Handmade pasta restaurants are ten a penny in London these days and, like free wifi, they aren’t all reliable. But Legare is. It’s a small, simple, and Ikea-ish space in Tower Bridge making 8/10 chewy oriecchette with lardons and breadcrumbs, and a bowl of gnocchi with mushrooms that, if it were the 90s, we’d make a mixtape illustrated with felt-tipped hearts for. Pasta only makes up a little of the menu though, and while things like citrus salad or stracciatella with sobrasada are perfectly simple and tasty, the antipasti won’t blow you away. That doesn’t really matter though, as Legare is a restaurant that confidently supports your day or night, rather than making it. And when you’re catching up with mates or looking for a lowkey date night, that’s exactly what you need.
More spots in London BridgeSee more
Flor is a tiny restaurant, wine bar, and bakery serving some outstanding small plates in Borough Market.
Monmouth Coffee The Borough
The best coffee in Borough (if not all of London), and their filter coffee is especially good.
More Italian spotsSee more
The Green Truffle
The Green Truffle is a lovely local Italian deli with an excellent selection of deli meats, cheeses, imported produce, and other bits and bobs.
Locanda Ottomezzo is a neighbourhood Italian restaurant with Italian movie memorabilia on the walls, good food and an excellent wine list.
Santa Maria is a proper Neapolitan pizza joint in Fitzrovia. By proper we mean it’s excellent. And it’s inexpensive too.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more