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Eating in London

For much of its modern life, England has a reputation for its tasteless cuisine. Nowadays, London is one of the most stimulating dining destinations in the world; over the last decades the eating choices offered in London have improved immensely, both in terms of quality and the sheer variety of food on offer.

London’s fine restaurants rival many of the top restaurants around the world in terms of the number of internationally celebrated chefs it attracts, experimentation and culled from around the world have revitalized British cookery with innovative dishes and flavours.

At the forefront of the fine dining scene are institutions like Gordon Ramsay, Le Gavroche, Hakkasan, Nobu Matsuhisa, and St John, which are included in the list of 50 best restaurants in the world, according to the Restaurant Magazine.

As one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities, in London is possible to sample cuisine from all over the world, one can find some of Europe’s best eateries from Thai to Peruvian via Lebanese, Cantonese, Greek, Indian, French, Japanese and Turkish cuisine, traditional British cooking, of course, can be found too. There are some 7000 licensed restaurants of all ethnicities in this vast metropolis.

In recent years, the numbers of foreigners being drawn to the English and French lessons London language schools offer have increased dramatically. This has resulted in a large population of young expats who crave home comforts and to have fun while studying at their French or English school in London. To accommodate the appetites of these hungry students, ethnic restaurants – including Korean, Indian, French, Spanish and Italian ones – have popped up in all Britain’s major language learning hubs.

Eateries tend to be clustered in certain areas; Brixton is the best area for African and Caribbean eateries, Bayswater along with Edgware Road for Middle Eastern, Chinatown in Soho is the best place for Chinese, Southall in West London, Brick Lane in East London or Drummond Street for Indian, and Kingsland Road for Vietnamese.

Eat Well and feel much better

Although the country has a good BMI, stress and junk food to increased BMI London, where much of the population is overweight bmi, especially the male population. Although this is already changed, and more and more people who practice daily sport, thereby improving health and wellness at all levels.
The more your BMI calculation is, the greater is the risk for your health. And the risk increases if your waist size is over 40 inches for men. You can try it out this bmi calculator for men at The body mass index, or BMI, is a metric used to estimate the amount of body fat a person has. It’s a measure of relative weight based on an adult's mass and height. Body mass index is one method used to estimate your total body fat. This helps to determine if your weight is within the normal range, or if you are underweight or overweight.

Restaurants in the city

The highest concentration of restaurants can be found around the city centre, eating options are particularly abundant in Soho, Convent Garden, Notting Hill, Camden, Kensington and Chelsea, and Islington. The West End, Mayfair and St. James are a gourmet’s favourite destination. On weekends, booking in advance is frequently essential for any place worth its salt, as the best restaurants can require booking weeks ahead.

There are a range of different eating places to suite all tastes, from fast-food chains to those fine restaurants serving delicate cuisine via traditional London pubs.

London is one of the world’s most expensive cities in the world thus some London restaurants can be very expensive, a service charge from 10% to 15% will be included on your bill in most restaurants, where “Service in not included”, a tip of at least 10% is expected.

London has literally thousands of bars and pubs where you can sample a British beer while enjoy meals such as the traditional fish and chips. More formal restaurants only serve food at lunchtimes from noon to 02:00 p.m. and in the evenings from 07:30 to 09:30p.m., although more eating places are staying open later.

The afternoon tea is a tradition for more than 150 years, occurs between 4 and 5:30 p.m., it is a relaxing excuse to sit and enjoy a traditional British experience.

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