London Eating & Drinking

Abeno Too (Japanese, specialises in okonomiyaki) | Central London

Ahi Poke (Build your own Poke bowl with amazing toppings) | Various Locations

Albion Rooftop (Al Fresco drinking with great views) | East London

Arket Cafe (Stylish in-store cafe, great for getting work done, good coffee) | Central London

Baozi Inn (Authentic Chinese) | Central London

Barrafina (Great Spanish tapas, not cheap) | Central London

Bageriet (Tiny and cost Swedish bakery, make my favourite cake in the whole world - get their Princess cake!) | Central London

Ben's Cookies (Hands down best cookies in London, get a box to try all the flavours) | Various Locations

Berber & Q (Modern mezze to blow your mind) | East London

Berber & Q's Shawarma Bar (Bargain mezze offering) | East London

Bistrotheque (Modern European, good for brunch) | East London

Bill's (Reliable chain, good for brunch) | Various Locations

Blanchette East (Fantastic French small plates with seasonal emphasis) | East London

Bocca Di Lupo (Upmarket Italian) | Central London

Breakfast Club (Reliable chain, good for brunch) | Various Locations

Burger & Lobster (American, not cheap) | Various Locations

Bun Bun Bun (BYOB Vietnamese joint with great soup and seafood dishes) | East London

Caravan Exmouth Market (Experimental brunch options & good coffee) | East London

Ceviche (Peruvian) | Central London

Cecconi's (Part of Soho House group, go for the Sunday feast)

Chicken Shop (American style rotisserie chicken, great chips and must order apple pie - Soho House owned) | Various Locations

Clerkenwell Grind (Exquisite Interiors, coffee & Cocktails) | East London

Coffee Works Project (Fab coffee, good spot for working with your laptop) | Angel

Creperie Du Monde (Crepes) | East London

Dandelyan (Fancy cocktails & great interiors) | Southbank

Electric Diner (Fancy diner food, American style, Soho House owned) | West London

El Pastor (Mexican) | Borough Market

Exmouth Arms (Favourite neighbourhood pub, great wine & great prices)

Fabrique (Favourite Scandi cinnamon buns in London, freshly baked everyday) | Various Locations

Farr's School Of Dancing (Nice pub) | East London

Feng Sushi (Great for sushi deliveries) | Various Locations

Fernandez & Wells (Fab location in Somerset house, good coffee & cava by the class) | Central London

Franco Manca (Reliable and authentic pizza, cheap) | Various Locations

Friends of Ours (My favourite local coffee spot, great brunch, have the Anzac cookie) | East London

Gelupo (Proper Italian gelato, interesting flavours) | Central London

Ginger & White  (English brunch, cute space) | Hampstead

Gloria (Italian, food and interiors are an unforgettable spectacle, one worth queuing for)

Granger & Co (Aussie brunch fare by celeb chef Bill Granger) | Various Locations

10 Greek Street (Modern European, seasonal dishes) | Central London

Hawksmoor Bar (Burgers, bar vibes & good cocktails) | East London

Happiness Forgets (My favourite cocktail bar in London, speakeasy vibes) | East London

Honest Burgers (Good value for money burgers, amazing rosemary chips) | Various Locations

Honey & Co  (Fantastic Middle Eastern mezze, great set menu, lovely dining space)  | Central London

Honey & Smoke (Mezze / Middle Eastern with grill focus) | Central London

Homeslice (Inventive toppings, cheap wine, good for groups)  | Various Locations

Hot Stone (High quality sushi in an authentic Japanese dining space) | Angel

Hubbard & Bell (Part of the Hoxton Hotel, Holborn. Serves an outstanding Sunday roast with bottomless Yorkshire Puddings) | Central London


José (Very good tapas, authentic and vibrant atmosphere)  | London Bridge

Kiperl (Austrian cafe that does a proper schnitzel and amazing cakes) | Angel

Ladureé (The real deal macaroons, not cheap) | Various Locations

La Farola (Good value tapas) | Angel

Laksamania (Fantastic selection of authentic Laksa soups, good prices) | Central London

Little Georgia (Lovely Georgian food, BYOB) | East London

Le Mercury (French, cheap, romantic atmosphere) | Angel


Martello Hall (Pizza, good for groups) | East London

Meat Market (Famously greasy burgers, good hardshakes, no thrills) | Central London

Mildred's (Vegetarian focused restaurant with real comfort food) | Various Locations

Modern Pantry (Antipodean brunch, go for the pancakes)  | East London

Monty's Deli (Proper Jewish deli style offering, good for brunch)  | East London

Morito Hackney Road (Stunning mezze / tapas fusions, small plate sharing) | East London

Nordic Bakery (Finnish, great interiors, good cinnamon bun) | Central London

Okan (Japanese, specialises in okonomiyaki) | South London

Ottolenghi (Best salads / vegetable dishes in London, never disappoints) | Various Locations

Oldroyd (Modern European Small Plates) | Angel

Ole & Steen (Casual Danish bakery chain, cinnamon slice is a must order)

Oriole (High end cocktails, fancy interiors, great service) | East London

Ozone ( Reliable Antipodean brunch, nice interiors)  | East London

Padella (Famed pasta joint, be ready to queue) | Borough Market

Pastaio (Central London casual dining spot with great value pasta, away from the tourist crowds)  | Central London

Pasta Nostra (Authentic pasta, great prices) | East London

Persepolis (Middle Eastern classics in cooky setting / BYOB) | South London

Pidgin (Fine Dining with an affordable set menu in an unpretentious dining environment) | East London

Pizza East (Italian focus, great truffle pizza, part of Soho House group) | East London

Pizza Pilgrims (great pizza with wow factor at bargain prices) | Various Locations

Polpo (Italian small dishes, fun vibe, good happy hour) | Various Locations


Ridley Road Market Bar (Cheap and cheerful cocktails, fun crowd) | East London

Rosa's Thai Cafe (Seriously amazing Thai that never disappoints, try the red Thai curry) | Various Locations

Sambal Shiok (Best laksa in London, worth the queues, great German wine selection) | Angel

Salvation Jane (Now Called Lantana, fabulous Australian brunch, get the corn fritters) | East London

Shackfuyu (Modern Japanese, great pre-theatre menu) | Central London

Sketch (Afternoon Tea, not cheap but go for the famous interiors) | Central London

Spuntino (American junk food done well, speakeasy vibes, great for late night dining) | Central London

Som Saa (Thai Small Plates) | East London


Thai Corner Islington (Great Thai delivery) | Angel

The Palomar (Middle Eastern small plates, not cheap) | Central London

The Delaunay (Viennese style cafe, great interiors) | Central London


Vapiano (Cheap pasta & pizza, great for quick lunch) | Various Locations

Via Emilia (Great regional pasta dishes, amazing sparkling red wine selection) | East London

Voodoo Rays (Cheap pizza by the slice casual setting, great frozen margaritas) | East London

Wahaca (reliable Mexican chain that pleases all tastes) | Various Locations


Yalla Yalla (Cheap meze in informal setting) | Various Locations


69 Colebrooke Row (Refined cocktails with great service and intimate atmosphere) | Angel