London's Best Hangover Food
Overindulgence is part and parcel of the festive season, but everyone has a go-to hangover food for the day after the night before. Whether you make yourself feel better with an epic breakfast, a mighty burger or a power smoothie, London’s restaurants will cure your sore head in no time.
Mexican food is a good hangover cure, as it combines fresh flavours with the substance to help get you through. The breakfast burrito at Wahaca has punchy salsa, comforting beans and a large portion of eggs, all wrapped in a flour tortilla. Add bacon or chorizo for extra might. The breakfast menu at Wahaca Oxford Circus is served from 8am.
Eggs, eggs, eggs
Eggs are the ultimate superfood, with the yolk packed full of nutrients, wrapped in protein-rich egg white. Whether you want the childhood nostalgia of dipping Vegemite-covered soldiers in soft-boiled eggs or a very indulgent eggs Benedict/royale/Florentine, The Modern Pantry is the answer to your hungover dreams. The classic egg dishes come with moromi miso hollandaise and hazelnut and macadamia dukkah.
Park Terrace breakfast buffet
One of the most difficult tasks to negotiate when hungover is making a decision, which can be even harder when you’re hungry. The breakfast buffet at the hotel’s Park Terrace restaurant takes away this problem, as you can pick and choose whatever you like in that moment. Not having to leave the hotel with your sunglasses on is another benefit!
Sometimes only a burger will hit the spot, but if you’re going to it at all, then do it properly. Hache makes all of its burgers with top quality Scottish beef, which is sure to set you right. Then they are piled high with all manner of toppings – from truffle aioli to smoked cheese – resulting in a decadent but satisfying hangover cure. You can forgo the bread and replace it with a salad if you want to be good.
A traditional roast comes with so many associations and all of them are warm and welcoming. That in itself makes it the perfect meal if you had one too many the night before. The Pig’s Ear is an award-winning gastropub that has built a strong reputation for its Sunday roasts. Choose from 35-day aged sirloin of beef, pork belly, rump of lamp or half a roast chicken to accompany the seasonal vegetables and gargantuan Yorkshire pudding.
If the prospect of solid food is a little too much to take, then head to Whole Foods Market and get a veggie smoothie. They’re packed with healthy ingredients like spinach, kale and mango, and can be enhanced further with add-ons, such as spirulina for cleansing and bee pollen to make you more energetic. You can feel virtuous about turning to fruit and vegetables instead of carbs in your hour of need.
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