At Silk Road, rocking up with a group of friends is the way to go. Everything at this classic Chinese spot in Camberwell (specialising in the spicy cuisine from Xinjiang) is very good, and also ridiculously cheap. The ‘big plate’ chicken noodles can easily be shared between two, and the cumin lamb skewers are a bargain at £1 each. You could conceivably come here and just order ten of them - we can’t say your GP will approve, but it’ll be damn good. It’s cash-only.
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The Camberwell Arms
The Camberwell Arms is a traditional south London pub, serving great British cuisine during the week and incredible roasts on a Sunday.
Nandine is a family-run Kurdish restaurant serving up delicious mezze and brunches. It’s also open for dinner on the weekend.
Fladda Fish & Chips
Fladda is a fish and chip spot in Camberwell with very good crispy batter and a very good deal for a fiver.
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Kym’s is a lively and modern Chinese restaurant on Bloomberg Arcade in the City, specialising in small plates and meats.
Mao Chow is a cupboard-sized spot by London Fields making very tasty all-vegan Chinese food.
Yipin is an upscale Chinese spot in Islington. The menu has a lot of options, but you should focus on the Sichuan and Hunan dishes.
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Maltby Street Market
Welcome to one of the best food markets in all of London - Maltby Street Market is so good that we even come in the middle of winter.
Want legit, no-nonsense Thai food? Singburi in Leytondstone is one of London’s best Thai restaurants, and definitely worth travelling for.
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