Cool Places to Eat in London

London is home to some of the best and most lavish restaurants in the world, let alone the country. From the Michelin starred chefs, to infamous celeb-clad eateries this here city is a palatable playground of exquisite foods. So, where to start? We've curated a list of our top cool places to eat in London so you can experience some atmospheric, fun and wholly original dining at its very best. Bon appetit.

Last updated on 14th November 2019


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The circus is in town... heading out to Acton may seem like a bit of a mish, but it's worth every step of the journey with some of the city's best entertainment as the light at the end of the tunnel. Gravity defying acts, epic hula hoop work and some top notch pub nosh is what goes down at this fun London restaurant with a bangin' atmosphere. 

The Piano Works Farringdon

1137 user reviews 4

Champagne & Cocktail Hour and 6 other offers

The self-professed 'House of Song' makes it into our top picks for unique places to eat London and it's all down to its incredible electric atmosphere owed to by it's live music request policy. Whatever you want to here, they will play and boy do they play well. Taking over an old warehouse space you'll be taken back to the days of old jazz lounges with sumptuous social dining and live music all night. 

Sea Containers

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8 dish sharing menu for two with a glass of bubbles - £25pp

Inspired by the Golden Age of transatlantic travel, expect to find influences from both sides of the pond on the menu at Sea Containers. This is a beautiful and interesting place to dine in central London, with lots of space to enjoy the variety of small plates, sharing dishes and comfort food classics as well as a striking stainless steel bar to hang around for drinks afterwards.

The Courtesan

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A imperial wonderland of charming Chinese eccentricities and ancient interior design describes Brixton's The Courtesan. Palate-teasing dishes of plump dim sum and other traditional oriental delicacies will entice you in to this cool place to have dinner in London so you can experience the authentic taste and character of vintage China. 

Blues Kitchen Shoreditch

48 user reviews 4

Bottomless Brunch!

Blues Kitchen is undoubtedly the slow-cooked dreamland where meat goes to become tender, juicy and oh so tasty. Get ready to make a complete mess at this Shoreditch joint where the music comes loud, live and of the Blues nature. This places ticks every cool London restaurant box with a recipe for deep Southern style eats and thriving entertainment. 

Match Day Offers

Usain Bolt, as well as being the world's fastest runner, is one pretty cool guy. So, it comes as no surprise that his bar and restaurant in London is a pretty cool spot, offering a menu of lip-smacking Jamaican eats alongside 150 hand-picked rums behind the bar.

Shrub and Shutter

145 user reviews 5

£7 Special Cocktails from 5pm-7pm and 1 other offer

Uber-cool Brixton-based cocktail bar, Shrub and Shutter have teamed up with the people behind Fodder to create a mouth-watering menu full of zero-waste small plates. Using the freshest seasonal foraged ingredients, the menu will be made up of 'bits', 'sticks' and 'plates' with dishes such as confit rabbit gyoza and glazed Yorkshire pigeon stealing the show. 

Barrio Brixton

136 user reviews 4

Amigo Happy Hour Specials daily 'til 9pm!

One of the best places to grab dinner South of the city, and one of the most colourful haunts in Brixton, Barrio bring a serious slice of South America to your meal as their cool and quirky interiors are matched with blazing cocktails and fun, foodie bites.

Festive Drinks Packages- choose from various options including a Prosecco reception or serve your own beer via our Tritons and Mini Kegs!! and 2 other offers

This dedicated brew-pub in Angel dishes out laid-back drinking vibes alongside a menu of hearty British and Americana inspired dishes. With chicken on a can, BBQ meats, fish and chips and pies all up for grabs this Brewhouse & Kitchen has all the makings of one cool restaurant in London. Knock back pints of craft beer and fill your boots with their big feeds. 

River View Menu

Head to The Globe theatre where this unique pub and restaurant offers vintage interiors and a host of delicious drinks and eats inspired by the iconic venue. Chow down on seasonal British plates, or a Midsummer Night's Dream-themed afternoon, all washed down with a couple of their signature cocktails.

Putting all associations of darts being an 'old man's game' to absolute shame; welcome to Flight Club. The rules are: we can talk about everything. Truly revolutionising the game as we know it, it's all electronic gaming and scoring here (so you don't even have to be that good). With authentic thin crust pizzas on the go too, this is one trendy London restaurant bar, to the oche!

Hand Of Glory

45 user reviews 4

Of all quirky places to eat in London, Hand of Glory not only serves up a smashing Sunday roast, it also has giant maypoles making up its interior. Rife with some traditional folk style, this Hackney pub is a favourite for informal dining and relaxed pubbing ventures where you can fill up on lovely nosh, cider and beer. 

For the ultimate food hall, look no further than Tottenham Court Road's Arcade Food Theatre. The sleek and stylish all-day dining venue will feature a number of the city's most talked-about venues, including Chotto, Flat Iron Workshop, Lina Stores and Tou, and will host live DJ sets - so move aside Seven Dials Market, there's a new food venue in town.

Inamo Covent Garden

281 user reviews 4

Unlimited Asian tapas & sushi with free-flowing wine or beer £42 per person

Adding a technological twist to all cool dinners in London, Inamo in Covent Garden is a must try for those that want a little something extra out of their meal. Coming at you not only with some of the finest Asian fare, their tables are wholly interactive, meaning you order straight from them, play on them and even watch the kitchen on them.