Best London Restaurant Bars

Wanna grab some delicious drinks and great food all in one spot? Consider this little guide our gift to you. Positively brimming with restaurants and bars that serve tasty tipples while delighting your taste buds at the same time, London's not in short demand of a brilliant hangout or two. We’ve narrowed down our favourite restaurant bars around the capital to these chosen few, meaning you never have to trudge around town to get a post-dinner cocktail again.      

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Last edited by Kiera Chapman

Last updated on 29th January 2024




Exhibit

Bottomless Dinner and 6 other offers

Regularly topping up Balham's rumblin' tums, The Exhibit serves carefully curated drinks and a hearty menu of fresh British produce. Bag yourself a table and get ready for a festival of eating; there's everything from roasted pheasant to grilled royal beam and Galloway beef burgers with all the trimmings. There's an eclectic entertainment programme for dessert, too.

Devonshire Terrace

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.

The Courtesan

The Courtesan is reminiscent of a Chinese opium den, with its 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 complements the unique cocktails and teas on offer as well.

Inamo Covent Garden

Inamo is the tech-savvy Londoners favourite hangout. Where else can you place your order via a sleek tablet, set your own digital tabletop or even track your dinner's progress via a chef cam? Head along to their Covent Garden base for a pioneering experience likely to feature delightful pan-Asian tapas dishes, then take it downstairs to the cocktail bar for Oriental-themed drinks and sleek, intimate vibes.

New Street Grill

New Street Grill is a buzzy spot, boasting exposed brick, warm light fixtures and an arch leading out to a romantic patio. It's famed for its Josper-grilled steaks, along with a large selection of other cuts to pair with sides like triple-cooked chips or chargrilled garlic field mushrooms. On the menu, there's also Sutton Hoo chicken Kiev and house-made potato gnocchi covered in pesto. 

NYX Hotel London Holborn

Looking for swish restaurant bars? Boasting quirky artwork and a sleek ambience, NYX Eat, Drink & Play is the place to be. You can chow down on delicious charred squid and nacho platters while tipping back cracking cocktails - think mezcal drinks galore.

Humble Grape - Wine Bars in London

From plant-filled light and bright spaces through to laid-back Battersea hangouts, Humble Grape has got the London's restaurant bar scene nailed. Head to one of their bars across the city for an excellent choice of vino and top notch British bites, including a boozy brunch come the weekend.

La Bibliotheque

Bottomless brunch £65 per person and 3 other offers

While La Bibliotheque is a delicious fine-dining restaurant with modern interiors, it's also an amazing cocktail bar whipping up some seriously innovative drinks using traditional Japanese spirits. 'The Journey' is a tipple menu that combines the classical with the creative, featuring mie sour, made with new white umeshuya infused with jalapenos.

Night Tales Loft

The toastie specialists at Morty & Bob's have teamed up with Night Tales to create this cracking Hackney spot. The venue serves as a laid back cafe by day, but completely transforms itself after dark, when the DJs, live music and master mixologists behind the bar dial things up a bit. Enjoy a few delicious toasties before washing them all down with a hand-crafted cocktail.

Blacklock

Former Hawksmoor chef Gordon Ker is behind Blacklock; the elusive chops restaurant quickly becoming one of the hottest properties in London. A secluded basement spot made for communal dining, Blacklock serves only the finest chops cooked over charcoal and vintage irons. Pick between racks of Cornwall beef, pork, lamb and veal, handily washed down by £5 classic cocktails.

The Patio London

One of the best restaurant bars in Farringdon, The Patio is a more than suitable shout for dinner. Enjoy getting stuck into 3-course menus for £61 per person and chow down on the likes of crispy lamb samosas and short rib croquettes. Yum.