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Books for Cooks


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#706 of 3,512 Cafe in London
#4,740 of 16,752 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner


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Reviewed January 24, 2018

The lunch served at Books for cooks is AMAZING! They only serve one sitting, a 3 course set menu, with lovely fresh bread and delicious wine from the owners vineyard (costs extra). On Fridays they serve fish dishes. Felt like writing a bad review just...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Oh my word!!! This must be one of the best kept secrets in London and actually make me think not to share, but it would be a sin. Hidden in a bookshop in West London, Books for Cooks host lunch everyday sharp at 1200. So...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Reviewed December 8, 2017

Fabulous idea just one item on menu - set small three course, what they fancy cooking from the books, its great truly local and friendly and amazing value. First come first served, get there early

Date of visit: November 2017
Reviewed December 6, 2017

Every day apart front Sunday and Monday in the back of the store a wonderful 3 course set lunch is cooked and served Tuesday is a vegetarian menu and Friday is fish day No day ever disappoints beautiful fresh bread is always served with the...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Reviewed October 23, 2017

My wife's work colleague mentioned this place. It's only a Small area at the back of a cook book shop! Get there early to get a table. They pick recipes out of the many cook books they have and will cook it there. You have...More

Date of visit: January 2017
Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

We visited this hidden little gem for a coffee break after the hustle and bustle of portobello market. My auntie lives in London so myself and my mum were relying on her to find nice places. She didn't disappoint. The staff are lovely and very...More

Date of visit: December 2016
Reviewed August 13, 2017

Our out-of-town guests specifically requesteda trip to this bookstore and we checked and re-checked the opening hours on the website. Arrived on Saturday just after 4:00 only to be told they were closing in a few minutes when they are supposed to be open until...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed July 27, 2017

I shouldn't really be sharing the secret, as it's so tiny, unique, and always full. This is my third visit, each time initiating a different friend (who've all loved it). A wonderful cookery book shop and atmosphere to have lunch (surrounded by floor to ceiling...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed April 5, 2017

really relaxing, friendly local restaurant serving fixed menu announced each day on twitter. get there early, 11;30am for noon start. three courses

Date of visit: April 2017
Reviewed March 28, 2017

You'll find everything and more - the french guy is a bit sufficient but, finally, nice....go!...unique..

Date of visit: March 2017
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