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TASTE Welcome to a Taste of Downtown London! Downtown is the business, culture and enter­tain­ ment centre of our city. Popular with Londoners as well as visitors from throughout our region and around the world, we are proud of the dining experiences our members have to offer. Whether you are looking for a farm-to-table meal featuring the best of local food and beverage choices, or a quick bite on the go, you can find it here. This dining guide gives you a delicious roadmap for the many restaurants that call London’s downtown their home. You’ll find a variety of cuisines, and we have something for everyone — from familiar to adventurous dining experiences. Whether you’re interested in one-stop shopping at Covent Garden Market for a multitude of choices, or want to explore the unique destination restaurants throughout our downtown, we know you’ll enjoy the array of dining possibilities — from A to Z — available to you. Not sure where to go next? Drop by our office at 123 King Street to browse our menu guide and for personalized recommendations. You can also find more listings for our restaurants online at www.downtownlondon.ca. Enjoy!


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rganized into 5 categories, the following list reflects the exciting range of dining options available in Downtown London. The colour key is at the bottom of the page and the map (referenced on the same line as the business name) is conveniently located in the centre spread of this guide.

Covent Garden Market

Many listings in this guide will lead you to The Covent Garden Market — a culinary destination for both locals and out-of-town guests. You will find culturally-diverse independent restaurants and take-out outlets, produce vendors, bakers, butchers and local food artisans. A producer-only Farmers’ Market offers fresh local food and friendly service outdoors on the market square Thursdays and Saturdays from May to December.

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A-1 Asian Buffet E5 374 Richmond Street 519-439-7888 The A-1 Asian Buffet is an all you can eat pan-Asian inspired buffet with standard sushi offerings. Abruzzi D5 119 King Street 519-675-9995 www.abruzzi.ca Chef Dave Lamers and co-owner Rob D’Amico work with local farmers and growers to source products that boast both integrity and flavour and then incorporate these seasonal offerings into Abruzzi’s Italian-inspired menus. A superior wine list features plenty of exciting consignments. Windows that open to the street make the indoor-to-outdoor dining experience feel unified. Alberts Diner

D2 519-438-1841

Always Fresh Café

D2 226-234-0217

142 Fullarton Street — Talbot Centre

142 Fullarton Street — Talbot Centre foodandshops.com/food/always_fresh_cafe

Amici Italian Restaurant J4 350 Dundas Street 519-439-8983 www.amicieatery.com Chef Paul Krohn’s small and attractive Alto Adige-inspired trattoria located in the downtown hotel district serves traditional “rustic” Italian specialties with quality ingredients. The intimate dining room fills up quickly, so be sure to make a reservation. Small seasonal patio. The APK F6 347 Clarence Street 519-858-9900 www.theapk.ca Elaine Knight and Joan Brennan’s APK fosters local and indie talent, from alt rock, metal, punk and folk, to genres so specific they have no names. There are acts playing most evenings. They feature 10 draft taps, a large selection of bottled domestic and premium beers and monthly drink specials. Arby’s

355 Wellington Street — Citi Plaza

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Armouries Grille I4 352 Dundas Street — Delta Armouries Hotel 519-679-6111 www.armouriesgrille.ca The Armouries Grille restaurant offers casual fine dining at its best in the heart of one of the historic hotels atria. This is a full service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch or dinner, as well as a superior Sunday brunch buffet.

