Best Restaurants In Charing Cross

A transport hub like no other, bridging some of the city's most famous areas, including Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square and Soho, you can bet that this focal point of London is close to many fantastic eateries. Whether you fancy wolfing down French fare in stunning surroundings or tend to opt for a comfortable (but delicious) roast in a local, cosy boozer, we've got the best restaurants in Charing Cross right here, whatever your dining priorities.

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Last updated on 23rd January 2024

All Bar One Charing Cross

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All Bar One on Villiest Street takes a cool and comfortable approach to dining, and are a great spot for classics you can count on. Literally next to the station, it's a favourite for a meal with colleagues before heading home, with lunch options keeping midday customers happy too. Pairing burgers with cocktails, and paella with pints, the menu is varied enough to suit all.

The Princess Of Wales

A traditional boozer boasting oodles of personality, The Princess of Wales sports comfy booths and vintage pictures lining the walls. As for the munch? Think hearty pub grub, including 10oz ribeye steaks, toad in the hole and award-winning pies, washed down with refreshing pints.

Whitcomb’s At The Londoner

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Say hello to Whitcomb's, a gorgeous fine dining favourite that champions French and Mediterranean flavours, an easy 5 minutes from Charing Cross, just shy of the main thoroughfare in Leicester Square. Transport yourself with their menu (with options for groups, children and vegans combined), promosing a hub of exciting dishes such as lobster linguine, baked turbot and burratta with Seville orange.

The Wellington

The Wellington is up there as one of the best restaurants on The Strand. Made up of stained glass windows, vintage paintings and chapel-like seating, it's a cool, cosy corner to chomp on toad in the hole and vegan cottage pie - the much-needed fuel you'll need after a day of sightseeing.

Frog by Adam Handling

Add a little extra pizazz to your dining experience by heading to one of the finest Michelin-star restaurants near Charing Cross. With eyes over the kitchen, Frog tows the line between both comfortable and elite, promising dishes with stories to tell, all celebrating the best in British flavours and ingredients. There are tasting menus to choose from, featuring Adam's famed chicken butter, including a vegetarian option for the meat-free.


Craving some mouth-watering Italian food? Check out Bancone. This Covent Garden gem specializes in pasta and serves up classic Italian dishes like bucatini cacio e pepe, roasted pumpkin ravioli with oyster mushroom and sage brown butter, as well as tagliatelle with roasted tomato and smoked stracciatella.

LSQ Rooftop

Enjoy dinner with a view over at LSQ Rooftop. As one of the best rooftop spots to eat near Charing Cross station, this lofty legend showcases luxe, rounded booths, hanging plants and unbeatable vistas of the city. And when it comes to the cuisine, you can gobble down gourmet, European-inspired nibbles, such as charcuterie boards and fried calamari from as little as £6 a dish.