The go-to for brunch in Fitzrovia, Riding House Cafe has got all-day charm nailed thanks to its combination of colour popping interiors and wall-to-wall sash windows. Food is largely of the breakfast variety with plenty of egg-filled options and a truly decadent truffled mac & cheese.
Restaurants in Fitzrovia
You've jumped off the tube at Tottenham Court Road ready for some top-notch grub - so now what? Don't dive straight into Soho, instead head north to Fitzrovia - Noho to some - for a slicker, smarter space with all the bang and none of the crowds. Steak on Charlotte Street? Right this way. Brunch a stone's throw from Oxford Street? You betcha. With prime Central London real estate and some of the smartest restaurants in town, it's time to get acquainted with Fitzrovia.
Chic and modern Percy & Founders has got all your dining needs in Fitzrovia covered, open from breakfast through to dinner. Start your day with a chia and quinoa bowl, pimp up lunch with rock oysters, and end things with one with their Galloway grass-fed steaks.
One of London's most iconic hotels can be found in Fitzrovia; The Sanderson is a temple of modern art. The listed building is full of interesting quirks, from a huge lip-shaped sofa in the lobby through to a long bar serving creative concoctions. The restaurant is thoroughly British, with an all-day and afternoon tea menu - if it's sunny, take a perch in the leafy outdoor courtyard.
If you live by the ethos that 'more is more', Fitzrovia's Crazy Bear should be high on your list of priorities. The opulent dining space is found on Whitfield Street and is characterised by a red velvet staircase, plush leather booths and one heck of a sushi menu.
This world-famous steak place can be found on Charlotte Street and is perfect for a special occasion in Fitzrovia. Descend to a world of chrome, marble and leather, alongside an Argentine beef menu and wine on tap (helping reduce their carbon footprint). Feeling flush? Book in for the brand new counter top experience, which comes with your very own chef.
Not far from Goodge Street tube, Salt Yard is serving up tapas and classic Spanish plates in intimate surroundings. Tuck into a taste of the Mediterranean at this central London restaurant, with dishes such as Cornish mussels with saffron and white wine, and slow roasted Italian aubergine.
What started out as a menswear brand in the 80s progressed into one of Thailand's most popular restaurants, and can now be found in Fitzrovia. Greyhound Cafe is a homage to Thai dining, done with a contemporary flair; we recommend the Hot Oil Pork Knuckle, a Southeast Asian take on the traditional German dish.
This Charlotte Street hottie is as much about the spectacle of dining as it is about eating. Complete with a huge robata grill at its core, Roka brings Japanese BBQ to life. Nab a spot in the centre to watch the likes of lamb cutlets, aubergine, and chicken skewers sizzle away - it tastes as delicious as it smells.
Regal Indian cuisine is the name of the game at imperial-style Lokhandwala on Charlotte Street. Identifiable by its emerald green exterior, the restaurant boasts grand interiors, from stone-style archways through to foliage and birdcages hanging from the ceiling.
The work of a three Michelin star chef, Arros QD is seriously spicing up paella. The traditional Spanish dish is given a fancy rebrand at this Fitzrovia restaurant, with choices that include Canadian lobster, wood pigeon breast, and smoked 'dashi' eel.
Modern and historic collide at this beautiful dining room in Fitzrovia. As part of Jason Atherton's empire, the restaurant has also got an incredible food menu and while it might be a little pricey, dishes such as roasted Cornish cod with white beans, courgette and lobster sauce are well worth splashing out on.
With queues forming around the streets of Fitzrovia, Circolo Popolare hasn't taken long to make a splash on London's dining scene. Inspired by 1970s Italy, this restaurant is a treasure trove of trinkets, glass bottles and fairy lights. The food is as OTT as the interiors, with pasta twirled in wheels of cheese and a 1L ice cream sundae.
Inspired by neighbouring Bloomsbury, Dalloway Terrace has got to be one of the most Instagrammed venues in London. It's worth checking out in real life as the stunning spot changes themes every season, using foliage and patterns to channel either winter or summer style. Alongside excellent cocktails, there's a tasty food menu, most recently featuring fondue.
Pied à Terre is bringing Michelin star dining to Fitzrovia, with its blend of seasonal and British ingredients. For an extra special treat, book in for the 10-course tasting menu (also available in vegetarian and vegan form), with everything from smoked quail through to Orkney scallops.