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Ben Thanh Viet Thai Restaurant C6 57 York Street 519-438-4888 www.phobenthanh.com This popular Viet-Thai restaurant boasts many meal-in-a-bowl specialties and vegetarian options at accessible prices. Chefs prepare your meal fresh a la minute with quality ingredients and authentic herbs and spices. The large dining room is an airy, relaxing and casual environment. Billy’s Deli E4 113 Dundas Street 519-679-1970 www.billysdelirestaurant.ca Jeff and Sandi Harvey’s Billy’s Deli has been a popular downtown landmark for more than thirty years. For lunch, enjoy classic deli offerings like the quintessential Reuben and Montreal smoked meat sandwiches and interesting daily blackboard features. Billy’s also has a stellar reputation for its seasonal pies. The Black Shire Pub D1 511 Talbot Street 519-433-7737 www.blackshire.ca Ingredients are sourced locally to create updated comfort food pub fare that is simple, seasonal and familiar. This dynamic community music pub is popular with the arts crowd and a variety of patrons. Craft beers and 17 taps on the main coffin and another three in their second floor lounge. Black Trumpet F1 523 Richmond Street 519-850-1500 www.blacktrumpet.ca Chef has a contemporary take on international classics, drawing from local and seasonal ingredients to create time-honoured offerings. The vaulted ceilings, towering centre-hearth fireplace and detailed craftsmanship create a warm ambiance. Enjoy the exotic terraced courtyard for al fresco dining. Several private dining rooms are available, with full multimedia facilities. Blu Duby D5 32 Covent Market Place 519-433-1414 www.bluduby.com Chef Dani Gruden-Murphy combines comfort food classics with modern European, Asian and Mediterranean twists. This is comfort cuisine in upmarket surroundings with a nod to hip but no pretension. Owners Joe and Cheryl Duby feature a well-thought-out wine list offering a variety of price points. Private dining available Booster Juice

355 Wellington Street — Citi Plaza boosterjuice.com Fast & Fresh Sit-Down Service

G4 519-204-4513

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Braywick Bistro G4 244 Dundas Street 519-645-6524 www.braywickbistro.ca Anissa and Barry Foley have upped the ante and elevated the bistro’s menus. A stylish interior with warm tones punctuating the serene, gently-lit interior provides a welcoming oasis. Signature dishes include an interesting (and gluten-free) Pad Thai. Budapest Dining Room & Tavern J4 348 Dundas Street 519-439-3431 www.oo5.com/bpr The Budapest is a local treasure with red velvet, chandeliers, crystal and old world charisma. Doyenne Marika Hayek has been delighting patrons with her risqué repartee and dependably great Hungarian specialities in this traditional old-world tavern setting for 56 years. Comfy street side patio.

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Café Queens F3 200 Queens Ave 519-439-0903 This pleasant deli-café near Victoria Park makes everything inhouse from scratch at reasonable prices. Cantata Lounge I4 325 Dundas Street 519-679-6111 https://www.deltahotels.com/Hotels/Delta-London-ArmouriesHotel/Restaurants-Dining/Cantata-Lounge The Cantata Lounge crowns the top of one of the Delta Armouries live atria in the heart of their historical building. Relax in the comfortable atmosphere with friends, watch the big game or don’t miss an episode of your favourite show. Café Sentral

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117 Dundas Street 519-701-0876 www.cafesentral.com Offering a large variety of fresh fruit bubble teas, smoothies, mouth-watering savoury crêpes, delicious dessert crêpes and waffles. Free board games available.

Chaucer’s Pub E3 122 Carling Street www.marienbad.ca Chaucer’s is one of downtowns foremost beer pubs, located in a heritage building connected to the Marienbad Restaurant. The two establishments share a menu that reflects the mixture of history and culture that is Central Europe. The comfortable and cozy pub pays homage to Olde England and is known for an impressive selection of single malt scotches and selection of beers. Che Restobar G4 225 Dundas Street 519-601-7999 cherestobar.ca Marvin Rivas has designed an atmosphere that sends exactly the right message about Che: it is sexy and urbane, casual and spontaneous, but it’s personable, too, and the core commitment to authentic cuisine isn’t blasé in the least. The menu blends tradition and ingenuity in true Latin American style and is influenced by Chef German Nunez’s and Rivas’s culinary legacy. Casual Fine Dining

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The Church Key Bistro-Pub F2 476 Richmond Street 519-936-0960 www.thechurchkey.ca This is top-notch cooking and Chef Michael Anglestad has a repertoire of flavours that are big, brash and rustic but thoroughly cosmopolitan. Pastry Chef Cliff Briden is also at the top of his game. Best of all owners Vanessa and Pete Willis’s haven’t overlooked its roots as a place for locals to meet and imbibe. An intimate outdoor courtyard borders the south side of the building. Coffee Culture

