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Our ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ restaurant wish-list

By the Girl About London team – 9th August 2020

It has been over a month since lockdown lifted a little bit more, with restaurants reopening across the capital. And with the government ‘Eat out to Help Out’ scheme going into its second week, we wanted to share some of the places we are looking forward to going to or have been to recently. Best of all, they are all included!

So if you visit Monday – Wednesday you can get 50% off your bill (up to £10pp). But we think that you’ll want to add these places to your list long after the government scheme is finished.

Hannah recommends Madison, St Pauls – for the best city views

One of my favourite hotspots I am dying to get back to now things are relaxing is the gorgeous Madison in St Pauls. A modern restaurant and super chic rooftop bar, it has everything you need in one place. This place is perfect for a night out with your besties. 

The views are insane and there are so many opportunities for photos from the iconic St Pauls Cathedral backdrop, to the spectacular sunsets, to the cocktails that are a work of art. The music is always great, and the vibes are perfect for Summer days. You feel like you are on top of London here. Madison is now taking table bookings for their restaurant and outside terrace. 

Find out more on their Instagram or website.

Marlena recommends Pique Nique, Bermondsey– Modern French cuisine

Located in Tanner St Park, the sister restaurant of Casse-Croûte, Pique-Nique is a charming French restaurant serving beautiful, rustic, and comforting food. It was the first restaurant I dined in post lockdown and boy was I not disappointed! The staff were equipped with masks and the tables were spaced out indoors. There was also an option of sitting outside, spaced under the covered terrace, which we opted for – perfect for summer nights!  

They’re known for their beautiful rotisserie chicken takeaway and sharing mains. Every time I have visited, it has always had a different menu depending on the seasonal produce. The service is just as amazing as the food, where the staff provided great wine recommendations to pair with your meal and spoke passionately about the food. What a great and special way to ease me back into dining in!

Find out more on their Instagram or website.

Lindsey recommends The Stratford Brasserie, Stratford

The Brasserie is located on the ground floor, below the 145 room hotel, rental apartments, mezzanine bar and another restaurant – The Alegra (next on my list for sure!).

As you go through the revolving doors you are greeted with a beautiful open space and high ceilings adorned with a Paul Cocksedge installation, a gorgeous bar to the left, and the right, The Brasserie; overlooked by an open kitchen. If you can, I’d recommend sitting facing the kitchen, then you can watch the chefs at work — which is exactly what I did.

The menu itself is substantial, combined with snacks and starters, salads, pasta, mains, and grills. And if you can fit in any dessert – there’s plenty to choose from too.

Find out more on their Instagram or website.

Emma recommends The Local’s – Chelsea

Based in the heart of Chelsea, this place offers a relaxed vibe, light interior, and the perfect place for a spot of brunch. The menu is inspired by healthy eating and all dishes use natural ingredients only.

The restaurant has adapted well inline with the Covid19 changes and offers socially distanced tables. A hand sanitising station is provided as you enter the restaurant and you are encouraged to scan in, registering yourself for the track and trace service.

I went for the truffle and wild mushroom eggs served on sourdough toast. It’s quite possibly one of the most beautiful brunches I have ever ordered.

Find out more on their Instagram or website.

Dimple recommend Duck and Waffle – Bishopsgate

The view from the 39th floor was incredible. I’d booked the table for around 9 pm so we just caught the sunset and beautiful skies while dining. The food was exquisite as always. We ordered scallops and puy lentils for small plates, followed by the duck and waffle for main – you can’t go to Duck and Waffle without ordering the classics!

Overall, we had an incredible evening. The staff made us feel at ease, the cocktails were to die for and the food was as amazing as always! The whole experience has given me comfort eating out again in the future and supporting local businesses. I can’t wait to be back for brunch with the girls and the gorgeous views of London!

Find out more on their Instgram or website.


This is a Girl About recommendation. This means that it was not gifted in return for a review but paid in full by our writer and the venue had no idea that I was there. We only recommend places we absolutely love, and places that we know you’ll love too!

Lindsey Roberts EastLondon
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