As anyone who's been following Hot Dinners for a while knows, we're very partial to a devilled egg. And we're not alone; fans of the divine eggy snack range from Parks and Recreation's Ron Swanson to the Queen herself, Nigella.
They're huge in the States, but not so big in the UK which is why, when we spot them on a menu here, we're so very happy indeed. Here's where to go for your devilled eggs fix right now in London.
13 Camden High St, London NW1 7JE
This newish all-day spot in Camden has gone for ALL the colours for its devilled eggs dish. The rainbow-hued eggs are infused with smoked paprika, turmeric, beetroot and filled with a creamy truffle yolk and served with rocket.
Follow them on Instagram: @_baronys_
30 Henrietta St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8NA
The ham and cheese toastie may have had all the attention when Cora Pearl opened, but their devilled eggs have also been on the menu from the start and deserve an Insta account of their own. They're just so creamy!
Follow them on Instagram: @corapearlcg
4th Floor, Fortnum & Mason, 181 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1A 1ER
Opt for the savoury afternoon tea at Fortnum & Mason's Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon and after the finger sandwiches are served you'll get a platter of savouries where pride of place goes to the devilled egg with caviar served in the shell.
Follow them on Instagram: @fortnums
538 Kingsland Road, London E8 4AH
Fire things up a bit with the eggs from chef Jay Morjaria whose devilled eggs at JAE are stuffed with kimchi and dusted with dried seaweed. They're packed with umami and very moreish.
Follow them on Instagram: @jaerestaurant
2 Greek St, Soho, London W1D 4NB
These Hungarian devilled eggs from chef Alex Jackson at the new Noble Rot in Soho are topped with little caper rolled in an anchovy on top of a rather lovely chopped salad.
Follow them on Instagram: @noblerotsoho
139 Graham St, The Angel, London N1 8LB
Obviously, any restaurant specialising in Cajun cuisine would have devilled eggs on the menu, and the current version of them served here at Plaquemine features them on sourdough toast fingers and topped with southern fines herbes.
Follow them on Instagram: @plaqueminelock
64 Dean St, Soho, London W1D 4QQ
From "The Whole Tuna" canapes selection at Sola in Soho - quails eggs are stuffed with gribiche and used instead of rice in a 'nigiri' topped with sustainable blue fin Akami. Mad but in the very best possible way.
Follow them on Instagram: @solasoho
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