Book Review : Eat Like A Londoner by Tania Ballantine ( Francis Lincoln Ltd )
Eat Like A Londoner is a well written, informative and attractive book that offers more than 100 eating establishments for the reader to discover. The author offers something for everyone with advice on where to go for a fast meal or that special occasion. London restaurants have changed beyond recognition in the last 25 years, this book is an invaluable guide to enjoy some of the capital’s culinary delights.
London cafes in their different guises have been a refuge for millions of Londoners and visitors.
However there is a great decline in the more traditional café which was often opened by immigrants (often Italian) in the early 20th Century.
If you can find these cafes you will see that they played a great role in the local community.
To offset this decline has been the growth of the local independent café that specialises in Coffee and healthy snacks.