Feeling bored of the same-old-same-old meals at restaurants? What if we told you there was more? Wink, wink. Believe it or not, there are plenty of eateries that can whip up off-menu dishes from ceviche tacos to Italian pasta omelettes and a red velvet waffle. Make it a foodie adventure and feel the adrenaline rush when you order as we break down the guide to the best secret menu hacks around London.
Duck And Waffle: Red Velvet Waffle With Cream Cheese
Situated near Liverpool Street Station, Duck and Waffle are iconic for their sky-high views of London. From sriracha crabs benedict to smoked salmon royale atop pillowy waffles, it’s clear they reign supreme with their brunch game. But did you know they also feature an off-menu red velvet waffle? Perfect for the sweet-toothed, this super-secret bite is loaded with cream cheese frosting, raspberries, frosted flowers and a coulis.
La Mia Mamma: Deep-fried Sandwich And Nutella Ring
Situated in Notting Hill and Chelsea, La Mia Mamma offers up not one, but three glorious secret menu items at their restaurants. Carb lovers can devour the Mozzarella Carrozza, a deep-fried cheese sandwich with béchamel. Specially crafted by the Italian mums in the kitchen, they also offer a towering pasta omelette, as well as a Nutella pizza ring filled with ricotta cheese.
Sale e Pepe: Luscious Lobster Linguine
With everchanging daily specials and welcoming staff, it’s no wonder Sale e Pepe have a few tricks up their sleeves when it comes to London menu hacks. Located in Knightsbridge, the chefs serve the freshest Italian dishes from homemade beef lasagna to seafood risotto, but they're also happy to veer off the beaten path. For something absolutely lush, ask for their decadent lobster linguine.
UKAI: Salmon Ceviche Tacos
Located on Portobello Road is Japanese restaurant UKAI, who serve up the most aesthetically-pleasing plates. Along with a space that echos modern minimalism, the venue also bring innovation to their dishes, including secret food item: salmon ceviche tacos. Showcasing fresh fish topped with red onion and a squeeze of lime, these mini treats will make for the perfect starter.
Joe Allen: The Cheesiest Cheeseburger
Joe Allen is a top-notch spot for NYC-style steaks and chilli dogs, but they also bring a secret cheeseburger to the table. If you scour the internet, you’ll see food bloggers rave about this food item. Expect crispy bacon, fresh vegetables, and an insane amount of cheese layered on a patty, sandwiched together with two sexy brioche buns. All you need to do is ask for THE burger and you shall receive this ooey-gooey goodness.
Bombay Palace: Plenty Of Plates
Bombay Palace is serving multiple off-menu dishes to accommodate both vegetarians and Indian food lovers. Try their grilled soya bathed in a creamy tomato sauce or opt for baby roast potatoes with dried fenugreek and a hint of cream. And for anyone who craves a good kathi roll? You can request a chicken, lamb or paneer tikka wrapped roti with a crunchy salad and coriander chutney.
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