David PawLondon Content Lead
David Paw grew up in Newcastle and spent six years of medical school just to learn one key lesson: don’t go to medical school. After a stint writing about art despite having no qualifications to do so, he’s now writing about restaurants of London for The Infatuation. We assume he is qualified to do that, though the only thing on his resume when we hired him was that he once ate 100 chicken wings in a single sitting. Then again, that’s all we really needed.
Balthazar is Legendary NYC brasserie in Covent Garden and an excellent go-to for classic French dishes in grand surroundings.
Head to Peruvian restaurant Casita Andina for a cool but low-key dinner in Soho. Don't blame us for your pisco hangover tomorrow.
Where To Eat Dinner In East London (When You Hate East London)
Where To Eat Dinner In East London (Whe...
Facing a dinner in East London but dreading the latest hipster food trends? Here’s where to get proper dinner out East without any of the fuss.
Sager + Wilde's Bethnal Green outpost brings good wine and Italian eats, and mixes it with railway arch vibes and plenty of outdoor seats for summer.
Want cutting edge fine dining at affordable prices? Pidgin's ambitious, experimental set menu in Hackney will set you straight.
Rawduck should be on your shortlist of places to hit for brunch or a casual dinner with mates in Hackney. They also do nice wines, too.
Everyone needs an easy any time restaurant, and on Great Eastern Street, the Hoxton Grill does nicely.. Hit it for brunch or American comfort food.
You can get a shellfish tower or a posh seafood dinner at Wright Brothers Spitalfields. Or, you can get oysters for a quid a pop, 3-6pm every day.
Tramshed is all about British chicken and steak, served in memorable surroundings. It’s handy for last minute group dinners - get the Yorkshire pud.
Brawn isn’t just one of East London’s best restaurants, it’s one of London’s best restaurants, full stop. The food, vibe and wine won’t let you down.
Verdi's is a proper neighbourhood Italian restaurant in Stepney Green with homemade pasta and bread that delivers every single time.