Undoubtedly one of the coolest restaurants in East London, Burger & Beyond is the Shoreditch that's renowned for its unmissable buns. From the bacon butter burger and truffle tots to classic cocktails and the Insta-worthy interior, this is one for your hit list.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Passing the 'cool London restaurant' test with flying colours, Dirty Bones' London venues are ticking all the boxes with a slew of trendy locations, American-style food menu, boozy brunches, and some of London's best restaurant playlists.
The ultimate West London spot, Chelsea Funhouse is your one-stop-shop for all things drinking, dancing and debauchery. The ground-floor restaurant boasts a unique brunch offering inspired by French salon culture - think Bretagne crepes and bottomless fizz.
An evolutionary sister site to the Michelin-starred Lima, FLORAL is bringing authentic Peruvian plates to the heart of Covent Garden within sleek, stylish interiors. Craving an after-dinner tipple? The downstairs Pisco bar is serving some of London's finest cocktails.
With celebs such as Zoe Adjonyoh and Million Pound Menu chef Jay Morjaria showcasing their cuisine, Sessions is a real cool restaurant to check out. Decked out with greenery and a casual atmosphere, this Angel dining den also offers Turkish cuisine, as well as craft lager and other boozy bevvies.
One of Victoria's latest additions, Wild at Tart is an independent eatery set within a former power station which also holds a deli, event space, coffee kiosk and photography studio. The menu here focuses on locally-sourced ingredients and pared-back flavours.
London's cool restaurant list wouldn't be complete without Blues Kitchen, a party haven and grill spot. The Camden venue cooks up sticky and juicy meat dishes in the early evening, before kicking the party off with rum-filled cocktails and roaring live music.
The uber-chic all-day eatery Provisioners is the perfect spot for a light lunch with friends or a fancy dinner if you're looking to entertain colleagues. Head to this former magistrates court for a sublime three-course meal before moving on to Courtroom Bar for after-dinner cocktails.
Quaglino's has been a cool place to eat in London for more than 60 years, with everyone from supermodels to Princess Diana frequenting. Located in a basement, the seafood restaurant has an iconic art deco theme, along with mixology that turns cocktails into an art form.
With eye-catching interiors and mouthwatering plates, this Frith Street beauty is putting itself on the map in no uncertain terms. Head down for the chance to tuck in to some innovative Nikkei plates, and stick around afterwards to sink some cocktails and dance along to the DJs.