London is a huge sprawling beast. It can be a little intimidating but if you’re hungry enough there’s lots to discover.
From Middle Eastern stews to soothing Sunday lunch spots, the pubs, bars and restaurants in North West London are filled with flavour and fun. Fancy yourself at a cute cafe in North Acton, a Japanese Food Hall in White City or a lively pub in Kensal Green? Then you’ve come to the right place.
Paradise Kensal - Lively Pub
Dance the night away at this boho-vintage pub slash nightclub. Enthusiastic staff, a party atmosphere and cutting-edge cocktails are what make this place special so keep an eye on their events calendar. For a more chilled vibe, pop in for sharing Sunday Roast platters.
EveryDay Cafe - All Day Dining
By day this cafe churns out quality coffee, tasty baked goods, and buttery pastries but by night it transforms into something quite different. The chilled customers sitting by their laptops leave and are replaced with convivial groups sharing sourdough pizza, homemade pasta, craft beer and natural wine. Top order? The lamb croquettes of course.
Box Park Wembley - Street Food Stalls
BOXPARK Wembley is the place to check out some of London's best street food stalls. Tuck into gyros from The Athenian, finger doughnuts from Longboys and classic Filipino dishes from Spoon and Rice. Also check their events: they're known to put on quite a night.
Comptoir V - Middle Eastern Vegetarian
This snug, laid-back independant cafe serves Middle Eastern-inspired vegetarian and vegan dishes, alongside craft beers & cocktails. Finish with their famous (no cheese) cheese cake.
Japan Centre, Ichiba - Japanese Food Hall
Get inspired with Japanese cuisine. Pick up all your essential kitchen ingredients, confectionery and sake, fresh handmade sushi, noodles and curries and chow down on delicious Japanese street food.
Kricket White City - Modern Indian Plates
Tingle your taste buds at this Indian inspired, sharing plates restaurant with open kitchen, booth seating and a tropical terrace that’s perfect for people watching. Their Keralan fried chicken and samphire pakoras are a must.
Parlour Kensal - Epic Brunch
The Parlour serves a famously good brunch and generous Sunday lunch, alongside Brazilian coffee, cocktails and craft beers. Enjoy seasonal British fare at any time of the day.
Grand Junction Arms - Canalside Beers
A short meander down the canal you’ll spot The Grand Junction Arms. Sit back with an ice cold pint in their beer garden or huge terrace overlooking the canal and dip into a menu of gastropub classics.
Dark & Light Coffee - Coffee & Cake
A small but sleek Harlesden highstreet favourite. Sip on great coffee and smoothies and treat yourself to a cheese toastie or a decadent cake.
The Aeronaut - Bottomless Brunch
This could well be the wackiest pub in West London. From bottomless brunch to bingo nights, not to mention their crazy circus shows, you won't want to miss out on these shenanigans. Start your weekend with a themed brunch in their colourful beer garden.
The Whippet Inn - Cute Gastro Pub
This independent pub is the perfect spot for a few alfresco beers or a proper Sunday lunch. Meet friends or family for a coffee or drink in their all year round garden. General knowledge experts should check out their Sunday quiz too.