Earl’s is a classic deli off Fenchurch Street that makes sandwiches the old-fashioned way - they’re massive, satisfying, and perfect for an al desko lunch if you work in the City. The tuna melt and roast beef sandwiches are the ones to get, and always ask for extra horseradish with the latter. You can even get a Scotch egg for the walk back to your office - we’re not judging.
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Brigadiers is a very good and very fun Indian restaurant near Bank in the City, specialising in barbecued meats.
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Shoryu is one of the most reliable and convenient spots in London to get a good bowl of ramen. The Liverpool Street location has outdoor seating, too.
Located in the epic lobby of the new Ned hotel in the City, Cecconi’s is a posh Italian restaurant that has the business lunch crowd locked down.
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Monty’s Deli in Hoxton does a killer reuben sandwich and a matzo ball soup that feels like a hug from a grandma. It’s good for quick eats of takeaway.
Beigel Bake on Brick Lane is a classic East London establishment with excellent bagels to take away, and a great salt beef bagel.
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Assenheims is a classic City go-to for tasty chicken and rice, South American-style. Never skip the green sauce.
Sub Cult sells gourmet subs to hungry City folk at breakfast and lunch. There’s usually a line, but the staff are jolly and the food’s worth the wait.
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