Seoul Bakery is perfect if you're looking for a tasty yet good value Korean meal in Central London.
It's certainly not the best Korean restaurant in London - far from it. Situated in Saint Giles High Street, it's not even the best Korean restaurant along that road, which happens to have four or five Korean restaurants along it. But that's not a problem because Seoul Bakery does not pretend to be the best. It's small and it's cramped, but it's forgiven because it's fast and it gets the job done.
I ordered the 'rapokki' - essentially tapokki plus ramen noodles, served with a boiled egg and fish cake. This cost £5.50, so no surprise that the ramen were of the instant kind. But considering I was here for a quick and cheap lunch, it was fine.
I topped myself up with some tuna gimbap, filled with vegetables and pickle. Gimbap can be described as Korean sushi, though the fillings tend to be quite different to their Japanese equivalents.
Meanwhile, the girlfriend ordered the janchi guksu, a wheat noodle soup in a clear and light broth. The soup could have done with a slight dash of soy sauce, but that's no problem - better than finding it too salty, for sure.
Like I say, don't expect anything fancy at this place, and don't even bother if you're going as a large group. But if you're out alone or as a couple and you're in need of Korean food at fast food prices, this is one to consider.
Closest Tube: Tottenham Court Road