Boozy Lunch in London
What better time to get the drinks in than as soon as the clock strikes 'almost-socially-acceptable-drinking-time'. Whether you're battling the hangover or just fancy a little lunchtime tipple on the sly, we've rounded up some of our favourite bars for a boozy lunch in London. They all serve food of course - we wouldn't want you getting too drunk now, would we? Take a peek at our recommended spots for a boozy lunch in London.
Last updated on 16th June 2017
Do lunch the right way (with some cheeky boozing) and head to Ask For Janice where you'll find all manner of glorious liquors and tipples to satisfy your afternoon hankerings. Dig in to fresh lunch plates, light bites or something to graze on here where plush foods come as standard and you can pair your nosh with over 60 draught and bottled beers, some wine or choose form 40 Gins.
The Lillie Langtry is a homely pub located a stone's throw away from Earls Court station in West London. Blending traditional with contemporary, the pub boasts a Victorian cocktail lounge downstairs and a kitchen that serves both brunch dishes a selection of different meats from their grill menu. Whether you're catching up with mates after work or enjoying a pub lunch with your family, this West London pub promises to please.
Smith of Smithfields is a colourful venue that prides itself on catering for every mood. Decorated with distinctly rustic decor, the restaurant's talented team of chefs work with the best cuts of meat that Britain's farmers have to offer, butchering, seasoning and grilling each cut on site before serving it to the many guests that walk through the door. To help wash the copious amounts of comfort food down, the bar offers 60 different types of craft beer and an array of handcrafted cocktails.
The Beast of Brixton is a cracking independent joint hidden away on Acre Lane. Perfect if you want to grab some respite from the Brixton buzz, the Beast offers a regularly rotating menu of street food delicacies washed down with customised cocktails and local brews.
Looking to take the end of this lunchtime in London? Needing a location where the food is hearty and the drinks list is long? Then take to the City of London where The Fine Line are waiting to provide. A cutesy and kitsch gastro joint with the best of London beer, this is a great place to catch something hearty in the middle of the day.
Whoeever said the the 70s, and the chicken kiev were merely nods to the past, clearly hasn't had the privilege of a boozy lunch at Coin Laundry. Not only boasting urban, dive inspired interiors that hark back to the 70s, their kievs and cocktails are pure craft.
Shaking up a scientifically compiled cocktail menu that has been mixed into liquid form by keen mixologists, SINK - Paul Street is a sterling choice for a boozy lunch in London. Drop by for a bite to eat (we're talking Mediterranean salads and Malaysian coconut soup) and find yourself engrossed in a game of ping pong and their marvellous cocktail menu.
Rosa's Thai Cafe in West London is a top choice for a delicious and vegetarian-friendly lunch. The intimate and lively spot serves dishes such as beef mussaman curry and pad Thai, all of which can be washed down with a beer or glass of wine.
If you don't have to get back to the office after lunch (and you've been working really hard!) then why not treat yourself to a glass of fizz at Searcys 1847? They have a wonderfully well chosen selection of champagne, all paired carefully with the right menu choices to enhance the flavours.
The Jones Family Project is carving out quite a reputation for itself when it comes to delivering delectable, stylish and innovative cocktails. There's a selection of twenty-eight wines available by the glass or carafe, too, and when you throw in an excellent grilled meat and seafood - inspired choice of dishes, you've got a well-rounded candidate for your boozy lunch.
Wonderfully quirky and instantly charming, Hope & Anchor offers quality cocktails alongside a tasty lookin' selection burgers, homemade pizzas and hand cut chips in a tiki-tastic setting. If your boozy lunch in London descends into a heavier affair, then you're in the right place, as Hope & Anchor transforms into a buzzing party spot, come nightfall.
This one'll put a smile on you thirsty face. Innovative mixology features heavily throughout their cocktail menu, alongside a failsafe selection of well-loved classics and a number of low-calorie 'skinnies' - all the more delicious when savoured alongside fresh and seasonally inspired British dishes.
