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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Modern European Restaurant
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“Have you ever wanted to hang out with all of the celebs and royals all at one time? Perhaps not, but here at Madame Tussauds you can do exactly that. It's weird but it works and is not to be missed.”
  • 76 locals recommend
Place to shop
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“I like this street to walk down, it is mainly shopping. It has nice restaurants around the area. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Pub
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“Traditional 16th century pub with pewter-topped bar, original flagstone floor and riverside terrace”
  • 59 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Fantastic cocktails and great tapas on the ground floor, upstairs is the restaurant which is well worth booking in advance to secure a table”
  • 38 locals recommend
Cheese Shop
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“La Fromagerie is my local grocery store of choice: It offers organic, locally produced vegetables and fruit, as well as an incredible collection of cheese. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Long-running fish and chip institution, eat-in or takeaway, with large aquarium in the dining room.”
  • 31 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Treat yourself to steak, chips and a magical sauce. With prompt service and an informal atmosphere, this is a firm favourite.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“Short menu of gourmet burgers in brioche buns with skin-on, thin-cut chips in a tiny, simple space.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Lebanese Restaurant
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“Large, 2-floor family friendly Lebanese restaurant, with live music and belly dancing at night.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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“Honey & Co and Honey & Smoke (are restaurants from former Ottolinghi staff). Middle Easter influence. Delicious, well priced, large servings. Suggest you order a few things and then add to your order rather than ordering everything upfront and ordering way too much. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“The best concert hall in London for classical chamber music and song recitals. Enjoy a meal beforehand in the lovely restaurant downstairs. Tip: Order your drinks beforehand so they are ready for you in the concert interval.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Spacious gastropub with contemporary country house-style interior, for traditional British cuisine.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Traditional trattoria dishes and sharing platters in exposed brick dining room, plus deli/cafe.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“The location may be respectable N1, but this punk burger chain’s only concession to its Upper Street home is the lifting of an embargo on bookings. Otherwise, it’s business as usual: grungy, warehouse-style interiors, signature dishes including the celebrated Dead Hippie burger, fried pickles, hip cocktails and music cranked up to 11.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Great Japanese in a very Japanese restaurant (we lived in Tokyo for 6 years and this is one of our favourite Japanese restaurants in London). They have another in Chelsea which is more "show stopping". Food and service are great at both.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Royal China is one of those old-school Chinese restaurants where the room is vast, the menu has pictures, and the food is fantastic. The dim sum is delicious (and lunch time only), and the steamed scallop dumplings are a must. It’s a great place for group meals, or even on your own.”
  • 17 locals recommend