Monday 17 June 2019


A Foodie's Guide to Seven Dials  

Words and photography by @LondonFoodBoy


Camera at the ready, I embarked on a foodie-themed Seven Dials adventure. Arriving at the Dial, ready for the first restaurant...


Flesh & Buns

‘The Ultimate Japanese Drinking Food’ – confirmed. I kickstarted my Flesh & Buns experience chowing down on their oh-so-crispy Korean fried wings in their spicy, sour sauce. Mmm! Drinks flowed and sushi followed, my favourite being the salmon avocado roll: fresh, clean and crisp, thanks to the yummy yuzu mayo. Restaurant cool, tables communal. If you’re after a buzzy bite with a bunch of mates, I’d recommend.

Monmouth Kitchen

I ‘revelled in relaxed luxury’ at the reputable Monmouth Kitchen. Culinary cultures combined, I enjoyed a delizioso selection of Italian small plates followed by a sampling of contemporary Peruvian dishes. Perfect pan-fried salmon with Calabrian chilli salsa was followed by smoked lamb cutlets with red anticucho, served on a hot lava stone, making the signature dish quite unforgettable. The food, excellent. The service: even better. I was impressed by the high attention to detail executed in a cool, calm manner.
My visit concluded with a cocktail - their cacao rum Old Fashioned. Eight-year-old El Dorado meets twelve-year-old Rum infused with Peruvian cacao and Amaro Di Angostura - a truly special sip.



Winners of AA’s London Restaurant of the Year and for good reason, Tredwells is something special. Chef Patron Chantelle Nicholson created the award-winning menu and inspired the cocktails, leading the venue to be known as one of the best drink ‘spots’ in Seven Dials. At Tredwells, fine food is served in a cosy setting – I’d be lying if
I said I’d not had several daydreams about the truffled macaroni cheese. This dish, rich, creamy and... cheesy is foodie heaven on a plate. What’s more, their Creedy Carver duck breast is something of a sensation – melt-in-your-mouth and almost, just almost too pretty to eat. Book your table and thank me later.


Casanova & daughters

Located in the colourful Neal’s Yard, Casanova & daughters is a Sicilian deli and wine bar priding itself on authentic Italian produce. Here, I enjoyed a glass of crisp white alongside Sicilian sides – roasted almonds with extra-virgin olive oil, salt and tuna buzzonaglia (served with rocket, capers and lemon juice). Grab a friend and order a bottle and a selection of dishes to share. Buon Appetito!






Chick 'n' Sours

An adventure Seven Dials-style wouldn’t be complete without flocking to Chick ‘n’ Sours for a crispy bite! The restaurant boasts ‘next-level, free-range fried chicken and sour cocktails’, and they didn’t disappoint. Here, I got my hands on (and teeth into!)
'The General’ burger - fried thigh, buttermilk and herb mayo, cheese, lettuce and those all-important pickles. Clucking delicious, if you ask me. The atmosphere was hip, cool and cocktail-friendly.

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