London is full of excellent restaurants; London’s excellent restaurants are full of excellent dishes. And while Eater London is replete with guides to the best restaurants in the city, where to find outstanding culinary value, and cuisine guides and neighbourhood guides galore, explaining the lurid brilliance of an individual dish can be more complicated than an entry on an entire restaurant can allow.
Sometimes an okay restaurant has one absolutely stunning speciality; sometimes eating a hot item on the move, outside, or in transit adds a particular quality to the eating experience that it’s hard to capture in a map or guide. And often, the best dishes of the week come when returning to favourites, a menu well-read such that it feels like a ritual, each visit an iteration on the one before.
In this weekly updated guide, then, find all of the best dishes in London, all of them Eater-approved. Happy eating. NB: each post covers a month’s eating, so scroll deep and scroll often.