The famous waxwork museum near Baker Street tube is a must do for any London visitor. But once you’ve snapped selfies next to David Beckham and Justin Bieber, what next? Fill up with food at one of these lovely spots nearby – sightseeing is hard work.
Chickens and Foxes
Fast Food,Barbeque, $$$
They also do burgers | © Chicken and Foxes
Skip the fast food chains and head to this little gem which serves up barbecued chicken in a number of different ways but all the meat is free range and slow growing, meaning the chickens have a healthy, happy life. Their burgers are also traceable and made from free range cows. Plump for roast potatoes or brown rice to make for a healthier meal or stick with a big chicken salad.
Restaurant, Healthy, Contemporary, European, Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
Bill's also have a lovely shop | © Bill's
A step up from Pizza Express and Nando’s, Bill’s is the cool looking chain that serves up healthy meals and doesn’t mind noisy kids. The menu is massive and covers everything from steaks and burgers to a seasonal allotment salad and plenty of choice for gluten free or those with dietary restrictions. And it’s open for breakfast. Winner.
Restaurant, French, Vegetarian, $$$
Orrery also have a deli | © Ewan Munro / Flickr
For something a little more fancy than fast food, Orrery is a reliable lunchtime spot that consistently serves up fab fine dining through an inventive French inspired lunch menu. Find dishes like chicken liver parfait and apple chutney and roasted poussin on a daily changing list.
Cafe, Bakery, Restaurant, Austrian, $$$
Embrace the heavy wood and traditional Austrian vibe | © Fischers
Central London might not be where you expect to find a top notch Austrian restaurant, but Fischers on Marylebone High Street certainly is that. Super friendly staff bring this Viennese café to life – as well as lunch and dinner they have a whole tea and cake menu – order the Sachertorte or a strudel, you won’t regret it.
Restaurant, Fast Food, Halal, Vegetarian, $$$
Go gourmet | © Burgista Bros
There’s always room for a gourmet burger and Burgista Bros hits the spot, a couple of minutes walk from Madame Tussauds. Oh and they serve up British crisps with melted cheese as a side. What more could you want?
Restaurant, Indian, Vegetarian, $$$
Have a proper London curry | © The Radjoot
Britain’s family run Indian restaurants are in decline, but not at The Radjoot, just round the corner from Madame Tussauds. This is the real deal when it comes to a London curry – thick tikka masalas, poppadoms the size of your plate and plenty of beer to wash it down with.
Restaurant, Greek, Vegetarian, $$$
Tuck into delicious Greek | © Kent Wang / Flickr
Potter round the corner and pull up a stool at OPSO
, a modern Greek bar
and restaurant laid out over two floors. Forget the breaking of plates and dodgy white and blue décor – this is all rustic tables and industrial lighting. There’s a brunch, lunch and dinner menu, but expect plenty of Greek tapas in terracotta pots and everything’s supplied from Greece.