58 "First/Early in the Game Dates" restaurants in London.
Levan is a casual all-day wine bar and restaurant in Peckham serving very good sharing plates, and some excellent wine.
10 Greek Street is one of the original ‘farm-to-table’ restaurants in London, focusing on Mediterranean influenced cuisine.
Officina 00 is a super-useful Old Street restaurant with a cool, laidback feel, serving affordable handmade pastas.
A casual restaurant in Covent Garden, Homeslice makes great thin crust pizzas with adventurous toppings.
Bao Borough is the third outpost of London’s most famous Taiwanese restaurant. The buns are still good, but the smaller plates are even better.
Jolene is a bakery, café, and restaurant on Newington Green serving very nice, very grainy, very wholesome breakfast, lunch and (on some days) dinner.
Llerena is a straightforward but excellent tapas spot in Islington, serving products direct from the family farm in Extremadura, southwest of Madrid.
The Covent Garden location of trendy Indian restaurant Dishoom is the original, and also the smallest.
Som Saa was once a pop up in London Fields, and is now a full blown restaurant near Spitalfields that’s become a new London Thai classic.
Sabor is a casual tapas restaurant in Mayfair, with a more elaborate menu served upstairs in the Asador.
Six Portland Road is a low-key neighbourhood spot serving elegant, unfussy food to lucky locals in a well-to-do corner of Notting Hill.
Abeno is a lovely Japanese spot in Bloomsbury specialising in okonomiyaki, but it’s also worth visiting for sides like the tempura, and beef karaage.
Aside is a stylish, stripped-back restaurant in Peckham serving excellent ingredient-led food. It makes simple look straightforward.
Greenberry Café is a casual all-day spot in Primrose Hill, serving nice brunch dishes, and larger and meatier things for lunch and dinner.
Leroy is an airy spot on a quiet corner in Shoreditch, serving small plates and an excellent selection of wine.