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An alternative ranking of Time Out’s 100 best dishes

Posted at 12:30 pm, December 21, 2014 in Food & Drink
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Last week we delivered a list of London’s most coveted plates in our countdown of the 100 best dishes in London, with the top 100 broken down into bite-sized categories that included the best breakfasts, desserts and street food snacks. But here’s an extra (and fairly essential) ranking of Time Out’s 100 best dishes.

The tallest

The Lord Rupert at Bell & Brisket, KERB

Served by Bell & Brisket from their van, salt beef, red cabbage, dill pickles, mustard and blow-torched cheddar make up the filling of The Lord Rupert. It’s a sandwich stacked so tall it truly earns its noble title. Street food isn’t street food unless you’re making a right old mess, so get stuck in.

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The smallest

All balls at Cinnamon Soho

Five sets of dainty little Indian-spiced balls are lined up on a slate at Cinnamon Soho with a different chutney to complement them each. They may be tiny in size, but there’s plenty of them to go round… that’s right, a load of balls.

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The cheapest

Pastel de nata at Lisboa Patisserie

At a mere £1.15, Lisboa Patisserie wins the accolade of cheapest dish on our top 100 list with its Portuguese pastel de nata. As adored as any cheap tart, this one often sells out by 2pm thanks to its heavenly custard filling.

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The priciest

Sunday roast at Trinity

We made sure all items on our top 100 list were affordable, so even though you’ll be paying a total of £38 at Trinity in Clapham, this covers three courses-worth of traditional Sunday lunch. Plus, just look at the blimmin’ size of those Yorkshires!

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The cheesiest

Grilled cheese sandwich at Kappacasein

Kappacasein’s devilish cheese toasties combine eight parts Montgomery cheddar to one part Comte and one part of their very own creation, Ogleshield cheese. That’s a total of ten parts of cheese, folks… Okay, maths may not be our strong point, but rest assured that cheese definitely is.

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The meatiest

Ox cheek French dip at Hawksmoor Spitalfields Bar

Of course Hawksmoor had to get a mention when it came to meat. If you find yourself unsatisfied with braised ox cheek in a bun, how about giving it a good old dunk in mahogany marrow gravy served on the side at the Spitalfields branch’s bar. Bring on the meat sweats.

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The prettiest

Poached pear with rose petals and lemon verbana sorbet at Petersham Nurseries Café

Flower petals scattered across your pear pudding? We wouldn’t expect anything less from the Petersham garden centre café. We can practically hear the M&S ad music start up every time we order dessert here. Stunning.

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The ugliest

Chicken waffle at The Lockhart

This may be an unconventional-looking plate of food, but throw away your breakfast rulebook and roll up your sleeves for the Lockhart’s chicken waffle, which (not-so-elegantly) places southern-spiced buttermilk chicken on a bed of maple syrup-laden waffles. It sure ain’t pretty, but boy is it delicious.

You can find more of London’s best dishes here. 

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