Goodman

11 Old Jewry, London EC2R 8DU, UK – 020 7600 8220

One of the best steakhouses in the city/ London. Don't be put off that it's a chain. Personally I still think the original Hawksmoor is better but this rules the city establishments. Excellent choice of cuts and cattle!

Yet another superb meal, in a top quality steak restaurant. Fabulous range of steaks, all expertly explained by the waiting staff. The sides keep up with the mains and the drinks selection is one which will keep you trying something new for a long time.

Caravan Bankside

30 Great Guildford St, London SE1 0HS, UK – 020 7101 1190

Staff were friendly and very helpful with an onion allergy. The service was very quick, probably had our food within 5-10 minutes of ordering. The coffee was nice although I wasn’t a fan of the milk. They do offer dairy plus various non dairy milks. The menu looks delicious and there were multiple things I wanted to try. I went with the chia pudding and it was huge. Amazing value for money as for £6 you would normally get about a third of what was served. Place was comfy and relaxing

♿️✅Wheelchair accessible via chair escalator at the front, easy seating at the tale as well with loads of room. Great brunch selection here, quite a decent selection off of the menu for average to high prices, staff can take a while to get to you but it was worth it! I had the pork hash and it was great, probably a bit on the small portion size though so I had to order a side. Remember to click like if you thought my review was helpful, thanks! :)

Wagamama Tower Hill

2b, Tower Place, Tower Hill, London EC3N 4EE, UK – 020 7283 5897

The food and service were so good the first night that we thought we'd go back the second night. Unfortunately the second night was disappointing. My meal was totally forgotten and only arrived once my family had finished theirs. When it did finally arrive it was inconsistent with what I had, had the previous night. The curry sauce was watery and not nearly as flavourful and I had two bored children and a husband watching me eat every mouthful. I will say that they make excellent healthy kids meals though!

Very good. Quick service. Very nice food. Not too expensive.even Our children found something simple to eat . Normally they are very fussy;) recommended

Chinese Restaurants serving the London area

Bao Fa Garden Chinese Restaurant

County Hall Building, The Queen's Walk, Lambeth, London SE1 7PB, UK – 020 7261 1196

Good selection of regional Chinese cuisine, especially Sichuan dishes with spectacular views over the River Thames, Big Ben and Houses of Parliament. The main dining room is through the bar with views of the River and the London Eye. There was a nice buzz in the dining room with groups of Chinese and European tourists, and a few tables of local customers. It was a little disconcerting when we first arrived as the bar was a little deserted but once we were in the bar, we were taken through to a spectacular oak panneled dining room. I know this oinds a little clichėd but this really is one of the best hidden gems central London.

Taste good but they serve food so slow. A bit Difficult to find the entrance.

Ping Pong Bow Bells House

Bow Bells House, 1 Bread St, London EC4M 9BE, UK – 020 7651 0880

It's really hard to comparing Ping Pong to authentic Chinese restaurants, i.e. Royal China, etc. However, if you judge Ping Pong independently without any reference to other Chinese restaurants, PP is not half bad. Okay, the dim sum (especially the steamed ones) have a rather think wrapping but the taste and originality of the food isn't bad. What's worth a mention, the mushroom and Chicken rice is certainly a small winner here and the fried prawns with crispy noodles is certainly a great winner. I will certainly go back for some no frills Chinese food and yes... The watermelon juice. Definitely need to try the watermelon juice.

Really great atmosphere and amazing tasty food. The staff were very friendly. Will definitely make an effort to come back, despite the distance! (We're from Devon). The prawn toast was very good but all of it was good.

Sichuan Folk

32 Hanbury St, London E1 6QR, UK – 020 7247 4735

Yes, the food is delicious. Much more interesting and tasty than other Chinese restaurants. The twice-cooked pork with buns is sensational, as is the Sichuan fish. The portion sizes are good for sharing. Fantastic service - we asked for recommendations and the staff were really helpful.

This place is a bit of a hidden gem. I was here with a work colleague and the menu threw us slightly. However the staff were fantastic and helped us order and the food was amazing. The price was really good as well. Really friendly staff and great food, what more could you ask for.

Indian Restaurants and takeaways in or near London

The India

21 College Hill, London EC4R 2RP, UK – 020 7248 5855

Found this place by accident but loved it. Located under ground. Great food, wonderful atmosphere. We were given a cozy table and had a wonderful evening. Good prices for London. Well go back next time we are in the city. Recommended.

A very tasty Indian, well cooked, presented and served. Even thou it’s in the basement, the decoration and ambience is well maintained energetically. It feels clean, cozy and light.

Indian City

4 New Bridge St, London EC4V 6AA, UK – 020 7583 4673

One of the nicest Indian meals I've ever had. Reasonable prices too. Visited one year on: still one of the best Indian meals I've ever had. Can't recommend highly enough. Visited again, two years on. Continued excellence in food, along with friendly, polite and professional staff.

The best korma chicken I ever ate. The waiters are very kind and helpful, the service is fast. The place is nice and they have decent prices. Definitely recommended !

Cinnamon Kitchen

9 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YL, UK – 020 7626 5000

Went there for lunch recently and had their set lunch menu. I ordered the fish and it wasn't to my pallete but the staff unequivocally got me the chicken with no fuss. In fact, the staff really impressed me, particularly the young Hungarian chap whose name evades me. Anyway, lovely food and was spurred on to eat there after visiting Taste of London and feeling theirs was the best food on offer.

