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.

Last updated on 13th March 2020




Nobu Shoreditch

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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.

Quaglino's

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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.

Sketch

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Haven't heard of Sketch? Well, you've most definitely seen it. From artwork plastered on the walls to the egg toilets and that pink gallery room, this Maddox Street restaurant is instantly distinguishable amongst Londoners and tourists alike.

Hakkasan

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Another Michelin-starred spot, Hakkasan champions modern Cantonese food, with world-class drinks to match. Make your way through freshwater prawns, cuttlefish shui mai and king crab dumplings, in what promises to be some of the best dim sum in London.

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.

One of the most famous places for all-day dining, The Ivy Cafe is an iconic British brasserie. Whether you're after breakfast, brunch, afternoon tea or dinner, you'll find a variety of menus and decadent interiors to match.

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.