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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City Càphê is a Vietnamese lunch spot in the City, close to Bank station, with tasty noodles and summer rolls. The queue at lunch moves quickly.
Yauatcha’s City outpost in Broadgate Circle has all the pretty dim sum, ambience, and upmarket food of the original glam Chinese restaurant.
Assenheims is a classic City go-to for tasty chicken and rice, South American-style. Never skip the green sauce.
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Lorne is a modern British restaurant that’s the single best reason for visiting in Victoria. The wines are great, and the smoked eel dish is great.
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Bob Bob Ricard is an excellent place to drink champagne and people watch. The French/Russian food is good, and the room is over the top lush.
The Gun is an old boozer in Hackney that's been spruced up and now does a great tarted up roast.
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