Welcome to one of the best hangout spots in all of London - Maltby Street Market is so good that we even come in the middle of winter. In summer though, it’s unbeatable - it’s a narrow street packed wall-to-wall with excellent food vendors and the odd antique store, and if you don’t leave a couple of kilos heavier, there could be something wrong with you. Besides excellent food options and plenty of space in the area to perch with a drink, it’s bookended by some excellent restaurants, including St John’s Maltby outpost and small plates specialist 40 Maltby Street. Plan to get here at the weekend and spend at least a couple of hours eating your weight in doughnuts.
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Jose Pizarro is a tiny tapas bar in Bermondsey that's great for drinking sherry and eating excellent plates of tapas.
Village East is one of the best spots in Bermondsey for brunch, and it works for a group dinner or low-key date too.
Pizarro is a Spanish restaurant in Bermondsey with excellent wine and tapas. Get the Iberico Presa and croquetas.
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Barrafina Covent Garden
Barrafina Adelaide Street is just as good as the Soho location, and just a little bit less crowded. Get your tapas fix.
Drakes Tabanco is a Spanish tapas spot in Fitzrovia that feels like you’ve walked into an Andalusian hideaway.
Sabor is a casual tapas restaurant in Mayfair, with a more elaborate menu served upstairs in the Asador.
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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.
The Metro Mercato Metropolitano food market is worth a visit when you want something a bit more chilled out than the usual street food scene.
Frank’s Café & Campari Bar
Frank’s in Peckham is a rooftop bar with the most impressive view of the London skyline, and has the added bonus of serving reasonably priced drinks.
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