Londoners love their restaurants and recently there’s been an explosion of new dining meccas and hidden eateries cementing England’s cosmopolitan capital as one of the world’s hottest foodie destinations. Brimming with everything from Michelin starred restaurants and celebrity chef stalwarts to bustling markets and cool culinary hangouts, here you’re spoilt for choice however, if you’re looking for a truly British experience, than there’s still nothing that compares to a traditional British pub. Here is one of our favourites for a classic taste of London dining.
London’s Mayfair has always been the number one address for opulence and sophistication in the city and this British gem is one of its best kept secrets. Tucked away behind the glossy boutiques, The Punchbowl is one of the oldest pubs in Mayfair and has been serving fine local ales and exquisite whiskies to London’s gentry since 1750. Rich wood panelling and a colour palette of coffee and caramel give the ground floor pub a truly Dickensian vibe while upstairs reveals a glamours Dining Room and an opulent private room, The Club, which resembles a lavish Victorian gambling den. The menu offers riches of its own in the shape of incredible British cuisine. Rub shoulders with the cream of city society and spoil yourself with rare breed steaks, pine smoked venison or milk poached cod. As well as an extensive wine list, with some superb clarets by the glass, it also boasts its very own Punchbowl 1750 ale, handcrafted and custom made especially for its esteemed patrons.