Eating in London: 6 Places to Check Out

After three years apart, I finally traveled back to Europe for a two-week multi-country vacation. I’m still experiencing the post-vacation blues and figured the best way to cope was to share everything I ate, drank, and saw in each of the countries.

One of my favorite things to do when traveling is to experience the local cuisine. London’s food options didn’t disappoint, so I thought it best to kick off my vacation recap with details of what I indulged in. Enjoy!

1. The Green Man – Fitzrovia

After 10 hours of travel, this was a chain pub that was a convenient 5-minute walk from our flat. Although I prefer to avoid chain restaurants when traveling, the fish & chips I ordered was just what I needed after a long flight.

Tip: Food and drink must be ordered at the bar.

Food (top): Chicken and Smoked Bacon Club
Price: £7.75 (~$9.50)

Food (bottom): Fish & Chips (ale-battered cod with triple-cooked chips)
Price £12.25 (~$15)

fish and chips with tartar sauce and paired with beer
London knows how to do a proper fish fry.

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Spring Break, pt 2 – Bracing the wind in Zurich

After two days in Munich, my grandmother, aunt, and I boarded the train to Zurich, Switzerland. All I knew about this European destination was that it is ranked no. 4 on the list of World’s Most Expensive Cities and that it is famous for its fondue (I think this was the part I was most excited about. Then again, anything involving food gets me excited).

Living abroad was my excuse to not care one bit about the insane amount of calories I was consuming.
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We arrived in the Swiss city early in the afternoon and walked 10 minutes to Hotel Adler, a relatively small establishment that is attached to the popular restaurant Swiss Chuchi. We walked into our room and were greeted with candies and postcards bearing the restaurant’s name. By this point, the three of us had already made a mental note to make reservations for dinner.

Postcards and candies welcomed us to our hotel room.
Postcards and candies welcomed us to our hotel room.

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