Best London Restaurant Bars
In London there is a trend of either restaurants opening with fantastic bars in their own right or bars that are now serving delicious food. On DesignMyNight we categorise them as London restaurant bars; have wonderful cocktails and delight your taste buds at the same time. Check out our selection of recommended best London restaurant bars.
Camino Canary Wharf, Canary Wharf
There are a lot of tapas bars in London, but not a lot with quite the authentic Spanish flavour of Camino Canary Wharf. With separate spaces for drinking and dining, this City bar in London offers some of the most incredible food in the area. With a mouthwatering menu stocked with all your favourite tapas classics, charcuterie, chorizo, torilla, patatas, and cheese, they've also got an ever-changing seasonal tapas offering too. Add in fun bar vibes and some potent cocktails and you have one cracking London restaurant bar with some added Spanish spice. Book now.
The Jam Tree Clapham, Clapham
The Jam Tree in Clapham offers a compelling menu that exhibits the very finest tastes and flavours of Britain and her former colonies. Expect influences from Malaysia, South Afirca, Canada and India, as well as a Sunday Roast offering that is rightly considered among the best in South London. There's quality wines and innovative cocktails to match - be sure to try their signature Jam Mojito, you won't be dissapointed!
Mint Leaf Restaurant & Bar, West End
Mint Leaf is a stylish restaurant and cocktail bar in the heart of the West End. Serving up some of the finest Indian cuisine, it is made for intimate dinners, large parties and private events. The modern dishes are served for lunch and dinner in a variety of styles to suit any group. Special deals for pre and post theatre diners makes it a top destination in the area. Book your table online!
Gillray's Steakhouse and Bar, Waterloo
Stop in for dinner or drinks at one of the more sophisticated restaurant bars in London. Gillray's Steakhouse and Bar offers a tantalising menu sourced from the finest ingredients as well as a fantastic array of beers, wine, gin and cocktails.
The Fable, Holborn
You can't miss this Holborn eatery - its the one with the enchanting decor that takes its inspiration from the wit and wisdom of Aesop and the fantasy world of fairy tales. But the quirky interior is merely a support act to the main attraction; the seriously tasty food and drink. There's a wide variety of tasty treats to be sampled, and the strong cocktail and wine lists means there's always something perfect to team with your dinner. Serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and even late-night supper clubs, swing by any time of day for a real treat.
Devonshire Terrace, Liverpool Street
Devonshire Terrace is a stunning restaurant bar on Liverpool Street. With a beautiful interior made for smart dining or comfortable drinking and two great outdoor areas, is it the perfect relaxed setting to impress anyone. The kitchen serves up a delicious modern European menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This classy spot is perfect for impressing a client, date or just enjoying a nice meal out. Reserve your table online!
Goat DINE, Kensington
Goat DINE is a stylish London bar and restaurant on the Fulham Road, which serves up a delicious menu of New York - Italian style dishes, including wood-fired pizza and grilled meats and fish. They have a vast selection of wines on offer and a cool atmosphere to match. Book a table at this cool West London bar and restaurant.
McQueen is one of the coolest bars in Shoreditch and the food served makes it that much better. Inspired by Steve McQueen, the whole place has a sleek, masculine interior and an American food menu to match. With tender grilled steaks and a complete American menu it will keep your stomach full and your mouth smiling. After your meal relax by the bar and make full use of the drinks offers. Book a table online now for this popular restaurant bar!
The Courtesan, Brixton
The Courtesan is reminiscent of a Chinese opium den, with it's vintage furniture and dark lighting, but this hideaway in Brixton is one of the coolest and most unique restaurant bars in the area. Stop by for lunch or dinner and enjoy their selection of dim sum in steamer baskets or small plates, tapas style. The food perfectly compliments the unique cocktails and teas on offer as well. Book your table online now!
