This rustic-looking, low-lit bar is the sort of place you can walk past a few times without noticing, before it becomes your secret go-to and you make it your mission to demolish the cocktail list one-by-one. OK, that’s Saturday afternoon sorted. But every Monday lunch time it’s all about the £5 burgers. Ninth Ward also do decent lunchtime deals the rest of the week, which are good for the days when you’re a bit hungover and only baskets of fried chicken, hot wings, and beef brisket will do. And if by some happy accident you’re still there after lunchtime, then Happy Hour starts at 3pm. Just so you know.
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Quality Wines is a shop, wine bar, and sandwich shop next door to Quality Chop House in Clerkenwell, that also serves great sharing plates at night.
The Coach is a beautifully renovated pub near Farringdon. It’s a great place for a drink, but the French bistro food is fairly average.
Luca is one of those restaurants that just makes you feel good. The Italian food is some of the best in London, and it has a warm, upscale vibe.
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You go to Meat Mission when you want a strong drink and something filthy, delicious and burger-related to eat in Shoreditch.
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Dirty Bones is a New York influenced restaurant serving mostly mediocre American dishes, but the lamb topped fries are its saving grace.
Two Lights is the Shoreditch restaurant an algorithm might design. It doesn’t quite add up, but, if you use it in the right way, it’s a good bet.
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