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London’s Best Kept Secrets: Dining Edition


First off, let’s talk about the elephant in the room. What defines a 'best kept secret?' To us, a best kept secret is something not even all locals know about, something so good that we feel a sense of entitlement about it and don’t even want to tell our best friends because it is JUST THAT GOOD. Tourism London is 'taking one for the team' this week and unleashing everything that Londoners don’t want you to know about us. This is not TMZ, it’s even better.
 

THE Early Bird

Address: 355 Talbot St.
Website:
www.theearlybird.ca

Well, we let the cat out of the bag with this first location as it has been featured on Food Network’s You Gotta Eat Here – The Early Bird is a fine diner hiding on a side street in London across from Budweiser Gardens. The perfect place to go for your pre-concert fillings. At the Early Bird everything is made from scratch from their sauces (you can’t beat their smoked garlic aioli) to smoking their own meat daily. Portions are large, prices are low but best yet, the food is to die for! Currently craving their Bacon Wrapped Pickles!
The Early Bird

Spageddy Eddy's

Address: 428 Richmond St.
Website:
www.spageddyeddys.ca

Family owned and operated, a restaurant that defies the rules of 21st century advertising as everyone who knows this place is by word of mouth (or in this case, word of blog). Even if we gave you the address (which we did) you would still have trouble finding this place – this is how secretive it is! Spageddy Eddy’s have kept quiet about their famous pasta dishes but their monstrous portions are no secret. Even Gord Downie and the rest of the Tragically Hip crew chose Spageddy Eddy’s as their go-to when visiting London on April 15, 2016. 
Lauren Busby / Spageddy Eddy's

The Root Cellar

Address: 623 Dundas St.
Website:
www.rootcellarorganic.ca

Taking advantage of one of the healthiest trends this year, The Root Cellar provides a farm-to-table café menu with the best Beet and Goat’s Cheese Salad Bowl known to (wo)man. Their art décor consists of pieces by some of London’s most talented local artists and brick arches that make you feel the authenticity of the atmosphere. With a menu as big and diverse as London, locals and tourist can’t go wrong stopping by this Old East Village café. If you’re looking for a contemporary spot for Sunday Brunch and ideal (Insta)Gram aesthetics, look no further. 
The Root Cellar

Prince Albert’s Diner

Address: 565 Richmond St.
Website:
www.facebook.com/NoDinerFiner/

You don’t know London until you know Prince Albert’s Diner, located in the heart of Downtown London on Richmond Row. A location that is an accessible and convenient diner for all age groups and taste buds. Specializing in (larger than life sized) milkshakes and your typical nostalgic, retro style features, Prince Al’s is a must visit location in the Forest City. Just make sure to have cash on you when visiting because just like in the ‘50s, credit and debit was as relevant as dialup internet is now.  
Prince Albert’s Diner

Garlic’s of London

Address: 481 Richmond St.
Website:
www.garlicsoflondon.com

For all your fine dining, and garlic needs, this is a location not to be missed on your way into London. From a vast ever changing menu of monthly specials to their famous roasted garlic ice cream, this is a dining experience we would suggest you do not miss. Garlic’s is a great location for any celebratory occasion from casual Sunday Brunch (because brunch should always be celebrated) to parties of all kinds. Custom dining is available in a private room with personalized menus and services. Talk about grand gesture am I right?
Garlic’s of London 

The Bungalow Neighbourhood Hub

Address: 910 Waterloo St. 
Website:
www.bungalowhub.ca

Located in London’s Old North neighbourhood, the Bungalow is definitely the go to secret for the students here in London but also open to the general public. If you’re looking to meet new people or maybe just a good Bungalow burger, you best pinpoint this restaurant on your Google maps right now (seriously). A must try is their Bungalow Hot Dog with homemade baked beans, bacon, cheddar, jalapenos and deep fried pickles paired with a local London brew.
Instagram/eatinglondonont / The Bungalow Neighbourhood Hub

The Bag Lady

Address: 474 Pall Mall St. 
Website:
www.thebagladyvariety.ca

This is a location that many London locals may not even know about. The Bag Lady offers daily homemade breakfast and lunch in a vintage “variety” store like you’ve never seen before. The mismatched and vintage décor will have you pulling out your phones for an Instaworthy photo faster than you can say “Bag”nificent breakfast! Just like the mugs, you’ll never have the same experience when visiting the Bag Lady. If you want a one of a kind #LdnOnt souvenir, this is your next stop. 
The Bag Lady

Now that we’ve officially spilled the beans about all the cool, underground spots that #LdnOnt dining has to offer, we want to know which ones you’ll be visiting! Tag #LdnEnt and #LdnGem in your photos to be featured on our website! But for now, we’re hungry and off to lunch…



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