348 "Casual Weeknight Dinner" restaurants in London.
A good casual weeknight dinner spot is hard to find. It’s a step above a make-your-own bowl place, but not somewhere you’ll need a reservation. It shouldn’t be too expensive, you should be able to talk instead of shout, and your dinner shouldn’t take more than an hour. These spots do it all.
If you’re looking for brilliant tacos, brilliant salsas, and a brilliant colour scheme - then La Chingada, near Surrey Quays, is your place.
Tomi’s is a West African spot near Hackney Central serving moreish plates of jollof rice, efo-riro, and more.
Japanese-Danish restaurant in Covent Garden serving a combination of sushi and yakitori sticks from the grill.
Dozo is an intimate spot in Soho where you can get some good quality, affordable sushi.
Zamzam is a must-visit and excellent value Somali restaurant on the Seven Sisters Road.
This airy restaurant off High Street Kensington is serving up some great Persian classics.
PF Changs is a Chinese restaurant in Covent Garden serving big portions in a spacious dining room.
A solid spot for some affordable-ish sushi in the City, Pham Sushi will work just as well for a business situation as a casual dinner over nigiri.
Kurumaya is a tiny restaurant near Smithfield, with small prices, big bowls of katsu curry, and some decent sushi.
A pastel-coloured retro deli, Lina Stores in King’s Cross serves great handmade pasta to eat-in - or to-go from their deli counter.
Manteca is an Italian-inspired restaurant in Soho making excellent food at reasonable prices. Come for the pasta, stay for the date and prune cake.
Tokyo Pizza is a casual underground pizza spot on Maida Vale, serving Japanese-inspired pizza toppings and some very tasty salads.
If you’re in or around Westfield London, Copper Chimney is a decent place to stop-in for some lamb chops and their roti basket.
Stampa is a straightforward Italian café and restaurant serving good quality and low cost handmade pasta and paninis.
Murger Hanhan is a very useful Mayfair restaurant serving excellent and inexpensive Xi’an specialties like biang biang noodles and murger.