Gastropubs in London

An influx of new, trendy gastropubs in London has revolutionised our idea of 'pub grub.' Fresh ingredients and modern drinks menus are the new standard - a break away from the traditional, but not quite restaurant formal. Whether you're looking to impress your old folk with a scrumptious Sunday lunch, sweep a loved one off of their feet with a dinner date or you're simply after an evening of eating and drinking with friends, these trendy gastropubs in London promise the whole hog.

Last updated on 29th March 2021

Three Cranes

6 user reviews 5

Located in the heart of the City, Three Cranes is a gorgeous Victoria townhouse turned gastropub. Spread across five floors, this elegant venue features a ground floor bar, two dining rooms and serviced apartments on the upper floors. Menu highlights include the much-lauded steak tartare and the traditional smoked eel.

The Lamb

335 user reviews 5

The Lamb in Holborn has acted as a constant figure in an area of continuous change, with its roots harking as far back as 1729. Propped up by a diverse menu of seasonal treats and a stunning selection of fine wines, spirits and craft beers, it has everything you need for a lazy weekend. 

Richard The First

494 user reviews 4

With a laid-back atmosphere and beautiful furnishings, Richard the First is a tranquil pub in South London that offers locals and visitors in Greenwich a spot to recharge and relax. The bar is stocked full of craft beers and real ales, while offering a hearty menu of traditional gastro pub treats. 

The Britannia

205 user reviews 5

Awash with contemporary interiors and vintage leanings, she's a beauty for relaxed drinking and socialising. A haven for lovely gastronomy, The Britannia will do you dandy for a warming lunch or hearty dinner with dishes like Monkfish, Ham Hock and Local Rock Oysters to boots. 

The Guard House

391 user reviews 4

When it comes to British gastro dining in London, there's not many pubs that cover all bases quite a Young's pub. Head over to Woolwich for The Guard House and indulge your palate on seasonal plates and home-brewed London beer.

The Morpeth Arms

423 user reviews 5

Ideal for those lazy weekends or perhaps a frivolous drink after work, the Morpeth Arms acts as a metropolitan sanctuary, offering escape from the constantly bustling world outside. Full of regal decor and vibrant decorations, it's the food and drinks menu that really stands out. 

The Black Dog

461 user reviews 4

The Black Dog is something of a stalwart in Vauxhall, with a warm atmosphere and a great selection of locally-sourced ales. If that wasn't enough, visitors to this South London gastro pub can enjoy the chef's menu, bursting with flavours and made with the fresh ingredients. 

King's Head Roehampton

311 user reviews 4

A showcase of delicious, British ingredients, this pub offers pub classics with a modern edge and sample dishes include pork ribs, sausage & mash, Shepherd's pie and burgers. There's an extensive choice of boozy favourites to wash all this lovely grub down with as well.

The Cyclist

201 user reviews 4

Head to Balham where this unique pub and eatery offers an impressive selection of seasonal plates, from spiced aubergine flatbreads and Cornish sardines, to nourishment bowls, vegan burgers and grilled octopus.

The Hero of Maida

15 user reviews 5

Set in West London, The Hero of Maida is a gorgeous traditional Victorian Boozer complete with an upmarket dining room on the second floor. First opening in 1878, the space has benefited from a sleek and sophisticated face-lift, with the menu featuring both British and French cuisine.

The Owl and Pussycat

315 user reviews 4

Shoreditch may not be your first bet for great gastro pubs in London, but there's a few destinations that might surprise and impress you. Boasting affordable pub grub that nods to gastro goodness and seasonal produce, the Owl and Pussycat is a cutesy vintage pub doing it right.

George IV

178 user reviews 5

Head over to this charming spot and enjoy a game of monopoly with a pint London Pride's in hand. Hungry? Tuck into a cracking menu that places heavy emphasis on fresh, seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. Here, you'll find rustic British cuisine and delicious daily specials.

The Crooked Well

17 user reviews 5

Located in the heart of Camberwell, The Crooked Well is an award-winning gastropub, fronting some of South London's tastiest plates. While interiors are traditional, the menu is anything but, with dishes such as Moroccan spiced lamb croquettes and celeriac steak served with kale, white beans and salsa verde.

The Rose and Crown

465 user reviews 4

With its roots dating as far back as the 17th century, The Rose and Crown is a dainty pub in Wimbledon. Offering a selection of real ales and craft beers, the kitchen serves seasonal British treats and crowd-pleasers. Think hearty cuts of meat, catch of the day and flavoursome roasts.

The Surprise

197 user reviews 4

Found down a quiet(ish) side street in the heart of Chelsea, The Surprise is a chilled haven that you'll quickly fall head-over-heels for. It's bright and airy with a lot of character; there's plenty of comfy sofas to while away the hours in and some quirky artworks lining the walls. 

The Dog and Fox

954 user reviews 4

The Dog & Fox is a well-rounded gem of a gastropub in Wimbledon Village. Serving up a culinary experience to rival the best in SW19, there's also a bar featuring well-kept ales, the finest spirits and some of the most sought after wines from across the globe. 

Market House

181 user reviews 4

Market House is a beautiful Victorian pub situated in the bustling centre of Brixton. This venue frequently invites different chefs from London's best pop-up food stalls to to take over the menu, with a rotating residency in the kitchen, so the food here is always fresh and fun. 


150 user reviews 4

The Tokenhouse is a modern gastropub in Moorgate that offers a fantastic space to get your chops around some cracking grub. Expect a modern menu that combines the wholesome freshness associated with American and French bistro style food with high quality ingredients.

The Trafalgar Arms

451 user reviews 4

Grandly proportioned but offering warm and welcoming vibes, The Trafalgar Arms is a gem of a gastro pub in London. The kitchen staff work with the finest local ingredients and it shows; the menu is packed with fresh and artisanal plates well worth digging in to.