Handmade pasta restaurants are ten a penny in London these days and, like free wifi, they aren’t all reliable. But Legare is. It’s a small, simple, and Ikea-ish space in Tower Bridge making 8/10 chewy oriecchette with lardons and breadcrumbs, and a bowl of gnocchi with mushrooms that, if it were the 90s, we’d make a mixtape illustrated with felt-tipped hearts for. Pasta only makes up a little of the menu though, and while things like citrus salad or stracciatella with sobrasada are perfectly simple and tasty, the antipasti won’t blow you away. That doesn’t really matter though, as Legare is a restaurant that confidently supports your day or night, rather than making it. And when you’re catching up with mates or looking for a lowkey date night, that’s exactly what you need.
More spots in London BridgeSee more
Richard Haward’s Oysters
Oysters are undeniably a good thing, and you can get them shucked fresh at Richard Haward in the market.
Neal’s Yard Dairy Borough Market Shop
One of the best places to buy great cheese in all of London, whether you’re looking for something to bring to a party or just to your couch.
More Italian spotsSee more
Bottles is a wine bar in Old Spitalfields Market, with handmade pasta and other Italian food supplied by the Sood Family.
Located in the epic lobby of the new Ned hotel in the City, Cecconi’s is a posh Italian restaurant that has the business lunch crowd locked down.
Santa Maria is a proper Neapolitan pizza joint in Fitzrovia. By proper we mean it’s excellent. And it’s inexpensive too.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more