G4 519-850-2233

260 Dundas Street www.coffeeculturecafe.com

Cornerstone Sushi Ya G3 440 Clarence Street 519-936-2869 www.sushiyalondon.com This is a charming little restaurant with friendly owners and an unpretentious atmosphere. A variety of made to order sushi and sashimi are the highlights of this menu, along with bento box specials and other Japanese specialities. Cousin Vinny’s Pizza

E4 519-645-1116

425 Richmond Street www.cousinvinnyspizza.ca

Crabby Joe’s Tap & Grill H4 276 Dundas Street 519-645-4880 www.crabbyjoes.com Good Food...Good Fun....Bad Temper!! Casual dining and familyfriendly pub fare. Open until 2 am everyday with full tap and grill menu. Curry Garden E5 346 Richmond Street 519-850-5678 www.currygardenrestaurant.ca Curry Garden has been offering traditional Indian food in downtown London since 1997. They offer a varied selection of vegetarian and meat dishes, all made from scratch with fresh ingredients, and time-honoured methods. Daily lunch buffet, eat in, take out or delivery.

D The Daily Planet Café

142 Fullarton Street — Talbot Centre foodandshops.com/food/daily_planet_cafe

D2 519-672-2248

David’s Bistro E3 432 Richmond Street 519-667-0535 www.davidsbistro.ca David Chapman and Chef Elvis Drennan present a solid array of classic French favourites. The dishes are so virtuous, in such a French way it’s almost impossible to believe you’re not in France. The bistro with its tiny bar, vivacious red walls and black-checked tablecloths is a venerated downtown dining destination. There is a sensibly priced, extensive and ever-changing consignment wine selection and interesting VQAs. Fast & Fresh Sit-Down Service

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E The Early Bird D5 355 Talbot Street 519-439-6483 www.theearlybird.ca Gregg and Justin Wolfe’s red-hot diner, with casual farm-to-table cooking, has a quirky charm and a hotchpotch menu of updated retro diner classics and new generation comfort foods. Signature dishes include the king-sized “turducken club” sandwich. You can’t get much more hip-but-earthy than The Early Bird diner.

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Fire Roasted Coffee Café D5 105 King Street 519-438-5225 www.fireroastedcoffee.com This flagship café and its complementary business, Habitual Chocolate are situated in a renovated heritage building at King and Talbot streets. Everything is meticulously freshly baked and prepared from scratch. The chalkboard menu changes daily. The café is licenced and features a selection of beer and wine and cocktails like their signature espresso and chocolate martinis. Fitzray’s Restaurant and Lounge D4 110 Dundas Street 519-646-1112 http:/fitzrays.com Located across the street from the Budweiser Gardens, this is a convenient spot for a unique take on classic bar fare or drinks before an event. The patio is an industry favourite. “The staff is the lifeblood of FitzRay’s. They make you feel at home, and treat you like you just walked into your best friend’s house.” Five Fortune Culture Restaurant E5 368 Richmond Street 226-667-9873 Wen Bei Li’s new restaurant is located at the southeast corner of Richmond and King Street. The cuisine is a combination of Yunnan, Sichuan and Guizhou influences. The five good fortunes are: wealth, health, longevity, love, and virtue. Try the congee. Fox and Fiddle H5 355 Wellington Street — Citi Plaza 519-679-8126 www.foxandfiddle.com Celebrating over 20 years of serving traditional and modern pub fare. Professional staff works at creating a warm, cozy, yet vibrant ambience. Service is attentive, quick and friendly. There is a good selection of domestic and imported draught beer at a reasonable price. It’s the place to have a game of darts or pool and watch your favourite sporting event. Seasonal patio. Friday Knight Lights E4 391 Richmond Street 519-672-5050 www.fridayknightlights.com This large sports-themed restaurant and bar offers an extensive Casual Fine Dining

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variety of roadhouse-style fare. They specialize in quality on time lunches, sit down and take out.

