Welcome to another installment of Mindspace Magazine’s Down The Road! This time we’ll be checking out a few of the many excellent eateries in the vicinity of Mindspace London, in search of the best flavours the area has to offer.
If you’re looking for an authentic Mexican food experience, then be sure to check out Lupita. The restaurant was actually “imported” right out of Mexico City, and was opened there 50 years ago. The London version of this taqueria has remained true to its Mexican roots both in terms of flavour and atmosphere. Lupita has partnered with 3 of London’s quickest and most reliable delivery services so it’s also a great option for when you need to order in at the office.
Indian – Punjabi: Tayyabs
Tayyabs is a family-run eatery that has become the go-to choice of locals looking for that spicy Punjabi flavour. Tayyabs has come a long way since it was opened in 1972, and today occupies 3 premises with a constant flow of patrons going through its doors from the minute it opens right through to closing time. Don’t be put off by the queue at the door – Tayyebs will satisfy for appetite for classic Indian delicacies and is worth the wait.
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English Pub Style: The Culpeper
Above the excellent Culpeper pub, is a formal but welcoming restaurant that offers a range of delicacies, most of which are fashioned from produce grown in a greenhouse on the rooftop. The Culpeper offers a simple and elegant menu of 3 starters, mains and desserts. The menu is changed on a weekly basis, and always includes a few shared dishes.
Thai: Som Saa
Som Saa is a walk-in restaurant (although bookings can be made) offering some of the city’s best Thai cuisine. Som Saa’s chef Andy Oliver has an impressive history in Thai cooking, having worked in the kitchens of Nahm and Bo.Lan. Alongside Som Saa’s delectable and perfectly balanced salty, sweet, spicy and sour dishes is a drinks menu with just as much character and finesse.
Sushi has to be done right and Sushinoen is an authentic Japanese kitchen that truly understands this. Expect to find sushi and other Japanese culinary masterpieces that are both beautiful to behold and delicious. The atmosphere is great and the service top notch, making Sushinoen a popular favorite for those looking to savour Japanese cuisine.
No urban restaurant list would be complete without at least one pizza joint on it. Pizza Union offers fire-baked Roman-style 12” pizzas that are thin and crispy to perfection. If you’re short on time, this is a great place to visit as the service is fast and the pizza fresh and delicious.
Happy munching Mindspacers!