The Best Restaurants In Bloomsbury, London

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Leafy, academic Bloomsbury is known for its cafes and bookshops, and it can be hard to know where to look for a proper sit-down meal. Here are some of the best, from cosy comfort to high-class dining.

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Honey & Co.

This intimate Middle Eastern bakery has taken off since it was founded by husband-and-wife team Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich. It now offers delectable full meals well into the night. Don’t forget, however, to leave room for the cardamom black coffee. Then there’s the dessert. Among them are the marzipan cake with roasted plums, knafeh with rose syrup and pistachios, gluten-free chocolate and pecan slices. Maybe just try some of everything. To top it all off, you can even buy the award-winning Honey & Co. recipe book. So, go home and bake yourself some more.

Sardo Restaurant

Hidden on a quiet street parallel to Tottenham Court Road is the red-roofed Sardo Restaurant, or Sardinian Restaurant. Few places in London offer Sardinian cuisine, which seems at first glance similar to Italian. However, it is composed of its own Sardinian ingredients and flavours. Why try your regular pasta, spaghetti and linguine when you could try malloreddus pasta, spaghetti bottariga, and linguine al granchio? In addition, there is an extensive selection of Sardinian wines. There’s also an equally homely and decently priced pizzeria, Sardo Cucina, right next door.

Ristorante Olivelli

The beautiful Store Street has a lot to offer, from artisan coffee to Wiccan books and a bike shop. Taking pride of place is Ristorante Olivelli, hailed for its authentic Sicilian and Italian cuisine. Back in the 1930s, Rita and Enrico Olivelli’s restaurant was a favoured haunt of RADA students. Today, it has evolved into four London restaurants and two Caffè Paradisos, one also on Store Street. If you fancy quality cuisine at an affordable price, this is the place to be. You can walk all that good food off gazing at the lighted parade of shops outside.

Dishoom Bloomsbury

Step into the nostalgic world of Bombay canteens at Dishoom, where you can savor the flavors of Indian street food and classic dishes. The beautifully designed restaurant and attentive service make it a beloved choice among locals and tourists alike.

L’oscar Restaurant

If you’re looking for a touch of elegance and sophistication, L’oscar Restaurant in the L’oscar Hotel offers a luxurious dining experience. Indulge in modern British cuisine within the opulent surroundings of this boutique hotel.

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