We Brits have always been good at this beef thing, but somehow, our steakhouses have always been rubbish. Hawksmoor changed that, and this, their original Spitalfields restaurant, is where it all started. You can get every cut of cow that exists, properly aged and cooked correctly, with one of the greatest sticky toffee puddings of all time for afters. It’s a polished experience that’s also pricey, but everything from the atmosphere to the service is spot on and worth the hefty price tag. The bar is also excellent in its own right and makes some of the best cocktails in this part of town.
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Rochelle Canteen is a sort of secret restaurant in Shoreditch. The space is nice and relaxing, and the rotating British menu is always excellent.
You go to Meat Mission when you want a strong drink and something filthy, delicious and burger-related to eat in Shoreditch.
Gunpowder is a simply designed little restaurant off Commercial Street serving extremely inventive takes on Indian food that will blow your mind.
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Tramshed is all about British chicken and steak, served in memorable surroundings. It’s handy for last minute group dinners - get the Yorkshire pud.
Le Relais de Venise L’Entrecôte
Le Relais de Venise L’Entrecôte keep their menu simple - steak and chips is what you are here for, because that’s all they serve. And it’s quite good.
Hill & Szrok
Hill & Szrok on Broadway Market is a butchers by day, but at night they fire up the grill to cook some pretty good steaks and chops.
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Hawksmoor Seven Dials
Hawksmoor restaurants are some of the best places to get a steak in London. The Seven Dials location is a big, lively basement room.
Lyle’s is a grown-up but not stuffy British restaurant in Shoreditch. Come for lunch when you can order a la carte.
Blixen isn’t the best food in Spitalfields, but it’s where you go for a simple, crowd-pleasing group dinner or brunch.
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