Late Night Dining in London
Life is busy in London and between working and trying to juggle a social life, dinner doesn't always take priority. Fortunately this is the capital city and there are bags of great late night dining options. From a quick snack before heading home to a post theatre dinner or something to soak up cocktails, these London restaurants all have extended opening hours for late night eating.
Last updated on 25th January 2017
Open until midnight and serving food until 10pm, No 11 Pimlico Road is a relaxed and airy restaurant and bar perfect for chilling out with friends or a date. They have a huge range of sharing plates, meaning you can try lots of different flavours.
Beaufort House in Chelsea is a great option for eating late. Their cocktail bar and brasserie is open until 12.30 Sunday - Wednesday and 1.30 Thursday - Saturday. As well as delicious cocktails, the restaurant serves hearty dishes and healthy salads, all in super swanky venue.
For a late-night dinner, Balthazar in Covent Garden will feed you until midnight (11pm on Sundays). The French bistro restaurant isn't just fancy interiors, their food is top notch too, with fine French staples such as duck confit and steak frites.
Breakfast is the best damn meal of the day. Fact. And being able to get it until 10.30pm Thursday - Saturday at the Breakfast Club Canary Wharf makes it even better. If you're not up for late-night bacon and eggs, they also have a dinner menu.
Cooking until 10 and open until 12.30, Ask For Janice is a quirky restaurant in Farringdon. Think exposed walls and minimal lighting at this after-dark dining venue. Food is based on small sharing plates and healthy bites, perfect if you're after a late night snack.
To find later opening hours south of the river, Broadway House Bar and Grill is open until 1am all week. Located in the gorgeous members club, Broadway House in Fulham, the restaurant serves up burgers, fish & chips and steaks - proper comfort food.
The Groucho Club isn't just an institution, it is also one of London's classiest late night restaurants. The restaurant serves a British fare until 11pm, or if you're making a night of it, bar snacks are served until 1am Monday - Saturday.
With plus leather bar chairs, vintage framed photos and a sophisticated dining area, Balls Brothers Minster Court is a great choice for late eating. Go for bar snacks in the quintessentially British bar or sit down for something more formal at the restaurant.
Bringing a taste of southern America to Kentish Town, Joe's Southern Table & Bar is a brilliant choice for big, belly-busting dinners. On Thursdays - Saturdays, the kitchen is open until 11pm dishing up burgers and mac 'n' cheese to make sure hunger pangs are well and truly banished until the next day.
For late openings in Covent Garden, try Mabel's, a cosy and cute restaurant and bar. As well as pub classics, there is also a great selection of sharing boards loaded with salamis and cheese. When you're done late-night dining, try one of their cocktails.
Exmouth Market is known for its quirkiness and unique set of restaurants and Coin Laundry is no exception to the rule. Open until 2am Thursday - Saturday, this 70's inspired restaurant serves up hearty classics with quality ingredients, chicken kievs just got classy people.
With views over The Thames and London Eye, Gillray's Steakhouse and Bar is a beautiful choice for eating late in London. The restaurant serves steaks of the highest quality, from English farms and cooked by specialist chefs. For a nightcap, try one of their 100 gins.
Operating across a five-floored Georgian Townhouse, Bird of Smithfield has a huge range of options for an extended evening. In the summer go up to the rooftop for cocktails, and when you're hungry the renowned restaurant is on the first floor.
Serving dinner until 11pm Monday - Saturday, this minimalist and modern restaurant is a great choice for work dinners or if you're looking to impress. As well as an a la carte menu, they also offer bottomless dinner, which is two courses and unlimited Prosecco, wine or beer.
Open until 2am Sunday - Thursday and 3am on Friday and Saturday, Belushi's in London Bridge isn't just a party bar, it also serves snack and dinner late into the night. As well as burgers stacked with manner of goodies, they have everything from sharing plates to salads.
It's all about sharing at No.197 Chiswick Fire Station. With the kitchen open until 10pm, order a selection of the restaurant's delicious plates, with everything from mini honey sausages to crispy peppered squid, or if you want something bigger, the main dishes are just as good.
Find this central London gem round the corner from Euston. Forget coffee house, The Comers Town Coffee House is a speakeasy, pub, private dining room extravaganza. The pub is open until 11pm Monday - Saturday and 10.30pm on Sunday, and has comforting pub classics such as pork belly or beef Wellington.