If you love meat, then it’s hard to beat a good charcuterie, whether it’s in a restaurant that specialises in all kinds of tasty meat-based dishes, or simply somewhere that does an excellent charcuterie board.
Luckily, London has a diverse appetite for food, embracing flavours from all over the world, and has plenty of fantastic places to enjoy a tasty charcuterie board. Whether you’re looking for a tempting nibble to enjoy with drinks, or fancy tucking into a serious meat fest, there is ample to discover in the city.
If you’re a foodie, then a visit to London to sample its many delicious offerings is an absolute must. With great value packages at the stylish Park Grand London Hyde Park currently available, now is the perfect time to plan a gourmet tour of the city.
To help you get inspired, read on for some suggestions on the best charcuterie spots in the capital.
A perfect choice if you’re planning to stay in Hyde Park Accommodations, Cépage[s] is a sweet, French bistro located conveniently close in Notting Hill. The small space is idea for a cosy and intimate night out, and serves up a delicious menu of French-style tapas, along with a great selection of wines.
Run by two food-loving friends, the restaurant is serious about its cuisine, and serves up a selection of traditional French classics, made with seasonal and fresh ingredients. Their charcuterie is perfectly sumptuous and will leave you happily content. Be sure to check out their stunning variety of fine wines, which are both great value and exceptional in flavour.
If you’re staying at the Park Grand London Hyde Park, you’ll be well served by great transport connections, making it easy to get around London quickly and easily. Take full advantage of that and explore as much of the city as you can, especially if you love great food.
A trip down towards London Bridge will be well rewarded, with the discovery of this fantastic French bistro. With the perfect blend of chic French style and urban edge, Boro Bistro serves up an excellent selection of food and wine, while providing cosy, laidback seating to relax in. It’s the perfect place to head to after work or with friends, with a friendly and buzzing atmosphere.
Their charcuterie boards are a treat, with generous portions and plenty of tasty meats on offer. Try their mouth watering truffle saucisson, for a taste you’ll be savouring long after your visit.
Cannon & Cannon
While Cannon & Cannon might not have a restaurant space to sit down and nibble on a charcuterie board, if you’re serious about meat, then you have to make your way to this Borough Market staple.
A short train ride away from Hyde Park Accommodations, Borough Market is a food lover’s paradise, with a huge array of traders selling all kinds of artisanal treats, from delicious fresh sourdough bread, excellent coffees, sweets, and of course, fantastic cured meats.
Cannon & Cannon has been in the market since 2010, and has revolutionised the British charcuterie. Their excellent meats are carefully prepared and selected, taking animal welfare, environmental concerns, and taste all into consideration.
They regularly host tastings, workshops and other fun events, so if you’re in the city with a meat fan, it’s well worth paying them a visit.
If you’re looking for stylish Hyde Park Restaurants to enjoy a special night out, then Bar Boulud might fit the bill perfectly. You’ll find the stylish French bistro in the Madarin Oriental, run by the renowned chef, Daniel Boulud.
The bistro serves up delicious French cuisine as well as American classics, including plenty of burgers, but their charcuterie board is the star attraction. You’ll find a delicious variety of pates, cooked ham and traditionally prepared French sausages, all served up with a generous selection of mustards and toasts.
Pair it with one of the fantastic wines, for a perfect afternoon lunch, or early evening meal.
Black Hand Food
Over in East London, Black Hand Food are meat producers with a serious passion for the stuff. They specialise in using rare breed pork, to create products that have a deeper flavour.
They also create lamb, venison and game-based meats, which are just as delicious. Look out for stunning flavour combinations, including black cardamom saucisson, and lamb and bay leaf chorizo.
Brew might be a bit of a track, as it’s located down in Putney, but if you love your chorizo, then the mouth-watering results at the end of the journey will make the long train ride well worth it, as the space serves up some truly fantastic food.
The small café makes its own chorizo on site every week, before transporting it across to its various locations all over the city. While you’re visiting, make sure to order their delicious chorizo, pan fried, folded into eggs and served with some perfectly toasted bread. The rest of the menu is equally tantalising, so come hungry. Afterwards, take a generous portion of chorizo home as a souvenir, although you’ll most likely work through far too quickly.
Located in London Bridge and Farringdon, this stylish city wine bar is a fun and lively place to head to when you fancy something delicious and laid back. Serving up the perfect combination of great wine, excellent cheese and delicious meats, you can enjoy a mouth-watering selection of treats to make up a lovely evening out.
Before you start, step into their magnificent walk-in cheese rooms, where you can hand select the cheeses for your board. With a mind boggling variety of delicious cheeses, it’s hard to choose, but you’re unlikely to make the wrong choice.
Their meats and wines have a distinct South African provenance, with delicious biltong amongst the various meats on offer. Best of all, head to their London Bridge location after 8pm to enjoy great live jazz while you dine, making a visit a memorable and charming experience.