59 "First/Early in the Game Dates" restaurants in London.
Footnote is a spacious coffee spot on Wilton Way in Hackney that makes a great option for catching up with friends.
Tokyo Pizza is a casual underground pizza spot on Maida Vale, serving Japanese-inspired pizza toppings and some very tasty salads.
The Soho branch of popular handmade pasta spot Bancone is serving the same great food as the original, in a bigger and better space.
Satan’s Whiskers is a hip hop heavy cocktail bar in Bethnal Green, ideal for the start of a late night, or a date night.
Krapow is a Thai-inspired restaurant on Chatsworth Road making tasty food in a cosy, lowkey space perfect for two.
Theo’s second location in Elephant and Castle is bigger and brighter, and the pizzas and chilli sauce are just as good.
Legare is a small and simple Italian restaurant in Tower Bridge making excellent pasta and decent antipasti.
Officina 00 is a super-useful Old Street restaurant with a cool, laidback feel, serving affordable handmade pastas.
When you’re in need of somewhere for a cute catch-up or a candlelit date night in Fitzrovia, head to The Remedy Wine Bar.
A nostalgic little Fitzrovia basement bar, Reverend J W Simpson serves some of the best cocktails in central London.
This light and bright roastery, coffee shop, and all-day restaurant in Bethnal Green is as useful as Ozone’s other spot in Shoreditch.
Greenberry Café is a casual all-day spot in Primrose Hill, serving nice brunch dishes, and larger and meatier things for lunch and dinner.
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.
Cattivo in Brixton doesn’t have the best food, but it’s still a great first drinks and group hangs spot.