The Clerkenwell Kitchen is the multi-purpose unpretentious neighbourhood cafe we long to find in every corner of London. It’s the kind of place that serves coffee, and a dozen or so variations of egg on bread, and then a handful of freshly made lunch options from 12 till 3pm on weekdays. Things like soup, sandwiches, pies, and pasta are available for a civilised lunch in this spacious spot, which even has a small garden seating area at the back for those summer days when you can’t face the crowds at Exmouth Market.
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La Kitchen is a small Vietnamese café in Clerkenwell serving decent and affordable pho and bahn mi.
The Drunken Butler
The Drunken Butler is a French and Persian inspired restaurant in Clerkenwell making both refined and comforting food in an arty and homely room.
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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Brasserie Of Light
Brasserie Of Light is a very shiny restaurant inside Selfridges. It’s got halfway decent people watching potential, but it’s really quite bad at food.
Oxo Tower Bar
After a new kit out, the Oxo Tower bar on the South Bank is prettier than ever, with panoramic views of St Paul’s and the Thames.
Roganic in Marylebone is a ‘let me take a moment to explain the menu’ kind of place featuring foraged ingredients. That said, it’s really very good.
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