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Garlic’s of London E2 479 Richmond Street 519-432-4092 www.garlicsoflondon.com Proponents of farm-to-table cuisine, Owner Edo Pehji, Manager Emma Pratt, Chef Chad Stewart and their culinary team offer intelligent and ethically informed menu choices. Garlic’s combines all the elements of a perennial favourite - as delicious, affordable, top-of-the-line, rustic cooking using seasonal and high quality ingredients. Golden Wok

355 Wellington Street — Citi Plaza

519-679-2266

The Gourmet Deli

248 King Street 519-777-1065 www.thegourmetdeli.ca A combination of quick-service deli, sandwich emporium, coffee shop and caterer serving a casual breakfast and lunch. From specialty beverages to bagels to grab-and-go staples, you’ll find a variety of fresh — no preservatives, no processed foods — options..

Gozen Bistro Sushi and Grill G3 219 Queens Ave 519-858-9998 www.gozenbistro.com Jun Hwang’s Gozen has a menu of Japanese sushi and Korean specialties. Signatures include: sashimi, soft shell crab tempura; bimbim bap the traditional dinner-in-a-bowl – with freshly– cooked crispy rice in the bottom of the stone pot served with julienned vegetables and mung bean sprouts; and bulgogi wrap with marinated beef, rice and gochujang sauce.

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Hasbeans

130 King Street — Covent Garden Market www.coventmarket.com/merchants/hasbeans

D5 519-663-0237

Havaris Produce D5 130 King Street — Covent Garden Market 519-672-4400 www.coventmarket.com/merchants/havaris-produce The Honest Lawyer

G4 519-433-4913

Hot Oven

D5 519-679-1620

228 Dundas www.honestlawyer.ca

130 King Street — Covent Garden Market www.coventmarket.com/merchants/hot-oven

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F1 519 Richmond Street 226-688-7002 www.icarusrestobar.com Zack Agathos’s new open kitchen places an emphasis on modern casual dining with both a Greek flavour and flair. Specialties include celiac and vegan options.

The Ice Creamery D5 130 King Street — Covent Garden Market 519-642-0202 www.coventmarket.com/merchants/the-ice-creamery International Bakery D5 130 King Street — Covent Garden Market 519-672-8280 www.coventmarket.com/merchants/international-bakery Ionian Pizza Restaurant

275 Dundas Street — City Centre

H4 519-434-2092

J Jambalaya E4 119 Dundas Street 519-858-2000 www.jambalayarestaurant.com Jambalaya — a traditional Creole dish that originated in the Caribbean — is the perfect name for Chef Kevin Greaves’ “Jump Up World Cuisine.” The restaurant’s approach to the celebration of life and appreciation of food comes with a relaxed vibe, upbeat music, slate-tile floors, exposed brick and a boulevard patio in season. J Dee’s Market Grill D5 109 King Street 519-858-8646 www.fb.com/pages/J-Dees-Market-Grill/114487265263845 A popular restaurant steps from the Budweiser Gardens and the Covent Garden Market at the corner of King and Talbot Streets. The kitchen offers a menu of diverse burger variations with gourmet and traditional toppings and featuring numerous grilled items and accompaniments Jewel of India E4 390 Richmond Street 519-434-9268 www.jewelofindiarestaurant.ca Since 1985, Jewel of India has been serving up a blend of fresh spices and delectably good curries. Whether you’re craving a fiery vindaloo, a classic korma, or one of their other speciality Tandoori or curry dishes, the food is guaranteed to put some spice in your life. The restaurant offers a variety of popular appetizers, pilaf, curries, and vegetarian and meat-based dishes spiced to suit your palate, from mild to hot.

