17 "Quiet Meals" restaurants in London.
Core is an excellent fine dining restaurant in Notting Hill. It’s fine dining for people who actually want a proper meal.
Scully serves fantastically OTT food in a sober St James’s setting. The flavours are a slap around the face, in a good way.
The Drunken Butler is a French and Persian inspired restaurant in Clerkenwell making both refined and comforting food in an arty and homely room.
Rubedo serves excellent Italian dishes and natural wines on Stoke Newington Church Street.
Burro e Salvia, in Shoreditch is a small Italian restaurant that makes excellent daily fresh made pasta and updates their pasta menu monthly.
Casa Fofo is a casual neighbourhood restaurant in Hackney, serving an unusual and sometimes excellent tasting menu at a great price.
Roganic in Marylebone is a ‘let me take a moment to explain the menu’ kind of place featuring foraged ingredients. That said, it’s really very good.
Cornerstone is a classy but casual seafood restaurant in Hackney Wick. It’s a place that’s worth shelling out for, if only once.
Barrafina is London tapas royalty. And although we wouldn’t class their King’s Cross spot as legendary, there’s still good food to be had.
Yokoya is an izakaya in Camden that’s perfect for some yakitori and a couple of beers.
O Tino is an unpretentious Portuguese restaurant serving traditional fish and meat dishes for lunch and dinner.
Lemongrass is a family-run Cambodian restaurant serving delicious and freshly cooked food. Make sure you try the fish amok.
Darby’s is a slick Irish and American influenced restaurant in Vauxhall with a roomy space, and food that will neither delight or disappoint you.
Odette’s is a slightly prim and proper restaurant next to Primrose Hill serving up refined takes on British and European classics.
Pizza Sopia is an excellent, inexpensive, family-run pizza joint near Russell Square.