360 "Catching Up With Mates" restaurants in London.
Blacklock is a trendy converted brothel in Soho that has been repurposed to exclusively serve meat lovers.
Bierschenke is a classic German beer hall in the City, complete with live Bavarian oompah and a selection of schnitzels.
Bar Douro is a Portuguese spot with a lot of heart and a laidback style, which makes it perfect for a City date or catchup over wine and small plates.
Campania is an Italian restaurant off Columbia Road ideal for a romantic dinner, that’s equally lovely during the day.
Hoppers is a seriously good restaurant in King’s Cross serving excellent Sri Lankan food in a cool and casual space.
Balcone Dalston is a very nice coffee shop inside The Factory on Shacklewell Lane.
Footnote is a spacious coffee spot on Wilton Way in Hackney that makes a great option for catching up with friends.
Black Lab is a roomy coffee spot opposite Clapham Common, ideal for a catch-up or a sit-down.
Tintico is a small and modern coffee shop on Greek Street, perfect if you’re on the run or want a quick sit-down.
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.
The Soho branch of popular handmade pasta spot Bancone is serving the same great food as the original, in a bigger and better space.
Tibits is a vegetarian and vegan buffet restaurant that’s perfect for a kind of healthy, low-cost, lunch or dinner.
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.