If you’re on top of your Insta game then you’ll know #foodporn is a very happening hashtag. Take a photo of a burger? #foodporn. Waffles laden with gloopy syrup and tonnes of ice-cream? #foodporn. An avocado? Yep, #foodporn. And with an abundance of must-visit restaurants across London comes an abundance of #foodporn, especially with it being the most popular food hashtag of all time coming in at 28% and #food at %19. So feast your eyes on these moreish food porn-y havens and get your hashtag on!
As well as serving up seriously good grilled cheese sandwiches, the famed Cheese Bar in Camden offers mozzarella sticks or a charcuterie board alongside two types of fondue. Plus, add in truffled roast potatoes, pigs in blankets and buttered deep -fried sprouts for dipping, finish with an apple strudel and go home, full and happy.
Where: Camden Stables Market, Camden, NW1 8AH
Doing just what it says on the tin, Bubblesdogs take pork, beef and veggie hot dogs and pair them with Champagne. They don’t mess around with the toppings which is why these hotdogs get a mention as a real #foodporn worthy entry!
Where: 70 Charlotte Street, Bloomsbury, W1T 4QG
Known for their scrumptious pizzas, a #foodporn at a Franco Manca is sure to catch an Instagram eye. Flinging dough around since 2008, the restaurant group deliver sourdough pizza fresh on site each day with tasty toppings.
Where: Across Various Locations
Bone Daddies is the heart of Japanese soul food such as ramen, izakaya and yōshoku. The offerings are presented in well put together bowls bursting with colour and variety, and as we know colourful food warrants a good pit of #foodporn-ing. Bone Daddies can be found across various London locations.
Where: Across Different Locations
You know what makes a Monday better? Pasta. And where better to go for pasta than Padella. The pasta connoisseurs serve up plates of happiness, coated in parmesan. Not sure what to choose, we recommend the Pici Cacio e Pepe is also one of the most Instagrammed dishes in London.
Where: 6 Southwark Street, Borough Market, SE1 1TQ
Steak, we love it in all its fabulous forms but the best is when its slapped onto a slab for our munching pleasure. The Jones Family Project Restaurant and Bar are huge on steak dishes, and here’s just one of them… yum!
Where: 78 Great Eastern Street Shoreditch EC2A 3JL
Nearest station: Old Street (0.2 miles)
Casita Andina is all about big flavours, colour and wow-worthy food. On the table you’ve got traditional Peruvian recipes inspired by the Andes making colour a signature show-up on these dishes. Buzzing with flavour and variety, Casita Andina is like the Roy Lichtenstein of food with popping colours galore!
Where: 31 Great Windmill Street, Soho, W1D 7LP
Hip, informal eatery Bad Egg is by no means a bag egg on the food front. How do you like your eggs in the morning? Well, here you can have them however the hell you want and they taste darn good to boot. The eclectic all-day diner is a brunch hot-spot but prepared to get the fingers working out on that camera button.
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Where: CityPoint, 1 Ropemaker Street, EC2Y 9AW
A place to snap the baps is Le Bun, a burger joint with racy neon colours and a whole lotta atmosphere and scrumptious burgers, might we add! Whilst Le Bun don’t have a permanent residence they love to hop around the city – which is great as it means we all get to try – currently you can find them nestled up in Elys Yard, Shoreditch!
Where: Elys Yard, Shoreditch
Black Roe offers sumptuous seafood, poke, and grills presented in stylish bowls with bursts of colour. Plus dishes scattered with edible flowers make for very #foodporn-y photos. Generate some serious food envy with these Hawaiian-inspired dishes and thank us later…
Where: 4 Mill Street, Mayfair, W1S 2AX
Known for their meaty feasts, Flat Iron serves up coveted steak cuts at super affordable prices. The brainchild of Charlie Carroll, the juicy and tender cuts are getting our mouths watering in the office. We award this restaurant a #foodporn.
Where: Across Various Locations
Doesn’t this just look divine? SUSHISAMBA has been providing #foodporn shots since day dot, presenting sushi in creative ways and blending Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian culture and cuisine. If SUSHISAMBA isn’t food porn, we’re not sure what is!
Where: Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AY
British comfort food goes a long way; it warms us up on rainy days and makes us feel like good and proper Brits. Cover it in gravy, throw in the mash and pile up the meat, Tom’s Kitchen in Canary Wharf has a roast of dreams on offer that we think you need to try!
Where: Canary Wharf, 11 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, E14 4HD
If your nose tends to turn up at the mention of sushi, read on. Why? Because Sticks ‘n’ Sushi famously delve deeper than their namesake, offering yakitori sticks from the grill such as chicken, pork, beef and vegetable skewers. Yes, sushi is a large focus but isn’t the main one. The half-Japanese, half-Danish influence seeps through in the selection of food which is presented in an aesthetically pleasing glossy menu named ‘photo album’
Photo credit: Runway Ribbons
Where: 11 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 8PY
Meat aficionados Hawksmoor have also turned their hands to creating serving up mac’n’cheese, sure you can have standard dish but you know what you could also have? You could also have mac’n’cheese that’s been pimped out with lobster – taking something humble and comforting and giving it the 5* treatment.