London’s favourite hangover hangouts for the festive season

Party season is well underway, and the daily hangover haze isn’t over just yet. If you’re anything like us, then you’ll most likely find yourself buried under the duvet longer than is socially acceptable. But in case you manage to pull yourself together and venture out the door, we’ve devised a list of our favourite places to nurse your head.

Simpsons-in-the-Strand100 Strand, London WC2R 0EW

If you like your hangover cures to be more traditional, then don’t look beyond the classic restaurant Simpsons-in-the-Strand. There’s nothing like a hearty full English breakfast to soothe your post-party blues – a little port and champagne helps too. The menu also features ‘The Ten Deadly Sins’ (£14.50): a mountain of Cumberland sausage, streaky and back bacon, Stornoway black pudding, fried mushrooms, baked tomato, eggs, liver, fried bread, bubble and squeak and baked beans.

HIPCHIPS49 Old Compton St, Soho, London W1D 6HL

Sometimes the obvious things will do the trick. Crisps. But perhaps take a step beyond the Walker’s cheese and onion and visit HIPCHIPS in Soho, where you can enjoy a diverse selection of savoury and sweet dips, ranging from katsu curry to baba ganoush (priced from £4.50).

Coin Laundry @ 70 Exmouth Market. EC1R 4QP

If you’re looking for wholesome home comforts, then 1970s-inspired restaurant Coin Laundry offers some hearty dishes that include onion bhaji baps, oozing chicken kievs and steak and ale pies as well as the hair of the dog option. For something a little extra, try the Coin Laundry’s bottomless boozy brunch (£18)

Aquum68-70 Clapham High St, London SW4 7UL

For breakfast with a little twist, head south to Aquum. The Mediterranean-inspired restaurant offers ‘The Big Fat Greek Breakfast’ (starting from £12), a classic Cypriot combination of delicious pork loin slices and grilled halloumi, which will be sure to cure any hangover.

Ray’s Bar in Dalston95 Kingsland High St, London E8 2PB

Finally, if you’re looking to get back on the waggon, Ray’s Bar in Dalston is the perfect space for a cheeky midday cocktail. Voodoo Ray’s upstairs also provides a selection of hot fresh pizzas by the slice which can be delivered directly to drinkers downstairs. For £4.00 per slice, we’re not complaining.


Ahmed Elmi


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