Macellaio serves very tender, Italian-style steaks cooked simply on a hot grill and served with just a bit of rock salt and olive oil. Unless you’re quite well-off, it’s unlikely you’ll use it for a quick drop-in at lunch, but it’s good for a payday splurge or celebrating that 1% raise you spent the best part of a year campaigning for. They also have tasty cicchetti bites (starters) as well as good pasta, which you should definitely order on the side, because who actually likes creamed spinach?
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Tonkotsu is one of London’s better ramen restaurants, and definitely the best in Southwark. Hit it at lunch, and don’t miss the chicken karaage.
Caravan in Bankside is one of the best places in London for great coffee and laid-back all day dining. It’s Perfect For for catchups and big groups.
Elliot’s is a class act, from the drinks and food to the service. Their cheeseburger is also one of the best burgers in London.
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Padella serves brilliant, freshly made pasta at very good prices. If you’re in London Bridge or Borough Market, make this a part of your plan.
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If you want to know where to find the best Italian food in Soho is, it’s at Bocca di Lupo.
Lina Stores is a solid pasta bar in Soho that’s perfect for a quick lunch, or a pre/post theatre bite.
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