Offering vegan diners a more gastronomic experience than a sad mushroom risotto, this Farringdon restaurant fronts an extensive menu of 100% plant-based plates. Tuck into tacos, bao burgers, hummus platters and spicy 'meatballs', washed down with some weird and wonderful craft brews and classic cocktails.
Best Restaurants In Farringdon
Home to one of central London's most thriving restaurant scenes, Farringdon is packed full of excellent eateries for you to explore. From trendy former-warehouses boasting slick cocktails and plush furnishings, to quirky American-style BBQ joints with craft beers and towering burgers, there's a little something for everyone. We've totted up our top picks for the best restaurants in Farringdon, so you know exactly where to get your fill of delicious food next time you find yourself in EC1.
One of the most Instagrammable restaurants in Farringdon, this all-day bar and brasserie is renowned city-wide for its impeccable interiors and craft cocktails, but it's the food that gets us hot under the collar. From braised red wine beef with fondant potato, to Welsh rarebit, sea bream and roasted vegetables, it's doing modern British dining at its finest.
A gorgeous spot between Farringdon and City Thameslink stations, The White Haus offers a little taste of Alpine-chic in the centre of the city. Their menu sticks to the theme with a tasty line-up of plates, from smoked sausage sandwiches to chicken schnitzel and gooey fondue.
One of the first immersive dining experiences in London, Dans Le Noir turns out the lights to let you enjoy your food through your lesser-used senses. Guided and served by blind staff members, you'll be treated to delicious food in an all new way, and while it might not be one for the 'gram, it's still one of the most exciting restaurants in Farringdon.
Sat next door to its sister venue, the Michelin-starred Club Gascon, Le Bar is a more relaxed but no less impressive bar and restaurant in the heart of Smithfield. Showcasing simple plates packed full of flavour, the menu brings you 'frapas' - French tapas - using only the finest ingredients to craft everything from charcuterie boards to duck doughnuts.
A place where meat is always on the menu, Gaucho's Smithfield location promises some of the finest cuts in the city. With eye-wateringly cool interiors that are bound to impress whatever dinner companions you bring along, and mouth-wateringly delicious meat, sauces and sides, it's one of Farringdon's most impressive restaurants.
Got a craving for carbs? (Don't we all...) Head on over to Firebrand Pizza Clerkenwell where their signature sourdough bases are left to prove for 72 hours, with delicious results. There's also a top choice of pastas, risottos, meat and fish for those in the mood for something saucier.
Housed in a former linoleum and carpet warehouse, Richard Falk's Farringdon restaurant has garnered more than a little buzz since opening in late 2018. Head over to its neutral-toned dining room for the chance to sample fresh British food, including spiced sandy carrot soup, Tamworth chop and Cornish mackerel.
From its decadent dining room to its charming roof terrace, Bird of Smithfield offers a delightful spot to enjoy breakfast, dinner or drinks every day of the week. Their menu of British and European plates offers something for every palate, while their extensive wine list will keep even the connoisseurs very happy.
One for post-work thirst quenching and quirky artwork, Ask For Janice is a stunning spot in the heart of Farringdon serving up delicious food all day long. Whether you're stopping in for a breakfast of fresh crumpets and Cacklebean eggs, or chowing down on a dinner of carrot fritters or pork belly and brown shrimp, Ask For Janice is an excellent place to get your feast on.
Cool and relaxed, The Fence is Farringdon restaurant that wants to help you enjoy your downtime. Offering a menu of delicious British eats, this is much more than your standard gastropub fare as the Fence kitchen whips up braised lamb neck ragout, blackened salmon salads and sea bass ceviche, while the bar brings you carft beers, cocktails and a well-curated wine list to wash it all down with.
Located next door to the iconic Fabric nightclub, Smiths of Smithfield is a sprawling all-day cafe, cocktail bar and restaurant in Farringdon. With four floors of unique spaces and delicious food and drink to choose from, it's the perfect spot to chow down of classic British grill food and sink some enticing concoctions inspired by the history of Smithfield Market.
70s-inspired and dripping in cool, this bar and restaurant on the corner of Exmouth Market is a must-visit for post-work dining and weekend brunching. Aside from the chic mid-century furnishings and quirky events schedule, they'll sort you for retro eats, from scotch eggs and fish finger sandwiches, to more updated plates like mushroom arancini and red lentil dahl.
More than just a party spot, Piano Works also fronts a range of dining options for every occasion. From boozy brunches complete bottomless fizz, smashed avocado and buttermilk chicken waffles, to slick dinners fronting cocktails and rib eye steaks, all their food is delicious, and all comes served with a side of non-stop live music from start to finish.