The Aviary Bar, West End
Aviary Bar is a great Central London spot near Oxford Circus where you can grab a gorgeous meal, and enjoy some crafted cocktails at the same time! Their dinner menu is a delicious range of British favourites with exciting flavours and the relaxed, yet buzzing atmosphere of the restaurant makes it the perfect environment for a laid back meal. So if you're looking for a cool restaurant bar with style and charm, then look no further than The Aviary Bar. Book your spot now.
The Cadogan Arms, Chelsea
This lovely gastro pub is a warm and welcoming space to enjoy a good meal and a few drinks. With lodge decor and wooden tables it is always comfortable and cosy. The highly acclaimed menu serves traditional British pub food alongside some unusual dishes. As for drinks the bar offers real ales, craft beers, cocktails and an extensive wine list, covering just about anything you'd like. Have a nice meal then a game of pool in the billiards room! Book your table online.
Clockjack, West End
Clockjack is a lovely restaurant tucked away from Piccadilly Circus relying on great food. Their chicken dishes revolve around the rotisserie and are cooked fresh every time. They are offering an exclusive deal if you book online that includes a two course meal and free VIP entry into Bitter Sweet, just around the corner. This is the best way to enjoy a delicious meal and a big night out all in one! Reserve your spot online.
Cinnamon Kitchen, Brick Lane
For a restaurant bar in London with more than a few strings to its bow, head to Cinnamon Kitchen. The award winning restaurant combines modern Indian cuisine with British touches to create an exciting and innovative menu. Feast from their main dining room, interactive Tandoor grill area or outdoor terrace. Decadent bar Anise adjoins the venue so head there for spice-infused cocktails if you still haven't fulfilled your quota of heat for the day.
The Botanist, Chelsea
This stylish Sloane Square restaurant bar is popular for it's delicious seasonal British menu and unique drinks. A relaxing space for enjoying a meal any time of the day, it is comfortable and sophisticated. Classic weekend brunches and Sunday roasts are served, perfect for nursing a hangover! Whether you go for drinks or a meal The Botanist will not disappoint. Book a table online!
Jamies Ludgate, City of London
Jamies Ludgate is a modern restaurant bar located on Ludgate Hill. With a British menu full of modern twists, sharing platters and smaller nibbles there is a dish to suit any craving. Great prices accompanied by an extensive drinks list make for a perfect meal out for lunch or dinner. Book a table online at this top London restaurant bar!
Northbank Restaurant, City of London
Northbank Restaurant is a beautiful restaurant and bar located next to Millennium Bridge right on the riverside. The delicious a-la-carte menu offers a range of modern British dishes and bar snacks. The cocktail list is unbeatable and includes unique mead cocktails. You can also relax on the terrace for alfresco drinking and dining in style. Book your space or table online now to visit this elegant spot!
Mare Moto, Fulham
Not only does this chic bar offer a fabulous place to party, but it serves up delicious Italian dishes as well! Whether you stop by for lunch or dinner you can choose from a mouth watering selection of healthy and satisfying Italian food alongside amazing cocktails. The sophisticated dining room and outdoor terrace make for an ideal place for a meal and the perfect way to start a night out. Book your table online!
Chiswell Street Dining Rooms, City of London
Old-fashioned British cooking at Chiswell Street Dining Rooms is the classic proof that the most enjoyable things are simple. The original home of the Whitbread brewery, set at the hear of the City the bar and restaurant creates the perfect setting for lunch, drinks or dinner in a relaxed yet elegant setting - perfect for entertaining clients.
The Anthologist, City of London
A stylish all-day bar, The Anthologist is a great bar in Bank for social after work drinks and dinner in chic surroundings. For a private lunch with friends or dinner parties, groups can book an area or table in this elegant restaurant bar before joining the crowd there to enjoy Soul Saturdays, when DJs hit the decks and the bar gets lively. Make sure you don’t miss out; book online here.
