You’ve probably walked past Sea Containers if you’ve strolled along the South Bank, but you just might not know it by name. It’s an immaculately shiny restaurant attached to the Mondrian Hotel, and it’s pretty enough that it feels occasion-worthy, but casual enough to not feel too try-hard. It’s good for breakfast and lunch meetups, and for group dinners in the evening when you’re rolling with a mixed crowd. Grab a seat by the window for pretty views of St Paul’s.
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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.
The George Inn is an old coach house in Southwark which has one of the biggest and best beer gardens in Zone 1.
Macellaio RC Union Street
Macellaio serves incredible Italian-style steaks from Piedmont, and nice pastas, too. It’s definitely worth it for a splurge.
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The Orange Buffalo
Street food giants Orange Buffalo have moved into the Hoxton Bar and Kitchen. They have a bigger menu, but the wings are still the main draw.
Giant Robot is a street food/bar venue in Canary Wharf, from the same people behind Dinerama. It’s great for post-work drinks and something to eat.
Ninth Ward is a low-lit bar near Farringdon with decent lunchtime food deals and a great burger.
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