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The best places to eat in Euston

An unexpected enclave of global flavours in a neighbourhood that offers plenty more than the famous railway terminus

It might not be the first place in Camden that springs to mind when embarking on culinary adventures, but Euston has a whole lot of food to discover, if you know where to look. Here’s a hand-picked list of the best restaurants in Euston.

Start with the area’s historic market thoroughfare, Chalton St, where quintessential family-run Italian Albertini has a huge range of Mediterranean antipasti, and classic secondi, pastas and pizzas, in the most convivial of surrounds.

Opposite is Yatri, specialising in Northwest Indian dishes, where you should try the Gujarati Undhiyu, a complex vegetarian dish originally cooked in earthen pots underground. There are lots of tasty small plates to share, too, in this bustling streetfood canteen-style setting.

Mai-Sushi best in euston
Mai Sushi

Dashuo is the street’s swish Chinese, with a menu leaning towards the seafood-heavy Zhejiang and Shanghai regional cuisines less commonly found in the capital. Try the crispy parcels of tender pseudosciaena fish in a crispy beancurd wrapper. Mai Sushi hand-make colourful nigiri and sashimi, bento boxes or you can truly go to town as a group with one of their heavily-laden sushi ‘boats’ to share.

Cheezelo is a classic French fromagerie, selling Continental and British cheeses and French wines by day, and offering occasional supper clubs, tastings and paired food events in the evenings. A fan favourite for best restaurants in Euston.

See the Secret Feasts video featuring Cheezelo.

Somers Town Coffee House seafood platter
Somers Town Coffee House

One of Euston’s most cherished social hubs, Somers Town Coffee House is a multi-room pub, comprising of the main bar and restaurant on the ground floor, a cocktail basement, and a series of secret rooms behind a book case for supper clubs and private dining. Their menu is big on seafood, including regular Moules Mondays.

See the Secret Feasts video featuring Somers Town Coffee House

Drummond Street has been a famous destination for South Indian and Bangladeshi restaurants for decades. Lunchtimes and weekends are all about the still reasonably priced all-you-can-eat buffets, with full a la carte menus in the evenings. Chutneys is among the most polished, or opt for the original shared wooden benches and booths of the Diwana Bhel Poori House, virtually unchanged since its establishment back in 1971. Head there for the veg thalis and dosas, or try Ravi Shankar which has daily vegetarian specials on rotation, alongside all the South Indian veg classics. 

Ravi Shankar Euston
Ravi Shankar

For something a little different, you’ll find heaps of tasty Chinese meat skewers at BinBinQ. The classic pub grub menu at the historic Crown and Anchor is ever-popular with the local after work pint groups and residents alike, or head into the back streets to find the atmospheric Exmouth Arms, renowned for its in-house burger grill.

See the Secret Feasts video featuring the Exmouth Arms

outside Exmouth Arms pub
Exmouth Arms

Nearby North Gower St is home to new Mexican-inspired all-day restaurant MXO London, complete with an agave bar for once darkness falls. 

See the Secret Feasts video featuring MXO London 

And over on Hampstead Road, Mestizo serves authentic dishes, the likes of which you won’t find in the more mainstream Mexican places. We love the stuffed corn husk tamales, cactus leaf veg tacos or chilli guajillo and tequila-drenched chicken with cheese sauce.

Murger Han Chinese restaurant Euston
Murger Han

Tucked away near the station is the legendary Malaysian Roti King (main pic above) where the signature flaky bread is dipped into flavoursome kari bowls, with other classics such as nasi goreng and char kuey teow also leading to queues stretching out of the door, daily.

Eversholt Street is the area’s other surprisingly rich foodie strip, with the impressive Murger Han offering authentic Xi’an food, which focuses on ancient Qin Dynasty-era slow-cooked meat stuffed into flatbread. Their hand-pulled thick noodles served in a clay pot spicy broth soup steal the show, though. Great Nepalese is a spot to explore Himalayan curries and sizzling tandoori dishes.

At the Mornington Crescent end, the world’s first vampire-themed pizzeria, Lost Souls is currently undergoing renovation after a fire, but soon you’ll be able to enjoy the signature black charcoal bases and the ‘satanic balsamic’ pentagram toppings once more.

See the Secret Feasts video featuring Lost Souls 

In the same arcade, Asakusa is a cosy minimalist Japanese joint, offering sushi, grilled yakimono and yakitori meats, hot pots and a definitive drinks menu of top sake, whiskey and Japanese cocktails. 

We hope you enjoyed this list of best restaurants in Euston, for more lists, such as the best brunch recommendations in Primrose Hill, head to Camdenist

Asakusa, Japanese restaurant, Euston

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