Union Street Café, Southwark

Open for early-bird lunches and after-work aperitivo hours through to stay-a-while suppers and late-night cocktails, Union Street Café has become the gourmet go-to for both locals and Londoners further afield – whether it’s for a single dish, simple drink or full-scale dinner.
And with two floors set against a backdrop of unpolished concrete pillars, exposed ventilation shafts and stark steel shutters, diners enjoy all the taste of Italy with added London sass: they’re calling it trattoria with-a-twist.