If you asked a trendy Shoreditch local to design a pub, the Princess of Shoreditch is what you’d get - it looks like good boozer, but with a polished East End cool about it. No one’s ever going to mistake it for an old school pub, but really, we doubt anyone will care when the food’s this good. The roasts are a local fixture on Sundays, with good-looking plates of rare beef, lamb, and pork landing on tables at a fair clip. The beer selection’s short but good, the crowd is young and fun, and they have a thing called ‘umami salad’ on the menu, which is probably just a plate of mushrooms in soy sauce. Probably not, actually, but you get the idea.
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Looking Glass Cocktail Club
Looking Glass is an Alice in Wonderland-themed bar in - yes - Shoreditch, with a chilled cocktail bar out front, and a ‘speakeasy’ behind a mirror.
Everyone needs an easy any time restaurant, and on Great Eastern Street, the Hoxton Grill does nicely.. Hit it for brunch or American comfort food.
The Grocery Wine Vault And Bar
Attached to an organic supermarket on Kingsland Road, this bar is great for a quiet drink and natural wines.
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As pubs go, Harwood Arms is more sophisticated Fulham restaurant than sticky boozer, but either way, the food is excellent.
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Seafood is the speciality at this Notting Hill pub. Head downstairs if you want something casual, or to the first floor for a posher meal.
The Peasant in Clerkenwell serves outstanding food during the week and an epic roast on a Sunday.
Well & Bucket
Well & Bucket is a neighbourhood pub in Shoreditch. In addition to being very pretty inside, there’s a garden in the back and decent food, too.
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