Like every episode of What Happens In Kavos, most restaurants that come with a view are objectively terrible, but somehow we keep being drawn to them, like drooling moth-humans to a flame. The view at Duck and Waffle at the top of the Heron Tower is spectacular, but unlike most tall building restaurants, the food’s actually pretty good too. Think posh British cuisine with a twist, like Aberdeen Angus beef tartare or smoked eel with creme fraiche. Brunch here is an excellent decision (though book ahead), and it’s open 24 hours, so keep it in mind the next time you’re stumbling around drunk after a few too many.
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First time in London? You’ve got a lot of ground to cover. Here’s our pick of the best London restaurants for lunch, dinner, and afternoon tea.
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At Porterford Butcher near St Paul’s, you can get a wagyu beef burger for a fiver, or a bacon sandwich for the price of a latte.
Bierschenke is a classic German beer hall in the City, complete with live Bavarian oompah and a selection of schnitzels.
Kurumaya is a tiny restaurant near Smithfield, with small prices, big bowls of katsu curry, and some decent sushi.
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Claridge’s is a five-star hotel in the heart of Mayfair that serves up one of the very best afternoon teas in London.
Fish Central is an old school fish restaurant in Clerkenwell serving an excellent three course set dinner for under £20.
Tongue & Brisket
Tongue and Brisket on Leather Lane is a great spot to eat a proper sandwich. The salt beef on rye is good. The schnitzel is perhaps even better.
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