The London pasta boom kicked off with Padella in London Bridge – the queues outside testament to its enduring popularity – but Bancone is its ever-so-slightly more refined apex. This Soho branch can be found on tranquil Golden Square. Settle into the stylishly distressed dining room – replete with enormous olive tree – for a short and sweet menu of refined antipasti and perfect pasta. The bucatini cacio e pepe and silken handkerchiefs with walnut butter and confit egg yolk are perennial favourites.
Diverse range of European dishes using seasonal ingredients
Family-friendly restaurant with hearty and soulful food
An early champion of the small plates format
Classic gastropub near two of London’s best theatres
Michelin-starred restaurant offering upscale Indian dishes
An all-in-one wholesale and retail market hall