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 November 2022

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,

Sun of Camberwell

630 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 Black Lion

45 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.


151 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 Selkirk

672 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.

The Owl and Pussycat

470 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

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.

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 Colton Arms

160 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 Black Dog

562 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. 

The Crooked Well

366 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 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 East Hill

529 user reviews 5

Sitting just south of the river, The East Hill pub offers South London's weary locals a quaint spot to relax, unwind and recharge in. Styled as a cosy home away from home, their soft armchairs and vintage sofas seem to have a force of attraction on all who walk through their doors. 

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.

Eye-catchingly decorated with wicker masks, brass icons and even giant maypoles, Hand of Glory is a cracking setting for a pub lunch in London. Sample the wares from the menu of homemade grub before washing it down with a range of local ales and infused gins.