Your difficult friend Becks is visiting from Earlsfield, but you want to be sure to get a good meal while avoiding an evening of bitching and moaning about ‘challenging’ ethnic food and small portions. Take them to Homeslice, a Valhalla for anyone who loves pizza, and let the sweet taste of red sauce and mozzarella wash over you like that one time you went to The Berkeley and got a neck massage. The pizzas are pricey but they’re huge, and you can get them by the slice if you’re indecisive or not super hungry. The drinks list is short and sweet, but they have prosecco on tap, which makes up for it.
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You can get a shellfish tower or a posh seafood dinner at Wright Brothers Spitalfields. Or, you can get oysters for a quid a pop, 3-6pm every day.
Kêu Banh Mi Deli
Kêu is a casual Vietnamese lunch spot in Shoreditch that does the best banh mi in London.
You’re going to want a lot on the Turkish menu at Oklava, so hit up the Shoreditch spot for a small group dinner.
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Pizza East is one of the best casual spots in Shoreditch for an easy dinner with a few friends.
The best Neapolitan pizzas in Southwark are at ’O ver. Hit it for a casual meal with friends.
Happy Face is an all-day pizza place near Kings Cross that serves decent and inexpensive pizzas in a large, child-friendly space.
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Vicoli Di Napoli
The pizzas at this popular spot are simple, inexpensive, gigantic, and absolutely worth the trip to Stoke Newington.
Lyle’s is a grown-up but not stuffy British restaurant in Shoreditch. Come for lunch when you can order a la carte.
Red Rooster is a NYC-based restaurant now in Shoreditch, with a variety of Southern-style American food on the menu and a live band playing daily.
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