This old school Chinese restaurant off Brick Lane can be a bit of welcome respite from some of the trendier spots in the surrounding area. This is a white tablecloths, big menus with pictures in affair. Their hot pots are excellent, and the twice cooked pork in chilli oil with buns is one of the tastiest (and biggest) things you can get for under a tenner in London. This is a great spot for a catch up with mates, a last minute dinner, or anything really.
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Pizza East is one of the best casual spots in Shoreditch for an easy dinner with a few friends.
Homeslice Pizza Shoreditch
The pizzas at Homeslice in Shoreditch will make anyone you’re with happy. They’re a bit pricey, but big enough to split with a few people.
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.
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Mao Chow is a cupboard-sized spot by London Fields making very tasty all-vegan Chinese food.
My Neighbours The Dumplings
My Neighbours The Dumplings in Clapton is a dim sum parlour done East London stye. There’s a great bar and Chinese dishes, Totoro optional.
A Wong is a Chinese restaurant in Victoria with a reputation for world-beating Chinese food that, while good, doesn’t quite live up to the hype.
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