Romford’s food scene is packed full of tasty, international options for you to try. We’ve picked out three Turkish restaurants, an American-style burger bar, an excellent – if a little dated – curry house, authentic Italian eats and a popular Chinese restaurant. So, no matter what you’re craving, we have you covered!
Places to eat in Romford
If you’ve got an appetite for American-style burgers, make your way to Smokin’ Griddle on Heath Park Road for some of the best patties in town. The beef is all locally sourced and treated to ensure it’s as tender as possible. They’re also massive and come with all kinds of creative toppings. It’s slightly more expensive than your usual burger joint, but you get what you pay for and it’s safe to say, they’re delicious.
Carnivores will also love Kervan Kitchen. It’s a top-class Turkish restaurant and ranks among the most popular in Romford. The service is always excellent, the baklava is banging and don’t even get us started on the kebabs. If you like big flavours and whopping portions, then pop on down.
Alternatively, another excellent Turkish eatery is Veyso’s Restaurant on Clockhouse Lane. The food’s all made fresh to order, everything is delicious and the restaurant has recently been extended and redecorated, so less need to worry about whether or not you’re going to get a table. A third and final Turkish restaurant to mention is Mangal Meze on South Street. It ticks all the same boxes but enjoys a more convenient location at the centre of Romford.
Whenever anyone’s craving a curry, we point them in the direction of Bekash Tandoori. It’s a brilliant Indian restaurant and less than a five-minute walk away from our Romford Central hotel thanks to its top location on Victoria Road. The food’s authentic and tasty, the menu is extensive and the service is always excellent. The decor is a bit out of date, but ignore that; Bekash Tandoori is all about the food.
Rocco’s is arguably the best restaurant in Gidea Park. It’s an authentic Italian eatery with properly delicious and traditional food. Everything’s homemade and uses ingredients imported from Italy. The wine list is superb, so too is the service. Top tip: leave enough room to end your meal with a panna cotta; they are perfect.
Lastly, Blue Orchid is a popular Chinese restaurant on North Street that’s split across two floors and offers an extensive menu of delicious Chinese food. It’s a Romford institution that’s been around forever, and you can rely on it being a great place for an evening’s meal if you fancy a taste of the Orient.
Cafés in Romford
In terms of your daytime options, the Tennyson Cafe on Tennyson Road is absolutely top class. You’ll struggle to find a better breakfast in town, and the service is always excellent.
The Tea Pot Cafe is a no-frills tea room in the Romford Shopping Hall that relies on its freshly made food and more than reasonable prices. It’s another good choice for a full English breakfast.
If you’re feeling particularly peckish, then make your way to North Street Cafe and sample some of the biggest portions we’ve ever seen.
Lastly, if you want to satisfy your sweet tooth, Creamery Twist is a dessert cafe on South Street that serves some delicious ice creams, waffles, crepes and cakes.