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.

Last updated on 12th October 2021


5 user reviews 5

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.

Gaucho Smithfield

36 user reviews 5

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.

Ask For Janice

314 user reviews 4

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.

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. 

Coin Laundry

96 user reviews 4

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.


183 user reviews 5

If you're looking for Italian food in Farringdon, you've come to the right place. Apulia never compromises on flavour, serving up home-cooked fare made from Southern Italian ingredients. Enjoy all of this while admiring their stunning, quirky decor.

Smiths of Smithfield

1594 user reviews 4

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.  

Fidelio Café is one of the best restaurants in Farringdon, serving a menu of European cuisine, matched with classic cocktails and glasses of wine. The ideal spot for a romantic date night, this upscale spot adds an extra sense of ambiance with music and moody interiors.

Dans Le Noir

3 user reviews 4

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.

The Piano Works Farringdon

1465 user reviews 4

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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.