Paesan takes a more traditional slant on Italian food to most places you’ll find in London. And by this we mean that you can take an Italian there and watch as they eat everything put in front of them without complaining once. Paesan’s approach is all about small plates from different parts of Italy - think arancini from Sicily, and burrata by way of Puglia - served with deliciously moreish fresh bread. Or, if you prefer, order one big main portion of the slow cooked, braised beef shin pappardelle instead.
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Tetsu is a tiny, intimate sushi counter in Clerkenwell serving the best sushi in town. Go for the omakase. It isn't cheap, but it's worth it.
The Eagle is a popular Clerkenwell gastropub with a famous steak sandwich, and generally excellent food across the board.
Moro is a classic and classy restaurant in Exmouth Market, serving seasonal Spanish/Moroccan cuisine.
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Cattivo in Brixton doesn’t have the best food, but it’s still a great first drinks and group hangs spot.
Pizza East Kentish Town
Pizza East’s Kentish Town outpost is slick, fun, and good for any occasion. The pizza’s good, and so are the cocktails.
The Metro Mercato Metropolitano food market is worth a visit when you want something a bit more chilled out than the usual street food scene.
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