Let’s be honest, Farringdon isn’t short on the sort of pubs that make you feel like you’re very much in a historic part of London the minute you get through the door. And this one definitely has that distinct ‘we’ve been here for ages’ vibe, while also serving some of the best pies in the area. They’re freshly cooked to order and demand is usually high at lunch: so much so that they actually recommend you call ahead to make sure you get one. But it’s all good: while they sort out the food, you can head over to the shuffleboard and have a game while you wait.
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St. John in Clerkenwell is a special place. It’s often referred to as an institution. And having a meal here is one of the best things you can do.
The Coach is a beautifully renovated pub near Farringdon. It’s a great place for a drink, but the French bistro food is fairly average.
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Having dinner in Berners Tavern feels like eating inside the Sistine Chapel, or at least a really, really rich guy’s house.
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Core is an excellent fine dining restaurant in Notting Hill. It’s fine dining for people who actually want a proper meal.
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