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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Frank’s is an old-school caff with a simple, reliable, and cheap menu that’ll put a grin on your face.
The Coffeeworks Project Southwark
Coffeeworks has the best coffee close to Southwark Station, as well as fast wi-fi and plenty of space to work and hang out.
The best Neapolitan pizzas in Southwark are at ’O ver. Hit it for a casual meal with friends.
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Ninth Ward is a low-lit bar near Farringdon with decent lunchtime food deals and a great burger.
PJ’s Bar & Grill
PJ’s is an old-school, polo themed restaurant in South Ken serving brasserie style food and an excellent full English all day.
Dirty Bones Carnaby
Dirty Bones is a New York influenced restaurant serving mostly mediocre American dishes, but the lamb topped fries are its saving grace.
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