Pizza Sophia is the exact kind of restaurant every non-stop area in London needs. This is a cute, family-run pizza spot that doesn’t overthink things. The pizzas are the kind with a fat, charred, and doughy crust, and a super thin slightly sloppy base. They’re an absolute snip at £8 for a margherita, considering how good they taste. Unfortunately this spot is no secret, and it's usually chocka, so call ahead if you’re going at peak lunch or dinner time.
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Chang’s Noodle is an excellent Chinese restaurant in Bloomsbury that can handle pretty much any situation you throw at it.
Abeno is a lovely Japanese spot in Bloomsbury specialising in okonomiyaki, but it’s also worth visiting for sides like the tempura, and beef karaage.
This bright and easy café specialises in - deep breath - extra fluffy, extra thick, Japanese soufflé pancakes.
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Cattivo in Brixton doesn’t have the best food, but it’s still a great first drinks and group hangs spot.
The River Café
The River Café is a long standing classic London restaurant that literally wrote the book on tasteful, authentic Italian food.
Pastaio is a new pasta focused restaurant in Soho and we’re going just call it what it is: a Padella copycat. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
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