21 "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.
Aside is a stylish, stripped-back restaurant in Peckham serving excellent ingredient-led food. It makes simple look straightforward.
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.
Yen is a large, upmarket Japanese restaurant on the Strand that specialises in soba. It’s a calm, spacious place to spend some time.
Londrino is a somewhat serious Portuguese restaurant in Bermondsey that doubles as a nice neighbourhood spot.
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.
Bellanger is a spot in Islington that looks looks and feels very grown-up, but it’s not stuffy. And it’s good at all times of the day.
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.