5 Restaurants to Cure a Hangover
If making your own fry-up, green juice or strong coffee is too much for you after a big night out, here are five London restaurants where you can cure your hangover. The only problem? You'll have to peel yourself off the sofa to get there.
There probably isn't anything a little grease and carbs can't fix, which is why this Portobello restaurant serving traditional American diner food with a French twist should be your first stop the morning after the night before. Chef Brendan Sodikoff (Au Cheval) will get you back on track with comforting dishes including honey-fried chicken, cheese toasties and one of the best burgers in town.
191 Portobello Rd., W11 2ED; 020 7908 9696
If the idea of being around alcohol the next day makes you sick to your stomach, head to this dry bar in Notting Hill to make up for last night's indulgence with the selection of sugar-free mocktails (pictured). Rehydrate with a refreshing Coco-Tini made with organic beetroot, cranberry or blueberry with agave and coconut water shaken over ice, and then snack on vegan, gluten-free and organic salads and desserts.
13-15 Goldborne Rd., W10 5NY
For a hair-of-the-dog hangover cure, this steakhouse chainlet is where you'll find one of the best Bloody Marys in town. Wash down a juicy cut of meat with a traditional tomato cocktail (vodka, tomato juice and the secret Hawkmoor spice mix) or opt for the horseradish-infused gin version for an extra kick.
The humble fry-up — the traditional British cure for a hangover — is given a posh makeover at the grand Viennese-style brasserie in Piccadilly. Order 'The English' and feast on your choice of fried, scrambled or poached eggs along with bacon, sausage, baked beans, tomato, black pudding and mushroom. If that doesn't make you feel better, nothing will.
160 Piccadilly, W1J 9EB; 020 7499 6996
A restaurant and coffee roastery in one: what more could you want on a morning when your head is pounding and you can't see straight? Wash down popular brunch dishes (avocado on toast; Welsh rarebit, baked eggs and onion jam) with a coffee made using beans sourced from around the world and roasted in small batches in the basement.
11-13 Exmouth Mkt., EC1R 4QD; 020 7833 8115