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Your guide to the best food & drink independents in London

London has an enormous, throbbing, dynamic restaurant and pub scene. But less is known about its heroic local producers – its brewers, urban bee-keepers, independent bakers, cheesemakers, distillers and more. And it’s on producers that we will initially focus our London spotlight, shone by our London editor and resident Sarah Tattersall.

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  • Be guided to great independents, from street-food stalls to stylish restaurants
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Recommended businesses in London

Here are the food and drink independents we love in this region and their member offers, with more coming soon…

  • Briki

    Briki in London’s Exmouth Market is a deli and coffee brewery offering new, alternative choices with traditional recipes and quality coffee…

  • Brill Café

    Brill Café is tucked amongst Exmouth Market’s bustling collection of boutiques. It is without doubt one of the best bagel stops in town…

  • Eat The Farm

    If there is one way to describe what Eat The Farm do, it’s as a colleague put it – ‘obsessive’. As the name suggests, they source from Kentish farms…

  • England Preserves

    Fun and flavoursome preserves made in London, from ‘Bermondsey Bramble’ and ‘Blackcurrant Blighty’ to ‘London Marmalade’…

  • Gallipoli Café & Bistro

    Gallipoli Café & Bistro on Upper Street has deservedly earned recognition as one of London’s most authentic Turkish eateries…

  • London Cru

    Bringing Sauvignon and Syrah to the City – say hello to central London’s first winery…

  • Maison d’etre

    A neighbourhood independent coffee house near Highbury & Islington tube station. Recommended by our London correspondent, Sarah Tattersall…

  • Park Fever

    Park Fever in Hither Green Hospital is a great neighbourhood craft beer and chocolate shop…

  • Peter’s Yard

    From Sweden with love – Peter’s Yard are London-based producers of amazing sourdough crispbreads…

  • Sawyer & Gray

    Sawyer & Gray is a specialist coffee house and brunch/lunch spot in Islington. Recommended by our London editor, Sarah Tattersall…

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    The Dispensary

    This City of London pub and dining room stands out from the crowd with its first-rate food and ever-changing real ales…

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    The Eagle in Farringdon

    The Eagle is a famous, bustling Farringdon pub – widely regarded as Britain’s first gastropub (it launched in 1991)…

  • The English Restaurant

    Located in London’s Spitalfields, this eclectic, family-run independent restaurant is well worth a visit…

  • The London Honey Company

    The London Honey Company was born in 1999, when founder Steve Benbow installed the first of his rooftop bee hives in Tower Bridge, London…

  • The Urban Cordial Company

    Cordials made with freshly foraged fruit by a creative London producer…

  • Villages Brewery Taproom

    Villages Brewery Taproom in Deptford is where you can drink beer made by Villages Brewery at its freshest…

  • Wildes Cheese

    A small, independent and award-winning cheesemaker with an urban (London) twist…