The Borough branch of the upmarket Hawksmoor steak palaces is every bit as accomplished as its siblings. This restaurant in particular has a good choice of specials that changes every day depending on what’s available - it’s definitely an advantage to have one of the most famous food markets in the world literally on your doorstep. Besides the perfectly grilled aged British steaks, the baked oysters and scallops at Hawksmoor Borough are excellent, and their express lunches are great for the occasional splurge if you work in the area. Hit up the bar for a cocktail or a mug of Shakey Pete’s after you’re done for the day.
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Monmouth Coffee The Borough
The best coffee in Borough (if not all of London), and their filter coffee is especially good.
A market isn’t a real market without donuts, and the donuts at Bread Ahead are properly good.
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Hill & Szrok
Hill & Szrok on Broadway Market is a butchers by day, but at night they fire up the grill to cook some pretty good steaks and chops.
The Guinea Grill
The Guinea Grill is a tiny pub in Mayfair with an old school restaurant specialising in excellent steaks.
Tramshed is all about British chicken and steak, served in memorable surroundings. It’s handy for last minute group dinners - get the Yorkshire pud.
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Marksman is a pub/restaurant with excellent, elevated British food in Shoreditch. It’s good anytime, but don’t miss the Sunday roast.
Flour & Grape
Flour & Grape is another member of the we-just-invented-fresh-pasta club, and it’s worth the trek over to Bermondsey when Padella is rammed.
Hutong is the Shard’s ultra-swish Chinese restaurant, and if we were going to throw down on a pricey dinner with a view, this would be on our list.
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