Every Thursday and Friday, half of Southwark’s office workers empty into the White Hart to pre-drink before eventually ending up doing Christ know what in the loos at the Builder’s Arms in Hackney. Unlike most of the places we feature, it’s completely hook-free – they even have irony-free Foster’s on tap for f*ck’s sake. Don’t come here for dripping on toast or craft ale or whatever pubs have on their menus these days (no, seriously, the Anchor & Hope’s 5 minutes away). Just come here to have a few very cold beers, enjoy some bants, and soak up the weekend vibes.
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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.
Macellaio RC Union Street
Macellaio serves incredible Italian-style steaks from Piedmont, and nice pastas, too. It’s definitely worth it for a splurge.
Where The Pancakes Are
A casual all day restaurant in Southwark dedicated entirely to pancakes, this place should be one of your go-to brunch spots.
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Marksman is a pub/restaurant with excellent, elevated British food in Shoreditch. It’s good anytime, but don’t miss the Sunday roast.
The Effra Hall Tavern
The Effra Hall Tavern is no-nonsense pub with screens, live music, and Caribbean-inspired pub grub.
The Yucatan is no-nonsense multi-screened sports pub that lets you bring whatever food you like, if you ask nicely.
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