182 "Drinks & A Light Bite" restaurants in London.
When you don’t want to commit to a full dinner (blind date, catching up with an aunt, waiting two hours for a table elsewhere), bars with good food are ideal. Make an easy exit after the first round, or go for a second and maybe some food if it’s going well. Either way, these spots have you covered.
A Philadelphia-inspired Fitzrovia dive bar serving real-deal philly cheesesteaks, wings, and draft beers.
A little Brixton spot serving up big Jamaican flavours, Three Little Birds is perfect for a rum-packed cocktail and some good small plates.
A casual Mediterranean bistro and bar, Joan is a decent spot for brunch or your next Shoreditch date night.
Smokey Kudu is a low-lit and gold-detailed South African-influenced cocktail bar that’s part of the Kudu restaurant and bar mini Peckham empire.
A Hungarian deli, café, and restaurant on Turnpike Lane, Turul Project is a great place for a casual glass of wine and quality produce.
La Fromagerie is one of London’s classiest, and cheesiest, mini-chains. Their Bloomsbury wine bar and deli is perfect for a casual date night.
If you like cute back gardens, smoky cocktails, and a casual chef’s choice menu, you’ll like Brother Marcus in Balham.
Estrela is a food and football mad Portuguese bar in Stockwell with loads of screens.
Buster Mantis is a comfortable Depftord bar with Caribbean influences that’s open late on weekends and has plenty of outside seating.
An open-air bar, taproom, and garden a stone’s throw away from Borough Market.
A huge open-air beer garden under the Vauxhall train arches with food vendors, a bar, and a DJ.
A go-to Tooting date spot, Good Neighbour serves great wines, top small plates, and a gnocchi you shouldn’t skip.
A tapas bar on Tooting High Street, Little Taperia is perfect for drinks and a light bite.
40 Maltby Street is a superb restaurant and wine bar serving low-intervention wines, small plates, and sandwiches that are up there with the best.
Barbie Green is an Australian-style all-day café and restaurant situation on London Wall, not far from the Barbican.