January can be a month of irreconcilable desires. The pressure is on to change your life and expand your horizons, while the weather does its best to dampen good intentions. But with our guide to London’s best comfort food , you can do both: try something new, yet give in to some wintery cravings. Our pick is not just about sausages and pies – though we had to include some. There’s also cassoulet in Croydon, Japanese udon noodles in Soho, and Mongolian hotpot in Chinatown. And if you’re looking for something retro, we’ve got the Arctic roll revival covered.
For more tasty ideas, see London’s Best Comfort Food.