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11 Secret Off-Menu Items You Should Order In London

Imagine if you ordered off-menu in front of someone you wanted to impress. THEY WOULD BE VERY IMPRESSED.

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1. Joe Allen's cheeseburger.

Joe Allen

They've been serving up mouth-watering cheeseburgers since their opening in 1977, but only for those who specifically ask. FYI, they come with stupendous quantities of cheese.

Price: £9.50

Closest tube: Covent Garden.

2. Cocktails at Plateau.


Follow these guys on Twitter, search for #secretcocktail, and you'll find out what their latest concoction is. Right now, they're making incredible Colombianas with 12-year-old rum.

Price: From £6.

Closest tube: Canary Wharf.

3. The Diner's tortilla dog.

The Diner

Inspired by those served at Pink's in L.A., it's kind of a cross between a hot dog and a burrito. And it's incredible.

Price: £7.

Closest tubes: Camden Town, Highbury & Islington, Shoreditch High Street, Tottenham Court Road, Temple, Oxford Circus and Gloucester Road.

4. The smokin' bacon burger at Dirty Burger.

Dirty Burger
Dirty Burger

It's the normal patty, filled with smoked pancetta, smoked mozarella, smoked chipotle sauce and pickles.

Price: £7.

Closest tube: Vauxhall.

5. A Peck 'em cocktail at The Happenstance.

The Happenstance

Explain that "a little bird told you" about a secret drink, and you'll be served a gin cocktail made with pink grapefruit juice. They're also available at The Refinery, The Parlour, The Anthologist, The Folly and The Drift.

Price: £8.95.

Closest tube: St Paul's.

6. Rockstar turkey at Honky Tonk.

Honky Tonk
Honky Tonk

For Thanksgiving, Honky Tonk are serving up turkey, which is marinaded in bourbon for an entire night and then roasted for four hours. Delish.

Price: £20.

Closest tube: West Brompton.

7. Hush's fillet steak burger with truffle mayonnaise.


Served only in their St Paul's branch, this burger combines fillet steak, red onions and truffle mayonnaise in a brioche bun. And it comes with chips tossed in parmesan and truffle oil. YUM.

Price: £15.95.

Closest tube: St Paul's.

8. Mushroom ramen at Bone Daddies.

Serge Osipoff / Bone Daddies

Although they're not known for being veggie friendly, they do a mushroom ramen served in a strong mushroom broth if you know about it.

Price: £10.

Closest tube: Leicester Square.

9. Honest Burgers' Federation burger.

Feeling hungry? This is basically their normal burger, but with double meat.

Price: £11.50.

Closest tube: Brixton, Leicester Square, Camden Town and Notting Hill Gate.

10. Tequila cocktails at Cantina Laredo.

Cantina Lardeo

Ask, and you'll be presented with a choice between an Avocado and Kiwi smash, a Tamarind Margarita and a Hibiscus Margarita.

Price: £9.50.

Closest tube: Covent Garden.

11. Gold leaf dumplings at Mr Chow.

Mr Chow
Mr Chow


Price: From £12.

Closest tube: Knightsbridge.