London has a massive selection of places to eat and plenty of cultures and cuisines to choose from. But what about outside of London? There are plenty of cities to choose from that are just a stone’s throw from the big smoke, a lot of which are serving increasingly fantastic culinary culture. Here’s a list of 10 cities around London with the best food!
The seaside town known for its vibrant culture is not lacking in foody offerings either. From seaside fish and chips to independent gourmet spots, Brighton is increasingly becoming a spot for food tourism.
This pretty city has an up-and-coming foodie culture, with everything from fancy dining to cheap eats covered. And all with amazing quality reviews. Try the Old Bicycle Shop for some insta-worthy interior.
Canterbury might be more renowned for its architecture and cathedral than it’s food, but it’s worth a try. From standard pub grub to brunch, to vegan hang-outs, Canterbury will definitely have what you are looking for.
Dine outside on the banks of the river, or take to a locally produced indie cafe. There are plenty of options for great food and a great dining experience in Oxford, just outside of London.
The award-winning Gunwharf Quays can be found in Portsmouth, hosting a multitude of restaurants, but food can be found all over the city. From Albert Road to seaside dining, Portsmouth has got you covered.
This cathedral city is a hotspot for good pub food, from city centre dining to countryside haunts, you are never too far from a pint and some damn good food.
This touristy location is known famously for its relaxing restaurants, as well as everything from afternoon tea to hearty pub lunches. You can easily grab a tasty treat whilst seeing the sights.
Winchester is becoming notorious for its use of local produce, particularly due to its monthly farmers market. There are plenty of places to try out the seasonal and local foods too, with a multitude of restaurants across the city.
Dining out in this royal borough is seriously highly rated, with a range of restaurants suiting cuisines from Thai to Moroccan. If it’s good enough for the royals…
Reading boasts two weekly street food markets, one for world cuisine, and one more focused on local producers and chefs. make sure to make your trip on a Wednesday or Friday.