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 16th March 2020




The Owl and Pussycat

256 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.

The Surprise

174 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 Selkirk

30 user reviews 4

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 Lamb

268 user reviews 4

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 Driver

320 user reviews 5

Situated in a prime location close to King's Cross station, The Driver is a north London pub with charm. Whether it's a casual drink, private party or corporate event, this spacious watering hole can cater to you. There's even outside areas for those warmer months.

The Rose and Crown

208 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 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 Porchester

58 user reviews 4

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 Britannia

148 user reviews 4

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. 

Richard The First

341 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 Morpeth Arms

328 user reviews 4

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. 

Sun of Camberwell

251 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. 

GOAT

835 user reviews 5

Goat DINE is a cool West London haunt that offers up a New York-Italian slant on the traditional gastropub (think: homemade beef burger with fontina cheese, crispy pancetta and fries). On top of that, this venue offers up an impressively-extensive drinks menu.