5 Essential Pub Dishes Around London

By Malika Dalamal  |  February 12, 2014

Once upon a time London pubs were known for their stodgy food and stale beer smell. These days pub grub is freshly cooked, hearty and often made with seasonal produce. Read on for five comforting, timeless and tasty pub dishes that will definitely hit the spot.

Rare Breed Beef Burger at Thomas Cubitt
They might not be British but burgers are fast becoming a staple of pubs here in Blighty. At this posh Belgravia gastropub the top-quality beef burger is served with Guinness ketchup, green peppercorn mayo, baby gem and dill pickles. It's one of the best we've had.
44 Elizabeth St., SW1W 9PA; 020 7730 6060

Spicy Sausage, Fennel & Burrata Cheese Pizza at York & Albany
It might sound like just a regular pizza and beer night but, this being a Gordon Ramsay-owned pub with a wood-fired oven, it's likely to be anything but ordinary. Unusual toppings on the wood-stoned baked pies include chicken with green chilli, pesto and red onion, or parma ham, tomato, rocket and mozzarella.
127-129 Parkway, NW1 7PS; 020 7388 3344

Sunday Roast at The Spaniards Inn
At one of London's oldest pubs you'll find a daily changing menu of seasonal inspired classic pub dishes. Our favourite? The solid selection of Sunday roasts including 28 day dry-aged rib-eye of beef served with Yorkshire pudding, slow roasted Yorkshire pork belly with apple sauce or a whole roasted chicken with bread sauce and liver and bacon gravy. Each one is served with roasted potatoes and seasonal veggies.
Spaniards Rd., NW3 7JJ; 020 8731 8406

Full English Breakfast at The Garrison
For the morning after the night before breakfast at The Garrison in Bermondsey is a good excuse to start your day in the pub. The posh fry-up complete with Orkney bacon, grilled tomatoes, Portobello mushroom and Lincolnshire pork and sage sausages is the perfect hangover cure. Wash it down with a cheeky Bloody Mary.
99-101 Bermondsey St., SE1 3XB; 020 7089 9355

Bangers & Mash at The Warwick Castle
At this charming local haunt in Little Venice, classic British pub food goes upmarket with quality ingredients and seasonal produce. Bangers and mash here are hearty and satisfying served with gravy or vegetarian sausages for those that don't eat meat.
6 Warwick Pl., W9 2PX; 020 7266 0921