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Spanish chef José Pizarro reveals his favourite London foodie spots

By Time Out London Food & Drink
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The mega-successful Spanish chef José Pizarro talks about where he hungers to be when not at his own restaurants.

MAGIC MOMENTS

Lyle's

'James Lowe's attention to the tiniest details is incredible at this restaurant. The duck breast with cherries blew my mind.' The Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High St, E1 6JJ.  Old St or Shoreditch High St Overground.

SPECIAL SPIRIT

40 Maltby Street

'A special place that really helps keep this little pocket of free-spirited London alive. It's so cosy, it feels like a home from home. Their prawns are to die for.' 40 Maltby St, SE1 3PA. Bermondsey or London Bridge.

EASTERN EATS

Dinerama

‘A hive of the coolest food you can get your hands on this summer. I was there the other night, sitting in the sun with incredible food from Club Gascon.' 19 Great Eastern St, EC2A 3EJ. Old St or Shoreditch High St Overground. (sadly Dinerama is currently closed due to a fire but should be reopening soon)

STAR STALL

John & Elena Fruit & Veg Co.

'Walk into this arch at Spa Terminus and the fruit and veg just sing. You want to buy everything in the place. It's the closest I get in London to feeling I'm at the mercado back home.' Arch 5 Voyager, SE16 4RP. Bermondsey or London Bridge.

José Pizarro is the owner of three London restaurants and author of 'Seasonal Spanish Food' and 'José Pizarro's Spanish Flavours' (Kyle Books).

Image: Ming Tang-Evans

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