When you're hungry and you just so happen to be headed for Angel, there's only one casual and cool destination for it, and that's John Salt. Head on down for Americana bites alongside a roster of top cocktails for a premium boozy lunch in London.
The Strand in Covent Garden is the perfect spot for a boozy lunch in London. With a central location, a cool retro vibe and big plates of American-style food, the restaurant has got all you need for a midday fare. And, best of all, the milkshakes come with plenty of booze in them - no one need ever know...
Abbey is an eclectic, eccentric venue in the centre of the city. It’s a bar, restaurant and nightclub that satisfies all moods, and it’s particularly great if you’re coming by for some food and a few drinks come lunchtime in London. Pick out something from their menu of gastro fare, packed with seasonal specials and new inventive plates, and wash it down with a cheeky tipple from their extensive choice of beers, wines, champagnes and spirits.
Headed for a boozy brunch in the City and looking for something not only authentic and British, but brimming with the chance for bubbly come 12? Then we've just the haunt for you. Classic dining with a boozy edge, join St Bart's Brewery for an indulgent lunch in London.
Greenwood in Victoria is a sports bar like no other. Serving amazing food that's certain to leave you grinning from ear to ear, the team behind this bar kick things up a notch on Sundays, offering a great bottomless brunch to all its patrons.
A dreamy and cool cornucopia of seasonal dishes and cracking cocktails, those with a penchant for seafood and mixology alike won't be hard pushed to enjoy the mouth watering moments at Crab Tavern. Rustic with an edge of the cosmopolitan, head down for a boozy lunch in the shape of crab burgers, cocktails and more.
When it comes to a dose of lunch and drinks in London, there's one top location set in the heart of Camden that's promising a hearty level of both. Not only can you catch gastro inspired bites and British lunchtime fare at Spread Eagle, there's craft beers to boot.
This sophisticated venue is the perfect place for a spot of lunch, with delicious sandwich selections and burger assortments to choose from. Order a cheeky tipple alongside and meet the products of devoted mixologists.
If you're hanging out around Victoria Park one morning with the gang and want a good boozy lunch nearby, then you could do no better than People's Park Tavern. There isn't anywhere quite like it, or indded anywhere that makes you feel so happy to be a Londoner - with its amazing parkside location, friendly daytime atmosphere, great hearty pub menu, and creative craft beers you won't ever want to leave.
For the ultimate Saturday daytime experience, head to the Lock-In Lunch and take part in one of London's wildest parties. Starting with a cocktail welcome in the basement, guests will then be lead upstairs to the restaurant area. Once the multi-course dinner has been cleared, the after-party kicks into action. The resident DJs take control of the day, playing your favourite party tracks throughout the evening.
Headed to King's Cross this lunchtime and hankering for a meal and pint alike? Then give yourself the treasure that is Somers Town. Head on down for lunch plates, international wines, themed rooms and craft beer aplenty.
Talli Joe just might be the perfect place for a boozy lunch in London. Serving up traditional and regional Indian dishes, such as delicious offerings like Rasam poached shrimp and Konkan stewed pork, your belly will definitely be satisfied. But having them all washed down by their selection of Indian inspired cocktails is the best way to add the boozy to your lunch.
Venture Northwards for a little pub lunch special with plenty of booze. Angel's the Nags Head is a quaint pub oozing country side charm with its wooden décor and laid-back atmosphere, perfect for settling down with some hearty pub grub and pint (or two). Wood fired pizzas and the usual spread of burgers, sandwiches and steaks are on offer at this classic drinking den.
For a delicious boozy brunch in a stunning Chelsea members club, there’s only one choice. Beaufort House lays on a spectacular spread featuring light bites like fresh pastries, omelettes and salads as well as hearty burgers and steaks which really is a sight for sore eyes. With the venue’s spread of wines, cocktails and champers it would be rude not to make it a boozy one.