The Table has one of the best brunches in the neighbourhood, and is an excellent option for lunch as well. The food here is all about the holy lunch trinity of soups, salads and sandwiches, and it’s the sort of place that’ll remind you of just how good a roast beef sandwich can be. There’s also a good changing daily special in case you want something more substantial, as well as a nice list of burgers too. Though it’s always busy, it does get a little quieter in the afternoon, though be warned that it shuts at 4.30pm most days.
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Sea Containers is the very cool-looking restaurant inside the Mondrian Hotel. It’s great for breakfast and lunch meetings, and group dinners.
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.
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Barbie Green is an Australian-style all-day café and restaurant situation on London Wall, not far from the Barbican.
Prufrock serves some of the best coffee in London, and it’s also a great place to hang out, do some work, or just see a friend.
Farm Girl Cafe
You’ll want to make fun of Farm Girl’s macadamia butter, but you’ll also probably like it. Head to this Notting Hill spot for a quick, healthy meal.
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Ottolenghi is a casual restaurant and deli that serves fresh Middle Eastern-influenced food, pastries and excellent salads.
Oxo Tower Bar
After a new kit out, the Oxo Tower bar on the South Bank is prettier than ever, with panoramic views of St Paul’s and the Thames.
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