389 "Casual Weeknight Dinner" restaurants in London.
A good casual weeknight dinner spot is hard to find. It’s a step above a make-your-own bowl place, but not somewhere you’ll need a reservation. It shouldn’t be too expensive, you should be able to talk instead of shout, and your dinner shouldn’t take more than an hour. These spots do it all.
Sidechick in Marylebone specialises in juicy, crispy, roast chicken. And it’s some of the best we’ve ever eaten.
An unfussy Pakistani restaurant serving superb tikka, homemade samosas, curries, and more - Shalamar should be your go-to in Whitechapel.
Humble Chicken is an all-action yakitori bar in Soho where you’ll pair perfect skewers with ice-cold beer.
Pearl Liang is a classic Cantonese restaurant on Paddington Basin with with an extremely good dim sum deal.
Yi-Ban is a big, round table, lazy susan kind of Cantonese restaurant serving solid dim sum with a delightful view of London City Airport.
Orient is a classic Cantonese restaurant on Wardour Street with a dim sum menu (and cheung fun) that you should definitely seek out.
Casual affordable pizza that’s suitable for absolutely everyone is what you’ll find at this Waterloo pizzeria.
Chew Fun is a Guilin fun noodle specialist making heart bowls of rice noodles perfect solo diners and big groups alike.
The original locaiton of Pizza Pilgrims is still a reliable no-brainer for solid, good value, Neapolitan-style pizza.
Sargasso is the Margate sibling of Brawn and, with sea views and superb food, it’s maybe even better than it’s London counterpart.
Dory’s is a walk-in only seafood bar making superb small plates and with a great English-leaning wine list.
Not to be confused with Tooting Market, Broadway Market is packed full of great spots for sit-down cheap eats and date-ready drinking dens.
Tofu Vegan is a big and bustling Chinese vegan restaurant on Upper Street making excellent homemade tofu alongside mock meats, dim sum, and more.
Sushinoen is a casual Japanese diner serving accessibly-priced good sushi, and a range of other Japanese dishes.
A little Brixton spot serving up big Jamaican flavours, Three Little Birds is perfect for a rum-packed cocktail and some good small plates.