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.

Last updated on 8th March 2023

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.

Casa Matilde

Lunching with loved ones or pals? Casa Matilde has got afternoon grub that's bound to impress. Located on Bruton Street in Mayfair, this pretty hub is touting a two or three-course menu, including calamari fritti, grilled seabream and ravioli filled with aubergine and mozzarella. Yum.

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. 

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. 

The Cavendish

Looking for a midday bite to eat in Marylebone? Head to The Cavendish where you'll find a whole array of small plates and feasting menu to suit whatever mood. Prepare for a classy meal of smoked cod roe, spiced sweetcorn fritters, pork and apricot rillettes and whole bunch more.

London Shuffle Club

If you're looking for a top-notch lunch spot in the city...then be sure to head to London Shuffle Club. Choose from their awesome range of tasty grub or opt for their bottomless brunch with heaps of sourdough pizza, unlimited beer and bubbles.

The Last Talisman

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Searching for places to check out for lunch? Featuring fuss-free rice bowls, succulent pork belly and yummy bao buns, The Last Talisman is a superb choice. Head to this Bermondsey spot for delicious Asian food paired expertly with fab cocktails.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.