Best Restaurants in London

Where once the UK was scoffed at for its food, the capital has now become one of the shining stars of European gastronomy. From sublime Michelin starred restaurants to marvellous pub grub, you should never go hungry when strolling the London streets. But with so much to choose from, how do you know where to eat? Well, check out our list of the best restaurants in London and give your belly a real good time.

Last updated on 14th February 2020

Savoy Grill

1 user review 5

The in-house restaurant of the iconic Savoy Hotel, this gorgeous spot on The Strand offers one of the finest dining experiences in the city. Offering sublime plates of steak, fresh oysters, fine wines and signature cocktails, it'll give you a taste of the celebrity lifestyle to say the least.

Nobu Shoreditch

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Nobu is a name anyone who loves food knows about. Located minutes from Old Street station, this stunning restaurant has an array of exquisite Japanese food, ranging from sushi, to plates like Yellowtail with jalapeno or Black Cod Miso. There's also a bar serving up an excellent array of signature cocktails.

Mews of Mayfair

7 user reviews 4

There's more than a touch of Imperial Britain to Mews of Mayfair's dining room. A space featuring antique maps, original beams and views of the kitchen, it's a lavish and unique spot in which to retire and enjoy some relaxed dinner and drinks. Mews offers the feel of a member's club without a joining fee; serving fine food and exceptional wines in stylish surroundings.

Head to Gordon Ramsay's Pétrus for an unforgettable evening within a Michelin star spot. Having held a Michelin star since 2011, the sleek Knightsbridge restaurant clearly knows what it's doing, serving up an incredible menu of European-inspired plates alongside an extensive selection of fine wines.

Bird of Smithfield

13 user reviews 4

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Housed in an old Georgian townhouse and stretching across five inviting floors, Bird of Smithfield is a great option for private dining in London. Make the second floor function room your own; it's a space equipped with glass tables, tweed chairs and chic interiors, with market fish and steak of the day served on a menu alongside shepherd's pie and spiced vegetable & lentil fritters.

When it comes to pairing wine with your meal, there's no restaurant quite like Humble Grape. Found across London, not only do the interiors flit between contemporary, classic and industrial, the plates are seasonal, high-end and paired with the finest bottles. 

Apé Hour

The famous Pizza Pilgrims team shift their focus to West India Quay. Armed with the freshest ingredients and old recipes, the team have created a reputation for themselves when it comes to delivering amazing Neapolitan pizza dishes. If that wasn't enough, there's also a 16-player foosball table and huge plasma screens to keep you entertained. Grab your mates, grab a huge slice and relax on one of their cosy chesterfield sofas.

The Harcourt

29 user reviews 5

Housed in a Grade-II listed Georgian townhouse, The Harcourt offers an opulent, comfortable dining experience in the heart of Marylebone. With five rooms featuring a mish-mash of stunning artworks and contemporary design, ease into this slick space and survey a modern European menu with a nod to their Scandinavian heritage. Accompanying this is an intriguing cocktail list and a vast wine menu for drinks.

Cinnamon Kitchen

11 user reviews 5

Following on from the critical success of their sister venue in Soho, Cinnamon Kitchen is simply one of the best places for Asian food in London. Head chef Vivek Singh and the team in the kitchen serve innovative, flamboyant modern fare that won't fail to impress. Tuck into a feast of grilles, locally-sourced meats and a hearty choice of vegetarian options at this prized Liverpool Street restaurant.


2 user reviews 4

From a sumptuous set menu that includes the likes of marinated quail breast and Herdwick lamb, all the way through to your own private dining room that'll see you feasting on roast scallops and lemon meringue, Marcus Wareing's self-titled Knightsbridge restaurant should be on your list.

Get a taste of Peruvian cuisine at the stunning LIMA London in Fitzrovia. With its neighborhood feel, vibrant flavours and contemporary decor, the open kitchen and outdoor seating makes the restaurant a perfect choice for date night, chilling with mates or dinner with the parents.

Ceviche Old St

478 user reviews 4

Based in the ever-bustling Old Street, Ceviche is a fun South American restaurant that showcases the best flavours that Peru has to offer. From mouthwatering cuts of grilled meat to fresh ceviches dishes, the team of chefs use a range of fresh ingredients to recreate traditional recipes that all pack a punch. Complete with a handful of craft beers and a small collection of cocktails, there are few better places to enjoy South American food in London.