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Just ordering more appetizers is actually a better idea   The mains are pretty normal though good, but they have interesting and delicious appetizers.

St. John, Smithfield Market

An old smoke house converted to a nose-to-tail dining restaurant.  They change the menus often but people were recommending the bone marrow salad which unfortunately wasn't available when I was there.  But you should find really special stuffs in the Menu - from just ordinary kid (goat) meat to ox heart. Also, this restaurant is one of those places that tries to be trendy by using "old" /not-so-exciting places and converting to fancy restaurants.  Much like the Chelsea Market  or the restaurants along the Meat packing district in New York.  We initially thought it was a slaughter house but good thing, it was just a smoke house :) They have a bar and dining room.  You need to reserve for the dining room and for the bar, if there's a space then you can just sit there. Location: 26 John Street (Closest Tube is Farringdon) Website: The Bar Area The Menu The Food Salad with Snails Ox Heart with Beetroot Ox Liver Braised

Camden Market, London

Beautiful canal of Camden Tube Stop: Camden Town Station (along Northern Line)  - In Zone 2 What is interesting? The Canal that runs from Camden and you can follow all the way to London Zoo or to Angel Station Stables Market - Yes, "STABLES" and that is why you see a Huge Horse Statue there Lot of Food Stalls and Knick Knacks around Camden Lock Area (beside the canal) Brief History (based from this site ) The Camden Market we know today is along way from the way it was in the 1800s and a short history of this make this clearer. It was in the 1790s that the Earl of Camden began developing the land around what is now Camden High Street. Unlike today the Camden Town of of this period was merely a stop off point en route to Hampstead. Echoes of the past can still be seen today: the pub now called "the Worlds End" was formerly the public house called the "Mother Red Cap". In fact it wasn't until 100 years later that the