Cuisine | Meat Eatery | Sharing Dishes | Great For Groups | Post-Work Dinner | Date Night | Mate Date | Girls Bite Out | Lunch & Dinner | Weekend Brunch | Reasonably Priced (£30 - £40)

 

Venue Page Here | 37 Westferry Circus, Canary Riverside E14 8RR | 020 7719 0950

 

 

 

MOTHER CLUCKER, Old Truman Brewery

 

OUTDOOR SPACE: Market Stall

 

Although not strictly wings, its my article and my rules. What are you going to do about it. Served out of a converted US Army truck, Mother Clucker’s twice battered southern fried chicken strips quickly built up a strong reputation as some of the best chicken in London. Head down to Ely’s Yard Car Park to see what all the fuss is about.

 

TryThisFor... London Pop-Ups | Gourmet Chicken | Burgers | Jerk Chicken | London's Best Chicken Wings | Meat Eatery | Mate Date | Great For Groups | Post-Work Dinner | Cheap as Chips (£15>)

 

View Website | The Cluck Truck (Ely's Yard, Truman Brewary E1 6QR)

 

 

 

 

THE ORANGE BUFFALO, Old Truman Brewery

 

OUTDOOR SPACE: Market Stall

 

You just can’t call yourself a true wing lover if you haven’t experienced Orange Buffalo’s wings. Don’t let the fact that they’re served out of a truck fool you. The team at the Orange Buffalo serve authentic New York style wings, in either their signature Woof-Woof, Van Gogh sauce or original buffalo with the best blue cheese you’re likely to find in London. Thrill seekers are encourage to try their snake in a basket dish, with 7 of their classic wings with one Viper wing lurking amongst them. Be warned!

 

TryThisFor... London Pop-Ups | American Cuisine | BBQ Cuisine | London's Best Chicken Wings | Gourmet Chicken | Great For Groups | Mate Date | Cheap as Chips (£15>)

 

View Website | The Old Truman Brewery, Ely's Yard, E1 6QL | info@theorangebuffalo.com

 

 

 

 

BBQ LAB, Various Locations

 

OUTDOOR SPACE: Various - Mostly Street-Food Market Stall

 

Being crowned the winner of best Buffalo wing at Wing Fest 2015 is no easy feat. BBQ Lab is a result of an obsession of blending american cuisines and science. Sous-vides and nitrogen-oxide techniques form part of the cooking process before deep-frying their chicken to create first rate wings. Catch these guys at Street Feast @ Dinerama to find out what all the fuss is about!

 

TryThisFor... London Pop-Ups | American Cuisine | BBQ Cuisine | London's Best BBQ | London's Best Wing | Ribs | Pulled Pork | Great For Groups | Mate Date | Cheap as Chips (£15>)

 

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FANCY FEASTING...

 

THE IVY CHELSEA GARDEN, Chelsea

 

OUTDOOR SPACE: Garden 

 

Caprice Holdings’ 2015 revival finally hits the King’s Road with The Ivy Chelsea Garden. Taking over the old Henry J Beans site (an American themed pub that boasted London’s best beer garden... ranked) is sure to be one of the hottest tickets of the summer. As with many of the other ‘IVY’ branches, Ivy Chelsea Garden takes it's queue from traditional British cuisine with subtle modern twists.. and of course the best desserts you’re ever likely to have. But the real charm of this place is perhaps one of the most beautiful gardens of any restaurant in London at the moment. 

 

TryThisFor... British Cuisine | Comfort Food | Meat Eatery | Brunch Cuisine | London's Best Gardens | Date Night | Client Meal | Best For Birthdays | Great For Groups | Restaurant Bar | Cocktails | Breakfast | Sunday Roast | Lunch & Dinner | Weekend Brunch | Splash The Cash (£40+)

 

Venue Page Here | 197 King's Road, Chelsea SW3 5ED | 0203 301 0300

 

 

 

 

DEAN STREET TOWNHOUSE, Soho

 

OUTDOOR SPACE: Street-Side Patio 

 

Soho veteran, Dean Street Townhouse, has its history firm in the archives. In previous incarnations, it was a favourite of Fred Astaire and Lucien Freud. These days you’ll find the creative types soaking up the afternoon sun on the terrace long after it’s set and kicking back with brunch in the arty dining room. The long marble bar is great for drinks and breakfast pastries (irresistible, sorry) while the booths towards the back and the round tables in the old library lend a little more atmosphere. The food leans towards English classics, from the slightly unappetisingly named mince and potatoes to a Roast Banham chicken with sage and onion stuffing. As an extra bonus, the rooms upstairs are lovely if you feel you just can’t make it home tonight.

