Garfunkel's Tottenham Court Road
‘Legendary and loved’ since 1979’, the peppy-family-friendly Garfunkel’s chain is almost as much a part of London’s landscape as a bright red phone box or a shiny black cab. This branch next to the Dominion Theatre is also a godsend for West End shoppers, with Oxford Street just a stroll away and plenty to keep the kids happy. Food-wise, the Garfunkel’s name is synonymous with its salad bar (yes, there is an all-you-can-eat option), but there’s plenty more to consider on a huge all-day offering that covers everything from English breakfasts and American pancakes to £7.95 lunches and unreconstructed classics such as prawn cocktail, loaded potato skins, scampi, nachos, burgers and New York cheesecake. Over-ordering is all too easy, but a little restraint and an eye on the special deals should keep spending in check.