Gone are the days when you could only get bland continental food in London restaurants. With the influx of people from all over the world, restaurants serving food of different cuisines are spread all over the city making it easy for the city’s residents and visitors to satisfy their gourmet instincts. Some of the world’s most delicious food is now available and the best way for visitors to the city to taste such food is to stay in 4 star London hotels in areas in central London such as Paddington and Kensington and take a gourmet tour of central London while also indulging in sightseeing and shopping. The tour is less than four mile long and you will be covering areas such as Knightsbridge, Marylebone, Mayfair and St. James.
If you stay in 4 star London hotels in central London, you will not only have a comfortable and luxurious stay but you can also enjoy the gourmet tour of central London starting off with a visit to the iconic Harrods where you can buy some of the most exclusive items of the world including the best and most exclusive wines. The store has 26 cafes, restaurants and bars along with a butcher and fishmonger along with a selection of confectionery items, jams, teas and biscuits.
You can then move on to Cocomaya which is a fantastic bakery and chocolate shop that offers sumptuous breads, pastries and cakes that are made on site. The flavours of the delicious chocolates offered by the store, range from ganache to caramel to sour cherry. Moving on to Connaught Street, you can find Ginger Pig, which is one of the best butcher shops of London. It offers the highest quality of sausages, lamb shanks and steaks. It also offers butchery and cooking classes.
If you are interested in different varieties of artisan cheeses that are hand-picked and selected directly from producers all over Europe, you should stop at La Fromagerie where you can get a wide array of cheeses irrespective of whether you prefer goat, buffalo, cow or sheep, soft or blue. A small café is also present in the store. If you get tired during your gourmet tour of central London and are craving for a cup of refreshing tea, Postcard Teas will offer you the perfect cup of tea and you can buy various varieties of teas ranging from scented to spiced, black green or white.
The iconic Fortnum & Mason is your next stop where you will find luxury food hampers and the famous tea and biscuits section. The Parlour Restaurant offers amazing ice cream sundae. St James Restaurant offers traditional afternoon tea along with large sandwiches, scones, pastries and canapés. A visit to Berry Bros. & Rudd will take you to a rarefied place which is worth visiting and where both the Queen and Prince Charles are customers.
A gourmet tour of central London cannot be complete without visiting Borough Market which is the most famous food market of London, being famous for its produce, meat and gourmet products. It is located near London Bridge tube station.