Nando's is a franchise chicken empire, and probably the most well-known restaurant in London, definitely Britain on the whole. There’s something about spicy chicken written in the Magna Carta somewhere, and you really don’t know food in London until you know a Nando’s experience.
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Forget all other hangover cures. What you really need the morning after is some good food, and the right kind of place to eat it in.
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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.
Compared to other ramen restaurants, Ippudo in Covent Garden has the advantage of a cool-looking dining room, a bigger menu, and more room for groups.
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Bar Douro is a Portuguese spot with a lot of heart and a laidback style, which makes it perfect for a City date or catchup over wine and small plates.
Volta Do Mar
Volta Do Mar is a relaxed spot near the Aldwych serving delicately put together Portuguese small plates, as well as some larger things to share.
O Tino is an unpretentious Portuguese restaurant serving traditional fish and meat dishes for lunch and dinner.
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