The Borough branch of the upmarket Hawksmoor steak palaces is every bit as accomplished as its siblings. This restaurant in particular has a good choice of specials that changes every day depending on what’s available - it’s definitely an advantage to have one of the most famous food markets in the world literally on your doorstep. Besides the perfectly grilled aged British steaks, the baked oysters and scallops at Hawksmoor Borough are excellent, and their express lunches are great for the occasional splurge if you work in the area. Hit up the bar for a cocktail or a mug of Shakey Pete’s after you’re done for the day.
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Wright Brothers Oyster & Porter House
Wright Brothers is our favourite spot in Borough market to perch with a beer and a pint of prawns.
Legare is a small and simple Italian restaurant in Tower Bridge making excellent pasta and decent antipasti.
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The Guinea Grill
The Guinea Grill is a tiny pub in Mayfair with an old school restaurant specialising in excellent steaks.
Goodman Steak House Restaurant
Goodmans is a seriously meaty, and seriously expensive, steak house in the City.
Bergen House is a neighbourhood bar on Newington Green serving a selection of modern sharing plates and a pretty good steak.
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Marksman is a pub/restaurant with excellent, elevated British food in Shoreditch. It’s good anytime, but don’t miss the Sunday roast.
Flour & Grape
Flour & Grape is another member of the we-just-invented-fresh-pasta club, and it’s worth the trek over to Bermondsey when Padella is rammed.
The Breakfast Club London Bridge
The Breakfast Club, unsurprisingly, does excellent all-day breakfasts.
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