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 22nd July 2019

Wringer & Mangle

261 user reviews 4

Based in a former industrial launderette, Wringer & Mangle is a quirky restaurant with bags of east London charm. Relaxed and inviting, the restaurant specialises in healthy British plates that don't compromise on taste. Consider an exquisite spread of pan fried hake, braised pork cheek and chicken stew dishes, washed down with plenty of takes on the classic Collins cocktail. Sunday roast is a big deal here too; as head chef Oisin Coyle serves up roasted meats and veggie dishes with a wide choice of sides.

The Jones Family Project

27 user reviews 5

Sunday Roast

This Shoreditch eatery is constructing a formidable reputation when it comes to serving up exquisite food and drink. Everything you'll encounter on the menu is freshly prepared on site using the finest produce and each & every dish comes to the table having been carefully constructed. The focus here is on grilled meats and seafood - be sure to try their renowned steak!

Cinnamon Kitchen

10 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.

Mews of Mayfair

4 user reviews 5

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.

Restaurant Ours

10 user reviews 4

Go Bottomless for £25pp (Ts&Cs apply) and 2 other offers

Restaurant Ours combines a luxury dining experience with a relaxed setting to create one of the best restaurants in London. You'll be able to dine surrounded by stripped-back interiors, with exposed brickwork wooden furnishings in a spacious room, all while dining on a menu packed with delicious European food.

Bird of Smithfield

12 user reviews 4

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.

Andina Shoreditch

905 user reviews 4

Express lunch menu. 1 big plate £8 | 2 courses £10 | 3 courses £12 and 2 other offers

From the team behind Soho's massively popular Ceviche comes Andina. Opening in Shoreditch, the quirky spot is full of fun, from the Games Room which hosts cookery lessons, through to the Pisco bar. The menu is also a winner with Peruvian classics of ceviche, grill dishes and street food.

Cinnamon Bazaar

8 user reviews 5

Early Dinner £21.50pp and 2 other offers

Brought to Covent Garden by the ever famous Cinnamon group, Cinnamon Bazaar is one of the most noted restaurants in the heart of the city. Boasting some of the best Indian plates in the business, colourful interiors and Mr Lyan cocktails, no nights here are ever wished away. 

Inamo Camden

107 user reviews 4

Summer Sushi 50% Off and 1 other offer

When it comes to some of the best restaurants in London, it's always good to see innovation pushing forward. Promising just that, Inamo Camden boast one of the most interesting dining experiences in the city as you order from interactive tables and dine on some of the best Asian plates in the city. 

Blues Kitchen Brixton

18 user reviews 4

Drink for free on your Birthday!

Blues Kitchen brings the heat and punchy flavour of the American South to Brixton. Alongside the whisky-laced cocktails served by the bar staff and the great live music on stage, guests can gorge themselves on delicious barbecue food, including slow-cooked brisket, hearty ribs and pulled pork burgers. 

Lunch Set Menu and 3 other offers

Head over to Islington to find the gorgeous Bourne and Hollingsworth Buildings. Spread over several floors, the venue is a leafy, airy and light affair with a garden room and conservatory. Food is seasonal and British while the cocktail menu is filled with juicy concoctions. 

Nobu Shoreditch

2 user reviews 4

JIN WEDNESDAY and 1 other offer

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.


3 user reviews 5

Test Drive - 5 Courses Menu £29.50 per person and 2 other offers

Desperate to try some of the finest French dining in London? You may have just stumbled right across it. A stone's throw away from St Paul's, Cigalon isn't just bound by stunning interiors and fine wine, their Provencal inspired dishes are more than just to die for.

Ceviche Old St

478 user reviews 4

Express lunch menu. 1 big plate £8 | 2 courses £10 | 3 courses £12 and 2 other offers

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.

With a menu featuring fresh seafood, handmade pasta and perfectly-fired pizza, Ritorno is a prime location for Italian food in west London. With outposts in Covent Garden and Chelsea, vibrant interiors and private dining make for the ultimate foodie experience.


6 user reviews 4

Pre-Theatre menu, £16/£20pp and 2 other offers

Drawing inspiration from the rich culinary history of Rome, the minds behind Craft and Rotorino bring you Palatino. Acclaimed chef Stevie Parle will be serving star dishes such as fresh pasta, whole fried artichokes and chicken and pistachio meatballs, with an extensive menu of wine to wash it all down with. 

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.

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.