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K Kantina Café & Restaurant D5 349 Talbot Street 519-672-5862 www.kantina.ca This is some of the most strikingly realized and highly characterized cutting-edge cuisine imbued with farm-to-table ideals around. Owner Miljan Karac and Chef Danijel “Dacha” Markovic reinterpret classic Balkan –inspired cooking with a fresh twist in their chic but casual downtown London restaurant. Chef takes pains to ensure his cuisine bears the marks of authenticity of the hands that made it. Kings Inn Diner F5 186 King Street 519-679-5999 dinehere.ca/london/kings-inn-diner Tucked beside the entrance to the Knight’s Inn, this popular twolevel 1960s-style diner has a good short-order kitchen and can boast cheerful and fast service. The food is old-school restaurantstyle fare, filling, reasonably priced and with few embellishments. Kiss The Pizza

D6 519-672-2222

Kleiber’s Delicatessen

D5 519-495-7753

Koko’s Café & Catering

F6 519-858-8550

120 York Street

130 King Street — Covent Garden Market www.coventmarket.com/merchants/kleibers-deli

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L La Casa Ristorante D5 117 King Street 519-434-2272 www.lacasaristorante.com Chef Scott Sanderson’s menus are rooted in the authentic Italian tradition. All the classics of Italian culinary canon are on the virtuous menu — prepared from scratch with skill. Consistency and familiarity are the hallmarks of the La Casa culinary experience. Signature dishes such as risotto al salto, house-made angel hair pasta with sautéed shrimp and lobster tagliolini are masterworks. Lil Miss Muffins

H5 519-672-3612

Little Red Roaster

G4, D5 519-438-8042 519-645-7188

285 King Street

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London Ale House I4 288 Dundas Street 519-204-2426 The London Ale House has a large variety of beers — local, inter­ national draught, bottled and ciders. Menu items are prepared inhouse, from scratch ­— even the condiments, using beers and ciders. There is a back garden patio with a huge projection television screen. London Grill I5 300 King Street - Hilton Hotel 519-430-6414 www.hiltonlondon.com The London Hilton embraces the Hilton’s high standards for quality service and superbly prepared and presented menu choices in both the casual Market Café and the elegant London Grill. The accent is on quality ingredients, freshness and exceeding guest’s expectations.

M Manito’s Rotisserie

130 King Street — Covent Garden Market www.manitos.ca

D5 519-907-0255

Marienbad Restaurant D3 122 Carling Street 519-679-9940 www.marienbad.ca For forty years, the Marienbad has brought European dining culture to downtown, in a casual atmosphere. The kitchen evokes eastern and central Europe with its skill for that perfect marriage of sweet and sour time-honoured specialties. There is an exceptional steak tartare and a variety of signature schnitzels. A black iron fence, flower boxes, and comfortable tables with festive umbrellas add charm to the inviting side walk patio. The Market Deli D5 130 King Street — Covent Garden Market 519-850-3407 www.coventmarket.com/merchants/the-market-deli Marky’s Crepes and Waffles

484 Richmond Street www.markys.ca

F2 519-434-8996

Mas Café F4 192 Dundas Street 519-601-0192 mascafelondon.weebly.com Gabriel Sepulvelda sources the Latin-inspired Mas Café’s ingredients locally, including its butcher products. Pork or Beef Milanesa (breaded and fried cutlet sandwich) is worth the visit alone. Savoury empanadas, an aromatic delicacy are stuffed with a variety of traditional fillings, and churros a delicious fried choux paste doughnut is made-to-order and filled with manjar de leche. Mascot Restaurant F4 172 Dundas Street 519-434-9031 www.mascotrestaurant.com Established and still operated by brothers Peter, Theodoros and Elias Vergiris, this family-run restaurant has relied on a loyal

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clientele of regulars for 43 years. The menu is anchored by Greek dishes like souvlaki, Greek salad and roast lamb, plus classic diner fare like steak, omelettes and western sandwiches.

