Kêu does the best banh mi in London. If you’ve never tried one, a very simple way to say it is that a banh mi is basically like if a crunchy baguette and an Asian salad had a baby. A baby that tastes better with hot sauce. It’s the perfect lunchtime meal, and while we prefer the classic sandwich, the roast pork is also a good call. Kêu also serves a brilliant chicken soup, and the seats at the window are perfect for chilling and watching the Shoreditch wildlife.
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Viet Grill is a fun place for solid Vietnamese food in Shoreditch. Come for a group dinner before a night out.
Hawksmoor Spitalfields was one of the first steakhouses in town, and it’s still one of the best. Finishing with toffee pudding is mandatory.
Dalston's Sông Quê makes some of the best Vietnamese food in London. Stop by for a casual group dinner or a quick bowl of pho.
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Bear + Wolf
Meeting a friend and their kids in Kentish Town? The Bear and Wolf cafe should be top of your list. There’s even a play room at the back.
Max’s Sandwich Shop
Max’s Sandwich Shop in Stroud Green serves inventive sandwiches with buckets of personality. It’s fast becoming a North London institution.
Brindisa Borough Market
The chorizo sandwich at Brindisa is one of the best sandwiches in London. Get on it, and get extra chorizo.
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