LIVING in London as an Australian is fantastic, but the lack of Aussie flavours is sometimes a downside. We have done some digging and come across five of the best Australian and Aussie inspired restaurants that London has to offer. From little Australian cafés to Australian inspired fine dining, our list has something for every Aussie expat. Being over 20,000 kilometers from home just got a little a bit easier.
277 New King’s Rd London, Greater London SW6 4RD
The first restaurant on our list is Barossa, a charming independent café that offers a variety of classic Australian dishes. The Aussie style tapas is a must try, giving you the opportunity to sample a wide range of different meats, fish, vegetables and cheeses all prepared and cooked in true Aussie style. Barossa serves breakfast, brunch and lunch and also offers a selection of freshly made cakes and pastries for those with a sweet tooth.
The Lark Inn
425 New King’s Road, Fulham,SW6 4RN
Nothing says eating Aussie like firing up the Barbie at the weekends, and this is exactly what The Lark Inn does. Their big BBQ that takes place every weekend is a must in the summer, from burgers to steaks, prawns and hog roasts you are sure to leave satisfied. Away from the BBQ the Lark Inn serves a range of platters, chicken wings and steaks that are all washed down with real Australian and New Zealand beers: Mac’s Gold, Steinlager, Speights and Tooheys are all on offer.
Old Street, London EC1Y
Salvation Jane is an Australian café that has a big emphasis on brunch inspired dishes, and their French toast with maple syrup, bacon and fried bananas is a favourite with both new visitors and regulars. The lunchtime menu is available between 12 and 3 daily and has a focus around sandwiches, salads and main courses with a strong Australian influence. This café ticks all the boxes for eating like a true Aussie when in London.
Granger & Co
175 Westbourne Grove W11 2SB
Next up is Granger & Co, owned by Australian chef Bill Granger who is renowned for his easy-going cooking approach. The restaurant itself offers a casual environment to enjoy all day dining on classic Bill Granger dishes that sit on a menu alongside modern dishes with a real Australian feel. The BBQ inspired dishes are delicious and give a real taste of home. There is also an extensive wine list that includes wines from across Australia.
127 Ledbury Rd, Notting Hill, W11 2AQ
For those of you who like fine dining then The Ledbury is for you. It is a two Michelin Star Notting Hill restaurant with Australian head chef Brett Graham heading up the kitchen. This food is modern and the menu is full of innovation. Brett’s Australian background finds its way into every dish, giving you the opportunity to experience a refined taste of home.
So there we have it, our top five restaurants where you can eat Aussie in London. Next time you are missing a good Australian meal visit one of these restaurants for a sense of home from home.