Browns Old Jewry

8-10 Old Jewry, London EC2R 8DN, UK – 020 7606 6677

It's not a "bad" place but it could be better. Upstairs is really noisy if there are a lot of people so try get a seat downstairs. The food is quite tasty when they get it right but don't be afraid to send the hard as nails well done steak back if you ordered it medium rare originally. The service has always been impeccable.

Lovely place but service was oh so slow! Ended up leaving without dessert. And it wasnt even busy!.Though we did receive a discount as a result. Food was ok.

Tas Restaurant

33 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 8LF, UK – 020 7928 2111

I come here from time to time as it's near to my work. Food is delicious, staff are very welcoming and friendly. I like that they are very careful with dietary requirements, and go above and beyond to make sure that I know what I'm eating and don't compromise my dietary needs. They have some very good vegan options in amongst their regular items, Just ask the staff.

Very busy place but the food was quite good and staff did their best despite the crowds of people. It could be better if they took out a couple of tables here and there to give some extra space. Weve been a couple of times now and always the same experience. I particularly like the chicken wings. Its always clean here and the docor is fresh.

Tas Restaurant

72 Borough High St, London SE1 1XF, UK – 020 7403 7200

Really amazing food and the waiters and waitresses are really lovely people! There is a really big family vibe to this restaurant and it comes out in the flavour of the place. Also if your accessible this place is not too bad but it is quite difficult to get to the loo - yes there is a disabled loo here!!

Had a really good time at Tas. The food was lovely. We went for the £19.95 menu which includes 2 starters, a mains and a drink. Portion sizes were good and you also have 2 rounds of bread. The staff were very friendly and helpful. They had live Turkish music when we were there too which added to the occasion. Do be mindful that a 12% discretionary service charge is added to your bill.

Chinese Restaurants serving the London area

Kam Fung Chinese Restaurant

27 Red Lion St, London WC1R 4PS, UK – 020 7242 5821

Went here for a meal, group of six incl. children. Was a quiet friendly restaurant and was nicer than going to the hustle and bustle of china town. Food (especially main courses) were huge portions and really nice. Staff were friendly and welcoming to the children, not rushed at all and even advised against us ordering too much food etc which was honest of them. Would definitely go back, very pleasant meal.

Brilliant Chinese restaurant. A jewel on Red Lion Street. Good always fantastic.

River View

New Crane Wharf, New Crane Pl, Wapping, London E1W 3TU, UK – 020 7481 1380

The service was great, the food was tasty and each course arrived in a reasonable amount of time. Good value for money.

Really good food, the food smells and tastes fresh. Seafood is a must

The Old Street Chinese Restaurant

186 Old St, London EC1V 9FR, UK – 020 7253 6346

The spicy fish is quite fair and authentic. Beef stomach was a tad salty. These dishes were better than in Chinatown. Owner is friendly and we found the service to be fine. They also have a much as you can eat hot pot, which is fair value if you are into different pieces of innards etc and have a big appetite. Beer selection a bit limited.

Good intestine in iron wok. Rubbish chicken with sesame sauce. The mixed meat and blood in chilli oil was terrifying

Indian Restaurants and takeaways in or near London

Anokha Indian Bar & Restaurant

2 Creechurch Ln, London EC3A 5AY, UK – 020 7283 7729

Excellent, best curry ever, always good service, I won't go anywhere else now. I meet here a couple of times a year with my brothers and nephews. I took the wife recently, she won't go anywhere else now either.

Amazing food. Each curry tasted distinctly different to one another which is usually hard to find. The decor was beautiful and the staff were very friendly.

Halal Restaurant

2 St Mark St, Whitechapel, London E1 8DJ, UK – 020 7481 1700

Lovely curry house, with the traditional atmosphere with friendly and inviting staff makes for the perfect Indian meal. The food was lovely, much more authentic than your average takeaway (obviously), which brings more depth to your meal. I've been once but I knew it wouldn't be that last time.

Enjoyed the meal here. Excellent food and really great service. Easy one to recommend.

