Noodles in The West End

Compact, well-mannered and central noodle-parlour Shoryu draws in reams of noodle diners to feast at its wooden counters and small tables. It’s busy, friendly and efficient, with helpful and informative staff. Fantastic tonkotsu (pork-broth ramen) is the name of the game here, sprinkled with nori (dried, pressed seaweed), spring onion, nitamago (soft-boiled eggs) and sesame seeds. No bookings.

Veggie and gluten-free ramen is available too, as well as a range of sake, Korean soju, Japanese whisky and beer.