The Great Food Tour of London

Advance bookings only
All Food Included
Departs Thurs/Fri/Sat @ 12pm (don't have lunch)
Duration - 2 hrs (approx)
Meeting Point - Seven Dials Monument, 37 Monmouth St, WC2H 9DD
Nrst Tube: Leicester Square

Description

The Great Food Tour of London

The mention of British food tends to be greeted with snorts of derision. British goes with food like socks with sandals - i.e. not at all! However, from the ashes of World War II rationing, a new culinary sensibility has arisen in Britain, especially London. Attitudes have changed and continue to change - food is no longer seen as simply a fuel it is now savoured - discerning foodies seek out the best of British ingredients with an unlikely fervour. London is at the crossroads of this culinary revolution. As the Empire's staging post London was the first port of call for the people and goods that streamed into this island from all across the world. It's here that the first coffee, chocolate and tea were brought; Port from Porto, Sherry from Jerez, fragrant cardamom from India, Mozzarella and Prosciutto from Italy. London is the archetypal melting pot. Ingredients arrive here from the four corners of the earth and are blended, mashed and spliced together by chefs from as many different places again. If British food is an attitude then here is where its consciousness is formed.

  • All food is included 6 tastings on the go (sidewalk tastings, or done inside the establishments)
  • Capacity 20 people per tour guide
  • Dress It's a walking tour, so wear comfortable shoes and clothing
  • Weather Tour takes place rain or shine
  • Neighborhood Mayfair/Soho

Great Food Tour of London Itinerary

  • Monmouth Coffee Coffee was introduced to England in 1650, by 1675 there were 3,000 coffee houses, mostly in London, and this is one of the best
  • Neal's Yard Dairy The best of British cheese under one roof
  • The Tea House No British food tour would be complete without a cup of tea!
  • Covent Garden Market Once London's dirty, noisy but essentially healthy beating heart, a boutique food market is held here every Thursday
  • Ella's Bakehouse Ella's cupcakes are famous - they’re made entirely from British ingredients and finished with a coating of vanilla syrup - the cupcake equivalent of crack cocaine
  • The Lamb & Flag The public house is the heart of England, at least according to Samuel Pepys,and this gorgeous pub is the oldest in Covent Garden, having occupied this site since 1623
  • Chinatown The colourful blend of Chinese restaurants, bakeries, and businesses makes this vibrant area worth a visit
  • Kowloon A typical Hong Kong style Chinese bakery, always busy and cheerfully inexpensive. Specialties include the BBQ pork buns and the red bean moon cakes.
  • Leong's Legends This little Taiwanese restaurant boasts some of London's best Dim Sum, steamed or fried parcels of meat and vegetables
  • Bar Italia A family-owned Italian café first opened in 1949, and the best Italian coffee and pastries in town
  • Camisa & Sons One of the best places in London to stock up on fresh and authentic Italian ingredients
  • Hummingbird Bakery Doted on by celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Natalie Imbruglia, particularly well-known for their Red Velvet cupcake
  • These are just a fraction of the many sights you will see on this delicious tour!
  1. “Food Tour-London”

    by sweetfamily70 (a TripAdvisor Member) on 31 May 2014

    As part of my sister's 40th birthday celebrations during a weekend in London, five of us really enjoyed the Food Tour. Our guide (Lisa) was very friendly, knowledgeable and energetic and made our tour very enjoyable. She adapted and extended the tour to our needs and made it more personal.

    Visited May 2014

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  2. “Food Tour with Lisa”

    by Erin J (a TripAdvisor Member) on 31 May 2014

    I would highly recommend this tour to any "foodie" visiting London looking to dive deep into some of London's gems. Contrary to popular belief, London has several delectable cuisines that have become part of the culture. Prior to this tour, I thought all British cuisine was bland and not memorable but this tour with Lisa proved me wrong!

    Lisa was a great tour guide for The Great Food Tour of London. She is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about sharing some of London's most popular cuisines. She is so friendly and was able to answer all of our questions. There is more visiting than eating, so I would suggest a light lunch before the tour.


    Visited May 2014

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  3. “London Food Walking Tour”

    by Gordon R (a TripAdvisor Member) on 31 May 2014

    My wife and I have taken many food walking tours in various cities and find them to be a great way to find secrets in parts of cities one would never find otherwise. We can honestly say that the Food Walking Tour through Soho and the Covent Garden area in London was "smashing". Lisa Leisos was our well informed host and took us to many out of the way places and when she found out we were both interested in chocolate she quickly modified the tour to include some of the stops on the chocolate tour! She did an excellent job of relating the history of the area along with the variety of foods that this cosmopolitan part of London provides. We both highly recommend this tour to anyone who is visiting London for the first time as well as long time Londoners who are looking to explore another part of their great city!

    Visited May 2014

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  4. “Great Food Tour of London”

    by amanda684 (a TripAdvisor Member) on 1 Feb 2014

    My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed this walking tour around London visiting some great establishments sampling delicious coffee, chocolates and various other tasty morsels. Our tour guide, Tom, was absolutely professional in his manner and a pleasure to be with - he kept us going with loads of information about the history of the food and of the places that we visited. A very pleasant way to spend an afternoon!

    Visited January 2014

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  5. “Food Tour”

    by Phillipa J (a TripAdvisor Member) on 20 Nov 2012

    Our guide Gabby was fantastically knowledgeable and we really enjoyed the tour. It was a good pace and although we live in London we learnt a lot. You do get to try some foods but only tasters so take some extra cash as there are opportunities to buy food or have a light lunch before you go. I would recommend this tour.

    Visited July 2012

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