Deep-fried balls of creamy risotto: what more could you want in a snack? Check out our top three places to get these tasty morsels.
The Arancini Brothers have mastered the art of the arancini ball. Sicilian-style hand-rolled arancini risotto balls available as quick snacks to takeaway or scoff in one of their three shops in London. The risotto within the thin, crispy shell, is beautifully creamy and well-seasoned. Choose to have them crammed in a wrap with slow roast chicken, smoked bacon, braised mushrooms or pulled pork, or on their own.
Factory Cafe, 115a Kentish Town Road, NW1 8PB
020 3583 2242
Having long been one of our favourite Italian restaurants in London, Polpo, despite gradual expansion, has kept the quality of it's grub up to scratch. They serve a great range of cichetti, but our fallback favourite is the arancini. Deep fried balls of well-seasoned, cheesy risotto are the ideal way to start off any Italian feast.
41 Beak Street, W1F 9SB
020 7734 4479
6 Maiden Lane, WC2E 7NA
020 7836 8448
Tiny balls of truffle arancini covered in a light, salty breadcrumb and deep fried. Excellently seasoned, albeit slightly lacking in creaminess, but perhaps that was intentional. These risotto balls are a great way to begin a meal at one of London’s most exciting new Italian restaurants.