This week’s post is the first in a series of posts coming your way on the ACCENT Blog: “London Likes…!” Read on for tasty tidbits and top tips from our ACCENT London staff on their “favourite” places to eat near the ACCENT London Study Center.
Tim Marsh likes: Bibimbap, 10 Charlotte Street
This fantastic little Korean restaurant just round the corner from the ACCENT London Study Center is perfect for a quick, healthy and, most importantly, tasty lunch. The name refers to traditional Korean comfort food, which the place specializes in. A “bibimbap” arrives raw in a heated-up stone bowl which you stir-fry yourself at the table. Prices start from £6.95 and it caters for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.
Steph Bell likes: Loaf, 93 Tottenham Court Road
If you are looking for a quick meal that will warm you up on a chilly day then Loaf is where you should go.
Loaf essentially specializes in grilled sandwiches and baked potatoes, but don’t think that this means the choice is limited. The choice lies in the toppings, from a chicken toastie that actually consists of chicken, ricotta, vine tomatoes, pesto, and avocado to a pulled pork baked potato with red cabbage slaw, chances are you’ll have trouble choosing.
The walls are exposed brick and the furniture doesn’t quite all match; there is a bookshelf with books about gardening displayed alongside tea sets and empty glass bottles, and prices are handwritten on cards along the worktop. Along the counter there are British favorites displayed, such as Marmite, British jams (jellys), Colman’s Mustard, none of which I think are used in any of their recipes, but adds to the homely feeling.
Soryah Haggarty likes: Sagar, 17A Percy Street
The best, most traditionally British takeaway food will always be Indian food – next to fish and chips of course! Spicy, fragrant curries and dahls, and soft breads and crunchy popadoms; Sagar does an amazing takeaway lunchbox full of all this for just £3.50. Sagar is a small south-Indian vegetarian restaurant on Percy Street, a five minute walk from ACCENT London. With so many beautiful squares so close, my favorite way to spend a lunchtime is with one of their lunchboxes, sitting on the grass with friends.