Before the pandemic, the Eater 38 was our attempt to answer any question that begins, “Can you recommend a restaurant?” It’s a curated list that covers the entire city, spanning numerous cuisines, neighbourhoods, and price points. It’s a list that tells the story of the London food scene: In July 2021, one that has tentatively but confidently emerged from a world of pivots, provisions, and delivery. It documents the dumplings, Sunday roasts, tacos, pizza, big plate chicken, udon noodles, pepper pot, and more: All that which makes London one of the best and most diverse places to eat in the world.
The autumn 2021 update of the Eater London 38 will include the revisions and replacements customary in “normal” times. But for now, what this list hopes to showcase is over three dozen restaurants which have done outstanding things in extraordinary times, have survived, thrived, and continue to enrich the city and its food culture.
London’s restaurants, pubs, cafes, and bars reopened for indoor service on 17 May, with the rule of six in place. Customers can check with individual venues to determine their availability and Covid-secure measures before deciding to visit.
The government plans to lift all remaining restrictions, including social distancing rules, parties of six, and household mixing, on Monday 19 July.Read More