The Localist 

A contemporary European restaurant and a hidden gem 💎 in the heart of Farringdon, London.

EatingwithPrecious visited The Localist on a rather cold winter Monday evening but the experience did not disappoint.

What is The Localist Like?

The Localist has cool rustic exposed brick walls which then meet chic blue interiors throughout the restaurant, bar and bathrooms which give off a relaxed vibe.

The menu offers a range of sharing plates, sides, fresh “Surf” from Billingsgate Fish Market and “Turf” meat from Smithfield Market. There are also Veggie options available.

What did EatingwithPrecious order?

1. BBQ Glazed Chicken Wings with paprika 🍗

The chicken wings were all great sizes and so tasty. There is a sweet flavour with this dish from the BBQ and paprika rather than spicy.

A clear favourite of the evening. ✅⭐️

2.  Fried Mozzarella bites

This was served with avocado and sweet chilli sauces were good additions to the Mozzarella bites adding more flavour.

3. Truffle and Parmesan Fries 🧀 🍟

The scent of the truffle fries is divine. I knew they were arriving as I could smell them from the kitchen.

These fries are made truffle oil rather than decorated with truffle shavings and garnished with Parmesan shavings.

Good portion size, arrived hot, great taste.

4. “Chef Special” Tempura Prawns 🍤

This is a winner 🏆 ! Great tasting sweet chilli sauce and juicy prawns.



Main Courses:

1.  Spicy Pork Sausage Burger 🍔




This is a handmade stacked and jam packed burger filled with broccoli, lettuce, tomato and smoked Scamorza cheese.  The European theme was clear with this burger with the use of Scamorza cheese from Italy.

This burger is a great portion size, it came piping hot and the pork sausage has a hint of spice which is just enough.  If you want more spice you could add the chilli oil which is provided on the table.

The burger is served with slices of sweet pickled gherkins on the side which brings a refreshing aftertaste from the burger.



2. Lemon and  Honey Sea Bream 🍋🍯 🐟


The sea bream was delicious with contrast of sweet from the honey and crunchy salad.  This was a good portion size and a healthy dish.

The Verdict:

The ⭐️ dishes from the evening: BBQ Glaze Chicken Wings, Prawn Tempura and Lemon and Honey Sea Bream.


Would EatingwithPrecious recommend The Localist?  


The Localist has attentive staff, reasonably priced food and relaxed vibes where you can eat your food, have conversations and not feel rushed.  The only regret of the evening was not ordering the Prawn and Charcoal Burger bun also, but that is saved for another time.

The restaurant is bigger than it initially looks, the space is utilised well with various sections throughout the venue.

The Localist also offers deals like happy hour drinks and set menus and  adds a cool touch to even the smallest details. The receipts arrive in a trinket box below.

This place would be good for, catch ups drinks, meetings or an intitmate dinner.

Thanks to The Localist team and Local Spoon.

Are you going to visit the Localist?

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P x



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