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SEPTEMBER 2019: London’s love affair with no-bookings restaurants shows no sign of fizzling out, judging by our latest list of recommendations. We’ve added 21 venues, ranging from The Counter at Sabor in Mayfair (brilliant rustic-style tapas) to Din Tai Fung (the Covent Garden outpost of a Taiwanese chain). Other highlights include Borough Market’s rollicking El Pastor and its dinky King’s Cross sibling Casa Pastor (Mexican tacos etc), hip Hackney izakaya joint Peg (Japanese-ish small plates) and Gloria (a fun-loving OOT trattoria in Shoreditch). Also in Shoreditch, we must mention Smokestak (brisket heaven) and Smoking Goat (Thai BBQ and booze).