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 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 fun dining at its very best. Bon appetit.

Last updated on 18th March 2020

Greyhound Cafe

20 user reviews 4

From after-work drinks to mid-week dinner and boozy brunch at the weekend, Greyhound Cafe has it all. Expect moden twists on authentic Thai food, with a menu coming all the way from East Asia following successful venues in Hong Kong, Singapore, China and more.

Sweet Chick

1 user review 5

Co-created by popular US rapper Nas, Sweet Chick is a bona fide cool place to eat in London. Touting Brooklyn vibes, a banging soundtrack and a delicious menu of American bites - including their renowned chicken and waffle combos - this Fitzrovia eatery is guaranteed to have you smiling from ear to ear. 

Hand Of Glory

54 user reviews 4

Of all the quirky places to eat in London, Hand of Glory not only makes one hell of a Sunday roast, but it also has giant maypoles making up its interior. Rife with 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. 


765 user reviews 4

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.

This authentic pizzeria is cooking up crispy sourdough slices in trendy sites across the city. Head to their Hoxton Square location and grab a stool at the counter or pick a table around the doughy diner to enjoy the theatrics as you watch your order being made from their open kitchen.

Sea Containers

4 user reviews 4

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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 place to dine in central London, with lots of space to enjoy the variety of small plates, sharing platters and comfort food classics, as well as a striking stainless steel bar for afters.

Shrub and Shutter

161 user reviews 5

Shrub and Shutter aren't just mixing up superb sips, they're also offering up a selection of delectable and eco-friendly bites. The uber-cool Brixton cocktail bar regularly hosts residencies from a changing roster of sustainable kitchens and chefs, teaming up to create an incredible menu of unusual dishes. 

Putting all associations of darts being an 'old man's game' to absolute shame; welcome to Flight Club. Truly revolutionising the pastime 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 spot.

Looking for a cool place to eat in London? How about hitting four in one night? The Moveable Feast is bringing you a series of charity restaurant crawls around some of the city's most elite regions, where you'll be furnished with a dish and drink at each location.

Chotto Matte

6 user reviews 4

One of London's coolest restaurants, Chotto Matte fuses Japanese and Peruvian cuisine through its innovative Nikkei menu. Pop over to the Soho spot for the chance to tuck into beef tataki and passion fruit salsa, sea bass ceviche and aubergine miso sushi, washed down with some of their sumptuous signature cocktails.