Massey’s Fine Indian Cuisine F5 174 King Street 519-672-2989 www.masseys.ca Chef/owner Patison Massey and his business partner and spouse Anisha seem to be always on hand. Chef shows his expertise with his dazzling way with spices bestowing and building flavors to great effect. Offering a variety of vegetarian dishes and classic Indian favourites such as: smoky-spiced baingan patiala, everything tandoori, butter chicken, naan, and various exotic accompaniments. McDonalds

151 Dundas Street www.mcdonalds.ca

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Michael’s On The Thames A6 1 York Street 519-672-0111 www.michaelsonthethames.com For thirty years and counting, Michael’s On The Thames has been regarded as London’s “celebration destination” — and for good reason. Owner-operator Brian Stewart, general manager Joelle Lees, executive Chef Denis Clavette and their polished staff give patrons what they want, consistently. The restaurant has been smartly refurbished to create a renewed sense of comfort and well-being. Milos’ Craft Beer Emporium D4 420 Talbot Street 519-601-4447 www.pubmilos.com This is London’s premier craft beer destination, owned and operated by renowned publican Milos Kral. Chef Matt Reijnen prepares menus that reflect their farm-to-table commitment and passion for everything local. Kral offers 23 micros on tap with excellent style variation. Craft beer enthusiasts have made this local landmark part of Ontario’s rich craft beer culture. Seasonal patio. Mr. Shawarma

E4 519-936-8690

Mr. Submarine

F4 519-858-8228

421 Richmond Street

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The Morrissey House J4 359 Dundas Street 519-204-9220 www.themorrisseyhouse.com Publican Marc Serré’s Morrissey House with its unique selection of beers and innovative pub food is a welcoming, warm and cozy local. Chef Andrew Harris offers a menu that is comfortable and accessible but with a twist. Almost everything is made in house from scratch. There is al fresco dining on their popular 60-seat patio. Moxie’s Classic Grill E3 441 Richmond 519-936-0745 moxies.ca The Moxie’s atmosphere provides an upscale casual dining experience and attentive service. The extensive menu provides a variety of premium steaks, sandwiches, hamburgers, pastas and rice, as well as various other mains, salads and starters.

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N Nate’s Shawarma D5 130 King Street — Covent Garden Market 519-667-0041 www.coventmarket.com/merchants/nates-shawarma The New Dehli Deli D5 130 King Street — Covent Garden Market 519-679-0518 www.coventmarket.com/merchants/the-new-delhi-deli Nooners G3 436 Clarence Street 519-434-8242 www.fb.com/noonersforlunch Cathy Walsh’s Nooner’s has had a bustling lunch crowd for 28 years. The spot wins big points for its fast and healthy selection of soups, salads, sandwiches and features like quiche and shepherd’s pie. The eatery tucked back in its own alley sports 75 seats indoors and a patio, both popular spots.

O The Only On King F4 172 King Street, 519-936-2064 www.theonlyonking.ca Possessing a superior grasp on the tenets of terroir and sustainability, chef/owner Paul Harding’s cooking is faultless. The Only On King, with its farm-to-table philosophy and culinary repertoire is a master class in modern comfort cooking.

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D5 519-433-0647

Pizza Pizza

E4 519-667-1111

130 King Street — Covent Garden Market www.coventmarket.com/merchants/petit-paris

158 Dundas Street www.pizzapizza.ca

Poacher’s Arms E3 171 Queens Avenue 519-432-7888 www.poachersarms.ca Poacher’s Arms is London’s oldest pub, featuring casual dining true to the British convention. They offer hearty fare, prepared

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to order, at accessible prices. Poacher’s is especially proud of its reputation for their award-winning barbecue sauce and ribs and its continental menu. 

R The Raja Fine Indian Cuisine G4 428 Clarence Street 519-601-7252 rajafinedining.ca The Raja serves fine Indian cuisine in refined and elegant surroundings by a knowledgeable, deferential and well-trained staff. The dining room has character and sophistication with its marble floors, deep red painted walls and white accents. The Rhino Lounge Bakery & Coffee Shoppe C3

421 Ridout Street — in Museum London 519-850-5111 www.rhinolounge.ca Bakery & coffee shoppe by day, lounge by night. Cronuts, in-house croissants & bagels, and delicacies from the polished repertoire of Pastry Chef Michele Lenhardt. Fully licensed with a seasonal patio on the museum lawn. Available evenings for private events.

