The appeal of this place is simple: all-you-can-eat buffet at an amazingly low price. Most all-you-can-eat buffets are as appetising as mouldy bread, but here it’s genuinely good if inevitably a little carb-heavy. Get the ace onion bhajis as soon as possible after they come out of the kitchen. Prepare yourself for some pretty intense anti-meat propaganda on the walls (‘Cancer danger in your fry-up!’), but applaud the restaurant for letting homeless people eat for free. And bring a couple of beers – there’s no alcohol license.
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Linden Stores is a wine bar and small plates spot near Highbury Corner, and it’s really quite nice.
An Exmouth Market original, New Zealand cafe and restaurant Caravan does great coffee and an excellent brunch.
Trullo is the kind of neighbourhood Italian restaurant you’d find in an actual Italian neighbourhood, and the food is simply fantastic.
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Dishoom Covent Garden
The Covent Garden location of trendy Indian restaurant Dishoom is the original, and also the smallest.
Sagar is a South Indian vegetarian restaurant where the food is incredibly consistent and always tasty.
Brigadiers is a very good and very fun Indian restaurant near Bank in the City, specialising in barbecued meats.
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The East Ham branch of Indian restaurant Saravana Bhavan serves some of the best South Indian food in London, with a menu of pure vegetarian dishes.
Afghan Kitchen opposite Islington Green serves hearty, tasty Afghan food in a minimalist setting.
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