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A Sydney Girl Shares Her Top 10 Spots to Eat + Drink In London

by Christina Papathanasiou

Forget 2-minute noodles! Sydney expat and food lover, Christina Papathanasiou tells the best places to wine and dine in London. Take note!

Sydney-girl turned London Socialite, Christina Papathanasiou knows how to wine and dine. So much so that she had difficulty when we asked her for her top 5 places. We eventually got there, and so we went with 10 instead. Here they are: 

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To Eat:
1. Chiltern Firehouse

Chiltern Firehouse is an Andre Balazs luxury hotel and award-winning restaurant in Marylebone, London.

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2. Brat in Shoreditch

Brat serves wine, huge pieces of fish and meat cooked on their wood fired grill. Located in London's East. Just go. 

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3. Neptune in Bloomsbury

Neptune is a modern seafood-focused neighbourhood restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in the heart of Bloomsbury.

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4. NAC Mayfair

NAC is a French bistro with whitewashed bricks and banquette seating, plus a wood-panelled cocktail lounge. Great food and great company.

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5. Barrafina

Barrafina is an authentic Spanish tapas bar owned by restaurateurs Sam and Eddie Hart. 

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To Drink:
1. Blake’s hotel in Kensington

Blake's is a luxury 5-Star boutique hotel, restaurant and bar in the heart of London. Whether you are staying for business, leisure or just going for a drink, make sure you check this one out. 

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2. Ham Yard Hotel

In the midst of Soho and moments from Mayfair, The Ham Yard Hotel revolves around a tree-filled garden, sumptuous interiors, a stylish restaurant and bar. 

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3. La Bodega Negra

Doesn't the name, La Bodega Negra say it all? A Mexican cafe and restaurant with quite a lengthy tequila menu, located in Soho.

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4. The Westbourne in Notting Hill

A London pub, with a pretty cool crowd. 

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5. Sushi Samba

Celebrating the culture and cuisine of Japan, Brazil & Peru, Sushi Samba is also the place for rooftop drinks with a spectacular view of London.

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