174 "Drinks & A Light Bite" restaurants in London.
When you don’t want to commit to a full dinner (blind date, catching up with an aunt, waiting two hours for a table elsewhere), bars with good food are ideal. Make an easy exit after the first round, or go for a second and maybe some food if it’s going well. Either way, these spots have you covered.
A go-to Tooting date spot, Good Neighbour serves great wines, top small plates, and a gnocchi you shouldn’t skip.
A tapas bar on Tooting High Street, Little Taperia is perfect for drinks and a light bite.
40 Maltby Street is a superb restaurant and wine bar serving low-intervention wines, small plates, and sandwiches that are up there with the best.
A Philadelphia-inspired Fitzrovia dive bar selling philly cheesesteaks, wings, and draft beers.
Barbie Green is an Australian-style all-day café and restaurant situation on London Wall, not far from the Barbican.
Ask For Janice in Farringdon is a useful all-day spot for a quick bite to eat, a catch-up coffee, or a casual post-work drink.
Bar Douro is a Portuguese spot with a lot of heart and a laidback style, which makes it perfect for a City date or catchup over wine and small plates.
Hoppers is a seriously good restaurant in King’s Cross serving excellent Sri Lankan food in a cool and casual space.
Daddy Bao is a tiny restaurant in Tooting from the same family as Mr Bao in Peckham, and is serving the same great Taiwanese food.
Hide is a huge, fancy, three-story fine dining restaurant in Mayfair, serving some truly excellent food morning to night.
Bubala is a restaurant in Spitalfields with an all-vegetarian Middle Eastern menu that tastes as good as it reads, and even better than it looks.
A classic old school boozer in Fitzrovia, The Newman Arms is a great spot for pints and pies.
When you’re in need of somewhere for a cute catch-up or a candlelit date night in Fitzrovia, head to The Remedy Wine Bar.