18 "Quiet Meals" restaurants in London.
An unassuming, cash-only Bangladeshi spot on Bethnal Green Road, Indian Masala makes delicious homemade curries, bhajis, and more.
Casa Fofo is a casual neighbourhood restaurant in Hackney, serving an unusual and sometimes excellent tasting menu at a great price.
O Tino is an unpretentious Portuguese restaurant serving traditional fish and meat dishes for lunch and dinner.
Lemongrass is a family-run Cambodian restaurant serving delicious and freshly cooked food. Make sure you try the fish amok.
Darby’s is a slick Irish and American influenced restaurant in Vauxhall with a roomy space, and food that will neither delight or disappoint you.
The Drunken Butler is a French and Persian inspired restaurant in Clerkenwell making both refined and comforting food in an arty and homely room.
Cornerstone is a classy but casual seafood restaurant in Hackney Wick. It’s a place that’s worth shelling out for, if only once.
Odette’s is a slightly prim and proper restaurant next to Primrose Hill serving up refined takes on British and European classics.
Pizza Sopia is an excellent, inexpensive, family-run pizza joint near Russell Square.
Villa Mamas is tasty but pricey Bahraini restaurant 10 minutes from Sloane Square in Chelsea.
Kutir is a refined Indian restaurant in Chelsea that’s perfect if you need something quiet and a bit fancy.
Barrafina is London tapas royalty. And although we wouldn’t class their King’s Cross spot as legendary, there’s still good food to be had.
Rubedo serves excellent Italian dishes and natural wines on Stoke Newington Church Street.
Scully serves fantastically OTT food in a sober St James’s setting. The flavours are a slap around the face, in a good way.
Roganic in Marylebone is a ‘let me take a moment to explain the menu’ kind of place featuring foraged ingredients. That said, it’s really very good.