356 "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.
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.
Iran Restaurant is a Persian spot in Shepherd Market with heated outdoor seating that’s making excellent mezze and bits off of the grill.
Bar Remo is a casual all-day restaurant just off Regent's Street in Mayfair, serving good quality thin-crust pizzas, as well as pastas and mains.
Perilla is a very nice looking restaurant on Newington Green serving dishes that hit, and dishes that miss, in a casually refined room.
Daddy Bao is a tiny restaurant in Tooting from the same family as Mr Bao in Peckham, and is serving the same great Taiwanese food.
Lucky and Joy is a fun and flavourful Chinese-influenced restaurant in Clapton that feels like a night out, with added sesame noodles.
Krapow is a Thai-inspired restaurant on Chatsworth Road making tasty food in a cosy, lowkey space perfect for two.
Theo’s second location in Elephant and Castle is bigger and brighter, and the pizzas and chilli sauce are just as good.