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Where to Eat: Sausages in London

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All of these restaurants have Big Sausage Energy

All of these restaurants have Big Sausage Energy.

Spotlight on: X-Upper

This new restaurant joining the throng on Upper Street claims that sausages are the new burgers - only better. And nestled between several big boys of the burger world - Five Guys, Nando’s - they better hope that’s true. Unlike many of the other sausage-focused joints in London, this is a proper sit-down, table-service, dinner restaurant kind of place, with low lighting and comfy seating.

There are six dishes on offer, with one of six different gourmet sausages from five different countries starring in each of them, accompanied by a bread-based side. You can enjoy the Swiss Olma, a bratwurst served with purple mustard, pickled red cabbage and milk and honey sourdough, or the Italian Romagna, a chicken and pork sausage with herby sauce and yellow pepper salsa. Alternatively, keep it tradish with an English Cumberland with - of course - ketchup and mayo. That’ll be beetroot ketchup and horseradish mayo, though - this is a classy establishment.

mother mash sausages

Image: Mother Mash via Facebook

Herman ze German

What? German sausage specialists

Where? All over town

Why? You can choose your wurst, toppings, sides and spice level Nando’s style, and get good sausage on the cheap

Hawksmoor Guildhall

What? All-rounder of a restaurant with particularly good meaty breakfasts

Where? Between Moorgate and Bank

Why? Butchers Ginger Pig created their ‘Victorian breakfast sausage,’ made with pork, beef and mutton, especially for Hawksmoor. Get it in their decadent English breakfast to share


What? London’s best loved vegetarian restaurant

Where? The original’s in Soho, but the new branches in Camden, Kings Cross and Dalston are just as good

Why? This is one for the herbivores: try their smoked tofu, fennel, apple, white bean sausages and mash, panfried hispi cabbage, peas, dill, cider gravy


What? Hot dogs, hot dogs and more hot dogs

Where? In the heart of Fitzrovia

Why? The huge variety of hot dog goodness, plus fun sides like tater tots. You can even get a chocolate hot dog for dessert. Also, tater tots.

Mother Mash

What? Bangers and mash served up every which way

Where? Tucked between Regent Street and Carnaby Street

Why? Whatever your poison, Mother Mash is sure to have it - as long as it involves a sausage and some potato