Macaroni and cheese once struggled to gain respect as gourmet fine dining and was once seen as a treat for the kids. This has now changed and gourmet macaroni dishes are popping up on menus across the city.
This American Brasserie, described as ‘the cultural exchange between the world’s two greatest cities’ brings up-market New York dining and lands it in the heart of Mayfair. From burgers to crab cake the menu is jam-packed with US-dinner staples and the air is filled with the voice of Frank Sinatra. There are two options for macaroni and cheese including with bacon and spinach and another with truffle.
33 Dover Street , Mayfair, London , W1S 4NF
020 7499 3033
Smollensky’s offers a cosmopolitan with a distinct New York feel. The cuisine is modern American with some interesting twists. With a large bar area that serves fantastic cocktails it’s an excellent place for meeting friends or pre-theatre drinks. The macaroni cheese with leek, chicken, and bacon has been a hit with diners at Smollensky's for over 20 years.
Canary Wharf, E14
020 7719 0101
The multi-award winning restaurant promotes great British food in an informal canteen atmosphere. The traditional dishes use free range and additive free produce. One of the stars of the show is the macaroni cheese, which is proving a hit across the city.
55 Baker Street, London W1U 7EU,
0845 686 1122
4 All Star Lanes
Set in the East End, All Star Lanes joins together the fun of American dining, cocktails, and bowling for strikes just like it’s still the rock n’ rolling fifties. The baked macaroni made with three cheeses is just like what mum used to bake and you can also add bacon, onion, and jalapenos to spice it up a little.
The Old Truman Brewery, 95 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QR
020 7426 9200
5 Smith’s of Smithfield
Run by TV celebrity and Masterchef presenter, John Torode, Smith’s of Smithfield’s offers stunning views of the city along with fine dining. One of the most famous creations in the macaroni cheese with smoked haddock, which pleases city slickers and tourists alike.
67-77 Charterhouse St., London EC1M 6HJ
020 7251 7950