Al-Amin

483 Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9BU, UK – 020 7729 7415

Really reasonably priced for brilliant food. Always really enjoy eating here. Good portions, friendly staff and very tasty. What more can you ask for? They were also great about my slightly fussy friend which is a bonus!

Excellent food, be it the traditional Indian curry or more exotic spicy dishes this is the place to go. Staff are very friendly and the atmosphere is great, five stars.

Italian Pasta and Pizza Restaurants

Azzurro

1 Sutton Walk, Lambeth, London SE1 7ND, UK – 020 7620 1300

the restaurant is in the arch spaces underneath a train. I loved the exposed brick interior. The staff is ok. I ordered a pretty typical Italian pasta dish. the ravioli. my husband ordered a salad. My ravioli was great but he hated his salad.

First time we have been to this restaurant on a weekend trip to London. The restaurant is beautiful and the staff are really friendly. I had the nicest pizza I've ever eaten so can't wait to try again!

Caprini

77 Waterloo Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8UD, UK – 020 7928 6645

Food is very good, and a good portion size too. This is the second time I've eaten there and it's a gem. House red is fine too.

Nice food, and seems like true Italian cooking. Not cheap but not expensive. Service is friendly and quick, although not too slick - that didn't bother me personally.

Spaghetti House

20 Sicilian Ave, London WC1A 2QD, UK – 020 7405 5215

Visited prior to a theatre visit. The food was very tasty and well prepared. The staff were friendly and not overbearing. We arrived at opening time and stayed over two hours. The staff didn't hassle us at all even when it got busy. I would eat here again.

Our first visit on Wednesday, 11th October and we were very impressed. Very pleasant and spacious and we were made welcome. Service was excellent, food was freshly prepared and cooked and good value too. Very happy to recommend and revisit.

Vegetarian or Vegan Restaurants

Liman Restaurant

60 Penton St, London N1 9PZ, UK – 020 3583 6442

Great restaurant with heavenly food. The seafood dishes are superb. A minor thing is they should change the door to make it close automatically. Customers leave it open and there is a draft of air which is not great in winter!

Liman is my favourite restaurant in London. EXTREMELY kind wait staff, organised tabling system. (MAKE RESERVATIONS - YOU NEED THEM!!) I've been to Liman 4 times eat in, and 3 times take away and have never been disappointed. Go, you too will be blown away!

Hummus Bros

20 Eastcheap, London EC3M 1EU, UK – 020 7283 8107

Neat place to grab a quick lunch. Sweet potato wrap is awesome!

Nice place quick service. Free WiFi. And mint water. Nice wraps. Good stopping spot.

Carnevale

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

It's ok but no music was on when we were there. It was a bit awkward. Food was good. Especially potato cakes on aubergine casserole. Service was good as well. Very polite and quick. Just be prepared that it can be a bit quite in there. I also had a starter. It's my fault but the artichoke were sweet but expecting something savoury. The dessert which was vegan chocolate cake was lovely though. We went just after 18 so I think they just opened so it was very quite. But at least food was quick.

Excellent quality food, lovely external seating area undercover, quite small and intimate

Wine Bars and Cocktail Bars

The Ladybird Bar (Cocktail Bar & Club)

70 Upper St, London N1 0NY, UK – 020 7359 1710

Went here during happy hour. Every drink we wanted wasn't included in happy hour. Spent loads of money on drinks that were very nice but very overpriced. Nice venue though.

Good cocktails but very small and a bit of a strange vibe. It’s fun if you come in a smallish group and get a table for the night. Not much room for anything else here.

The Jewry

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

Went here a few Fridays ago, as work in the city and wanted somewhere new to go. It's a really nice place, decor is so different to the boring bars in the area. We danced into the early hours and had a really good night. Recommend this place for s good night out.

Nice pub but can get busy since the main bar area is tiny

GNH Bar

Kings Cross Station, Great Northern Hotel, Pancras Rd, Kings Cross, London N1C 4TB, UK – 020 3388 0818

Very friendly staff and great atmosphere. The table next to us caught fire, but it was put out quickly. 10/10 would visit again.

good drinks knowledgable staff good music which has improved over the last year.