Because we spend most of our time adulting these days, we don’t often have a free day to wander around London. But if we do, we’ll be heading straight to Wright Brothers for a session of afternoon drinking and oysters. Porter or bubbly, from 3-6pm every day (including weekends) their oysters are a quid apiece, which makes it a classy and surprisingly affordable way to drink the afternoon away, all while pretending you’re in control of your finances and that you don’t have a drinking problem.
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Bob Bob Ricard
Bob Bob Ricard is an excellent place to drink champagne and people watch. The French/Russian food is good, and the room is over the top lush.
Head to Peruvian restaurant Casita Andina for a cool but low-key dinner in Soho. Don’t blame us for your pisco hangover tomorrow.
There are proper waits for Kiln’s high-octane Thai dishes, but it’s absolutely worth the wait. Grab a seat at the bar, get the short-rib curry.
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Want low-key cool in Highbury? Westerns Laundry is a modern wine bar & restaurant in a converted garage that does brilliant small plates.
Sweetings is a classic spot in the City serving seafood lunch and dollops of nostalgia to suited business types.
Cornerstone is a classy but casual seafood restaurant in Hackney Wick. It’s a place that’s worth shelling out for, if only once.
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