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

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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Matt Edmondson
Updated August 29, 2019
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Big Easy Canary Wharf

Price: Expensive
Canary Wharf
7988 reviews
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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Ned’s Sunday Feast London

Price: Very Expensive
902 reviews
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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The Wolseley

Price: Expensive
St. James's
3825 reviews
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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Café Boheme

Price: Moderate
1283 reviews
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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Hawksmoor Borough

Price: Expensive
London Bridge
5645 reviews
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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Hoxton Grill

Price: Expensive
1441 reviews
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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The Garrison

Price: Expensive
Contemporary British
2069 reviews
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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Price: Expensive
Crofton Park
405 reviews
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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