Pretty Restaurants In London 2024

Sucker for something eye-catching? A must for the 'aesthetic'-obsessed? Filling your Instagram feed with the finest flat-lays and foliage-filled hotspots across London? Like to look at nice things because you're human and that's just that? Then you've come to the right place. From eateries with endless palm plants to plush pink velvet corners where brunch reigns supreme, these pretty London restaurants are more than easy on the eye. 

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Last updated on 2nd July 2024




Best Iberica Restaurants in London

For pretty places to eat in London, make sure Iberica restaurants are on your radar. Head to one of their venues across the city and you'll be treated to stunning Spanish eats, all washed down with sangria or vino in beautiful surrounds. 

Megan's - Various Sites

You'll certainly want to post Megan's brunch plates and fairy-light-adorned spaces to your 'Gram feed. And if that's not enough? The food across these top-notch venues is more than just a pretty face, so expect loaded Turkish eggs, vegan kebabs and spicy chicken grills.

The Petersham

Boasting floor-to-ceiling windows, decadent Genoese chandeliers and a stunning private terrace area, The Petersham is a top choice for pretty eateries in Covent Garden. They've got multiple private dining options here if you're looking for something a little more exclusive, though the main restaurant is just as gorgeous. And the food doesn't disappoint either - think seasonal tasting menus of rock oysters, aubergine and burrata tortelli or stuffed calamari, with plant-based selections available too.

Amazing Grace

Happy Hour Tues - Fri 4pm - 7pm

Make your way to Amazing Grace in London Bridge for some fabulous food and drink. Located in St Thomas' Church which was originally built in 1192, this venue is toting a whole load of fascinating history with stunning architecture which includes glass stainless windows and an altar. It's not all tradition here though, as you'll also find 3D light projections using cutting-edge technology, as well as regular live music and DJ sets. Even better? You can pair cocktails or craft beer with tasty pan-Asian bites like tofu an charred broccoli bao buns or Japanese fried chicken.

1 Lombard Street

You'll instantly be dazzled as soon as you enter 1 Lombard Street, if not for the dome ceilings then for the floral-laced bar, tall white pillars and curated artworks giving the restaurant an elevated and elegant feel. The quintessentially British surroundings of the Grade II-listed building match perfectly with the seasonal menu, designed by executive chef James Holden. Look forward to plates of Hampshire watercress soup to start, or Devon crab on toast, followed by seared seabass or fish and chips.

Bourne & Hollingsworth

If you want to feel like you're dining in a jungle without ever leaving London, then make your way to Bourne & Hollingsworth in Clerkenwell. Their beautiful restaurant and greenhouse dining area are filled to the brim with plants and indoor trees, creating a peaceful atmosphere where you can enjoy creative cocktails and elegant dishes. Whether you're tucking into a full English. bottomless brunch or dinner dishes like gin-cured Shetland salmon, do it in stunning surrounds.

Ayllu

Bank Holiday Bottomless Brunch and 1 other offer

Hidden beneath Paddington Central, Ayllu is a Japanese-Peruvian fusion joint that is a feast for the senses. Decked out in swanky emerald seating, wood accents, and atmospheric lighting, this is the ultimate glamorous hotspot in central London. Boasting a menu full of innovative dishes, including Peru's famous ceviche delights, sushi, and sashimi all up for grabs, you won't want to leave without a taste of their main dishes, such as the grilled salmon served with seaweed or the baked baby chicken smothered in aji panca and aji Amarillo sauce. 

The MAINE Mayfair

Say hello to one of the most gorgeous restaurants going, The MAINE Mayfair. While each room boasts its own distinct style, this joint brings a New England brasserie style to each, with velvet seating, pretty chandeliers and verdant plants. 

28-50 Wine Bars - Various Sites

28-50 Wine Bars are all pretty restaurants in Central London, decked out in pastel hues and floral touches to add a sense of elegance to your dining. Head to one of their sites for luscious interiors, seasonal specials and handpicked bottles of fine wine.

Arros QD

Fronting sultry interiors with dark and terracotta accents, Arros QD is one beautiful restaurant to settle down in for a special occasion. Think Spanish fine dining in the most gorgeous surrounds, tucking into tasting menus or tapas bowls whipped up using Valencian fire cooking techniques. 

