Macellaio serves very tender, Italian-style steaks cooked simply on a hot grill and served with just a bit of rock salt and olive oil. Unless you’re quite well-off, it’s unlikely you’ll use it for a quick drop-in at lunch, but it’s good for a payday splurge or celebrating that 1% raise you spent the best part of a year campaigning for. They also have tasty cicchetti bites (starters) as well as good pasta, which you should definitely order on the side, because who actually likes creamed spinach?
More spots in SouthwarkSee more
Elliot’s is a class act, from the drinks and food to the service. Their cheeseburger is also one of the best burgers in London.
The Laughing Gravy at first glance seems to be a run of the mill British Brasserie, but it has quite a few surprises in store.
Tonkotsu is one of London’s better ramen restaurants, and definitely the best in Southwark. Hit it at lunch, and don’t miss the chicken karaage.
More Italian spotsSee more
Martello Hall is an great bar-meets-pizza restaurant on Mare Street in Hackney. Bring your mates at the weekend, or visit it late night.
Officina 00 is a super-useful Old Street restaurant with a cool, laidback feel, serving affordable handmade pastas.
Brawn in Shoreditch might be one of the city’s best neighbourhood restaurants. One that might even make you want to change neighbourhoods.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more