The Handbook
The Handbook

It pays to follow the right people on Instagram and this lot have their fingers well and truly on the pulse when it comes to all that London has to offer in the way of food and drink. These top foodie influencers know where’s hot, what’s worth queuing for and which dishes are going to earn you a double tap on Instagram. They’re also a dab hand when it comes to an overhead iPhone shot – get ready for hours of satisfying scrolling and a wealth of new additions to your must-visit list.


“Food, Travel, Negronis & Pizza” is a tagline we can get on board with. Follow James AKA Food Feels for a stylised feed of cool restaurants interiors, delectable dishes and travel ideas that will make you want to hand in your notice. Photographer by trade, James’ images are considered and stunning and they’re going to influence your next restaurant reservation for sure.


A couple’s journey through food on both sides of the Atlantic, follow Sonia & Vishnu for everything from street food wraps to sweet treats and ‘grammable burgers both here and the other side of the pond.

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London 🇬🇧 Thursday means one step closer to the weekend… so can’t help dreaming about what great brunch to hit up. First thing that jumps to mind is one of our new favorites in east London, @amber.ldn ! This cute & modern restaurant offers an amazing brunch, lunch & dinner menu of middle eastern inspired dishes. We got to try some of their brunch options including shakshouka with tahini, dukka yogurt & simit, burnt aubergine on za’tar pita, sumac, yogurt and topped with a poached egg and hot smoked trout with edemame salad, corn bread, goat curd, fried egg and furikake- all MUST haves. . . . . . . . . . #transatlanticfoodies #brunch #london #eastlondon #aldgate #amber #topcitybites #toprestaurantslondon #food #eggs #eeeeeats #londonfoodie #tastelondon #huffposttaste #toplondonrestaurants #thecitylanelondon #invite #tbt

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In her own words: “Food writer, Great Taste Award judge, mainly veggie, always obsessed with desserts. And tahini. What you see is what I get.”

In ours? A must-follow for any self-respecting foodie on Instagram.

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There’s no party like a boureka party @thegoodegg_ … These are the famous fill your own bourekas, pillows of light and flaky pastry with melted feta and a tray of wonderful things to stuff inside. It’s a recipe inspired by the fabulous @urischeft from Tel Aviv’s @lehamimbakery – one of the amazing chefs we met on our trip there in October… and they’ve given their signature recipes to tonight’s special dinner. We’ve had falafel and msabaha by @eyalj and delicious arayes by @hakosemofficial and a rich and creamy beetroot risotto by @barakaharoni – to finish there will be Malabi and knafeh rolls by our very own @joolesypoosey who is here having dinner with her 3 week old baby! Thank you to Team Good Egg @joelbraham @alcoppard @heyjesper @joeygreensauce – plus the fabulous @_davieboy for being the idea dinner companion! What a special night… l’chaim to you all! 😊🌿🥙🍳🍅🔥👌🏻🌟 . . . . . . . . . . . . . #telaviviscomintotown #thegoodegg #bourekas #telaviv #tlvfood #urischeft #lehamimbakery #tlv #noshthis #feta #flakypastry #aubergine #softboiledegg #putaneggonit #makeitdelicious #makeitnice #popup #supperclub #stokenewington #shabbat #saturdaydinner #foodfeed #thisislondon #londonfood #londonisopen

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Keep up to date with the best new restaurants, hidden gems and travel wish list worthy destinations through London-based food and travel writer Giulia Mulè’s feed. Her photos are genuinely stunning and her recommendations trustworthy which will leave you scrolling those little squares for hours.


This Bostonian-by-way-of-London has taste by the bucket load. Follow Jo Lee’s feed for a hefty dollop of afternoon teas, tipples and tortellini making all shot beautifully.


Dominic Rowntree AKA Samphire & Salsify has always had a thing for “posh” London restaurants since he visited Quaglino’s with his parents aged nine. He now works in London restaurants, writes about them and shares his visits with his near 30K followers. If fancy establishments aren’t your bag, don’t worry there’s a fair amount of home cooking, street food and, ummm Gregg’s on there too.


