The Best Restaurants in Croydon

Croydon is a hidden gem in South London, with a vibrant community and bustling bar and restaurant scene to reflect it. What's more, this place has been home to some seriously famous faces... Stormzy? Kate Moss? Sir Arthur Conan Doyle? Yeah, they're all from here. Should you find yourself in their stomping ground, make sure to check out the plethora of restaurants Croydon has to offer, from boozy brunching at hipster haunts to hearty pub grub in charming boozers. 

Basil & Grape

140 user reviews 4

A charming Italian restaurant and wine bar in Croydon, Basil & Grape is a perfect place for a date night, group dinner or birthday. Head on over and you'll find a restaurant with a laid-back feel, ample menu of authentic cuisine and some of the best Italian wine in South London. 

Serving cocktails by day and breakfast by night, The Breakfast Club Croydon is a top choice for boozy brunches with a quirky twist. Nestled in Boxpark, this unique haunt totes 70s-inspired decor that perfectly matches the menu of stacked pancakes, Full English brekkies and hearty sarnies. 


62 user reviews 5

Located in the heart of Croydon, Smoothbean! is a gorgeous independent spot. Starting out as a coffee shop, the gorgeous venue now also serves cocktails, Mediterranean-inspired small plates and a selection of brunch classics - perfect for a slow Sunday.

Slug and Lettuce Croydon

130 user reviews 4

You can always rely on the Slug and Lettuce for an affordable dinner made up of delicious dishes and classic cocktails. With its regular food and drink deals, including burger and a drink for £7 and 2-for-1 G&Ts every Thursday, this place will save you pennies but not scrimp on experience. 

Spread Eagle

12 user reviews 5

Got a hankering for classic pub grub? Turn your gaze to The Spread Eagle. One of Croydon's best boozers, this place specialises in homemade pies with unique twist, such as mutton with ginger and apricot or spicy chicken madras, alongside other traditional British dishes. 


108 user reviews 4

Having gained notoriety for hosting some of the city's most exciting foodies, Boxpark brought over 30 new places to eat in Croydon when it launched in 2016. From devilishly decadent MEATliquor burgers to pizza and arancine from Arancina, there's plenty of drool-inducing plates to try.