Here at Find a London office, we love visiting new bars, restaurants and clubs in London. There’s been an explosion of new restaurant opening in recent years, with Londoners now reckoned to be eating out on average 4 times a week. Interestingly, The average meal out now costs £37.35 per head – 14% down on the £43.40 in 2011, closing the gap on New York prices. London has so much to offer, and we are now definitely on the map as a city that celebrates good food.
On Tuesday night we went to Bi Won on Coptic street, a wonderful Korean restaurant just off New Oxford Street.
The place was full of Koreans enjoying bibimbap (rice, meat and vegetables cooked in a stone pot, enlivened by added pine nuts) and other wonderful dishes.
I have never visited Korea or tried Korean food before, but with the hot plate on which you cook at the table, the fresh ingredients and the fun of trying new flavours, I would really recommend Bi Won as an authentic introduction into the cuisine.
It seems like I’m not the only one who thinks so..Here are some other reviews about Bi Won found on Google:
“The most amazing and homey Korean food!! Go here for the Korean pancakes, which are glorious or for any of their hot pot stews. The atmosphere is quiet and calm – don’t expect a lot of thumping music or loud crowds…mostly spillover from the British Museum. But who needs atmosphere where there is such good food?”
“Excellent food. Very authentic. Really friendly attentive service. Been twice and will be back more often now. The best Korean I have had in London. High standard without being pretentious.”
“I went there for lunch on Sunday with two young kids. The waitress was very patient. Suggested some good dishes. The food quality is good and waiting time reasonable.”