The Most Overlooked Mediterranean Paradise in Europe
Fitrovia pub Newman Arms is a great place to get a stout, ale, or lager on draught -- but they also dish out crazy-good pies and puddings in their Pie Room, such as a beef & Guinness pot pie or savoury lamb and mint suet pudding.
The Book Club in Shoreditch is a late-night/lunchtime drinking/eating/hanging-out spot/music venue, with ping-pong tables, a full bar with a great beer selection and plenty of cocktails, DJs and artists performing nightly, and a menu of bar food that occasionally tends toward the bizarre with things like tempura baby octopus, but also dishes out classics like full English breakfasts. They also have a "Lunchtime Disco" every Friday with "always danceworthy" music.
Bavaria and its beer halls may be far away, but its spirit is alive and well at Southwark's cavernous drinkery Katzenjammers, an underground imbibing space that was engineered to give you a most authentic Teutonic experience.
Caravan is home to a number of different reasons to go there, including their own coffee roastery, a menu loaded with small plates and pizzas, and cocktails and beer made with said roasted coffee.