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These don't fall under any particular country but are still equally delicious!
- The Orange - Gastropub near Pimlico/Sloane Square. Very nice upstairs dining room which does some light, well thought out and interesting food. Roughly European/British influences, maybe leaning towards Mediterranean.
- Little Bay - This quirky chain has 4 locations dotted around London: Kilburn, Croydon, Farringdon, Battersea. The menu is only slightly less eclectic than the decor. Overall, the food is tasty, good quality, and cheap! Starters £2.25 from noon-7pm/£3.25 after. Mains £5.45/£7.25. Desserts £2.25/£3.25. House wines start at about £12 a bottle. Because of this, peak times can make it hard to get a table so best to book ahead especially for larger parties.
 Eating In (Delivery)
Can't be bothered to cook and don't want to go out for some grub? Try these...
- Hungry House and Just Eat - Both websites list the places which will deliver to your door. You can search for deals, free delivery etc, and can review the restaurant afterwards.
- Burger & Lobster - Mayfair. £20 for a burger or a lobster (steamed, grilled, or roll) with chips and salad. Very long queue during peak times. No bookings taken.
- Meatliqour - Bond St. The quintessential American dive bar made for a metropolitan city. No bookings taken
- Santa Maria Del Sur - Serves some of the best steaks in London, alongside fantastic barbeque dishes. Quite expensive and probably not the best place for a vegie, but if you like your steaks you owe yourself a trip here.
- Constancia - Argentinian grill on Tower Bridge road, Fairly pricey but definitely worth a visit, their Parrilladas (Braziers) are very tasty.
- Buen Ayre - Argentinian grill in Hackney. Very similar to Constancia and equally tasty, again check out the Parrilladas (Braziers).
- Asmara - looks tiny but is absolutely amazing. £15 a head.
- Adulis - looks and feels posher than Asmara, and while the food is still good it's not quite as good as Asmara. £20 a head.
- Chennai Dosa - Well know South Indian restaurant. Good food for cheap price. At multiple locations around London.
- Guglee - Awesome curry place recommended by one of our most trusted (and handsome) redditor. Reasonably priced. Menu's on the website to get a better idea.
- Indian Zing - Hammersmith, Fantastic and varied food, none of the 'english' curries fairly expensive though.
- Aladin - Brick Lane, If you want to experience Brick Lane then I'd recommend Aladin. It has been visited by Prince Charles, featured on a BBC list of 'The World’s Best Curry Houses' and was the winner of the Best European Restaurant Awards 2010. It's friendly, cosy and reasonably priced. They did once cancel my reservation once(with an hour or two's notice) in favour of a 'bigger party' :-(.
- Shimla Mirch - Hammersmith, A curry house with a mix of the 'British Curries' and more traditional curries. I've been a couple of times and had fantastic meals. It's on the taste card and well priced - using the taste card a decent meal for 2 comes to about £25 inc service charge.
- Salaam Namaste - Camden, Very central, very good "proper" Indian, i.e. the kind of food you'd get in a five star in Delhi or Bombay. Which makes sense, cause the chef is from one of the largest 5-star hotel chains in India.
- Ragam - Fitzrovia, brilliant south indian food, in a hole in the wall, it's got very popular though - book ahead.
- Quilon - Westminster, this is Michelin starred south Indian food. 'Nuff said.
- Tayyabs - Well known as the best curry house in London. £15 a head. BYO alcohol. No bookings available so you'll be queueing on a Friday/Saturday night. If you can't get a table the Lahore Kebab House is just round the corner
- Lahore Kebab House - The second best curry house in London after Tayyabs, but its bigger and allows booking. £15 per head BYO.
- Hare and Tortoise - 5 locations throughout London. Semi-chain restaurant. Usually under £20 per person with drinks. Fantastic sushi, soups and rice/noodle dishes. Tasty as hell.
- Zuma - Knightsbridge. Expensive, but worth it. Great sushi/sashimi, and then some truly excellent fish and meat courses. Best part of £75-80 per head if you're not careful.
- Roka - 1 near Goodge St, the other at Canary Wharf. Similar to Zuma, but a bit cheaper, and not quite as good. Still great food though.
- Sushi Waka - Camden Town. The staff are so lovely, the food is great and it's a really cute little restaurant. Also if you ask to sit upstairs you will be seated on the floor in traditional style. About £10-20/person.
- Tsuru - Bankside / Bishopsgate / Mansion House. Cheap and totally yum... the menu is very reasonably priced and they're on Taste London so if you have a card it's half price.
- Gallipoli - Angel. a series of three Turkish restaurants on a short stretch of upper street, well priced, top quality Turkish food. You could eat the lamb tagine with a spoon, it's so soft.
- Le Cafe Anglaise is a wonderful French Brasserie in Queensway. The restaurant is one large, stunning Art Deco dining room. It's classy without being over the top, and sets you up for a good evening. The food is classic French: rich, buttery, creamy, gout-inducing goodness. It's not massively expensive, but once you've hammered the hors d'oeuvres (get a few) and the wine, it becomes special night out territory.
