Open air food markets aren’t as common in West London as they are elsewhere, presumably because when you have so many private squares to day drink in, you don’t really need Korean burritos. Pergola Central is a nice addition in Paddington, then, with a setup that’s halfway between an open food court and a Mediterranean garden, with loads of pretty plants and a beachy vibe that’ll make your Instagram followers think that you’re in Mykonos. The food lineup is decent - burger from Patty & Bun, tacos from DF/Mexico and trendy Southern cooking from Decatur - and there’s heaps of space for your whole crew.
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The Summer House
The Summer House in Little Venice is a canal-side restaurant that’s perfect on a summer’s day. It’s okay when it’s gloomy too.
Paradise by Way of Kensal Green
Paradise by Way of Kensal Green is a pub-cum-bar-cum-restaurant in Kensal Green with a nice outdoor patio.
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Seven Dials Market
Seven Dials Market is a food hall with lots of options, from pasta, to ramen, to fried chicken, that’s alright if you want an alright quick meal.
Chick ‘N’ Sours
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Ninth Ward is a low-lit bar near Farringdon with decent lunchtime food deals and a great burger.
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