349 "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.
Tomi’s is a West African spot near Hackney Central serving moreish plates of jollof rice, efo-riro, and more.
Japanese-Danish restaurant in Covent Garden serving a combination of sushi and yakitori sticks from the grill.
Dozo is an intimate spot in Soho where you can get some good quality, affordable sushi.
Zamzam is a must-visit and excellent value Somali restaurant on the Seven Sisters Road.
This airy restaurant off High Street Kensington is serving up some great Persian classics.
PF Changs is a Chinese restaurant in Covent Garden serving big portions in a spacious dining room.
A solid spot for some affordable-ish sushi in the City, Pham Sushi will work just as well for a business situation as a casual dinner over nigiri.
Kurumaya is a tiny restaurant near Smithfield, with small prices, big bowls of katsu curry, and some decent sushi.
A pastel-coloured retro deli, Lina Stores in King’s Cross serves great handmade pasta to eat-in - or to-go from their deli counter.
Manteca is an Italian-inspired restaurant in Soho making excellent food at reasonable prices. Come for the pasta, stay for the date and prune cake.
Tokyo Pizza is a casual underground pizza spot on Maida Vale, serving Japanese-inspired pizza toppings and some very tasty salads.
If you’re in or around Westfield London, Copper Chimney is a decent place to stop-in for some lamb chops and their roti basket.
Stampa is a straightforward Italian café and restaurant serving good quality and low cost handmade pasta and paninis.
Murger Hanhan is a very useful Mayfair restaurant serving excellent and inexpensive Xi’an specialties like biang biang noodles and murger.
Iran Restaurant is a Persian spot in Shepherd Market with heated outdoor seating that’s making excellent mezze and bits off of the grill.