Purveyors of fine Japanese cuisine, Nobu is famed across the globe. With owners including Robert De Niro, it's no wonder that this east London outpost is such a celebrity hotspot. Whether you're tucking into soft shell crab or black cod miso, taste buds are sure to be tingling.
Famous Restaurants in London
Iconic institutions, low-key hideaways and glamorous spots make up this essential hit list. Whether you're after a celebrity sighting or fancy dining at the best restaurants in the city, we've rounded up most legendary places that are known around the world. From sky-high settings to award-winning menus, here's the most famous restaurants in London.
From the iconic hallway to the extremely Instagrammable flower walls, Restaurant Ours is one of the most well-known restaurants in Knightsbridge. Perfect for everything from date night to drinks with your mates, this is one sexy pick.
From the instantly recognisable interiors to the mouthwatering menu, Quaglino's is a staple of the London dining scene. Serving hungry Londoners for almost a century, this St James's gem is the go-to for classic cocktails, impressive dinners and weekend brunching.
Headed up by acclaimed chef Marcus Wareing, The Gilbert Scott is a prime example of modern British cooking. You'll find this grand restaurant within the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel. Tuck into seasonal dishes on white cloth tables or go all out with your own personal chef's table booking.
The original outpost, Roka Charlotte Street is the location that sparked success for the restaurant group. A luxurious yet laid back choice, it's all about quality Japanese cooking fired up on a robata grill. Our tip? Save room for the epic dessert platter.
Taking its name from the Marylebone street on which it lays, Chiltern Firehouse is one of the top places for celebrity spotting in London. With chef Nuno Mendes at the helm of the kitchen, it's not so easy to get a table... but it's well worth the wait.
Ever the sexy spot, this restaurant and bar centres on East Asian food, late night bites and cracking cocktails. It's a numbers game here; not only are there over 400 bottles of Japanese of whisky, but there's even £1 million-worth of artwork by Frank Gehry and Damien Hirst.
Food isn't the only thing that's elevated at this slick City space. Nestled on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower, Duck and Waffle is known for its 24 hour menu, unrivalled views and signature dishes; from the eponymous plate to the ox cheek doughnut.
Known for its beautiful decor, drool-worthy desserts and pasta served in cheese wheels, Circolo Popolare is the Big Mamma restaurant that's already earnt quite the name for itself. Book your spot in advance to experience the Fitzrovia favourite for yourself.
Recognised far and wide for their stunning turbot, Brat is the brainchild of chef Tomos Parry. Located in Shoreditch, this Michelin-starred restaurant has a strong Basque influence; with neutral decor, modern lighting and a strong focus on well-cooked seafood and delectable wines.
The second venture following the City site, this West End restaurant offers a unique mix of Brazilian, Peruvian and Japanese cuisine. When it's not hosting a swanky celeb-filled party, head to Sushisamba for leafy decor and beautifully plated cooking.