Vintage dining spots in London
If you want to know where to drink and dine in London, who better to advise you than the concierge of some of the city’s finest hotels?
The concierge of some of the finest luxury hotels in London Claridge’s and the Berkeley have revealed their tips on some of the lesser known places to eat in the capital. Our last offering was a selection of the best less known vintage breakfast spots in the capital, so now we move forward to bring you the best spots for lunch and dinner.
For a generous lunch in an East London art deco gem there is nowhere better than Bethnal Green’s E. Pellicci. Opened originally in 1900 and still a favourite with locals and visitors alike, the atmosphere is as good as the food itself. You can expect a warm welcome from the staff and a no nonsense menu offering classics such as steak pie, spaghetti and steak.
The service is friendly and the staff truly know what they are doing having been in the business for years. As it closes at 4pm this is a lunch venue only, but prepare yourself for generous portions nevertheless.
Next we move to central London. Drink, Shop & Do in Kings Cross has a plethora of functions, from food and cocktails, to shopping and crafts. Much of the decor is and ode to the Fifties but there are some design pieces dotted about as well. Lunch and dinner menus consist of soups, stews, platters, salads and more. You’ll have to go down there to see what’s on offer as their menu regularly changes.
If you fancy trying something a little different with your lunch, try the ‘Tea & Do’. You can craft items to take home with you such as handbags and hairpieces, or you can take part in activities like vintage hair and make-up tutorials. As evening comes the food ceases and the cocktails flow.
Westbourne Park is home to Lucky 7 Diner, an authentic American diner experience. Specialising in American classics such as steak sandwiches and cheese burgers – you won’t find a salad here. The classic diner interior makes this a great place to bring children, or you may prefer to leave them at home and sample the cocktails on offer.
The Electric Diner (pictured) on Portobello Road should serve you well for dinner and an evening out. With generously upholstered Fifties style, booths to eat in and a well-stocked bar for later they have all you need to settle in for the night. The ‘Open Faced Fondue Sandwich’ comes highly recommended, as does much of the menu. This eatery is idea for a large group and great for those intending to share.