Sapling is an intimate and relaxed spot in Dalston. Drinking a glass of natural wine and grazing on a selection of cured meats at the central counter isn’t going to be as fun here as it is at somewhere like P. Franco, but it’s still a nice spot for an early in the game date. And if counter dining isn’t your thing, grab one of their cosy booths and make your way through their menu of salads, sharing plates, and cheese.
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You can’t really go wrong when it comes to choosing a good Turkish spot in North London, but our favourite is Mangal Ocakbasi.
Floyd’s in an inexpensive neighbourhood restaurant in Dalston that serves a cracking lunch.
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Hoi Pollo is an all-day restaurant inside the Ace Hotel in Shoreditch. It works for a lot of things, but we like it for breakfast and low-key dinners.
Social Eating House
If you like fine dining done Soho-style, you’ll like Social Eating House. The low-lit room is a great place to relax with a drink and some food.
Brawn in Shoreditch might be one of the city’s best neighbourhood restaurants. One that might even make you want to change neighbourhoods.
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