Cafe Murano is a pretty Italian restaurant in Covent Garden run by chef Angela Hartnett, of Murano and Saturday Kitchen fame. There’s a warm ambience and soft leather booths aplenty, making it a good place to dig in and eat some very good pasta, and share a bottle of wine with friends. In particular, the truffle arancini and grilled squid are excellent, and the seafood and meats are satisfying if you’re going for it. Cafe Murano is a good call for a low-key celebration, date, or when you want to treat your folks to a little London living.
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Lanzhou Noodle Bar
It doesn’t look promising from the outside, but Lanzhou Noodle Bar near Leicester Square makes excellent Chinese hand-pulled noodles.
Din Tai Fung
Din Tai Fung in Covent Garden is the first European outpost of well-known Taiwanese dumpling restaurant. It’s great for a snappy lunch or solo visit.
Come to Meat Market for filthy burgers and beers in a chilled environment in Covent Garden.
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Princi is an Italian bakery and restaurant in Soho that’s good for pretty much anything. Hit it for a plate of cheap pasta or aperitivo with a friend.
Lume Restaurant And Wine Shop
Lume is a Sardinian restaurant and wine bar in Primrose Hill serving upscale pastas and mains in a casual, lowkey space.
Arancini Brothers is good for a chilled neighbourhood hang in Kentish Town, specialising in deep-fried risotto balls and a solid breakfast wrap.
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Barrafina Covent Garden
Barrafina Adelaide Street is just as good as the Soho location, and just a little bit less crowded. Get your tapas fix.
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