Best For Lunch In London

Whether it's taking a break from your desk or idling hours of the afternoon in a cosy pub, lunch should always be an occasion. And fortunately, London has some of the world's best places to eat, meaning that no matter what you want from your midday, this city most probably has it. Check out our list of places to grab lunch in London to make sure you have one heck of a day.

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Last updated on 26th January 2024

Pasta Remoli: Restaurants In London

Pasta Remoli bringing a DIY feel to Italian dining in London as the charming spot lets you style your pasta exactly the way you want. Choose your dish, sauce and toppings and enjoy the stripped back interior and more than welcoming atmosphere.

Bar Kick


On the hunt for somewhere to tuck into a casual lunch? Bar Kick is a bright and airy restaurant in Shoreditch that serves up a mighty selection of delicious comfort food eats, including fried chicken ramen, burgers, vegan chicken nuggets, and dirty fries. And you'll never miss any of the sports fixtures either, as there are 12 HD TV screens dotted about the place.

Smith's Bar & Grill

For an affordable lunch in London, check out Smith's Bar & Grill's weekday set menu. Available Monday through Friday from 12pm to 5pm, the venue offers two courses for £20 and three for £25. Expect pulled pork tacos, steak, seafood risotto and much more.

Best Iberica Restaurants in London

Whether you've found yourself in Victoria, Farringdon or other locations across London, Iberica restaurants have your back when it comes to lunchtime hunger pangs. Think tasty tapas washed down with wine or sangria, all in the most beautiful surrounds.

Parcel Yard

Brimming with lunch goodies in the form of beefy burgers, sandwiches, salads and a hefty selection of mains, The Parcel Yard is a lunchers delight. Great accessible setting, perfect pit stop in between trains and a grand old range of Fuller's cask ales - this pub brings some delish pub grub to King's Cross at some more than reasonable prices. 

Megan's - Various Sites

Whether you're heading to Dulwich, Parsons Green or Balham, Megan's offers you the perfect place for a spot of lunch. Head along the pretty venues to delve into a menu of lip-smacking Mediterranean eats, not to mention bubbles and cocktails aplenty.

Night Tales Loft

The toastie specialists at Morty & Bob's have teamed up with Night Tales, creating a cafe-cum-bar called NT's in Hackney. The venue serves as a laid back cafe by day, but completely transforms itself after dark, when the DJs, live music and master mixologists behind the bar dial things up a bit. Head down at lunchtime and eat your way through the venue's incredible selection of cheese-heavy toasties. 

Balls Brothers Austin Friars

Looking for a fresh and stylish place to drop in to for lunch time in the city? Balls Brothers Austin Friars offers all that and more, serving up seasonal dishes cooked from scratch just along from Liverpool Street. Menus change daily and food comes prepared in a theatrical open plan kitchen, and there's a superb array of cocktails, wines and beers if you were looking to make it a boozy one.

Karma Sanctum Soho

Whether you're looking for a quick lunch spot or an afternoon tea, Karma Sanctum Soho is a prime restaurant for a Japanese-style meal or mini slides paired with chips. Their express lunch includes two mains and a soft drink for just £15.50.

The Botanist Broadgate

Complimentary Mothers Day bubbles

Postpone the trials and tribulations of city life and relax in this intimate spot instead; The Botanist is a sophisticated restaurant featuring funky tables, marbled pillars and cosy booth seating. Settle in for a lunch break featuring the finest British and European cuisine, with signature cocktail serves to be enjoyed in the Soda Room lounge downstairs.

Humble Grape - Wine Bars in London

Humble Grape has a variety of tasty dishes to enjoy for lunch in London, from small plates to cheese and charcuterie, to whole meals – all to be feasted on with their 30 different glasses and 400+ bottles of wine.

All Bar One Various Sites

With venues across the city, from Covent Garden to Butler's Wharf and Clapham Junction, All Bar One is a top-notch spot for some lunch. The best bit? There are fabulous offers, including any small plate and a side with a selected drink for just £10.95 per person.