You wouldn’t think that a butcher shop off Cheapside would have one of the best to-go lunches in the City, but Porterford has been cranking them out for ages. The draw is inexpensive, high-quality meat, which is why there’s always a (fast-moving) queue. You can get a wagyu beef burger for a fiver, and a hot bacon sandwich for the price of a latte.
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