The Happenstance, St Pauls
The Happenstance is a London restaurant Bar that serves up great food and drinks. The Happenstance has a mouth-watering food menu, using fresh and locally sourced ingredients, that is available for breakfast lunch and dinner. Also expect some classy cocktails alongside a polished bar selection. Book your place at this brilliant London restaurant bar online.
DSTRKT, West End
This Soho club and lounge bar is an exclusive night out and a haunt of the young and the glamorous. Often the place to brush shoulders with celebs, the restaurant bar serves up extravagant dishes that are all organic and the bar has a good selection of fine wines. Their deluxe VIP bar that is the first in the world to be made out of precious stone, you can enjoy a delicious meal in luxurious surroundings. Don’t miss out on this top London restaurant bar; book online here.
Smollenskys The Strand, Embankment
Smollensky's is an iconic restaurant-bar near The Strand that delivers great cocktails and hearty american themed food. Smollensky's stands out as one of The Strand's best restaurant bars - whether you're looking for a pre or post-theatre meal, incredible happy hours or just quality food and drink. Book your place at this iconic London restaurant and bar with us online.
Shaka Zulu, Camden
Shaka Zulu is a great restaurant bar in Camden with fabulous cocktails, a generous happy hour and unique and fascinating decor. Shaka Zulu is an impressive themed venue that couples fantastic international food with delicious cocktails - allowing you to head down and enjoy drinks or nibbles before the clubbing starts. Book your place at Shaka Zulu online.
Located at Centre Point, Paramount is a stylish restaurant and bar with stunning views of the whole of London. You can dine here from breakfast till dinner, and wow your guests with this truly memorable rooftop restaurant and breathtaking views that you will be talking about for years. Book a table online.
The Tokenhouse, City of London
The Tokenhouse is a modern city bar in Moorgate and offers a flexible, unpretentious space, perfect for lunch or drinks. This exciting Moorgate venue is a glittering example of Square Mile style, and ideal for intimate gatherings or large parties. The Tokenhouse is a modern place with a modern menu - seeking to serve up the very best of British cuisine. Book now.
Floripa in Shoreditch is the perfect place to have some great Brazilian-inspired street food and then party all night. Named after an island off the coast of Brazil it really does have a great latin feel and a strong party vibe. We recommend having one of their South American spiced steaks, washing it down with a traditional caipirinha and then dancing to one of their top DJs playing the very best party music, from Drum & Bass, Rock N' Roll, Jazz, Funk and chart hits.
Red Dog Saloon, Shoreditch
Red Dog Saloon is an American BBQ that uses a traditional smoker imported from the USA to create some of the most mouth-watering dishes on any menu in London. They also indulge us Brits will a Man vs. Food style challenge and offer bar t-shirts to winners, a slice of fun in the heart of Hoxton. Red Dog also offer a great range of cocktails, special margaritas, beers, ciders and shots that will wash down your American style grub perfectly.
Bunga Bunga, Battersea
Bunga Bunga is an Italian themed pizzeria and bar in Battersea, South London. With tongue-in-cheek homages to Silvio Berlusconi everywhere, this bar certainly knows how to have fun and with their Eurovision Disco Room upstairs, they certainly want their guests to let their hair down. Bunga Bunga is great for an all-in-one evening as you can have one of their tasty pizzas downstairs before dancing yourself silly upstairs amongst the other revellers.
The Drift, Liverpool Street
Billed as "an island of calm in the heart of the city", The Drift offers food and drink in a relaxing setting aimed at attracting people who want to escape the hubbub of city life. The food menu consists of platters, nibbles and some great main meals, perfect for after-work eats or to catch up with a few friends. A strong cocktail and wine list accompanies the food and makes for an excellent dining and drinking experience in the heart of the city.
