The London Restaurants Now Taking Bookings

Lockdown has taken its toll on the hospitality industry, as London restaurants remained empty of the joy, bustle and plates that have made it one of the finest cities in the world for food... until now. With plans of a 17th May opening date available to those with social distancing measures in place, we want to share the London restaurants soon to be open and taking bookings.

*please note, opening scenarios will be dictated by both government and venue, so please stay safe, stay in contact with the restaurant you've been requested a table for and be conscious of the impact you have on people around you when leaving home for these bookings.

Last updated on 7th May 2021

DF Tacos Shoreditch

145 user reviews 4

You can get your fix of tortillas, burritos and frozen margaritas sooner than you thought as DF Tacos is now taking bookings. The Shoreditch restaurant is chomping at the bit to welcome you back to its stylish Mexican haunt for a truly delicious night that's worth the wait.

One of the coolest London venues now taking bookings, Lucky Voice bars have all you need for a cracking post-lockdown night out. Think two hours of karaoke, quirky props to add to your performance and delicious refreshments to keep you going.

The Naturalist

148 user reviews 4

Situated by Finsbury Park, The Naturalist will be serving everything from brunch and snacks to pub classics and sharing boards on its outdoor terrace. It's also got a great wine list and has views of the West Reservoir. 


168 user reviews 4

Undoubtedly one of the coolest venues in London, NT's is back and taking bookings. Pull up a seat on the suntrap roof terrace for the ultimate East London alfresco experience, or head indoors from 17th May and you'll find lush foliage, comfy chairs and a banging playlist.

Whyte & Brown

145 user reviews 4

Specialists in all things chicken, this Kingly Court gem is a great shout for your first meal back. Sourcing all its ingredients from ethical suppliers, Whyte & Brown is dishing up everything from burgers and goujons to wings and brunch bites, making for some seriously delicious comfort food. 


80 user reviews 4

A brand new restaurant in London now taking bookings, Marsha is the Southbank bar and eatery fronting some incredible plates of chicken. Head over to the riverside spot for crispy tenders, juicy thighs and signature cocktails on one of their pretty outdoor terraces.

@ Cottons Restaurant & Rum Shack Notting Hill on Various dates from Saturday 22nd May 2021

Because let's be honest, we're not going on holiday any time soon, why not make your brunch antics after lockdown a tropical experience? Coming at you from May with fruity cocktails and tasty grub, Cottons in Notting Hill is the perfect way to have a dose of travel without leaving London.

The Green Room

264 user reviews 4

Searching for outdoor restaurants to book around Waterloo? Situated just behind the National Theatre, The Green Room is your go-to for pizza and small plates in a stunning setting. There's also a great cocktail menu if you fancy an afternoon aperitif in the sustainable garden.