London - Post Report Question and Answers

What typical restaurants, food delivery services, and/or takeout options are popular among expatriates?

Deliveroo is most popular. London has arguably the best food in the world so you can find any food you want. - Jan 2024

Lots of great local restaurants (although it can get expensive). We used Deliveroo for food delivery on a regular basis. - Nov 2022

Anything your heart desires except good Mexican food - Aug 2022

You will be absolutely spoilt for choice. The general trend is for more 'bland' food then we are used to but with such a huge variety of places you can always find what you are looking for. - May 2022

You can get almost anything delivered and/or available for takeout. Kebabs are popular, and we've found Turkish and Thai restaurants we love. Pizza Express is a great place for Italian. Pubs are great and have everything from fish and chips to more gourmet fare. - Jun 2017

London has some of the best food in the world. You can find every fast food restaurant (there's a Five Guys on our main street), and every ethnic food imaginable. From kebab shops to Michelin three star restaurants, London has it all. We've rarely had a bad meal. - Feb 2017

All --- but pricey. - Feb 2016

Everything is available, though McDonald's tastes weird here. But why would you go to McDonald's when you're in a city with thousands of restaurants? As for cost, I very rarely eat out, because even a simple meal at a cafe or a chicken/doner joint is going to run you at least 5-6 USD, and it only goes up from there. Doesn't seem like a lot, but still. Restaurants here can be very, very expensive. - Nov 2015

Whatever your heart desires. Except In N Out. - Aug 2015

Lots of fast food options - McDonald's, KFC, Chipotle. Prices were a little higher than the U.S. because of the exchange rate at the time. Tons of amazing restaurants. - Jun 2015

Everything. Except Taco Bell is hard to find. - Jun 2015

We don't eat fast food, but there are many McDonald's, KFC, Pizza Hut, and Papa Johns around. Lots of restaurants, but most things are very expensive. We've had difficulty finding good Mexican or Korean food here. - May 2015

Everything is available and then some. It's in pounds so there you go. - Aug 2014

Everything. Cost is generally slightly more than in Canada, but cost conscious consumers can find good deals. - Sep 2012

Almost everything you can imagine is here. The price is always higher than in the States. It's not uncommon to spend around $50 USD for lunch for two. McDonalds, KFC, Subway, etc. are just slightly more expensive than in the States, but be prepared for American fast food to taste differently. - Jan 2012

All the usual US fast foods - Subway, Burger King, MacDonald's, Pizza Hut, etc. Pub food is pretty good and affordable. There is some nice but expensive fine dining. We wouldn't come to London for the food, though. Things are expensive, particularly as the dollar is so weak now. - Aug 2011

Anything you want! They have all the American chains, as well as some local or European deli-style fast food, which are all relatively cheap. Dining can be reasonable if you pick the right places, and there is delicious food at all price ranges. Especially Indian! - Nov 2009

Plenty. It depends on the exchange rate at the time for the cost. McDonalds, Burger King, KFC, are all available here. Most people go out for the excellent Indian food here. Tex-Mex is harder to find, but Bodeans is a great American style BBQ restaurant. - Mar 2009

Many American chains are here but don't be shocked by the costs. Restaurants are very expensive and not very good. - Sep 2008

Almost all American chains are there, as is Nando's (from South Africa), lots of fish & chips places, kebab places, Indian curry places. The big train stations offer a shmorgasboard of little sandwich and croissant places. Definitely try a cornish pasty. - Feb 2008

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