Best Restaurants and Bars Near The Natural History Museum

Planning a cultural day of museum-hopping? It's a universally accepted fact that no matter how brilliant the exhibition is, these historic institutions have a way of knackering you out in no time at all. Is it the air conditioning? Is it the waning interest? Who knows. But, fear not, there are tonnes of drinking and dining spots across South Kensington, Knightsbridge and Gloucester Road that provide a perfect pit-stop. Take a look at our pick of the best restaurants and bars near The Natural History Museum for a much-needed rest and recharge.

Last updated on 17th February 2020




Scoff & Banter Kensington

25 user reviews 5

Scoff & Banter is a strong choice when it comes to deciding where to eat near The Natural History Museum. Located only a stone's throw away, the charming restaurant is known for cooking up a host of British favourites and a tasty Sunday roast, along with a beautiful afternoon tea if you feel like embracing your patriotic roots. 

Hereford Arms

1 user review 5

Hereford Arms is a traditional London boozer serving up craft ales and classic pub grub. Renowned for being the so-called drinking spot of Jack the Ripper, the historic haunt's got tonnes of charisma, as well as outside seating that becomes a sun trap during the summer months.

Take a very regal step back in time for a 5* afternoon tea experience within a luxurious setting. Harking back to the days of British grandeur, The Egerton House Hotel oozes opulence - think chandeliers, plush furnishings and numerous oil paintings cladding the walls.

ESQ

8 user reviews 5

Homemade spirit infusions, smoking cocktails and sleek interiors are all on the menu at ESQ. The bar, discreetly nestled on the ground-floor of 100 Queen's Gate Hotel, is a playground for innovative sips with mixologists happy to shake up a bespoke libation just for you. Peckish? Small plates and sharing platters are available to graze on.

The Duke of Clarence

146 user reviews 4

Whether you're looking for a weekend brunch, midweek meal or leisurely Sunday roast, you'll find them all at this Kensington pub. The Duke of Clarence specialises in mouth-watering steaks sourced from an award-winning butcher, alongside a number of British classics. As for drinks, their extensive menu of premium wines is perfect for a chilled evening.

Gaucho Sloane Avenue

21 user reviews 4

Not only does it serve up some of the finest quality steaks in the world, but this Argentinian eatery also boasts gawp-worthy decor. Treat yourself to a table at Gaucho where you'll get to enjoy all the theatrics from the open kitchen whilst quaffing on equally impressive cocktails and vino.