Coolest Restaurants in London

From Carnaby Street over to trendy Shoreditch, London is one cool cat when it comes to eating out. From walls of flowers (that look great on Instagram) to live music and DJ sets while you munch, these cool London restaurants are so much more than their menu. We've gone through London's trendiest eating places, ditched those that don't make the cut and rounded up a list that covers gorgeous settings, buzzing atmosphere and photogenic food items.

Last updated on 13th November 2019

Lunch Set Menu and 2 other offers

Another of London's prettiest restaurants, Bourne and Hollingsworth is topping our charts with a formidable brunch offering. Set in a townhouse-like building, the restaurant has a green-house meets mad aunty vibe; think comfy armchairs, vintage fittings and plenty of greenery.

An old hand when it comes to hot places to eat in London, Balans Soho Society has taught younger kids how to play. The restaurant and bar is open 22 1/2 hours a day, kick your night off with seafood and cocktails, and end it with a comforting brunch.

BabaBoom Islington

276 user reviews 5

The Power Hour [Bottomless Frozen Margaritas] and 1 other offer

Featuring an open-plan kitchen, energetic soundtrack and delicious Middle-Eastern-inspired food, this cool London restaurant delivers up tasty kebabs and veggie alternatives alongside some banging margaritas and a relaxed and lively atmosphere. 

These quirky pizza joints offer high-quality slices of deliciousness without any fuss. The mouthwatering sourdough bases are made from wild yeast and stone ground flour to create a wholesome tastiness that'll satisfy even the fussiest eaters. 

Not only do Megan's whip up one heck of a meal, but they have some of the most beautiful restaurants in London. With this in mind, it's not hard to see why they've earned a reputation among bloggers and celebrities as a cool place to hang out. 

Rapsa @ 100 Hoxton

93 user reviews 5

2 courses for £14.95 and 1 other offer

From a former Ottolenghi chef, Rapsa is an industrial and stripped back Filipino restaurant on Hoxton High Street. Along with an incredible bottomless brunch (hello, aperol spritz slushies), this spot has a nifty food menu, with plenty of fresh seafood options such as ceviche and soft shell crab.

The Little Yellow Door

84 user reviews 5

50% off the food bill for up to six people and 2 other offers

The Flatmates have made a triumphant return to the heart of the action in Notting Hill. Expect delicious boozy brunches, Sunday Roasts and house parties aplenty with a family-style vibe and cosy decor that'll make you feel right at home. 

Voodoo Rays Peckham

6 user reviews 5

2 Unlimited

With giant lip-smacking pizza served by the slice, frozen margaritas, cocktails, craft brews and regular DJ sessions, it's no surprise that Voodoo Rays are a firm favourite in London's drinking and dining scene. Get a slice of the action any time of the day, their brekkie 'zas are really something special. 

Think you know piri piri chicken? Think again. Casa do Frango is serving up mouth-watering spicy chicken like you've never tasted before. Located just minutes away from Borough Market, this gorgeous vintage-style restaurant boasts a menu made up of simple and authentic Portuguese dishes, perfectly pairing with their selection of natural wines. 

temper Soho

3 user reviews 3

Host your Christmas Party in January and we'll offer complimentary canapes for your event

temper Soho is one of the city's coolest secret spots, tactfully ticked away from street level in one of London's busiest areas. Head to the unique haunt and you can tuck into flame-grilled delicacies in an intimate setting unlike any other.