Where to Pig Out Now That Summer's Over

By Malika Dalamal  |  August 30, 2013

Summer is winding down, which means the season of short shorts and tight shirts is behind us. Read on to find five of the most indulgent (read: unhealthy) restaurants that opened while you were busy starving yourself over the summer.

  • Joe's Southern Kitchen and Bar

    Southern comfort food has arrived in Covent Garden. Homesick Americans will love hearty dishes like slow-cooked ribs, mac 'n' cheese and cornbread, devilled eggs and the theatrical Beer Can chicken, which is wheeled out on its own carving trolley.

    34 King St., WC2E 8JD; 020 7240 4008

  • Jubo

    This Shoreditch Korean bar/restaurant is where you'll find authentic anju (drinking food) such as Korean fried chicken, wings, pork belly buns and more. Wash it down with chilled Korean soju or Hite beer.

    68 Rivington St., EC2A 3AY; 0207 033 0198

  • Herman Ze German

    A second branch of this German tavern has opened in Soho, offering their signature free-range German sausages - including bratwurst, brockwurst and currywurst - with sides such as pommes and creamy gravy. There is also a no-carb option of sausage and salad, but we suggest just thinking about that baggy sweater and indulging in some potatoes.

    33 Old Compton St., W1D 5JU

  • Soho Diner

    Part of the Soho Group, this French-American-inspired restaurant uses the same winning formula as The Electric Diner in Notting Hill. Both restaurants were inspired by Chicago's Au Cheval and serve the same famous cheeseburger as well as a finger-lickin' honey fried chicken and a not-to-be-missed mac 'n' cheese.

    19-21 Old Compton St., W1D 5JJ; 0207 7345656

  • Pizza Pilgrims

    The popular mobile pizzeria from brothers James and Thom Elliot found a permanent home in Soho this summer. They're dishing up their signature Neapolitan pizzas topped with everything from portobello mushrooms and smoked garlic oil to spicy 'ndjua sausage. It's open for take-away or eat-in, but note that reservations aren't taken.

    11 Dean St., W1D 3RP; 07780 667 258