18 "Walk-Ins" restaurants in London.
P Franco is a Clapton wine shop that hosts guest chefs who serve stunning small plates to neighbourhood regulars. You want to be a regular.
The bao are what makes this Taiwanese joint legendary, but the small plates are even better. The queues at Bao are an official Soho landmark.
Tayer + Elementary is a three-part bar in Old Street. You should come here to drink and snack, but you should also come here to eat the tasting menu.
Dishoom is one of our favourites for Indian food in London, serving street food classics in several locations around town.
Set in an old Victorian warehouse, the King’s Cross branch is the brightest and airiest of the Dishoom restaurants.
The Covent Garden location of trendy Indian restaurant Dishoom is the original, and also the smallest.
Thanks to a lovely verandah and excellent views, the Shoreditch branch of modern Indian restaurant Dishoom is one of our favourites.
Seoul Bakery is a Korean spot in Bloomsbury. They don’t take reservations, and there are only two tables, but it’s worth queuing for.
Peg is a walk-in wine and skewers spot in Hackney from the people behind P. Franco and Bright. It’s a place you want to be.
Quality Wines is a shop, wine bar, and sandwich shop next door to Quality Chop House in Clerkenwell, that also serves great sharing plates at night.
The Eagle is a popular Clerkenwell gastropub with a famous steak sandwich, and generally excellent food across the board.
Bao and Bing is a slick Taiwanese restaurant and cocktail bar in Marylebone that’s the perfect gateway to a night out.
Cookdaily is a vegan spot in London Fields serving up sweet, spicy, salty, and sour-filled bowls for under a tenner.
La Kitchen is a small Vietnamese café in Clerkenwell serving decent and affordable pho and bahn mi.
Din Tai Fung in Covent Garden is the first European outpost of well-known Taiwanese dumpling restaurant. It’s great for a snappy lunch or solo visit.