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Yes, there's a tube strike. And yes, it's raining too. But rather than let yourself be bogged down in general commuter misery, you could instead look at this as a great opportunity to get into a restaurant that has previously required serious planning if you were ever hoping of getting a table. And that restaurant with the mile-long walk-ins only queue? it should be much more manageable during the strike. 

So rather than join the rest of humanity in the queue for a bus this evening, stay in town a bit and let the hordes disperse whilst enjoying an amazing meal instead.

 

Restaurants you can book

Luca - this new Britalian restaurant by the Clove Club has been chocka since it opened, but tonight there were plenty of slots left on their Tock Tix booking system

Dinner by Heston - looking at Open Table, this Knightsbridge spot just had slots at 6pm and 9.30pm, but when we called we were offered our choice, 7.30pm.

The Wolseley is always hard to get into, but on a Strike Day tables free all evening 

Smokestak and Temper - both very popular spots, but today they have tables available all evening 

 

Walk-ins worth trying

Top of our list would be Bao, Breddo's or Hoppers with potential for the new Barrafina on Dean Street. There's also The Palomar and sister restaurant The Barbary to try. And, if you're anywhere near London Bridge why not try Padella or El Pastor tonight?

 

Tube strike deals

A few restaurants have deals for the strike - here's a run down of those we've spotted. We'll update this later today as well. 

Cannon and Cannon are trading today as usual at Borough Market. If you use the special code words "AAAARRRRGGHH TUBE STRIKE", they'll give you 10% off.

Mac & Wild at Fitzrovia and Devonishie Square are doing 2-4-1 on Veni-moo burgers today

It's MEATliquor's sixth birthday today which means all bills are 50% off today at all MEAT sites

 

Reader offers

We also have three reader offers running today:

Inamo Camden - 50% off

The Lighterman at King's Cross - 50% off 

Percy & Founders in Fitzrovia - 50% off

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