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A modern Indian restaurant in the City, led by celebrity chef Vivek Singh
A permanent restaurant for the Indian vegan street food stall
A longstanding and beloved Punjabi curry house in Whitechapel
A slice of Portugal in South London
A no-frills family-run Turkish restaurant
A tasting menu for £39? Yes please.
A smart-casual neighbourhood restaurant from chef Jackson Boxer.
A buzzy local joint in a street-side Crouch End spot.
This is vegan junk food at its junkiest and we’re more than okay with that.
An innovative tasting-menu restaurant in Marylebone.
A branch of the ’80s vampire-themed pizza restaurant, near Mornington Crescent.
A Japanese-inspired restaurant, originally from Ibiza, now in Covent Garden.
Venue says Join us for the Lunch&Pre-theatre menu from 12pm to 2:30pm // 5pm to 6:30pm Monday to Saturday. £27 per person
A second branch of Sushisamba, this time in Covent Garden.
Venue says Pre-theatre dining made easy with our Samba Fixe menu. Pick 3 courses and experience some of our Samba favourites in time to see your show
A street-foody fried chicken joint in Brixton Market.
A Cambridge-based vegan restaurant, now in London.
Venue says Stem + Glory voted best vegan/vegetarian restaurant in London at the Design My Night 2019 awards!
A Shoreditch pizza and pasta restaurant with OTT interiors.
A neighbourhood restaurant in Hackney serving modern izakaya-style food.
A stylish brasserie on Chelsea’s posh Cheyne Walk.
A Malaysian restaurant just off Oxford Street, specialising in laksa.
A Taiwanese street food restaurant in Marylebone.
A plant-based Shoreditch spot serving globe-trotting fast food.
A smart Sichuan restaurant in Stratford.
The flagship Seven Dials branch of the vegan, alcohol-free restaurant and bar.
A fine dining spot from Tom Kerridge, at the Corinthia Hotel.
A casual all-day café at Coal Drops Yard in King’s Cross.
The more formal rear dining room of The Bedford pub.
The fine-dining restaurant at Bethnal Green’s Town Hall Hotel.
An all-day Fitzrovia dining room with South American influences.
A Japanese-inspired burger joint near Borough Market.
Venue says Led by thriving female food entrepreneur Yen Nguyen, the new Japanese-inspired restaurant joins London’s famous Borough Market.
A King’s Cross spin-off of Borough Market’s El Pastor.
A bright, airy, all-day café and organic wine bar in Kilburn.
A sibling of the Peruvian fusion restaurant, this time in Shoreditch.
A luxurious hotel patisserie from a world-renowned pastry chef.
A larger, eat-in site for the vegan cult hit.
The Soho outpost of famed Istanbul restaurant Yeni Lokanta.
A head-turning coffee bar and restaurant in Spitalfields.
An offshoot of Wild Food Café, this time in N1.
A Sichuan restaurant in King’s Cross.
A rustic French brasserie in Brook Green.
A cool vegan non-profit diner in Hoxton.
A neighbourhood restaurant from Emily Roux and Le Gavroche chef Diego Ferrari.
A second outing for the Indian small-plates restaurant.
A branch of the tapas restaurant at Coal Drops Yard.
A new branch of the chophouse in Shoreditch
A second location fror the Eastern Med brasserie.
The first permanent eatery from the street food supremos.
A Filipino small plates joint in Hoxton.
In amongst brook Green’s small eateries and huge pubs sits Le Petit Citron, a vibrant wedge of rural south-west France. Inside, the look is understated, very French: right down to the large windowed frontage and, on closer inspection, probably expensive, distressed mirrors and Tiffany lampshades. Wooden tables are covered by red chequered tablecloths, old food posters adorn the walls. You get the idea. The menu of solidly hearty Provençal home-cooking matches the rustic ambience. Garlic is both front and centre, with handfuls of tarragon in support. It may not be especially refined stuff but it’s certainly satisfying. The slow-cooked daub of beef was so melt-in-mouth, it was bordering on gooey. It came with the creamiest mashed potato on the side and the whole lot was topped with a thick carrot that had been braised in orange juice. Equally good was a piece of sea bass, perched over a large helping of tangy aubergine ratatouille. And while kick-offs of goat’s cheese tart and chicken liver pâté were somewhat ordinary, a cherry frangipane and tart lemon posset were a cut above the norm – so skip the starters and save room for the puds. Oh and here’s a tip: the set menu is a steal.
A Mediterranean-Italian restaurant specialising in pizzas and small plates.
A modern Thai restaurant serving Bangkok-inspired food.
A twenty-first-century kebab joint in Islington.