- Le Mercury - Angel. A great little Franch restaurant in Angel/ Highbury on Upper Street. Classic French dishes, eg roast duck, roast lamb and steaks. Mains for £10 its great value for the standard of food. Loads of little candle lit tables crammed into 2 floors.
- The Boundary - Shoreditch. Awesome rooftop bar with great, and surprisingly reasonably priced food (the booze is a bit dear though) The only minus point there is that they don't do reservations, in case of rain, so you need to show up really early. Which is fine if you want to start with cocktails.
- Rules - Covent Garden. If you like game, particularly of the feathered variety, this is the restaurant for you. Also does a mean suet for steak and kidney pudding. Quintessentially English, and incredibly old school. Not cheap, something like £50 per person. Some people consider Rules to be a tourist trap.
- Masters Super Fish - Waterloo. Honest, unpretentious fish and chips.
- Sea Shell of Lisson Grove, - Marylebone Fish & Chips. This is worth popping into if you are hungry in the Baker Street/ Marylebone vicinity. Has a restaurant section as well as takeaway.
- Platform, - London Bridge. downstairs is a pretty generic bar, but upstairs is a pretty cool restaurant, built in a former strip club under the railway arches.
- St John, - Clerkenwell. next to Smithfields market. Best. Meat. Ever. Recommendation: have the marrow bone starter.
- The Albion, - Islington. Gastro pub in the lovely backstreet behind Angel. Lovely, though slightly pricey food, and a gorgeous garden. For £200 (don't worry, much more than the normal menu prices) they'll even do you a whole piglet on a spit.
- Sophie's Steakhouse, - British beefhouse with locations in Chelsea and near Covent Gardens. Variety from inexpensive, tasty burgers to stellar beef options. Recommendation: Lobster & Avocado Club.
- Wong Kei - Legendary restaurant in the heart of Chinatown. Service can be poor, but prices are dirt cheap and food is good (generous portions too). It's so awesome it has its own wikipedia page.
- Dragon Castle - High quality Cantonese in the heart of Elephant & Castle. Not too pricey for the quality, quite a fancy decor despite being directly opposite the infamous Heygate Estate, and Jay Rayner (Guardian food critic) is a fan. About £20-30 a head.
 Dim Sum
- Pearl Liang - Paddington (Great quality but not the cheapest)
- New World - Chinatown (Trolley service and reasonably priced)
- Yauatcha - Chinatown (Book Ahead, expensive)
- Jade Garden - Chinatown (reasonably priced)
- Royal China - Baker Street (reasonably priced, often a queue)
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- Asadal - Kingsway, right next to Holborn station. Odd little downstairs restaurant that seems to be constantly full of actual Koreans, which I take as a good sign. Good kimchee, and then I had a cool little hotpot thing that cooks your food right at the table. £15-25 per person, roughly.
- Locanda Ottoemezzo is an obscenely expensive Italian joint. But it is a great night out. Tucked away on a Kensington backstreet, it's a little gem full of rock n' roll memorabilia with little dark corners that you can drink the night away in. The food is pretty fine (as it should be at those prices), as is the wine list. But it's the Italian theatrics that make it's such fun - the risotto served out of a parmesan being the party piece.
- Isola Del Sole is a Sardinian restaurant in Putney, SW London. It is a different spin on Italian food, with Sardinian flavours such as myrtle used quite often. The food is good quality, pasta is all fresh and handmade on site, specials change regularly and are often excellent. Prices are not cheap but not excessive either. Friendly staff and a decent wine list though I think all Italian.
- Da Mario, located at 15 Gloucester, this awesome restaurant offers a casual, inviting dining room (cluttered with photos, paintings, objet d'art, and a Princess Diana tribute) with fantastic Italian food. Traditional Italian dishes are available alongside a wide variety of pizzas and wine.
- Franco Manca based in Brixton and Chiswick is recommended for Pizza.
- Pizza East in Shoreditch make what many consider to be the best pizza in London
- Barrafina - Fantastic tapas bar on Greek Street, Soho. Fresh ingredients, skilled chefs, the lot really. Be prepared to pay up to £50 per head, and queue for up to an hour at busy times. No reservations.
- Wahaca - A couple of locations across London. Covent Garden restaurant gets very busy from 7pm - 9pm, and you can't book. Worth the wait though. Cheap-ish Mexican street food, served tapas style. Just when you think you're done, another plate turns up. Fantastic food, great atmosphere. Roughly £15-20 per person.
- Kaslik - Soho, Interesting surroundings, good food, reasonably priced.
 The Black List
Title says it all. Whether it's a tourist-trap or just plain bad, avoid these places like the black plague.
- Angus Steak House - Tourist-blackhole. Awful food, worst service. Just ask this guy.
- Be wary of Brick Lane - Because of its popularity, it's become a bit of a tourist trap. Many of the restaurants employ people to stand out front and offer you deals (free drinks, starters, % off your bill) to get you in the door. While the food and service usually tends to be decent, check your bill at the end of the night and do not be afraid to contest the check if you think you've been charged for the freebies or if the numbers don't add up.
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