Carom, West End
Carom on Waldour Street is another one of London's great restaurant bars; an Indian themed bar that offers a food menu based around sharing, with smaller dishes that can allow you cater your meal to your appetite. Ingredients are also key at Carom, where they pride themselves in their well-sourced meat and veg being seasoned with fresh ground Indian spices. Carom's excellent mixology team create a range of signature cocktails blending premium classic Indian herbs, spices and ingredients to offer another triumphant success.
The Folly, City of London
The Folly is a wonderful restaurant, bar and deli on Gracechurch Street away from the main hype and buzz of the city. With a massive menu that showcases fresh and hearty meals that wet the appetite plus a great drinks selection, this botanical themed bar and restaurant have a very unique style to offer Londoners. You can enjoy a full meal, share a platter with friends or just have a few of their many many special cocktails.
Adventure Bar Clapham High Street - London Bar Review
Adventure Bar Clapham High Street will have the brand's first kitchen serving up great dishes aiming to be with customers quickly without any drop in quality. Expect some cracking snack platters and tasty main dishes.
Hawksmoor Seven Dials, Covent Garden
Combining premium steaks with an extensive drinks menu, Hawksmoor raises the bar when it comes to delivering quality food and drink with a laid back, welcoming atmosphere. With a vast selection of specially sourced wines and individually created cocktails, the drinks menu is second to none; this restaurant bar is perfect for any occasion be it dinning or drinking so book a table now and sample one of the best.
Le Garrick, Leicester Square
Visit Le Garrick and inject some va-va-voom into your evening at a great little french bar in the West End. The restaurant bar offers you a delicious choice of french food and wine all you have to do is provide the company and enjoy a relaxed evening in the capital. If you pop in wednesdays Le Garrick will set the mood with live music so book now and make a date.
The Avalon, Clapham
Whether you're a serious drinker or after a quality gastro pub dinner, The Avalon pub on Balham Hill and close to Clapham will satisfy all your needs. A modern day British pub, The Avalon has beautiful interior and large beer garden for those long summer nights. With comfortable surroundings, this pub is a great place for a mid-week catch up or sunday lunch. Book your table now.
Oskar's Bar At Dabbous, Fitzrovia
Dabbous bar is a stunning basement bar, below the hugely popular Central London restaurant. Brooklyn-warehouse in style, come here to sample delicious cocktails in a relaxing yet stylish setting, perfect for after work drinks, romantic dates as well as enjoying the DJs spinning a hot playlist at the weekends. Book online.
Honky Tonk Chelsea, Earls Court
The restaurant serves up a mix of classic American cuisine and further afield delicacies, all executed with a unique Honky Tonk touch. There is also a buzzing bar area for those not wanting to dine, with an arsenal of cocktails and bourbon based drinks on offer. So a combination of a fantastic restaurant and incredible cocktail bar results in a brilliant night to be had, whatever the occasion.
Inamo Soho, Soho
Take complete control of your dining experience at Inamo, using the world’s first interactive ordering system, beamed onto your table. Order your meal, choose your virtual tablecloth, view the chefs at work on ‘chef cam’, and much more, all through your interactive table surface. Right in the heart of Soho, inamo is perfect for occasions as contrasting as a first date, family meal or a birthday party, you’ll arrive talking about the technology and leave delighted by the food. Inamo also has a sister venue - Inamo St. James.
Elysée Restaurant & Bar, Soho
While great food is still at the heart of the ethos, an impressive refurbishment has seen the addition of a stylish cocktail bar, sumptuous private dining area and 700 square foot roof garden. This, along with live jazz and Greek music, plate smashing and a late license until 3.30am, six days a week allows guests to indulge in a fantastic night out all under one roof.
Big Easy Bar.B.Q & Crabshack , Chelsea
Bringing a touch of New Orleans to London, The Big easy is a Chelsea Bar and Restaurant famous for its cocktails and lobster menu. Situated King's road, this cosy restaurant bar provides a welcoming atmosphere for a family dinner or a night out with friends. Live music every night of the week downstairs will keep you entertained and special deals will save you pennies! Available for private hire for parties.