Want to eat good food without putting too much of a dent in your bank balance? We feel you. And that's why we've launched Time Out Black, a membership scheme where every participating restaurant gives you 50 percent off your food bill.
Hungry? Whet your appetite with our pick of the best spots, as chosen by our food and drink editor Tania Ballantine – there's enough to keep you well-fed all week.
Monday: Arancini Brothers
Mondays suck. But if a pile of piping hot, crunchy-edged arancini (aka deep-fried risotto balls) won’t cheer you up, nothing will. 42 Old St, EC1V 9AE.
Tuesday: 100 Hoxton
Start easing yourself into The Rest of The Week with some creative fusion fare (Singapore soft-shell chilli crab, say) at this Hoxton hangout. 100-102 Hoxton St, N1 6SG.
Wednesday: Chicken Shop/Dirty Burger
For a mid-week chook or, my personal fave, the ‘dirty bacon’, head to this hybrid of Chicken Shop and Dirty Burger. 86 The Broadway, SW19 1RH.
Thursday: Cafe Monico
This is the ultimate post-work hangout for media types: classic cooking (order the confit chicken) in a buzzy, belle époque, double-height room. 39-45 Shaftesbury Ave, W1D 6LA.
Friday: Bone Daddies
TFIF! Time for a T22 from the High St Ken branch of this rock ‘n’ roll ramen bar: noodles, chicken broth and, of course, ‘cock scratchings’. 63-65 Kensington High St, W8 5SE.
You had me at hickory-smoked. HotBox is just the place if you’re after an epic US-style brunch, plus meat barbecued the low ’n’ slow way. 46-48 Commercial St, E1 6LT.
Sunday: Paradise by Way of Kensal Green
Finish the week in style with a Sunday lunch of pork belly or poussin. 19 Kilburn Ln, W10 4AE.
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