You’ve probably walked past Sea Containers if you’ve strolled along the South Bank, but you just might not know it by name. It’s an immaculately shiny restaurant attached to the Mondrian Hotel, and it’s pretty enough that it feels occasion-worthy, but casual enough to not feel too try-hard. It’s good for breakfast and lunch meetups, and for group dinners in the evening when you’re rolling with a mixed crowd. Grab a seat by the window for pretty views of St Paul’s.
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Tonkotsu is one of London’s better ramen restaurants, and definitely the best in Southwark. Hit it at lunch, and don’t miss the chicken karaage.
Elliot’s is a class act, from the drinks and food to the service. Their cheeseburger is also one of the best burgers in London.
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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You go to Meat Mission when you want a strong drink and something filthy, delicious and burger-related to eat in Shoreditch.
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Dirty Bones is a New York influenced restaurant serving mostly mediocre American dishes, but the lamb topped fries are its saving grace.
Two Lights is the Shoreditch restaurant an algorithm might design. It doesn’t quite add up, but, if you use it in the right way, it’s a good bet.
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