It's a hard life at the Londontown towers. We throw our all into finding our readers the finest - nay, the best, that London has to offer, and...well, we get hungry. The trouble is we find it hard to cram in a healthy, tasty lunch. We're swamped in McDonald's and Pret a Manger, but we want something different...something good. It seems like our prayers have been answered by the little god-of-London-lunches by the excellent Leon restaurant situated at the far end of Carnaby street.
Inside it looks a little like a fast food joint and it is. The food is served in shoots, like McDonald's, so there's hardly any waiting, and it's neatly wrapped for consumption on the move. The difference comes when you open the box, rather than greasy burgers you get grilled chicken wraps, slathered in aioli; spicey, succulent kebabs spiked with chilli; Moroccan meatballs, scented faintly with cumin and served in a thick tomato ragu. Believe me readers, it tastes good. Of course, there's so much more than meat, including plenty of veggie options too, like the extra-healthy (and rather tasty) salads made with Super Foods (broccoli, rocket, sprouts etc). All the food at Leon's is seasonal, well-sourced and, where possible, local. It's not totally organic, but it's all free-range, which means you get well-flavoured food that tastes like it should.
This is the kind of restaurant that London needs. Healthy, tasty food served quickly. Whether its a full meal you're after, or just a juice (ginger and carrot comes highly recommended) this place will put a smile on your face. And don't forget, it's open in the evening too with an excellent selection of wine. Enjoy this place Londoners, it's going to be huge. Very highly recommended.
Opening and closing times for Leon...
Today (Sunday) Leon closes at 18.00
LondonTown.com - Leon Location Map
Further articles featuring Leon on LondonTown.com
In March 2016 record-breaking star Adele returns with live gigs at The O2 and Timothy Spall stars in a revival of Harold Pinter's groundbreaking 1960...
Classic cars drive into town, see A Century of Style at 'Vogue 100' and Motown The Musical transfers from Broadway to...
Looking for ways to fill the February half term? The Southbank Centre comes to the rescue with the Imagine Children's Festival, Storystock sets up...
From Madame Tussauds to the London Dungeon, London has some great attractions for families. Find out where to take the kids on the weekends and...
The V&A explores the history of underwear and the British Museum presents its first-ever exhibition on underwater discoveries in 2016. ...
Plan the perfect year in the capital with our pick of the best events in London 2016. From January through to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So, take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.
Hotels near Leon
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £134† 37% off
19 - 21 Great Marlborough Street, W1F | 1 minute from Leon
A swimming pool, spa, fitness room and a range of meeting rooms have been sympathetically accommodated within this historic 5-star Soho hotel. A Grade II listed ... More
London > Apartment > Apartment † from £150† 37% off
5 Maddox Street, W1S | 2 minutes from Leon
Edgy, urban and very hip, these distinguished apartments are a shopper's seventh heaven. Located near Regents Street, Maddox Street is a stylish sanctuary of tranquility offering ... More
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £219† 32% off
50 Berners Street, W1T | 5 minutes from Leon
Slick design, statement furniture and modern fittings, this is what you get from the Schrager-Starck design partnership. From the funky lobby and the bar (very busy ... More
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 24th June 2014 to 18th June 2016
Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 6 minutes from Leon
This stage adaptation by Simon Stephens of Mark Haddon's hugely popular novel had a successful run at the National Theatre. Since then 'The Curious Incident of ...More
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 15th February to 25th July 2016
Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 6 minutes from Leon
After wowing critics and audiences alike, Showstopper! The Improvised Musical is extending its season, transferring to the Lyric ...More
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 31st March to 26th June 2016
Criterion Theatre, 218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, SW1Y | 7 minutes from Leon
From the team behind West End productions The Play That Goes Wrong - winner of the Olivier Award for Best ...More
Entertainment near Leon
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
20 John Princes Street, Marylebone, London W1G | 4 minutes from Leon
The Fashion Space Gallery at London College of Fashion regularly hosts exhibitions in fashion-related arts from design and photography to promotion and literature. Located directly behind ... More
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
30-32 Fouberts Place, Carnaby Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from Leon
Making fantastical creations out of chocolate, Choccywoccydoodah is the place Madonna, Kylie and Boy George go to when they want something spectacular in cocoa. Choccywoccydoodah started ... More
London > Nightlife > Bars
22 Great Marlborough High Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from Leon
Situated in the basement below Central & Co, on Great Marlborough Street, The Cocktail Trading Co Development Bar & Table, is the place to go for ... More
London > Nightlife > Bars
5th Floor, 240 Regent Street (entrance 30 Argyll Street), 240 Regent Street, (entrance at 30 Argyll, Soho, London W1B | 2 minutes from Leon
Part of the Aqua Restaurant Group, which also includes aqua nueva and aqua kyoto, aqua spirit is a stylish cocktail bar in central London. Situated on ... More
Also in Great Marlborough Street
Our recommendations in the same street as Leon
What's On Today
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017
Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Leon
A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More
Exhibitions | Until 10th April 2016
London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from Leon
Opening on the first weekend of what was meant to be the first weekend of the night tube - before ...More
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 4th June 2016
Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Leon
Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 29th May 2016
Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from Leon
The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 3rd July 2016
The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Leon
The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More
Hotels near Leon
From cheap budget places to stay to luxury 5 star suites see our deals for Leon hotels, including Sanderson, A Morgans Hotel from 89% off.