Michael Davies’ Top 5 London Dishes He Can’t Pass By

Michael Davies, head chef at The Camberwell Arms, shared the five dishes in London that he just can’t pass by.


Prawn toast at Yauatcha Soho. Michael says, ‘My favourite takeaway standard elevated to the stuff of dreams. Crisp, springy and sweet. Impossible to walk past.’

Yauatcha, 15–17 Broadwick Street, W1F 0DL


Masters Special at Masters Superfish Waterloo Road. Michael says, ‘For me the best fish and chips in London, the Masters Special, is essentially a large cod and chips. If I literally ate one every time I went past I don’t think I’d be eating many more, but I do have to forcibly control my urge to dive in there whenever in Waterloo.’

Masters Superfish, 191 Waterloo Road, SE1 8UX


Padak chicken at CheeMc Walworth Road. Michael says, ‘This is by no means a salubrious dining location, but the fried chicken (Padak is a version with an onion and mustard dressing and vast spring onions) at times calls to me from almost anywhere in South London.’

CheeMc310 Walworth Road, SE17 2NA


Panuozzo at Theo’s Camberwell. Michael says, ‘A pizza dough sandwich. Need I say more?’

Theo’s, 2 Grove Lane, SE5 8SY


Chilli paneer roll or fresh samosas at Pooja Sweets & Savouries Tooting. Michael says, ‘The paneer roll is essentially a fried pancake stuffed with a spicy paneer and tomato curry, where the samosas are crisp and fiery, served with a little pot of tamarind sauce for dipping.’

Pooja Sweets & Savouries Ltd., 168–170 Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7ER