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British

Blixen Restaurant: Fun, convivial hub of solid modern cuisine

Blixen Restaurant occupies a space in Brushfield Street in the heart of Liverpool Street’s Spitalfields Markets and is a European style brasserie concept established by Clive Watson, who was also behind the popular dining spots Village East, The Riding House Cafe and The Garrison. Blixen features a ground floor dining room and bar with open ...
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Breakfast

Jago Shoreditch: Ottolenghi inspired small plates

Jago a new restaurant venture with Southern European, Middle Eastern and Ashkenazi influences in Hanbury Street Shoreditch has a futuristic, modern, clean decor and boasts a former chef (Louis Solley) from the kitchen of Ottolenghi so it’s no surprise to see some typical Mediterranean vegetarian dishes with the ethos to cuisine grounded in simplicity, flavour ...
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Cafes

Artisan Cafe: Stamford Brook’s Antipodean cafe gem

Artisan Cafe is nestled off the corner of King Street and Goldhawk Road in Stamford Brook and is clearly a asset to the area with it’s typically contemporary stripped wooden decor with a modern, artsy sensibility, fabulous Allpress coffee (Nude is also offered) and reliable sandwich, cake and pastry options for diners. The food menu ...
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Breakfast

KIN Cafe: Fresh, honest food and great coffee

Fitzrovia newbie KIN Cafe has only been open three months and is already garnering a loyal following due to is great coffee blends, which are regularly rotated and currently feature Roundhill Roastery, a lovely, mellow coffee blend, which they create a beautifully creamy flat white and cappuccino with, and they’re good selection of healthy, fresh ...
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Bars and pubs

Penkul and Banks: Another funky Shoreditch gem

Like other trendy tapas venues in the area Penkul and Banks offers a typically modern, light and innovative tapas style dining experience, with brunch item classics and lunch and dinner dishes ranging from simple salads to slow cooked pork belly, smoked salmon and avocado and other typically di rigueur dishes that often poorly constructed and ...
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Breakfast

Workshop Coffee Farringdon: Effortlessly cool coffee spot with excellent cuisine

Whether you’re a fan of good coffee or laid back dining with a cool, easy edge but competently drummed up every time, Workshop Coffee in Farringdon is the place to go, standing out among London’s other top coffee venues and similar Antipodean style restaurant menus. It’s a happy restaurant/cafe hybrid that incorporates a more formal ...
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Cafes

Speakeasy: Young, funky and excellent coffee

If you’re looking for one of London’s best coffee options I heartily endorse The Department of Coffee and Social Affairs shops, which incorporate the Carnaby Street based Speakeasy, a trendy, ultra modern cafe spot with plenty of space to chill out, work or have a lunch business rendezvous and enjoy some fantastic View of the ...
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Cafes

St Clements Cafe: Parson’s Green quaint coffee gem

Quaint Parson’s Green cafe St Clements is an ideal sarnie, salad or coffee stop in the region, offering decent Ozone coffee and a range of breakfast, lunch and cake items for reasonably prices. It has a tea-room vibe with pale blue walls, bare wooden furniture and a tasteful, old-fashioned sensibility to the decor. The Marzocco ...
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Breakfast

TBC: Spacious cafe concept with homely classic food

Hip Shoreditch plays host to an array of modish cafe venues and The Book Club is no exception, occupying quite an expansive space in a lunch-time and late night drinking venue that occupies a former Victorian Warehouse on Leonard Street. The interiors feature the common exposed brick walls, simple but sleek wooden furniture and floorboards ...
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Cafes

Slate Coffee: Bijoux antipodean Shoreditch spot

Slate is a funky shoe box sized cafe spot in the heart of Shoreditch with a decent selection of breakfast and lunch offerings and one of the few venues offering a laudable matcha latte and some silky Allpress coffee for lovers of something more mellow like myself. Affectionately called a Flattie, my flat white correctly ...
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Maison Trois Garcons: Unique and quirky lunch spot

An extravagantly decorated space in Shoreditch plays host to Maison Trois Garçons, a retail shop/cafe outpost of the popular French restaurant Les Trois Garçons and Loungelover. There is sense of spaciousness and plenty of quirky furniture displays and decorative antique, vintage and contemporary artefacts lining the small venue. It’s a work of interesting art that ...
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French

Madame Gautier: Rustic French Fare

Launched in July 2013 Madame Gautier is a neighbourhood French bistro in Kensal Rise with an understated atmosphere and menu and friendly, helpful staff. The bistro opts for small producers and farmers in sourcing ingredients and produces freshly made dishes from regional French recipes handed down through the generations. It’s typically comforting, authentic, rustic French ...
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Breakfast

Counter Cafe: Simply scrumptious veggie breakfast

London has plenty of bohemian, stripped back cafe concepts and Counter Cafe in Hackney Wick is another one of these, with its wooden slightly shoddy furniture and trendy creative types working away on Macs. Marooned within a rough looking art studio (Stour Space) it’s an absolute bugger to get to, so if you’re anywhere else ...
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L’ETO Caffé: Super salads and scrumptious cakes

First established in 2011 on Soho’s busy Wardour Street L’ETO’s cafes and restaurants now inhabit various London locations, namely Belgravia, Chelsea, Kensington, King’s Road, Mayfair and Soho. The aim is to provide delicious hand-made cakes, salads, breakfasts, artisan sandwiches and main courses, with food available for catering orders and deliveries. Salads and mains can be ...
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