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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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.
Nandine is a family-run Kurdish restaurant serving up delicious mezze and brunches. It’s also open for dinner on the weekend.
FM Mangal is a casual Turkish restaurant serving up tasty kofte and bread you’ll devour multiple bowls of.
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The Duck and Rice
The Duck and Rice pairs cold pints of Pilsener Urquell with brilliant Cantonese dim sum. Hit it up for a weeknight dinner or an afternoon snack.
Imperial Treasure is a big, fancy Chinese restaurant in St James’s which lacks atmosphere, but serves some pretty great dim sum.
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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