 

TryThisFor... Best For Romance | Best Restaurant Bars | Date Night | Mate Date | Breakfast | Client Lunch | Sunday Roast | Soho Restaurants | Restaurant Bar | Weekend Brunch | Reasonably Priced (£30 - £40)

 

Venue Page Here | 69-71 Dean Street, Soho W1D 3SE | 020 7434 1775

 

 

 

 

THE LEDBURY, Notting Hill

 

OUTDOOR SPACE: Street-Side Patio

 

The Ledbury’s set lunch menu is straightforward; what you see is what you get, thanks to the pristine team and their attention to detail. Of course, everything is impeccable and the wine pairing takes you on a tour of the world, thanks to sommelier Anja, working in conjunction with the flavoursome food, all wrapped up in the comfortable and bright dining room. There’s a cosy feel here and we’ll sure you won’t want to leave.

 

TryThisFor... British Cuisine | Modern European | Fine Dining | Comfort Food | Meat Eatery | Seafood | Vegetarian Friendly | Michelin Star (2) | Client Meal | Great For Groups | Dinner With Parents | Date Night | Lunch & Dinner | Saturday Lunch | Restaurant Bar | Splash The Cash (£40+)

 

Venue Page Here | 127 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill W11 2AQ | 020 7792 9090

 

 

 

 

BOUNDARY, Shoreditch

 

OUTDOOR SPACE: Rooftop Terrace

 

Boundary’s a little bit of a behemoth - with three restaurants and bars, 12 guest bedrooms, five suites, a little shop and bakery, it’s difficult to miss this East London offering from Terence Conran. Once a Victorian warehouse, care has been taken to maintain the original features whilst drawing inspiration from international designers (most notably in the bedrooms). The jewel in the crown is the all year round rooftop restaurant, draped in luscious vines, with its own Mediterranean menu. Food is executed to the highest standard and the service is an absolute treat.

 

TryThisFor... Best Restaurant Bars | French Cuisine | Shoreditch Restaurants | Rooftop Restaurants | Restaurants With a View | Best For Romance | Weekend Brunch | Splash The Cash (£40+)

 

Venue Page Here | 2-4 Boundary Street, Shoreditch E2 7DD | 020 7729 1051

 

 

 

 

TOTO'S, Knightsbridge

 

OUTDOOR SPACE: Garden

 

You're more likely to find a pan-Asian place than an Italian resto in Knightsbridge. Until now. Newly reopened Toto's brings a little love to the table by serving up classic Italian dishes to utter perfection; no unnecessary additions, just pure and unadulterated food that evokes distant memories through precise, refined flavours. They're very proud of their accompanying wine list too which promises to offer bottles from all regions of Italy so there's no excuse for blindly plumping for the one with the nice label. The friendly team are more than happy to help you choose the perfect tipple and they're a dab hand at making attractive cocktails too. Sophisticated, stylish and a little bit sexy, Toto's will make anyone's day.

 

TryThisFor... Italian Cuisine | Knightsbridge Restaurants | Modern European Cuisine | Seafood | Meat Eatery | Vegetarian Friendly | Business Lunch | Date Night | Dinner With Parents | Great For Groups | Birthday Dinner | Splash The Cash (£40+)

 

Venue Page HereWalton House, Knightsbridge SW3 2JH | 020 7589 2062

 

 

 

Written by Lateef Okunnu

 

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Founder of TryThisFor.com - An 8 year stint as a food writer not only waged a constant war between Lateef and his waistline but resulted in daily requests for restaurant recommendations. Something had to be done about one of these, and considering a life without food was unthinkable, creating a food-guide was the next logical way to go. Having worked for numerous food-magazines, night-life guides and websites; it was time to create his own. 

Written by Lateef Okunnu


About the Author

Founder / Reviews

Lateef Okunnu's TryThisFor page

twitter - https://twitter.com/lateefokunnu

Instagram - http://instagram.com/teefy87

email - lateef@trythisfor.com

Founder of TryThisFor.com - An 8 year stint as a food writer not only waged a constant war between Lateef and his waistline but resulted in daily requests for restaurant recommendations. Something had to be done about one of these, and considering a life without food was unthinkable, creating a food-guide was the next logical way to go. Having worked for numerous food-magazines, night-life guides and websites; it was time to create his own. 

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