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17 Frith St, Soho, London W1D 4RG, UK
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One of my favourite restaurants in the world. Tapas style, Peruvian fusion with a mean Pisco sour. The restaurant is small and cosy, with many vegan options. If you're not a vegan, they have a delicious ceviche bar and an amazing sea bass bao. And to be honest, this is one of the few places that I just can't go completely vegan at :)
John, 35 Chief of Staff, Paddleboard Coach
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Ceviche Soho
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14 Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3NH, UK
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Seoul Bakery is a spot that you would probably not enter based on its looks. But the constant queue of Asian people waiting in front of it might provide you with a hint that you shouldn't just pass by. With only 25 seats, a waiting time is nearly guaranteed - but it's worthwhile. For me the best Korean food in the city (especially the Kimchi and the Korean omelettes). Careful, they close at 8pm, so it might be your lunch rather than dinner spot.
Jeffrey, 28 Sport Marketing Student
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Seoul Bakery
Ku Chan
Whitecross St, London EC1Y 8JL, UK
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This is a staple of mine - weekday food market taking up a big area between the Barbican and Old Street. The wide variety of high quality food on offer draws city workers back day after day. Most places take card payments, but to be safe, bring some cash. You can get a decent lunch for around £5-8
Kristine, 35 startup User Experience Researcher
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Whitecross Street Market
Marius Cucuruz
353 Kennington Rd, London SE11 4QE, UK
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The brownies here are SO GOOD. This quiet cafe also does a small selection of delicious, freshly cooked food. You'll find things like delicious sandwiches, tortillas, salads, grilled fish which are perfect for lunch. The coffee is good, too!
Kaz, 29 Features Writer
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Sally White
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61 Pitfield St, London N1 6BU, UK
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Another classic brunch spot located just a stone's throw from Hoxton Square. This cosy little cafe offers a pretty spectacular menu (seriously, check out their instagram!), and a great selection of drinks. From the current offering, I'd recommend giving the soft-shell crab burger a try!
William, 31 Flight Attendant
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Friends of Ours
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44 Elizabeth St, Belgravia, London SW1W 9PA, UK
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Great place for a classic Sunday lunch. The Thomas Cubitt is a traditional British pub in oak-floored country-house bar and elegant dining room. First place I used to go for lunch. It's a perfect example of quaint, charming little England, and is surrounded by the nicest streets in Belgravia.
Marine, 30 CEO of MTArt Agency
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The Thomas Cubitt
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Rochelle School, Greater Arnold Circus, London E2 7ES, United Kingdom
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only open for lunch I think! One room, super simple super clean, minimal I would say, it's hard to find if you are new to it maybe call them ahead not to be disappointed. I like it in Summer, they have a small terrace super sunny and not everyone ( yet) knows about it!! I go with friends or business acquaintance, we seat there, drink wine and eat good food, and the food is surely good, I would call it simple and British, good!!! All you need really!! A cosy cool spot where you wont see the time just go by!!!
Xavier, 46 Owner of Experimental Cocktail Club
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Rochelle Canteen
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58 Peckham Rye, London SE15 4JR, UK
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One of the best places for a family meal! I went here with my two Nanna's and very pregnant sister and my parents on Easter Sunday. The food is amazing though be warned the portions on the Sunday lunches are HUGE. The staff are super friendly and the interiors divine, you won't want to leave.
Elisa, 32 Studio Manager, Animation Studio
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Pedler
37-39 Camden Passage, London N1 8EA, UK
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Lovely spot for brunch/lunch. The Elk in the Woods has a fantastic brunch menu as well as some delicious small plates which are perfect for sharing for lunch.
Duygu, 40 Fashion Designer
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The Elk In The Woods
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