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 17th November 2017
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.
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.
Just around the corner from The National Gallery you’ll find All Bar One, where you can feast on a menu packed with British pub classics in Central London. Wash it down with a cocktail or a bottle of wine and you’ll be more than happy.
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.
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.
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 Leicester Square Kitchen offers Central American food to Central London, with a selection of small Peruvian and Mexican sharing plates alongside a wonderful cocktail list of South American mixed drinks.
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.