Great setting, fab food- felt like a 'clean' Indian, refreshing not to feel unbearably full after. Service was excellent. Little bit pricey but actually worth it !!

Italian Pasta and Pizza Restaurants

Jamie's Italian London Bridge

Hilton London Tower Bridge, 123A Tooley Street, London SE1 2BY, UK – 020 3002 5499

Great location for a meal, right by the Thames for a nice stroll after dinner. The food was tasty as you'd expect from this chain. Staff were exceedingly friendly and attentive. Toilets were clean too. Everything was priced well and they provided us with a separate vegetarian menu for those who prefer vegetarian.

Good food at reasonable prices. However it was a bit strange that they made us wait for almost 30 minutes even though half the restaurant was empty. The food also took a while to arrive. The service from the wait staff was good though.

Margot

45 Great Queen St, London WC2B 5AA, UK – 020 3409 4777

Came for a quick lunch. Lovely place, great staff. Small portions but the food was tasty. Tried to get us to pay £15.00 for a glass of wine - we got the cheaper ones but still £7-9+ for a glass! Very expensive. Felt like you were more paying for location and ambience than great food. Had a good time and the pumpkin ravioli was yummy. But for around £20 for a portion, I expected more. Beautiful venue though. Disabled toilet was being used for storage though, which really isn't cool!

I've been here three times and each time has been as good as the last. Excellent food and service, fabulous restaurant

Giorgio at Leadenhall

45-52 Leadenhall Market, London EC3V 1LT, UK – 020 7621 0709

Fabulous food; a real Italian restaurant (no pizza) with great meat, fish and veggie options. Good service. Fairly priced for the City.

Very relaxing experience after a long day of walking around. All the pasta that arrived at the table was very tasty and the Amarone went down very smoothly!! Bravissimo to old pal running the service and the rest of his crew!

Vegetarian or Vegan Restaurants

The Gate Islington

370 St John St, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 4NN, UK – 020 7833 0401

Came for Sunday lunch. Had a lovely time. The staff were friendly and attentive without being intrusive, the venue was relaxed without feeling scruffy, and the food. Oh the food. As nice as it is for vegetarian food to become mainstream, you really can see a difference in places where they really *know* vegetarian food. Everything we ate was delicious - and exactly the right amount so we left full but not uncomfortable. Strongly recommended.

We came here on a Sunday, post-matinee, and were not disappointed. The staff were friendly and efficient The menu, although perhaps not having enough chocolatey offerings for dessert, was mouthwatering. The food was nicely prepared and presented, and came in adequate quantities. The price was about what I would expect for this type of food in this part of London. It was noisy, though: perhaps as a result of the decor being all hard surfaces to reflect the sound, with nothing soft (apart from us) to absorb it. An enjoyable experience. We shall be back.

Vanilla Black

17-18 Took’s Court, London EC4A 1LB, UK – 020 7242 2622

Wonderful restaurant. I had such a fantastic meal here. My non veggie friend was delighted with the food too. We had a tasting menu, which was filling. But I was still able to move after! All five dishes were delicious and beautifully presented. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. The restaurant had a nice atmosphere and was very clean and well presented. Definitely will be returning here.

So I think it's worth starting out with saying that this is 3 stars against my expectations of what the food would be like. Great to go to a nicer vegetarian restaurant, but honestly? I was disappointed! The smaller portions weren't balanced out by bigger flavours. It was all fine I guess and some nice approaches and textures, but it just didn't jump out as much as I'd hoped. There are better vegetarian restaurants in London by some distance.

Carnevale

135 Whitecross St, London EC1Y 8JL, UK – 020 7250 3452

Food was not bad and plentiful. Service was barely adequate (particularly as we were the only ones there for most of it - it was market day and proprietor was serving his stall and us!) Venue was best described as 'tired' and is very small and cosy. Cost was high all things considered. Generous 4 stars based on food alone.

Food was very good. We had the Chickpea, halloumi curry and the potato cakes with fennel. Food was very tasty and plentiful. Price was average around the area.

Wine Bars and Cocktail Bars

The Jewry

37 Jewry St, London EC3N 2ER, UK – 020 3858 0212

It's decent

Gets really busy but live bar

Baranis

115 Chancery Ln, London WC2A 1PP, UK – 020 7242 8373

4* , very nice place to have a drink or even enjoy some Petanque. Good for private events or even networking with customers/clients. Friendly and attentive staff. Reasonable price for central London.

Whilst Cigalon upstairs turns out delicious food - albeit in not overly generous portions - served by friendly and attentive staff, the real gem here is Baranis downstairs. Run by an excellent team, they have a nice selection of off-beat wines, make excellent cocktails and serve great food. For locals this is about as close to Cheers as it gets and the bar's strong support from local workers is a testament to the team's hard work. Great for parties and smaller groups, this is a much loved favourite.

All Bar One Cannon Street

103 Cannon St, London EC4N 5AG, UK – 020 7929 0831

Service is quite slow, as they tend to be understaffed, so you're better off ordering at the bar. Good location and nice food, £5 cocktails on weekdays and the 'Tapas Tuesday' brings us back weekly.

Booked a table for 25 people to celebrate birthdays. The service was great, the long haired waiter was an awesome dude who took multiple photos of us and looked after us all night. However, the preordered food with the reservation was not served on time and had to order it again. We took the top floor and the management had a separate music volume control over this area which was awesome. This meant we could speak to ourselves at low volumes or go in party mode with increased volume. The beer and wine packages were really good offer.