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Matt Edmondson's top ten London restaurants for dinner with friends

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by Matt Edmondson
Updated 29 August 2019

TV presenter Matt started his career on British television stalwarts including CBBC and T4. He is currently the face of BBC Radio 1’s Weekend Breakfast Show alongside Mollie King. Matt is also a celebrated children’s author, combining his love of magic and comedic wit to create ‘The Greatest Magician in the World’ and inventor of the game Obama Llama. Matt has shared his favourite London eats to enjoy with friends.

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3.8
3.8 (8019)
£26 to £40
Barbecue
Canary Wharf

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About the restaurant
I love this place. It does Big American style food in a big way. It’s speciality is barbecue food, but I reckon they’ve got the best buttermilk fried chicken in London. It’s a great space for a group get together- big tables, really relaxed and noisy in a good way.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 13 Feb 2024
This is my 4 time going this year! The food is an amazing and the atmosphere is amazing!
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4.3
4.3 (955)
£41 and over
British
Bank

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About the restaurant
If you fancy something a bit more grand, try Ned's Feast. The best thing by far is The Feast which takes place on a Sunday. Imagine the best roast dinner you’ve ever had, and then make it ALL YOU CAN EAT. You won’t believe how much amazing food there is on offer, and you can set yourself the challenge of cramming in as much as you can. The deserts alone are worth going for.
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leoniW
Dined 5 days ago
Everything from the moment we arrived was excellent. All waitresses we had were 10/10. Service was great and food was fantastic. One thing I would say really disappointed us was the gentlemen who we felt rushed us to finish our portions, remind us our table is rebooked and also informed us of our bill being ready when we are. He also was standing right by our table just watching us which we felt rushed and ruined the end of our fantastic experience. I understand you are busy and require tables back, however I feel the way in which he approached the situation was bad.
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4.5
4.5 (3855)
£26 to £40
European
St. James's

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This is my favourite restaurant in London. It’s my go to date night, and has the best desserts going. The building is incredible, very Art Deco and I would go for the mini-baguettes alone. It feels a bit posh, but is incredibly accessible and the menu has something for everyone.
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Anthony
Dined on 15 Feb 2024
A very pleasant breakfast with my family. Service was impeccable and the food was tasty and hot
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4.2
4.2 (1428)
£25 and under
French
Soho

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About the restaurant
This is a perfect spot for a bit of dinner before a trip into Soho. It’s just around the corner from the Soho Theatre, which is one of the best comedy venues in the city. There are great outside tables right on Old Compton Street which makes it ideal for a sunny evening of people watching.
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TRen
Dined 3 days ago
A good place for pre-theatre meal. Good food, great service.
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4.6
4.6 (6119)
£26 to £40
Steakhouse
London Bridge

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Have you ever had a meal that you think about every few months? Where you’re transported back to the moment the fork entered your mouth and you experienced pure perfection? I have that with Hawksmoor. The steak here is the best steak you may ever have. I don’t know what they’re doing to it, or how they’re doing it, but I think about it way too much.
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Manu
Dined 4 days ago
As always a wonderful experience. Staff was extremely friendly and made it a special evening.
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4.0
4 (1445)
£26 to £40
American
Shoreditch

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About the restaurant
I love the entire vibe of this place. The staff are always super friendly and attentive, even with big gatherings. It has a very stylish interior and the food is also excellent.
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Weds
Dined on 24 Jan 2024
Friendly staff, large tables, good food all backed up by a nice vibe in the venue.
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4.6
4.6 (2199)
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
Bermondsey

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About the restaurant
This is a relaxed, British gastro pub with amazing locally sourced ingredients and an ever changing seasonal menu. It’s a good place to catch up with mates for a Sunday lunch, and is in an amazing part of town- great access to Borough Market if you’ve been inspired to go and cook your own British grub!
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VK123
Dined 5 days ago
Great food and ambience, waiters really helpful too. Only thing is that they really do kick you out after 1.5h slot!
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4.4
4.4 (404)
£26 to £40
Indian
Crofton Park

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About the restaurant
This is the best Indian restaurant in London I reckon. It’s a bit of a trek down South East way, but worth it. They can take large bookings, so I try and go here for big group get togethers. It’s also not far from The Rivoli Ballroom which is always an amazing night out.
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MichaelF
Dined on 25 Feb 2023
Excellent food in a nice restaurant with attentive staff, good value
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