Where to get your chilli fix in London this winter.

Where to get your chilli fix in London this winter.


Winter is here. We need all the 'heat' we can get. So here’s my list of restaurant where you can get your spicy fix. This is not an exhaustive list. I am constantly hunting for my next chilli fix. Follow me on instagram for the latest tip.

My top 3 Sichuan / Hunan Restaurants

Food House 風味食堂

  • Local and authentic, this Sichuan restaurant located on the main strip of Chinatown is my go-to restaurant when I need proper Sichuan chilli fix when I am in Chinatown. Look out for the restaurant opposite Cafe Wan Chai with the Chinese name, 風味食堂.

  • Must order dish: Dry Hot Pot

  • Address: 46 Gerrard Street, W1D 5QH (show map links)

Má Là Sichuan Restaurant

I used to work in Pimlico and this is my go-to lunch spot when I need a lunchtime spicy fix. Not all dishes are authentic.

Recommended dishes: Legendary Mapo Tofu, Fragrant Chilli Chicken (it is a super spicy dish), Dry Wok Chicken,

Address: 37 Monck Street, Westminster, London. SW1P 2BL

Yi Ping

This restaurant located in Angel does a solid mapo tofu and dry wok chicken,

Address : 70-72 Liverpool Road, London N1 0QD

Xi An Impression

Situated literally opposite the Arsenal Emirates stadium,  this small little hole in the wall serve Xi'an local street food.

Address: 117 Benwell Rd, London N7 7BW



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