Your difficult friend Becks is visiting from Earlsfield, but you want to be sure to get a good meal while avoiding an evening of bitching and moaning about ‘challenging’ ethnic food and small portions. Take them to Homeslice, a Valhalla for anyone who loves pizza, and let the sweet taste of red sauce and mozzarella wash over you like that one time you went to The Berkeley and got a neck massage. The pizzas are pricey but they’re huge, and you can get them by the slice if you’re indecisive or not super hungry. The drinks list is short and sweet, but they have prosecco on tap, which makes up for it.
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Tayer + Elementary is a three-part bar in Old Street. You should come here to drink and snack, but you should also come here to eat the tasting menu.
Wright Brothers Spitalfields
You can get a shellfish tower or a posh seafood dinner at Wright Brothers Spitalfields. Or, you can get oysters for a quid a pop, 3-6pm every day.
Pizza East is one of the best casual spots in Shoreditch for an easy dinner with a few friends.
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Verdi's is a proper neighbourhood Italian restaurant in Stepney Green with homemade pasta and bread that delivers every single time.
Franco Manca Victoria
Franco Manca should be your number one choice when you want pizza near Victoria station.
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Vicoli Di Napoli
The pizzas at this popular spot are simple, inexpensive, gigantic, and absolutely worth the trip to Stoke Newington.
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Red Rooster is a NYC-based restaurant now in Shoreditch, with a variety of Southern-style American food on the menu and a live band playing daily.
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