Ever since Gerry quit the Spice Girls we’ve been bitter people. That’s why when anyone describes anywhere as ‘intimate’ all we hear is that getting a seat will be a nightmare, and there’ll probably be some sad Yankee candle on your matchbox table. Kurumaya is an intimate sushi spot in the City, but luckily for you and our cold, cold hearts, none of the above is true of this affordable Japanese restaurant. Yes, it is pretty tiny but they’ll do their best to find space for you, and worst comes to worst, you can get all of the sushi to takeaway from their shop counter. We’d also recommend doubling your order and going in on the chicken katsu curry too - we’re pretty sure that’s what 2 Becomes 1 was about anyway.
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Every Thursday, street food crew KERB set up at the Gherkin, with some of the best street food vendors in London. It’s perfect for lunch.
The Winemakers Club
Winemaker’s Club is an excellent wine bar in a series of old arches under the Holborn Viaduct in the City.
Barbie Green is an Australian-style all-day café and restaurant situation on London Wall, not far from the Barbican.
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In addition to nice Japanese comfort food and good beers, Brixton’s Nanban is a solid place for a hang with mates.
A solid spot for some affordable-ish sushi in the City, Pham Sushi will work just as well for a business situation as a casual dinner over nigiri.
The Kitchens At Old Spitalfields Market
The kitchens at Old Spitalfields Market have all sorts of excellent restaurants and stalls, providing options to sit at the bar or to take away.
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