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Top 10 Things to do on Drummond Street

Drummond Street is London’s most famous street for Indian and Bangladeshi food. There are plenty of incredible places to eat, but there’s more to it than just going for a meal.

Diwana Bhel Phoori House

Diwana was the first restaurant on the street, and the very first vegetarian Indian restaurant in the UK! Try their Dosa, a type of pancake, to see why people have been queuing all these years to get a taste of their flavours.

Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar was the second vegetarian Indian restaurant on Drummond Street, and still today they amaze visitors just how good their traditional South Indian food is. Their waiters are always on hand to recommend their favourite dishes.

Ambala

Ambala is the world famous Asian sweet shop on Drummond Street. Asian sweets, Indian sweets and Pakistani sweets – and it’s only 2 minutes away from Euston station. Make sure to stock up before your next long train ride, these tastes are something most people have never been exposed to.

Try some Italian

Mr Brizzi owns Brizzi’s, quite possibly London’s best and most authentic Italian restaurant. Upstairs you’ll be able to get an excellent breakfast and lunch, and the real treat is the downstairs restaurant area. Mr Brizzi can tell you a hundred stories about the restaurant and its guests, including Diego Maradona and Bono.

A new kind of Chinese

The Chinese BBQ restaurant serves truly authentic and fun Asian cuisine. Choose from their menu or ingredients from the adjoining shop and they’ll prepare the meal for you. They’ve done an excellent job with the décor of the restaurant too.

Best coffee in the morning

A quirky café with a lovely rear terrace, Café Nora serves some of the best coffee in town. Forget the large coffee chains, here you’ll get expertly made coffee, a selection of pastries, and a good choice for lunch. We’ve never seen salads that big!

Lunchtime buffet

You’ve probably heard of Chutney’s, it’s is almost all the tour guide books. It’s spacious, the chef stays 100% to traditional Indian cooking methods, and their lunch time buffet is glorious. Even thinking about their lunch makes us hungry…

African seasonings

This little gem of a place, African Kitchen, serves African cuisine and acts as a gallery too. You can’t miss it, there’s always a big wooden giraffe out front. Expect tasty food serves with one of the biggest smiles you’ll ever come across.

Sweets and Treats

Gupta’s on Drummond Street has traditional Indian sweets and treats. Try some traditional samosas or for those with an even sweeter tooth – there is a huge selection of brightly coloured sweets available. Try them all!

Make your own!

We’ve saved the best for last, because by now we’ll assume that you’ve made a list of the Indian restaurants to visit. Once you’re there, visit Drummond Street’s famous Indian Spice shop, where their staff will guide you as to which ingredients to get to attempt your own curry or Indian dish at home. Bon appetit!

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