The Rice Box

130 King Street — Covent Garden Market www.coventmarket.com/merchants/the-rice-box

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355 Wellington Street — Citi Plaza

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E4 519-645-2078

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The River Room C3 421 Ridout Street — in Museum London 519-850-2287 northmoore.ca/theriverroom Panoramic views and the tailored simplicity and elegance of the River Room make it breathtaking. Jess Jazey-Spoelstra’s kitchen has a deserved reputation for the quality of the ingredients and the knowledgeable and expressive exuberance of the preparations. Open Tuesday–Friday 11 am to 4 pm and Sunday for brunch. Rock au Taco D5 353 Talbot Street 519-439-6483 www.fb.com/RockAuTacoLondon The latest brain wave of the Wolfe brothers, Rock au Taco located next door to the Early Bird Diner is serving up delicious and authentic tacos and Mexican cuisine, ice cold cervezas, and smooth tequila. This is gourmet inspired street food and classic comfort-club grub. The Rocks on King D5 93 King Street 519-204-4044 www.fb.com/TheRocksOnKing Menus feature upscale bar fare that they create in house from scratch. The atmosphere embraces a stylish, upscale dining experience with contemporary decor accompanied by friendly service. A rooftop patio facing the Budweiser Gardens accommodates 60 with great seating and lighting. Fast & Fresh Sit-Down Service

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S Sahara Family Restaurant

G4 519-601-2647

The Salad Bowl

D5 519-672-0650

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130 King Street — Covent Garden Market www.coventmarket.com/merchants/the-salad-bowl

Scot’s Corner H4 268 Dundas Street 519-667-2277 www.thescotscorner.com British-inspired pub is London’s home for live soccer. Scot’s Corner serves up a large variety of beers on tap and a diverse menu that includes all-day breakfast, classic pub favourites, burgers and sandwiches. Sebastian’s at the Market

130 King Street — Covent Garden Market www.coventmarket.com/merchants/sebastians

D5 519-673-0333

Seoul Seafood Shoppe D5 130 King Street — Covent Garden Market 519-645-4830 www.coventmarket.com/merchants/seoul-seafood-shoppe Spageddy Eddy’s E4 428 Richmond Street — in Artisans Alley 519-645-3002 www.spaghettieddies.com Tucked into Artisan’s Alley off Richmond Street, this small, eclectic restaurant offers large portions that exceed most people’s expectations. Along with a variety of pasta dishes, there are soups and salads. This inexpensive pasta bar is popular with budget conscious students. Starbucks

E4 519-434-2424

Stobie’s Pizza

F2 519-432-2228

Subsmart Ministop

F1 519-850-4005

Subway

G4, E4 519-642-4162 519-642-1747

160 Dundas Street www.starbucks.ca

484 Richmond Street www.stobiespizza.com

515 Richmond Street

355 Wellington Street — Citi Plaza 150 Dundas Street

Sushi ‘n Sushi D2 142 Fullarton Street — Talbot Centre 519-672-1474 www.sushinsushi.fr order@sushinsushi.com

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T Taco Del Mar

G4 519-439-8226

355 Wellington Street — Citi Plaza

Tamarine by Quynh Nhi D4 118 Dundas Street 519-601-8276 www.tamarine.ca Chefs Quyhn and Nhi’s modern Vietnamese menus are cleverly balanced, with a gentle rhythm between strong and subtle flavours uniting both colour and texture. The stylish dining room is warm and embracing, and the hospitality is gracious and welcoming. Tanakaya Japanese Restaurant D5 Covent Garden Market 519-850-8838 www.coventmarket.com/merchants/tanakaya Nestled into the Market Lane side of Covent Garden Market, this tiny restaurant is a bit of a hidden gem. Offering a selection of made-to-order sushi rolls, sashimi, teriyaki, tempura and traditional bento box selections. Use the patio entrance on Market Lane when the market is closed. Taste of Asia Restaurant

394 Waterloo Street 519-858-2988 Pan-Asian menu with Chinese and Thai specialities, known for awesome Singapore noodles. Located in the hotel district. Friendly staff, dine-in, take-out and delivery.

