Top 10 | Sharing Plate Restaurants in London

‘Small Plates’, ‘Sharing Plates’, ‘Can’t decide what I want so going to order everything plates’ — whatever you want to call them, they’re causing a stir on the London food scene. Whilst the concept isn’t new, and the Spaniards can take full credit for introducing us to the ‘tapas-style’ concept it’s definitely something that in the last couple of years has taken the city by storm. An abundance of places have been and gone – and a few firm favourites have remained. Whether you’re looking for a night out with a group of friends, or an indulgent date night for two, sharing plates are my go-to! My indecisive nature will take full credit for this, and I’ll make no excuses for it, at the end of the day who doesn’t want to try a bit of everything? “Say no to food envy’ and hello to an immersive concept of social interaction over the enjoyment of great food. 

In the height of a 2017 focussed on balance you can’t go wrong with a night endured sharing good food and company, without the over-indulgent nature of a three-course meal! Only question is, when they all sound good — where will you try first?

1. Barbary 
THE HABIT HUNTER’S DISH RECOMMENDATION: Octopus Mashawsha

WHERE: 16 Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden. WC2H 9DP
NEAREST TUBE: Covent Garden 
 
2. Kiln
THE HABIT HUNTER’S DISH RECOMMENDATION: Sour Yellow Curry of Mussels 

WHERE: 58 Brewer St, Soho. W1F 9TL
NEAREST TUBE: Piccadilly Circus 

3. Berber & Q
THE HABIT HUNTER’S DISH RECOMMENDATION: Cauliflower Schwarma

WHERE: 338 Acton Mews. E8 4EA
NEAREST TUBE: Hoxton

4. Ember Yard 
THE HABIT HUNTER’S DISH RECOMMENDATION: Grilled squids, Smoked crab bisque, Pickled cucumber and sea vegetables

WHERE: 60 Berwick St, Soho. W1F 8SU
NEAREST TUBE: Tottenham Court Rd or Oxford Circus 

5. Social Wine & Tapas
THE HABIT HUNTER’S DISH RECOMMENDATION: Line caught squid, Chilli & Piquillo pepper.

WHERE: 39 James St, Marylebone. W1U 1DL
NEAREST TUBE: Bond Street

6. Sticks n Sushi
THE HABIT HUNTER’S DISH RECOMMENDATION: Marinated Black Cod

WHERE: 11 Henrietta St. WC2E 8PY
NEAREST TUBE: Covent Garden

7. Alphabeta Bar
THE HABIT HUNTER’S DISH RECOMMENDATION: Grilled Octopus, Liquorice & Macadamia Pesto

WHERE: The Alphabeta Building, 14 Finsbury Square. EC2A 1AH
NEAREST TUBE: Livepool St or Moorgate

8. Barrafina
THE HABIT HUNTER’S DISH RECOMMENDATION: Arroz Negro

WHERE: 6-27 Dean St, Soho. W1D 3LL
NEAREST TUBE: Tottenham Court Road

9. Bala Baya
THE HABIT HUNTER’S DISH RECOMMENDATION: Tea Smoked Aubergine

WHERE: Arch 25 Old Union Yard Arches, 229 Union St. SE1 0LR
NEAREST TUBE: Southwark

10. Andina
THE HABIT HUNTER’S DISH RECOMMENDATION: Pan Seared Duck, Sweet Potato Purée and Black Quinoa.

WHERE: 1 Redchurch St, Shoreditch. E2 7DJ
NEAREST TUBE: Old St or Shoreditch High St 

The Habit Hunter x 

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