Pizza East is one of the best casual spots in Shoreditch for an easy dinner with a few friends. The pizzas and pastas are always good, and there’s plenty on the menu, from antipasti to grilled meat and fish, to keep everyone happy. Yes, even your colleague who insists on eating a spoonful of peanut butter every hour because he wants to “stay in ketosis.” Whatever that means. The crowd’s always up for a good time in the evenings, and as a bonus for your perpetually broke friends, a meal here’s usually wallet-friendly.
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The Orange Buffalo
Street food giants Orange Buffalo have moved into the Hoxton Bar and Kitchen. They have a bigger menu, but the wings are still the main draw.
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St. John Bread and Wine
St John Bread and Wine serves food from the legendary St. John in Farringdon, but in an informal canteen-style dining room near Spitalfields Market.
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Princi is an Italian bakery and restaurant in Soho that’s good for pretty much anything. Hit it for a plate of cheap pasta or aperitivo with a friend.
Lume Restaurant And Wine Shop
Lume is a Sardinian restaurant and wine bar in Primrose Hill serving upscale pastas and mains in a casual, lowkey space.
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Bistrotheque is a neighbourhood bistro set in an old warehouse, with art projected on the walls and an ambience best described as ‘trendy as fuck’.
Temper City is an open-fire BBQ restaurant with lots of meat, lots of curry, and an excellent soundtrack of classic 90′s rock.
Chick ‘N’ Sours
The newer Covent Garden location of fried chicken specialists Chick ‘n’ Sours comes complete with a cool basement and plenty of space.
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