16 "Quiet Meals" restaurants in London.
Core is an excellent fine dining restaurant in Notting Hill. It’s fine dining for people who actually want a proper meal.
Scully serves fantastically OTT food in a sober St James’s setting. The flavours are a slap around the face, in a good way.
Rubedo serves excellent Italian dishes and natural wines on Stoke Newington Church Street.
Burro e Salvia, in Shoreditch is a small Italian restaurant that makes excellent daily fresh made pasta and updates their pasta menu monthly.
Aside is a stylish, stripped-back restaurant in Peckham serving excellent ingredient-led food. It makes simple look straightforward.
Roganic in Marylebone is a ‘let me take a moment to explain the menu’ kind of place featuring foraged ingredients. That said, it’s really very good.
Cornerstone is a classy but casual seafood restaurant in Hackney Wick. It’s a place that’s worth shelling out for, if only once.
Yen is a large, upmarket Japanese restaurant on the Strand that specialises in soba. It’s a calm, spacious place to spend some time.
Londrino is a somewhat serious Portuguese restaurant in Bermondsey that doubles as a nice neighbourhood spot.
Barrafina is London tapas royalty. And although we wouldn’t class their King’s Cross spot as legendary, there’s still good food to be had.
Bellanger is a spot in Islington that looks looks and feels very grown-up, but it’s not stuffy. And it’s good at all times of the day.
Casa Fofo is a casual neighbourhood tasting menu restaurant in Hackney, serving unusual and sometimes excellent food at a decent price.
Odette’s is a slightly prim and proper restaurant next to Primrose Hill serving up refined takes on British and European classics.
Pizza Sopia is an excellent, inexpensive, family-run pizza joint near Russell Square.
Villa Mamas is tasty but pricey Bahraini restaurant 10 minutes from Sloane Square in Chelsea.