The City of London, usually just called the City or the Square Mile, is the centre of trade and finance in Europe, rivalling New York City as the finance capital of the world. The traders, bankers and other wage-earners in the area have to work hard, so it's no surprise they like to play hard here, too. Flashy bars outnumber quiet pubs in the City, and most bars and pubs are designed to impress. Likewise, the restaurants are grand and often expensive – great for hashing out the details of a deal or letting someone know how important you are. The City also roughly follows the boundaries of the ancient Roman capital of Britannia, Londinium, so there are plenty of museums and other things to do if you want to slow the pace down a bit.
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Koza Restaurant & Bar
It's all - well, mostly - about the charcoal grill at this Turkish restaurant in Kennington. It's also pretty close to the Imperial War Museum, so if looking at instruments of war and peace stir an appetite, you can always get your fill here. It's a slick looking restaurant, serving classic eastern-Mediterranean/Turkish food. Expect mezze dishes of tabbouleh, baba ganoush and sautéed chicken livers with baby spinach and mixed leaves alongside charcoal-grilled lamb shish, chicken wings, lamb chops, fillet steak and sea bass, cooked whole and served with potato puree and grilled veg. House specials include slow-roast lamb shank with smoked aubergine, a mushroom and barley risotto and a lamb demi-glace, and oven-cooked chicken guvech – a traditional Turkish stew made in an earthenware pot.
Venue says: “New menu, new cooking style, new wine list, new offers and great deals. There is a lot new to discover at Koza Restaurant. Join us.”