Accidentally Aesthetic: 9 Wes Anderson-Style Restaurants In London

If you haven't been able to escape Wes Anderson on your social feeds and Netflix account... and you love it? We've got just the read for you. Whether you've been a longtime fan since The Royal Tenenbaums or are wowed by the distinctive aesthetics associated with the cult director, take a peek at our list of London restaurants that could be straight out of a Wes Anderson movie. Think bold colour schemes, satisfying symmetry and a few mouthwatering dishes thrown in too.

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Pawsitive Cafe 

Nowhere near as bleak as the setting for Isle of Dogs, Pawsitive Cafe is the cute Notting Hill cafe that fuses pastel tones with tasty food in a pup-friendly space. Check ahead to see what therapeutic activities are taking place for you and your four-legged friend. 

Pawsitive Cafe London Wes Anderson | DesignMyNight

This cafe is photo-worthy for its interiors and dog-friendly activities.

Colonel Saab 

With a colour scheme reminiscent of Fantastic Mr. Fox mixed with the spirit of The Darjeeling Limited, Colonel Saab is giving us all the Wes Anderson feels. Located at High Holborn, the buzzy Indian restaurant is the place for anyone who fancies an aromatic biryani, hearty tiffin or quirky afternoon tea in a setting filled with artefacts and antiques. 

Colonel Saab London | DesignMyNight

Colonel Saab is oozing with charm and character.

Prada Caffé

If Wes went high fashion, we're sure he'd be pulling up a seat at the Prada Caffé. Pale greens, hanging lights, monochrome flooring and immaculately presented pastries set the scene for an afternoon of spenny dining in the heart of Harrods. 

Prada Caffé Harrods London | DesignMyNight

Wes Anderson locations? For the fashion girlies and the film geeks, this one ticks all the boxes.

Bobby Fitzpatrick

With its unique decor and pops of colour, Bobby Fitzpatrick might not strictly be a Wes Anderson-inspired bar, but the Hampstead plot has certainly got the look. We can totally imagine The Royal Tenenbaums here; there's the bold yellow kitchenette, 70s-style red lounge, and blue tiled bathrooms too.  

Bobby Fitzpatrick London Wes Anderson | DesignMyNight

Bobby Fitzpatrick has retro charm.

Sketch

Transitioning from baby pink hues to a bolder yellow colour palette last year, Sketch is still every bit as Instagrammable in 2023. With design led by architect India Mahdavi and artwork from British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare sitting pretty alongside statement banquette seating, every inch of this place screams cinematic.

Sketch London | DesignMyNight

From the floor to the ceiling, we can picture Sketch in a Wes Anderson movie.

TH@51

From the grand Victorian courtyard to the pastel colour scheme, it's not hard to see why TH@51 makes our list of Wes Anderson-style restaurants. Take your pick of small plates like seared togarashi tuna or opt for sirloin steak, and make sure to try a cocktail - inspired by the seven macrobiomes, the menu features some stunning creations.

TH@51 London | DesignMyNight

Think pinks and greens for TH@51.

Lina Stores

Accidentally Wes Anderson? Pistachio green interiors make Lina Stores instantly recognisable. One of the larger outposts, the King's Cross restaurant features vintage booth seating and large globe lighting to take you all the way back to the original Soho's opening in 1944. 

Lina Stores London Wes Anderson | DesignMyNight

If Wes Anderson did restaurants, they'd look something like this.

BAO King’s Cross

You might know the inimitable BAO brand for noodles and buns, but the N1 cafe goes one step further to offer unusual baked goods in a kitsch setting. We're talking taro congee, pineapple cake, sad face custard buns, and a 'bubble dreams' list which features boba-topped drinks like the salted custard bubble.

Cafe BAO King’s Cross | DesignMyNight

As soon we stepped into BAO King's Cross, we got a hit of Wes Anderson's colour palette.

Kanishka

Not only will you find Indian fare from acclaimed chef Atul Kochhar, but this Mayfair restaurant is also hiding a gorgeous interior. Upstairs at Kanishka, expect monochrome prints and lashings of blue, while downstairs sees a pink dining room with alcoves and a living ceiling. As for the food, choose from masala mixed grills and Atul's famous chicken tikka pie.

Kanishka London Wes Anderson | DesignMyNight

This Mayfair restaurant could be plucked from The Life Aquatic.

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