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 20th July 2022

Sail Loft

48 user reviews 4

The Sail Loft is a charming pub with hand-curated dishes and seasonal produce. Not only boasting views of the Thames and nautical interiors, The Sail Loft is a must for those wanting to catch some of the most affordable gastro grub in the business.

The Rose and Crown

946 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.

Sun of Camberwell

577 user reviews 4

There are so many pubs in London that boast a kitchen, but none quite like The Sun of Camberwell. While their Sunday roast is ever the winner, it's their continued efforts in the gastro department that promise the ultimate in casual, British dining. 

The Flask

86 user reviews 4

A mightily impressive Victorian gem with original features and a suntrap conservatory, menus feature everything from beer battered fish & chips to quiona & beetroot salads, with a glorious roast dinner served on Sunday and boozy options whenever you're stopping in.

The Lamb

528 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. 

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 Porchester

123 user reviews 5

The Porchester is a cosy pub in the heart of Notting Hill. With tradition running through its core, the pub's team of chefs deal in only the finest, traditional recipes and serve up a selection of warming, homely gastropub treats. 

The Guard House

591 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 Dog and Fox

1426 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. 

The Crooked Well

324 user reviews 4

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 Britannia

334 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 Black Dog

559 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. 

Junction Tavern

3 user reviews 5

Touting a first-class menu and a crackin' selection of bevvies, it's no wonder why Junction Tavern has made quite the name for itself in the city. Head to this North London boozer for some mouthwatering eats, alongside some lip-smacking drinks.

Lots Road

141 user reviews 5

One of the best gastropubs in West London, Lots Road is a Chelsea staple serving only the finest in seasonal dining. Stop by for its menu of elevated pub grub and sink a few hours in while making your way through their equally impressive bar selection. 

The Colton Arms

140 user reviews 4

Not only is The Colton Arms one of the most welcoming pubs in Fulham, it's also one of the most delicious. Find your way into this intimate venue and you'll be treated to a series of tasty British dishes from their seasonal menu, washed down by some great beer.

The Owl and Pussycat

460 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.

King's Head Roehampton

533 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.

George IV

179 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.

Richard The First

785 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 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.


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 Morpeth Arms

648 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. 

Prince of Wales

69 user reviews 5

Searching for South London's best gastropubs? Prince of Wales in Putney is an unmissable spot for seasonal drinking and dining. Choose between the heated terrace or cosy indoor dining room before diving into the menu of fresh seafood, juicy steaks and wholesome Sunday roasts.

Brook Green

223 user reviews 4

West London is a top and tasty land of seasonal bites and pub fare, that being of no exception when it comes to a destination like Brook Green. Not only a hotel cum bar with the luxury rooms to match, Brook Green promises the very best that our British isles have to boast.

The Selkirk

600 user reviews 5

Dining in South London and prime for some gastro gorging? You need to get yourself a table at The Selkirk, and sharpish. Head on down for stunning British plates alongside a unique and bosomous roster of international wines.

Union Tavern

22 user reviews 4

Sporting a warm and friendly environment, an oh-so-tempting selection of craft beers and a menu of delicious, fresh and wholesome pub classics, The Union Tavern is an ideal North London drinking den. Oh, and add all of that to the fact that it boasts an enviable canal side location,

The Black Lion

6 user reviews 5

After a gastropub for some mouthwatering plates? Look no further than The Black Lion on Kilburn High Road. This Grade II listed building is home to some tasty Indian grub, including ragda patties with curried chickpeas and chargrilled aubergine served alongside smoked almonds. Yum.