London's best bacon sandwiches

Sometimes what you want, nay need, right now is a bacon sandwich. Here's our guide to the best bacon sarnies in London right now.

London's best bacon sandwiches

St John Bread and Wine

94-96 Commercial St, London E1 6LZ

Obviously, you'd expect anywhere with Fergus Henderson's nose-to-tail ethos to turn out a decent bacon sandwich. The one here uses white bread that they make themselves in their own Bermondsey bakery, using a recipe carefully worked on to be soft but structured with a yeasty depth of flavour. The bacon is rare breed – either Old Spot or Tamworth, depending on which are available. The bread and the bacon are both chargrilled, the bread is spread liberally with butter, then the sandwich is served with their own homemade ketchup.

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London's best bacon sandwiches

Coal Rooms

11a Station Way, London SE15 4RX

The hordes queueing outside this place for Sunday brunch are here for the Coal Rooms' amazing bacon sandwich which uses coffee-cured bacon to which they add homemade brown sauce of ketchup and serve in a custard bun. There's also a Peckham bun option which adds jerk BBQ sauce, a fried egg and salsa verde to the mix.

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London's best bacon sandwiches

Norman's Cafe

167 Junction Rd, Archway, London N19 5PZ

Insta-favourites Norman's - "You’d be amazed what happens when you post a bacon sandwich to Instagram on a Saturday morning!" - serve up a classic of the variety on sliced white bread at their Tufnell Park spot. Just be prepared to queue at weekends.

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London's best bacon sandwiches


Across London

It's a tricky ask as to whether Dishoom's bacon naan or its black daal is its signature dish. Many would plump for the naan which is fired up in the naan oven before being lavished with cream cheese, chilli tomato jam and fresh herbs along with Ramsay of Carluke’s smoked streaky bacon.

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London's best bacon sandwiches

Plaquemine Lock

139 Graham St, London N1 8LB

If you're craving both sweet and savoury, then this sugar beignet bacon sandwich served up on the menu at Plaquemine Lock in Islington is going to be just the ticket. "Your traditional bacon sandwich, just a little bit naughtier" they say.

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London's best bacon sandwiches

Dusty Knuckle

Abbot St, London E8 3DP

Tucked down a side street in Dalston, in the same courtyard as 40FT Brewery is this wonderful bakery which also provides training and employment to young people caught up in youth violence, who have struggled to find meaningful employment. Oh, and they also do a cracking bacon sarnie too made on their wonderful potato sourdough bread. 

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London's best bacon sandwiches

Daisy Green

Branches across London

The self-styled fancy bacon roll at Daisy Green's Aussie restaurant group features a slightly toasted paratha roti, crispy back bacon, two gently poached Clarence Court eggs, crunchy onion flakes, a sprinkle of chilli and Holy F*ck hollandaise sauce. As far from a classic bacon sarnie as it's possible to be but in a very good way.

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The Marksman

254 Hackney Rd, London E2 7SJ

As well as their amazing tarts, this Hackney pub has got something of a reputation for its buns. In addition to the beef barley bun that's available all week, you'll can also pick up an excellent bacon roll at the weekends. This is made with their in-house cured Tamworth bacon, served with a fried egg and Marksman ketchup on house-baked white loaf.

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London's best bacon sandwiches

The Wolseley

160 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9EB

While the hedge funders are currently doing all their deals from their piles in the country, the chances of getting a seat at The Wolseley for breakfast are markedly better for the average Londoner. You'll be wanting this crispy bacon bun, which for well under a tenner in these surroundings is nothing short of a St James miracle. 

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