Chuku's

Created by brother-sister duo Emeka and Ifeyinwa Frederick, Chuku's is a Nigerian tapas restaurant located in Tottenham. Expect coral walls inspired by adobe clay, colourful Nigerian artwork and chilled tunes to set the atmosphere, with delicious authentic fare up for grabs all day long. Their brunches are always popular, with dishes like honey suya prawns and chicken wings coated in salted caramel on the menu, but you can enjoy their small plates 'til late as well.

Circolo Popolare

Inspired by the Amalfi Coast, Circolo Popolare is the stunning restaurant brought to you by the Big Mamma group, located just moments away from Tottenham Court Road. Every wall here is filled with shelves that are absolutely packed with premium spirits, as well as a pretty floral display on the ceiling. The food here is equally Instagrammable, from homemade spaghetti served in a wheel of pecorino to a six-inch tall meringue for dessert.

Dalloway Terrace

Found in the heart of Bloomsbury, Dalloway Terrace is a stunning haven of alfresco dining. Their heated and covered outdoor dining area can be used all year round, making for an an Instagrammable backdrop thanks to its wall full of gorgeous plants. The colourful restaurant serves premium international fare from brunch right through to dinner, with a menu that includes hand-picked Devon crab, massaman red curry, asparagus risotto and more, as well as indulgent afternoon teas.

Carlotta

Another stunner from the Big Mamma group, Carlotta can be found in Marylebone slinging out dreamy Italian eats. Not only is the restaurant decked out in stylish red leather banquette seating, draped curtains and traditional artwork, but it also boasts a sleek golden bar and neon red toilets that are perfect for selfies. Dishes here range from beef carpaccio to fettucine alfredo, with plenty of indulgent desserts too.

Spring Restaurant

This is as close as you can get to dining outside while still being in a building, as Spring Restaurant at Somerset House is packed with plants. You can dine in a beautiful enclosed atrium for up to 36 guests, or nab a table in the main dining area for an equally greenery-filled space. As for the menu? You'll find everything from wild sea bass with slow-cooked courgette to roasted farm vegetables or fillet of beef.

KOL

Run by head chef Santiago Lastra, the creator of Noma Mexico, Kol is a refines eatery serving up the finest Mexican fare. The menu here shines a light on simple, often overlooked ingredients, turning them into mouthwatering dishes like langoustine tacos to traditional tortillas. You can pair your plates with a range of mezcal or natural wines, to be enjoyed in modern surrounds with elegant wooden furnishings.

Ave Mario

When searching for beautiful restaurants in London, the Big Mamma group is bound to come up. And one of their most stunning? It's got to be Ave Mario. This venue is full of over-the-top decor like neon signs, striped walls and red booth seating, and it's even got an Instagram-famous Sopranos-themed bathroom. The dishes here are larger than life too, as their monthly changing menu features everything from burrata-topped pizzas to homemade crab linguini, with a whole lot of enticing desserts too.

Jacuzzi

This Instagrammable Italian restaurant is the latest from the Big Mama group, known for their gorgeous interiors. Jacuzzi boasts a glowing staircase, glitterball toilets and indoor trees, alongside a cracking menu with everything from lobster risotto to creamy buratta. 

Seabird

Perfect for the summer months, Seabird can be found on the rooftop of The Hoxton hotel in Southwark. 14 floors up, this New York-inspired destination promises rooftop views over the river, and plenty of greenery on the outdoor terrace. The kitchen cooks up flavours of Southern Europe, from crudo and sardines to the largest oyster list in London, served from their signature raw bar.

Kudu

Brought to you by culinary team Amy Corbin and Patrick Williams, Kudu is a vibrant neighbourhood restaurant in Peckham, flaunting exposed brick walls, dark interiors and a gorgeous outdoor terrace. The menu here changes regularly in line with seasonal ingredients, but you can expect to find dishes like smoked prawn ravioli, grilled duck with wild mushroom and pickled carrots with goat's curd here. This spot is also pretty popular for brunch and the honey-roasted ham crumpet is not to be missed.

Berners Tavern Bar

Found inside The London EDITION Hotel in Fitzrovia, Berners Tavern Bar is a pretty stylish spot for drinking and dining. Expect grand, high ceilings and a huge, glowing shelf stacked with spirits behind the bar, as well as hundreds of paintings lining the walls. You can find a spectacular breakfast, lunch, dinner or Sunday roast here, all paired with an extensive wine list. Munch on dishes like slow-cooked short ribs or roasted lemon sole, and their am closing time makes this the perfect place for a few post-meal tipples too.