The Fryer’s Delight is the most aesthetically pleasing chippie in London. We know we’re not meant to care about these things, but, honestly, it’s hard to resist a little smile when you sit down in one of their bright red formica-tabled booths. This place isn’t trying to be old school, it just is. The fish and chips themselves are tasty enough, though by no means the best we’ve ever had. It doesn’t really matter though as a solid portion of haddock, chips, and mushy peas is well under a tenner, and also a bit priceless in a place like this.
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Ciao Bella in Bloomsbury is an old school Italian restaurant where the spaghetti doesn’t matter as much as the story you’re listening to.
Seoul Bakery is a Korean spot in Bloomsbury. They don’t take reservations, and there are only two tables, but it’s worth queuing for.
Murger Han is a Chinese restaurant near Euston specialising in dishes from the region surrounding Xi’an, like their excellent biang biang noodles.
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Portland is a great restaurant in the vein of so many in London that focus on simple ingredients and offer a reasonably priced tasting menu.
The Compton Arms
The Compton Arms is a little pub in Islington serving some tasty small plates and one of the best burgers in town.
Hobbs Roast Meat
Pork loin, apple sauce, and stuffing - if you don’t like the sound of that you probably won’t like Hobbs at Borough Market.
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