10 "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.
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.
Yen is a large, upmarket Japanese restaurant on the Strand that specialises in soba. It’s a calm, spacious place to spend some time.
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.
Villa Mamas is tasty but pricey Bahraini restaurant 10 minutes from Sloane Square in Chelsea.