A Taste of India F6 182 York Street 519-667-1207 www.letseat.at/TasteofIndia Northern Indian style cuisine including Tandoori and standard curry dishes, along with emblematic staples like: pakoras, samosas, bhaji, and kebabs. Daily for dinner across from the Via Rail station. The Tasting Room E2 483 Richmond Street 519-438-6262 www.thetastingroom.ca Chef Paul Eadie’s menus are a veritable hit parade of current trends and updated classics. Lively tapas bars were the inspiration for this restaurant. Menus are a mixture of up-to-the-minute trends and updated classics. Small plates are the main focus and the list is extensive. Wine tasting flights are divided into four, 2-ounce glasses of red or white. Taylor Sue’s Cups & Cones

D5 519-850-8667

The Tea Haus

D5 519-679-0129

Thai Delight

D5 519-679-7608

130 King Street — Covent Garden Market www.coventmarket.com/merchants/taylor-sues

130 King Street — Covent Garden Market www.theteahous.com

130 King Street — Covent Garden Market www.coventmarket.com/merchants/thai-delight

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Thaifoon Restaurant E4 120 Dundas Street 519-850-1222 www.thaifoonrestaurant.com Hospitable proprietors Alex and Eddy Phimprhrachanh set themselves apart with bang-on aromatic specialties from the Thai culinary canon and with their keen eye for detail and presentation. The minimalist room is sleek, with a sexy, upbeat soundtrack, rich dark woods and ultra-soft leather banquettes. Tim Hortons

H5, D6, F4 519-679-0416 519-438-6701 519-438-6701

380 Wellington Street 111 York Street 176 Dundas Street www.timhortons.com/ca/en

Treats D2 142 Fullarton Street — Talbot Centre 519-645-1172 www.treats.com kdkmail@hotmail.com Trends Restaurant

E4 519-601-1419

419 Richmond Street www.trendsrestaurant.ca

V Villa Resto Lounge D4 109 Dundas Street 519-601-8890 www.villarestolounge.com This upscale resto-lounge is located across from the Budweiser Gardens. Mid-century art deco style and an impressive bar area create striking visuals, while a creative menu with Italian influences serves the taste buds, including an extensive range of gourmet pizzas. Sophisticated martini/cocktail and wine selections complete the lounge dining experience.

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130 King Street — Covent Garden Market 519-433-6161 www.waldos.on.ca Mark Kitching’s kitchen brigade offer definitive bistro-style selections. There’s a comforting trajectory with this kind of reliable fare, dependably good appetizers to a fresh spin on classic entrée favourites. This is where you will find the best “organic” burger in town. Outdoor patio.

Wok ‘n Chopsticks

198 Dundas Street www.woknchopsticks.com

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The Works (Works Burger) E5 145 King Street 519-601-5464 www.worksburger.com The Works is downtown London’s ultimate gourmet burger bistro, based on the Ottawa chain. There are over 60 burger variations on offer. Hand-pressed 100% Canadian beef as well as many vegetarian varieties.

Y YOU Made It Café

E6 226-777-0116

YoYo’s Yogurt Café

F1 519-601-0181

Yu’s Sushi Garden

G4 519-907-0111

332 Richmond Street you.on.ca

515 Richmond Street www.yoyosyogurtcafe.com

355 Wellington Street — Citi Plaza

Z Zed & Zee Café

H5 519-433-7065

380 Wellington Street

Zen Gardens J4 344 Dundas Street 519-433-6688 www.zen-garden.ca Zen Garden’s creative kitchen serves the best healthy vegetarian meals that you can imagine, in an upscale, tranquil atmosphere. Even meat substitutes are made from natural ingredients and spices; absolutely no chemicals or preservatives.

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