The terrace bar and restaurant at the Oxo Tower has been around forever, and it’s even nicer than it’s ever been after a recent kit-out. The terrace is big and while you’ll still pay a fair amount for so-so food, let’s not kid ourselves by saying that we’re there for anything but the view - it’s probably the best one you can have of the river and St Paul’s in London. It’s a nice spot to take your parents for brunch or afternoon tea, and equally a good spot for a drink when the weather’s nice.
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The Laughing Gravy at first glance seems to be a run of the mill British Brasserie, but it has quite a few surprises in store.
Native is a casual fine-dining spot in Southwark. It’s trying to be different, and it’s good at it.
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St. John Bread and Wine
St John Bread and Wine serves food from the legendary St. John in Farringdon, but in an informal canteen-style dining room near Spitalfields Market.
St. John Bar and Restaurant
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.
Kerbisher & Malt
Kerbisher & Malt isn’t your granddad's chippy, but this modern Shepherd's Bush chip shop is very good.
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Sea Containers is the very cool-looking restaurant inside the Mondrian Hotel. It’s great for breakfast and lunch meetings, and group dinners.
The Table Café
The Table has one of the best brunches in Southwark, and is great for coffee and lunch too. It’s usually busy, but calms down in the afternoon.
Depending on how much you enjoy porn star martinis, you’ll either love or hate Radio, the rooftop bar and lounge in the ME London hotel on the Strand.
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