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.

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Last updated on 11th July 2024

The Admiral Codrington

The Admiral Codrington is a popular spot in Chelsea, located on Mossop Street. This sophisticated gastropub is dishing out the likes of beer-battered haddock and chips, Wiltshire pork sausages with mash or River Fowey mussels, as well as an ever-rotating choice of guest ales and premium spirits. They've even got a heated beer garden here, with cosy benches that are perfect for outdoor dining all year round.

Fountain & Ink

Only a hop, skip, and jump away from cultural landmarks like the National Theatre, Fountain & Ink is a great place to unwind post a culture trip. Their delish pub menu is constantly changing with the seasons, featuring goodies like 28-day aged sirloin and halloumi fries. Plus, they've got a massive collection of craft beers on tap and in the fridge.

The Lamb

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. 

The Black Lion

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.

The Devonshire

The Devonshire in Soho is one of the most popular pubs around and not just for its perfect Guinness pour. Founded by a group of well-known publicans and restauranteurs (Oisin Rogers, Charlie Carroll and Ashley Palmer-Watts), this swish spot is spread over two floors, the ground of which is dedicated more to back snacks. Head upstairs to the intimately lit dining space to devour sublime gastro delights, from hand-dived scallops with bacon and vinegar or smoked salmon and soda bread to start, then half of a lobster or fillet of halibut for mains.

The Mitre

Located near Fulham Broadway and Stamford Bridge, The Mitre is a family-run gastropub that's not just about the food, but also about the drinks. It features a secluded walled beer garden with heat lamps, covered seating, a BBQ, and an outdoor bar, creating a perfect setting for a relaxing evening. The menu is a celebration of locally sourced British produce, offering dishes such as beer battered line caught haddock, Cotswold chicken caesar salad, and West Country lamb chop with crispy potato terrine. To top it off, guests can choose from a diverse selection of ales, beers, and wines from around the world to complement their meals.

The Brown Cow

The Brown Cow near Parsons Green is a cosy pub with more than just comforting interiors and a warm atmosphere. It also happens to be home to some of the most delicious fare on Fulham Road. Think elevated classics made with seasonal produce, as well as contemporary twists. The menu boasts everything from a Simplicity 'Samosa' Pie to Butcombe Gold beer-battered haddock, served with thick-cut chips, minted peas and tartare sauce.

The Island

Sail to The Island in Kensal Rise for a jolly good time and top-notch nosh. This lively British gastropub serves up fresh, seasonal eats made using locally sourced ingredients and a rotating selection of ales and wines from near and far. And if you're not in the mood for liquor, they've got a bunch of booze-free drinks, too, including kombucha and non-alcoholic beers.

The Flask

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 Plough Beddington

If you're hungry for high-quality eats, look no further than The Plough Beddington. This popular gastropub has a range of British plates on offer, such as scotch eggs and camembert, alongside a burger shack in the beer garden. Thirsty? You'll get plenty of ales here.

The Britannia

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 Crooked Well

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.