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Secret London - Unusual Bars & Restaurants By Hannah Robinson

Secret London - Unusual Bars & Restaurants
by Hannah Robinson

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140 places with amazing decor, eccentric owners, bizarre food, old-time survivors and more that will please and astonish underground and post-industrial fans, refined gourmets and cocktail drinkers, world food lovers and anyone curious enough to discover the infinite possibilities to have fun in London.
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Secret London - Unusual Bars & Restaurants by Hannah Robinson

Have lunch with the inmates of a high security prison, stroll through a sex shop into a Mexican restaurant, sing your heart out in a clandestine Korean karaoke club, tap your toes in a gypsy swing club, get pickled in a marooned Irish pub, join the sixties club that's still swinging, drink cappuccinos made by murderous bikers, play petanque in a central London cellar, tap an oak-tree trunk for whisky... Discover over 140 places with eye-popping decor, eccentric owners, and unusual menus. This guide to London's most peculiar and under-the-radar bars and restaurants is for serious foodies, intrepid drinkers, urban explorers - and anyone curious to discover the infinite possibilities to have fun in London.

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Secret London - Unusual Bars & Restaurants Reviews


The perfect gift for that friend who thinks Cafe Rouge is a bit exotic (The Londonist); I put the guide to the test around Covent Garden and Soho - two of the most touristy parts of the capital - and uncovered a host of gems I'd never encountered before, despite living there for seven years (Rob McFarland, Australian Traveller)

About Hannah Robinson


Hannah Robinson is a Scottish-born screenwriter, director and author who splits her time between London and Edinburgh. She has made a raft of prize-winning short films and animations, holds two Hollywood feature screenwriting awards and is a script consultant for Sir Lenny Henry. She has worked as a food journalist for The Scotsman and The List magazine, and is the author of Secret Edinburgh, an Unusual Guide for Jonglez - the best-selling guidebook to the city. Hannah is the creative force behind the cultural tourism web project, "The Story of Edinburgh in 101 Objects". She has recently set up Palindromicals, a creative production company, and is currently making a podcast series about laughter. In between all this, she is on the trail of London's most secret bars and restaurants ... Rachel Howard is a journalist and author who has lived in almost every borough in London. A regular contributor to Conde Nast Traveller, The Guardian, and The Telegraph, Rachel writes mainly about travel, food, and the arts. As well as Secret London, An Unusual Guide (also published by Jonglez Publishing), she is the co-author of Mykonos Muse, an insiders' guide to the wildest Greek island, published by Assouline.

Table of Contents


Paolina's Thai Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Coram Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Indian YMCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Odin's . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 RIBA Restaurant and Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 October Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Camera Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Court Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Architectural Association Dining Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Weekend supper at the Wallace Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Paul Rothe & Son . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 L'atelier des Chefs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Postcard Teas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Courthouse Hotel Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Inamo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Centre Point Sushi Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 The Phoenix Artist Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Rosso di Sera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Poetry Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Le Beaujolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Soho's Secret Tea Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 New Evaristo Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Bobby's Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Experimental Cocktail Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Upstairs at Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 CellarDoor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 India Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Knight's Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Berry Bros & Rudd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Centro Galego de Londres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Tung Tong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Ariadne's Nektar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Ginglik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Sporting Clube de Londres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Books for Cooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Under the Westway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Tsiakkos & Charcoal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Inaho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 The Tiroler Hut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Cafe Diana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Bel Canto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Mandalay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Alfies Rooftop Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Swan & Edgar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Dinings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Windsor Castle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Ace Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Shayona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Czech and Slovak Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Oslo Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Cab Shelters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Nice Green Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Huong Viet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 LMNT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Platform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Ye Olde Axe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Lounge Bohemia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Time for Tea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 The Six Clerks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Ye Olde Mitre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Breakfast and Brunch Bar (Cock Tavern) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 The Viaduct Tavern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Simpson's Tavern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Wilton's Music Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Wapping Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Jamboree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 Fat Boy's Diner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 Palm Palace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 Lowiczanka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 Mes Amis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 Barts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 Phat Phuc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 The Doodle Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167 The Vincent Rooms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 Brunswick House Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 Bonnington Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173 Ragged Canteen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175 Sirena's . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 Garden Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 Marie's Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 Bunker Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182 The Boot & Flogger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184 40 Maltby Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 The Lobster Pot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 Upstairs Bar & Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191 Lisboa Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 Whirled Cinema . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195 Pasha Kyrgyz Kazakh restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197 No67 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 The Big Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Fan Museum Orangery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 Rivoli Ballroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204"

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Secret London - Unusual Bars & Restaurants by Hannah Robinson
Hannah Robinson
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2018-11-02
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