Laidback Locales

Laidback Locales

Sometimes eating out should be a dolled-up treat of an affair, and sometimes dining out should be just like walking into walking into your mum’s kitchen, but with better interior design and unfailingly good food. The restaurant should embrace you and the food should zing you back to all the other great meals you’ve shared in the past – think Proust and his Madeleines. Well, these are our Madeleines.

  • Zoilo

    9 Duke St, W1U 3EG
    020 7486 9699 | website

    Tapas with an Argentine twist.

  • Wright Brothers Soho

    13 Kingly St, W1B
    020 7434 3611 | website

    Self-consciously laidback oyster bar in central Soho will satisfy any seafood craving.

  • Tonkotsu

    63 Dean St, W1D 4QG
    020 7437 0071 | website

    Dean Street bolthole bringing the ramen revolution to London.

  • The Drapers Arms

    44 Barnsbury St, N1 1ER
    020 7619 0348 | website

    Fab grub in a charming Islington pub.

  • St John Bread & Wine

    94-96 Commercial St, E1 6LZ
    020 3301 8069 | website

    Nose to tail eating at its best in this whitewashed Spitalfields Brasserie.

  • Shoryu

    Soho Branch: 3 Denman St, W1D 7HA
    N/A | website

    No fuss and steaming bowls of porky tonkotsu, need we say more?

  • Roti Chai

    3 Portman Mews, W1H 6HS
    020 7408 0101 | website

    Quirky, nostalgia-chic Indian specialising in snacky street food.

  • Quality Chop House

    92-94 Farringdon Rd, EC1R 3EA
    020 7278 1452 | website

    Dining room/wine bar/wine shop in Farringdon that does modern British food on crack.

  • Portobello Pizza

    7 Ladbroke Rd, W11 3PA
    020 7221 1373 | website

    Chichi locals dress up this Notting Hill Italian, which keeps it simple with high-qual, thin crust pizzas.

  • Pearl Liang

    8 Sheldon Square, W2 6EZ
    020 7289 7000 | website

    Chilled-out Chinese does dumplings to die for without breaking the bank.

  • Newman Street Tavern

    48 Newman St, W1T 3DZ
    020 3667 1445 | website

    Comfort food in Central London that takes bookings.

  • Mission

    250 Paradise Row, E2 9LE
    020 7613 0478 | website

    You know Mission's got to be super trendy 'cos it's based in a Bethnal Green railway arch, but it's not pretentious, has great wine and awesome food.

  • Made in Camden

    Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8EH
    020 7424 8495 | website

    Go see a show, don't go see a show, but make sure you hit the Roundhouse's resto for seasonal food with an exotic flair.

  • Locanda Ottoemezzo

    2-4 Thackeray St, W8 5ET
    020 7937 2200 | website

    Italian restaurant Locanda Ottoemezzo is a little off the beaten track, but if you live nearby you should make it a local staple.

  • Le Relais de Venise L'Entrecote

    120 Marylebone Ln, W1U 2QG
    020 7486 0878 | website

    A mean steak frites at reasonable prices.

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