Tom Rogers is co-Founder of Crab Communications, PR experts in London newness so he knows what he’s talking about. Follow for mouth watering table scapes, banging brunches and the best new openings to hit the capital.

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Half time inspiration 🏈🍕🍝🧀

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An Instagram account to feed London’s ongoing brunch problem, these guys will photograph anything if it comes with a poached egg and side of avo. If you’re serious about your brunches, get following.


Tun Shin’s found the perfect recipe for a seriously inspiring Instagram feed. Follow him for stunning interiors shots, cool cityscapes and hidden gems only professional food and travel photographers are likely to find.


It’s a no brainer to follow someone who gets paid to eat, write about and photograph some of London’s best dishes, so head over to Thoroughly Modern Milly’s page and do just that. From Lina Stores to Cecconi’s and everything in-between, Milly’s feed is an A-Z of must-try London haunts. She’s also a dab hand at getting that overhead shot for the ‘gram.


Katya Katkova has been sharing her eye and taste for a good brunch, awesome dinner or ‘grammable London spot since 2012. Her knack for a tablescape will have you wanting to dine out and throw a dinner party when scrolling through her feed. Plus, as an East London dweller, she knows all the cool places to visit.


You’ll either be utterly inspired or green with envy looking at Leyla Kazim AKA The Cutlery Chronicles’ feed. From Lebanese spreads to slippery bowls of pasta and seafood and sake pop-ups, her feed is colourful, clever and packed full of energy.

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This is my *favourite* kind of food, flavours from the Levant and Eastern Mediterranean 🧡 I popped into my local for this most glorious of Lebanese spreads from the really lovely family behind @almajles.tooting in south west London 🇱🇧 __ The centrepiece is chicken shawarma with Lebanese mountain village bread, chips, and excellent homemade chilli and garlic sauce 🤤 The bread is lighter than your conventional pitta and has a terrific crunch – one bite and you’re hooked. Plus falafel, reeeeeally good tabbouleh, hummus, labneh, chicken liver with pomegranate molasses, and all of the colourful pickled turnips, chillies and olives 😍💥 __ I adore Lebanese food and would love to head there some day 🇱🇧 Has anyone been, and what did you think of it? Have you tried much Lebanese food before? Have you been to any other countries in the Eastern Med where you've loved their food? Do you guys have any favourite Lebanese eateries close to where you are in the world? 🤗 __ Civic duty done. Now we eat! 🗳️ . . . . . #gastropost #foodmatters #foodinstagram #foodilike #foodphotooftheday #foodphotograph #foodandwine #beautifulcuisines #thekitchen #tablesituation #bhgfood #londonblogger #todayfood #recipeoftheday #instayummy #mezze #lebanesefood #brunchtime #epicurious #lifeandthyme #brunching #shawarma #thecutlerychronicles #brunchgoals #tastemade #londonfoodie #makeitdelicious @todayfood #thekitchn #huffposttaste #seriouseats

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If you don’t already follow Clerkenwell Boy, where have you been over the past five years? The city boy-turned-top London influencer is invited to just about every restaurant opening and bar launch in the capital and you can trust his taste when it comes to what’s hot. Don’t expect to see his face, though, he’s notoriously camera shy.

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✨NEW OPENING ALERT!✨ Something to brighten up your day… 💗 To celebrate the opening of Oklava Bakery + Wine ~ my friends at @oklava_ldn will be giving away a FREE coffee and freshly baked pastries to the first 100 people through the doors on Wednesday 15th January ~ so hurry and you could land a delicious breakfast featuring Rhubarb & Cardamom Pogaca Morning Buns, Tahini Spirals, Pilavuna Pastry or Zeytinli. Doors open at 8am 🌞🥐🍳❤️😋 . The restaurant will also be on soft launch from 15th – 18th January with 50% OFF lunch and dinner!! . Also £1 from each of @selinkiazim's signature Pide sold will be donated as part of our #AustraliaIsBurning charity campaign to support communities affected by the bushfires in Australia || Head to the link in my bio for a list of all participating restaurants 🙏🏻 . TAG a friend who needs this! ❤️ . Address: 64 Grafton Way, Bloomsbury, London W1T 5DP

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