We’ve all been there – waking up fully clothed, daring yourself to look at your phone, praying to the high heavens you didn’t text THAT PERSON…. Oh sh*t, you did.
Ah well, nothing a big feasting can’t handle – wash that stamp off your hand, shades on and go eat till the fear fades away.
Far Rockaway – This humungous psychedelic hangout has skateboards, neon lights, crazy clowns, booze and food fit for any hangover. The pizza is where it is AT; 18inch cheesy goodness served on a stand. Seriously, this pizza left BarChick speechless, and that’s not easy. We suggest the Rockaway Hot – pepperoni, ground spiced beef, Ramiro peppers, jalapenos and black olives – you need to sweat that alcohol out right?!
97-113 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3BS
El Camion – This baby will sort you out by no means. We say get the chicken tinga, it’s banging and will give you all the protein that you need. BarChick once ordered another round – that’s how god damn good they are.
25 – 27 Brewer Street, London, W1F 0RR
Lucky Chip – Burgers are fricking everywhere so go get one. If you want the burger of all burgers we suggest Lucky Chip. In an unassuming pub in East London the Sebright Arms, the kitchen is taken over by the Lucky Chip clan making huge juice burgers with celebrity names.
31-35 Coate Street, London, E2 9AG
THE CHILLI CHEESE FRIES
MEATliquor, MEATmission, MEATmarket – whatever one you choose, they will always deliver the goods. It doesn’t matter what you choose to eat as LONG as you get yourself the chilli cheese fries on the side (or as the leading role). Skinny fries topped with spicy chilli, onions, jalapenos and mustard. So wrong it’s right… f*ck the cutlery, use your hands; the large kitchen roll is on your table for a reason.
74 Welbeck Street, London, W1G 0BA // 14-15 Hoxton Market, London, N1 6HG // Jubilee Market Hall, Tavistock Street, London, WC2E 8BE
Honest Burgers – You wouldn’t think a touch of rosemary would make such a difference, but seriously – this stuff is genius. Not too thin, not too thick – just RIGHT. Goldilocks style.
34a Camden Lock Market, Camden Lock Place, London, NW1 8AF
THE TOASTED SANDWICH
The Canton Arms – For those who can handle something rich, the foie gras toasties here are the TITS.
177 South Lambeth Road, London, SW8 1XP
THE SCOTCH EGG
The Engineer - If you can stomach a sausage and breadcrumb covered egg then The Engineer is where you should be, friend. Free range and glorious it’ll only cost you a fiver, well worth shelling out for.
65 Gloucester Avenue, London, NW1 8JH
MAC AND CHEESE
The Hawksmoor - This ain’t the ordinary tinned crap your Gran used to rustle up in the microwave to shut you up between meals. Oh no, this is mac & cheese for ballers. Laced with lobster, by the time this baby hits the deck you’ll be drinking bubbles straight from the bottles like a boss - hangover forgotten.
Air Street // Guildhall // Seven Dials // Spitalfields
M&S Mash – Sometimes the fear won’t actually allow you to eat out, just a 5 minute trip to the nearest supermarket will cut it; you need the comfort and safety of your own sofa. Don’t knock it till you try it. This is NOT smash, this is beautifully smooth potato goodness. Whack in the microwave, maybe add extra milk or butter if you’re feeling wild, grab a spoon and enjoy. It’s like a big carb hug.