Hubbard and Bell is a restaurant inside the trendy Hoxton hotel in Holborn which, owing to the dearth of options in the immediate area around Holborn station, immediately has become one of the most reliably good restaurants in the area. Make no mistake, the food veers from tasty to mediocre, and much of it is amusingly overpriced. But its greater function is as a convenient place to hang out with friends in the area, and to people watch, as it’s adjacent to the lobby bar which always attracts a lively crowd. Get the deep-fried kale.
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Temper Covent Garden
Temper Covent Garden is a loud and fun spot from the same people behind the Soho and City branches. This one specialises in pizzas and ‘not pasta’.
Come to Meat Market for filthy burgers and beers in a chilled environment in Covent Garden.
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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.
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.
You go to Meat Mission when you want a strong drink and something filthy, delicious and burger-related to eat in Shoreditch.
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