324 "Catching Up With Mates" restaurants in London.
St. John in Clerkenwell is a special place. It’s often referred to as an institution. And having a meal here is one of the best things you can do.
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.
Xi’an Impression is a small restaurant in Highbury making some of the best Chinese food in London. Don’t miss the hand-pulled noodles.
Levan is a casual all-day wine bar and restaurant in Peckham serving very good sharing plates, and some excellent wine.
Trullo is the kind of neighbourhood Italian restaurant you’d find in an actual Italian neighbourhood, and the food is simply fantastic.
Master Wei is an excellent casual Chinese restaurant in Bloomsbury, serving Xi’anese specialties that are worth going out of your way for.
Native is a casual fine dining restaurant in Neal’s Yard, serving incredible small plates in a relaxed setting.
Black Axe Mangal on Highbury Corner isn’t a typical restaurant. It’s a restaurant that loves heavy metal and cooking with offal.
Dalston's Sông Quê makes some of the best Vietnamese food in London. Stop by for a casual group dinner or a quick bowl of pho.
Clipstone in Fitzrovia serves creative small plates and is a great place for anyone looking to dip their toes into fine dining.
Scully serves fantastically OTT food in a sober St James’s setting. The flavours are a slap around the face, in a good way.
If you’re looking for serious meats, Smokestak in Shoreditch is your answer. The Southern barbecue, especially the brisket, is the best in London.
The Frog is a brilliant new restaurant, just off Brick Lane, and feels sort of like it belongs in a classic children’s novel.
Darjeeling Express in Soho is the best homestyle Indian cooking you can eat in central London. Hit it for lunch or with a few friends, and book ahead.
St John Bread and Wine serves food from the legendary St. John in Farringdon, but in an informal canteen-style dining room near Spitalfields Market.