Aside from having the famous Orange Buffalo as its latest semi-permanent residency, Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen is a great place for a little rowdiness. There’s always great music, and although it’s not the smartest place, you’re guaranteed a laugh here. Especially if you surprise your mates with one of Orange Buffalo’s ‘Viper’ hot wings.
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Beigel Bake on Brick Lane is a classic East London establishment with excellent bagels to take away, and a great salt beef bagel.
Brat is a cool feeling spot in Shoreditch, serving small plates and huge pieces of fish and meat cooked on their wood fired grill.
Two Lights is the Shoreditch restaurant an algorithm might design. It doesn’t quite add up, but, if you use it in the right way, it’s a good bet.
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Electric Diner is an American-style diner in Notting Hill, serving all the classics. It can get pricey, but it’s reliably good.
Chick ‘N’ Sours
The newer Covent Garden location of fried chicken specialists Chick ‘n’ Sours comes complete with a cool basement and plenty of space.
Duck & Waffle Local
Duck and Waffle’s second location doesn’t have spectacular views, nor is it open 24 hours, but it’s a solid low risk option in Piccadilly.
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Shoreditch Sky Terrace
Shoreditch Sky Terrace bar’s hidden location and crowd control means that you feel like you are at a private pool party in Ibiza.
Flight Club is a darts-themed bar, and it’s basically the hipster upgrade to playing darts in a pub
Butchies have been serving their excellent fried chicken ‘sandwich’ at markets and festivals across London - this is their first permanent spot.
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