Ever since Gerry quit the Spice Girls we’ve been bitter people. That’s why when anyone describes anywhere as ‘intimate’ all we hear is that getting a seat will be a nightmare, and there’ll probably be some sad Yankee candle on your matchbox table. Kurumaya is an intimate sushi spot in the City, but luckily for you and our cold, cold hearts, none of the above is true of this affordable Japanese restaurant. Yes, it is pretty tiny but they’ll do their best to find space for you, and worst comes to worst, you can get all of the sushi to takeaway from their shop counter. We’d also recommend doubling your order and going in on the chicken katsu curry too - we’re pretty sure that’s what 2 Becomes 1 was about anyway.
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Every Thursday, street food crew KERB set up at the Gherkin, with some of the best street food vendors in London. It’s perfect for lunch.
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London’s favourite 24-hour, swish restaurant at the top of a skyscraper is perfect for brunch or very late night eats.
Keu’s shop in the Square Mile has the same excellent Vietnamese banh mi and rice boxes as the Shoreditch original. It’s perfect for lunch.
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Bento Ramen is a multi-talented Japanese restaurant in Camden. It’s a quick-fire, go-go-go kind of place that will have you seated and fed fast.
Jugemu is a tiny Japanese restaurant in Soho that feels like you stumbled into .a backstreet cafe in Kyoto. The sushi and small plates are excellent.
Not only is the sushi at Sushi Atelier on Great Portland Street great, it’s also very affordable. Sit at the bar and get the 12-piece omakase.
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