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28 Things To Eat In Southwest London Right Now

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1. Seared tuna tacos at Bluebird, Chelsea

Look out for MiC stars while you chow down on these fresh, zingy and super-light tacos.

2. Mixed Grill at Santa Maria Del Sur, Battersea

The way the cheese bubbles and melts and swamps the meat during the course of the meal is a thing of beauty.

3. Tapas at Boqueria, Battersea

Get the chorizo in red wine sauce as well as a load of lovely fresh vegetable dishes to balance out its richness.

4. Kitchen residencies at King & Co, Clapham

Instead of settling for one chef, this Clapham pubs has a rotating selection of cooks-in-residence, serving a huge variety of always amazing food. Until 31st May, Zoe's Ghana Kitchen (pictured) is serving incredible Ghanaian food, and previous residencies have included Bah Bah Persian Kitchen and Malaysian treats from Wild Serai.


7. Confit yolk at Dairy, Clapham

Don't knock it until you've tried it – this rich and unusual dish will keep you coming back to Dairy time and time again.

8. Massive pizzas at Al Forno, Wimbledon

A trad Italian doing food as people have loved it forever: full of flavour and with plenty on the plate.


9. Art on a plate at Trinity, Clapham

The dishes at Trinity look almost too good to eat, but you definitely should, because they're even easier on the tongue than they are on the eye.

10. Lebanese food at Meza, Tooting

Make sure you book a table at this neighbourhood favourite because everyone wants a piece of their succulent grilled meats and flavoursome classic sides.

11. Pasta at La Nonna, Wimbledon

Pile it with parmesan and enjoy with a massive glass of red.

12. Tacos at Casa Morita, Brixton

A long-time staple of Brixton market thanks to brilliantly fresh, spicy and authentic Mexican food. There's nothing bad on their menu, but you really can't lose with a taco.


13. Noodle soup at Mama Lan, Brixton

Hot, sour and genuinely life-affirming.

14. Scotch egg at The Ship, Wandsworth

The Ship is so devoted to Scotch egg excellence that they've even held Scotch egg making competitions, so you can be assured that their own version is pretty damn fine.

15. Charcuterie board at Seven, Brixton

There is nothing better to eat with a strong cocktail (in which Seven also excels) than a load of lovely salty cured meat. Nothing.

16. Grilled quail at Mien Tay, Battersea

Crispy, sticky, zingy, rich: the hands-down hero of this much-loved Vietnamese restaurant.


17. Brunch at Ben's Canteen, Wandsworth

The modern, hearty home-cooking at Ben's Canteen is great at any time of day, but their brunch, with favourites such as Eggs Benedict and sweet treats such as pancakes and maple syrup, is a real highlight.

18. Jerk platter at Negril, Brixton

Brixton is full of jerk places, and you'd be pretty happy in all of them, but it's well known that Negril's free range jerk chicken is among of the best.

19. Skate and clams at Manor, Clapham

Simple, seasonal food that will blow you away as much as anything flashy would.

20. Steamed chicken at Talay Thai, Streatham

Light and fresh with a big punch of chilli – the essence of Thai food on one plate.


21. The Ambassador at Hawksmoor, Knightsbridge

London doesn't get much fancier than Knightsbridge, so when in Rome, why not eat a big gold leaf-covered chocolate and hazelnut extravaganza at Hawksmoor – if you've still got room after all of their wonderful meat, that is. And if you're worried about it being distasteful to scoff something so decadent, rest assured 50p from every one of those sold is donated to Action Against Hunger.

22. Wild garlic scallops at Rabbit, Chelsea

Juicy, buttery, garlicky, sweet perfection.

23. Ravioli at Bibo, Putney

Nutty, buttery pillows of goodness.


25. Chicken and chips at Poulet Rouge, Balham

So good they named the place after it. Slather it in gravy and feel good about life.

26. Fish and Chips from Kennedy's, Streatham

Fresh, massive portions and a huge selection of fish, which is all you could ever want from a chippy, really.