Best Macaroni Cheese Dishes in London
Simple, sumptuous and scrumptious, staple ingredients thick gooey cheese and crunchy pasta parcels make up this signature English favourite, producing our very own mouth-watering casserole classic that harks back as early as medieval times. Embellishing this gloopy cheese treasure with meaty munch, homely herbs and crusty and crispy bites, this popular, yet humble hearty dish has also had a variety of makeovers in recent years, and we have tracked down for you lot the best bistros and brasseries to feast on this fabulous foodie fave.
Last updated on 19th July 2016
Grandiose and glorious, Balthazar nestled just a stone's throw from Covent Garden is an elegant dining den with an atmosphere to suit. Guaranteeing great gourmet grub, the Balthazar bunch have sprinkled this mac 'n' cheese with a sharp spin, as they replace the trademark cheddar for a fine flutter of Gruyère and smoky bacon. This Macaroni Au Gratin flicks with a fine French flair and will have you well and truly lip-smacked.
Slipping suitably into the bustling energy of Covent Garden and Kentish Town, Joe's Southern Table & Bar showcases this humble crumble with a tasty clucky twist. Served sizzling hot in a saucepan either as a side or a main, your tastebuds will no doubt be tingled by the thick, gloopy cream and tomato sauce and seasoned chicken-y chops. Topped with chives, spices, salt and pepper this mac 'n' cheese certainly plans to wow the crowds.
You know when a restaurant in London considers their mac and cheese substantial enough to be a main, that they've got something going on. Join Burgershack in Wimbledon as their patties take a back step in the name of their Ogleshield macaroni cheese.
American diner-themed Blues Kitchen is a Yankee utopia in Shoreditch, Camden and to-be-in Brixton, boasting everything from bangin' burger bites and buffalo wings to barbecue rib grub and smoked chicken chow. However, this New Orleans soul food store hardly stops at the mains, so swap your usual fries and crunchy 'slaw for none other than the classic mac 'n' cheese treasure for an oozy delight that keeps on oozing.
Kelly Brook's cool and quirky Steam and Rye cocktail bar-restaurant showcases some of the sassiest and scrumptious fare in East London. To complement your steak-y scrum or burger bite, we urge you order a side of this mac attack as it packs a cheesy punch you won't forgot in a hurry. Enjoy it simply cheesy or add more texture with a hefty sprinkling from the selection of tasty treats on offer.
This beautiful brasserie situated in central London prides itself on wholesome, yet hearty European comfort food, so no wonder it couldn't wait to create a mac miracle. Riding House Cafe have taken our precious, traditionally sided mac 'n' cheese and are proud to present it as a gastronomic masterpiece main, Macaroni Cheese Fritter. Deep-fried and delicious giving a crunchy crumble topping over a light layer of Spanish Romesco sauce, this dish is divine and accompanied by a pea and fennel salad, it definitely makes for a main to watch out for.
Keeping it classic, come to Canary Wharf or shoot to Somerset House for a macaroni cheese experience that any passionate pasta fan won't forget in a hurry as Tom's Kitchen has you punters mouth-watering for that famous mac. Combining Cheddar, Parmesan and Gruyère cheese, Tom's Kitchen has the ideal recipe for a creamy, yet salty sauce to perfectly glue those pasta parcels together. If you fancy this crunchy munch with a truffle-y twist, this chic bistro whips up a white truffle oil wonder over a black-truffle base - exquisite.
Debuted at the famous Hawksmoor's elegant Air Street outfit, this king of comfort food is now also being served up steaming in both the Knightsbridge and Guildhall branches. Mac 'n' cheese with a spin, (we'd expect no less from the handsome Hawksmoor bunch), this cheesy gem has a sumptuous seafood secret. On top, a trio of tangy cheeses including Ogleshield, Cheddar and Stilton are dressed over some luscious lobster meat making the Lobster Macaroni Cheese quite honestly a side that is second to none.
Head up to Hackney for a steal of mac 'n' cheese munch. Rita's restaurant in London Fields totes a trendy, easy-going vibe and a gorgeous global-inspired menu at affordable prices, let this contemporary canteen have you and your homies hooked this year. For a mere £4.50 find this oh so flavoursome pasta prize topped with half an avocado, a spicy chilli kick and a sprinkling of herbs. Boom!