Going to one of London’s museums is one of the best ways to spend a day in this city. But, it’s also a lot of effort. There’s all that standing, the countless thoughtful head tilts, and the anxiety of pretending you know the difference between cubism and expressionism. That’s why it’s important to go to the right restaurants that are not only nearby, but where you can sit down, relax, refuel, and Google whether that painting you saw was of a fruit basket or a parrot. These are the best spots to hit after spending a few hours at The British Museum.
You’ve just spent six hours - yes, six - at The British Museum with your uncle because it was either that or five-and-a-half hours of silence after you’ve checked in on their latest Top Gear opinions. Head for the excitement of Abeno, an okonomiyaki specialist spot with some great Japanese dishes they cook on a hot plate at your table. That’s right, a meal, and a show. They serve everything from yaki gyoza, prawn soba, kakiage tempura, and a cottage pie yaki that deserves a place in our favourite fictional museum, The Centre Of Genius Food Combinations.
We love the British Museum. Mostly because it’s the perfect cover story for our addiction to Master Wei’s cold liangpi noodles. Honestly, at this point everyone close to us thinks that we’ve developed a slightly manic passion for coins from the Roman empire. No. Master Wei is a casual Xi’anese speciality spot that serves some of the best Chinese food in London and the best part is that everything from those liangpi noodles to the beef biang biang noodles are completely affordable.
If Noble Rot was an exhibition, it would be that one you leave with a gallant smile, life changed for the better, and a profound need to text your parents that you understand what they meant when you were 17. This wine bar and restaurant in Bloomsbury is our highest rated spot for a reason, and whether you stop by for a glass of wine and some snacks or for a three course meal, you’re guaranteed an excellent time. And more importantly, some excellent bread.