Restaurants in Leicester Square
Leicester Square is well-known as the centre for cinema in London, while also being one its busiest and most visited destinations in town. With so many restaurants in London competing for your business it can be hard to find a Leicester Square restaurant to suit you. Read our recommended guide to the best restaurants in Leicester Square to help locate your ideal spot. With so much to choose from we have located the top places to eat in Leicester Square just for you.
Last updated on 15th May 2016
In the words of trusty Bubba, "Shrimp is like the fruit of the sea"... Well now ain't that somethin'. If you're a fan of the iconic 1994 film Forrest Gump, then you'll love a bit of what Bubba Gump Shrimp has to offer. As well as those prawn creatures, this place brings the spirit of Forrest's hometown Alabama across the pond for some good old Southern hospitality for y'all.
This high standard restaurant serves modern American fusion food, which is of the finest quality in every aspect. Housed in a premium design space, the cuisine served here is second to none. An exciting destination for any true foodie, a night at Yaneff at the DSTRKT Restaurant is pure unadulterated indulgence. The restaurant offer a tasting menu allowing you to explore the various flavours for just £60. On the full menu, a moreish selection of dry British meats including Wyre Forest organic charcuterie. Light bites are available in the form of panchetta rolls and ostrich skewers while full meals take the shape of truffle potato gnocchi, oxtail slider and grilled octopus.
Named after the drug that transformed many parts of London into a series of hidden smoke filled rooms, this restaurant serves up traditional Dim Sum dishes - all intensely flavoured with tender meats, fresh vegetables and seafood. The drinks here are an ongoing battle of flavours, with traditional recipes given an oriental twang as the finest spirits are carefully blended with herbs and spices to create masterpieces of subtle taste.
Modern, innovative Indian cuisine is what Mint Leaf is all about. Bringing you a slice of the Orient, with a helping of innovative modern cooking techniques, Mint Leaf served a creative menu in the stylish setting of this elegant restaurant and bar. The decor of the venue is dark American walnut wood contrasted with cream furnishings and flickering table candles. Expect all the favourite Indian dishes like Tandoori chicken, chicken Jhalfrezi and Peshwari naan with a few inventive dishes for the adventurous eaters.
Far from focusing entirely on the gambling, the Hippodrome also features one of the finest restaurants in Leicester Square. Meet the Heliot, an indulgent steak-house looking out over the gaming floor in its entirety. Here you'll find among the best USDA prime steak cuts in town, with main courses starting at just £10 a piece. Don't like steak? There's a host of other plates to enjoy too.
This is a restaurant with an ideal destination in the heart of Leicester Square. Perfectly positioned for those seeking to enjoy a pre-theatre meal, the Ruby Blue bar can happily provide. The affordable restaurant has a buzzing atmosphere as a live pianist creates a classy ambiance. There is an a la carte menu, as well as a pre-theatre set menu with such comfort food classics as chicken wings, rissotos, steaks gourmet burgers and fresh salads on the menu
The Haymarket Kitchen is a cool and contemporary restaurant that you’ll find within strolling distance of Leicester Square. This modern eatery makes up part of the Tiger Tiger party complex, getting the night out started with a unique and international menu that spans everything from 17oz Tomahawk steaks to BBQ beef short ribs and more. The drinks list deserves a shout out too; serving up a top choice of cocktails to those looking for some dinner and drinks before graduating to the dancefloor.
The ultimate venue promoting French-Vietnamese fare, Leicester House is a wonderment of fresh dishes and up-market plates. Found in the heart of the city, those hankering for a unique meal need look no further. From its Georgian furniture to its thoughtfully planned out menu, head on down and tuck right in for a night out in London to remember.
J Sheeky is located in the hub that is the West-End, has been a staple of the restaurant scene for nearly a century. Using only sustainably sourced fish this is one of the most premier places to come for seafood dishes in London. As you can imagine, the menu is heavily seafood based with a large variety of fresh fish dishes as well as a regularly changing specials menu with a choice of meat dishes. The seafood selection is wonderfully indulgent ranging from crab bisque, Jersey rocks oysters and caviar to herb roasted seabream.
In the heart of the West-End theatre scene Browns Bar & Brasserie is an ideal place to stop for a pre=theatre meal or a long indulgent dinner. The European inspired menu has many French and Italian dishes that give it a hearty fulfilling appeal. There is also an excellent value pre-theatre menu where you can choose from dishes like ricotta beetroot and truffle torlellini and salmon fishcakes. While the main menu features cod and chips, wild boar and chorizo burger and calves liver with a naughty pudding menu including the likes of sticky toffee pudding.
The guys at Hawsmoore searched the entire globe to find the best beef out there, before deciding that the best quality steak comes from the humble shores of Blightey. Using only the finest quality home-grown British cows, Hawksmoore have received rave reviews and claims that they provide the best steak in London. The steaks, which have an unbelievable depth of flavour, can be cooked however you like with a large variety of cuts, sides and seafood to accompany the meal.