Your difficult friend Becks is visiting from Earlsfield, but you want to be sure to get a good meal while avoiding an evening of bitching and moaning about ‘challenging’ ethnic food and small portions. Take them to Homeslice, a Valhalla for anyone who loves pizza, and let the sweet taste of red sauce and mozzarella wash over you like that one time you went to The Berkeley and got a neck massage. The pizzas are pricey but they’re huge, and you can get them by the slice if you’re indecisive or not super hungry. The drinks list is short and sweet, but they have prosecco on tap, which makes up for it.
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Gunpowder is a simply designed little restaurant off Commercial Street serving extremely inventive takes on Indian food that will blow your mind.
Tramshed is all about British chicken and steak, served in memorable surroundings. It’s handy for last minute group dinners - get the Yorkshire pud.
Leroy is an airy spot on a quiet corner in Shoreditch, serving small plates and an excellent selection of wine.
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Originally from Copenhagen, Mother is a pizzeria located in the railway arches of the new Battersea Power Station development.
Bush Hall Dining Rooms
A chilled spot on the Uxbridge Road in Shepherds Bush, Bush Hall Dining Rooms serves everything from pizza to crab cakes.
Martello Hall is an great bar-meets-pizza restaurant on Mare Street in Hackney. Bring your mates at the weekend, or visit it late night.
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Vicoli Di Napoli
The pizzas at this popular spot are simple, inexpensive, gigantic, and absolutely worth the trip to Stoke Newington.
Red Rooster is a NYC-based restaurant now in Shoreditch, with a variety of Southern-style American food on the menu and a live band playing daily.
Lyle’s is a grown-up but not stuffy British restaurant in Shoreditch. Come for lunch when you can order a la carte.
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