St John Bread and Wine takes the food at the legendary St John restaurant in Farringdon, and transfers it into an informal canteen-style dining room close to Spitalfields Market. The British food here is, as ever, excellent. The menu changes all the time, but literally everything is good, whether you’re a fan of nose-to-tail cooking or not. Don’t miss the freshly baked madeleines for afters, and you can grab their fantastic donuts to take away as well. It’s a good place for a casual small group dinner, or for long overdue catch ups, and they also serve what is arguably the best bacon sarnie in all of London.
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Beigel Bake on Brick Lane is a classic East London establishment with excellent bagels to take away, and a great salt beef bagel.
Som Saa was once a pop up in London Fields, and is now a full blown restaurant near Spitalfields that’s become a new London Thai classic.
Sardine is a very hip Shoreditch restaurant with a mural on the wall, a communal table, and an open kitchen serving southern French-inspired dishes.
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Balans Soho Society
Balans in Soho is a classic modern brasserie with an all-day menu of burgers, pastas, and salads. It’s perfect for brunch and opens til very late.
Bush Hall Dining Rooms
A chilled spot on the Uxbridge Road in Shepherds Bush, Bush Hall Dining Rooms serves everything from pizza to crab cakes.
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