Is there anything more romantic than a hole in the wall? In food terms, that is. Jian bing, or Chinese crepes, is an excellent grab and go lunch option operating out of a hatch on Greek Street. These hefty crepes are filled with vegetables, chilli oil, a fried egg, crispy wonton, and a choice of pork, lamb or chicken - if you fancy it. It’s a big old kiss on the lips of a lunch, especially for six or seven quid, give or take.
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Lina Stores is a solid pasta bar in Soho that’s perfect for a quick lunch, or a pre/post theatre bite.
Bone Daddies brought hipster ramen to London, and for that we’re forever grateful. Hit it for an excellent bowl of noodles, and don’t skip the sides.
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My Old Place
My Old Place is a classic Sichuan restaurant in Spitalfields with spicy, satisfying food.
Green Papaya Xi’Viet
Green Papaya Xi’Viet is a Vietnamese and Xi’anese hybrid on Kingsland Road that suits any situation, and serves some really good noodle dishes.
Imperial Treasure is a big, fancy Chinese restaurant in St James’s which lacks atmosphere, but serves some pretty great dim sum.
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