Restaurants In The West End
Shopping, theatre and cocktail haunts; the West End simply can't help itself in combining Covent Garden, Soho and Leicester Square to create one of the most bustling districts in the capital. But, you're looking hungry. From high-end eateries to casual dining, it's not just shopping that the West End does well, there's food, and plenty of it. Check out our recommendations for the best restaurants in the West End and make your trip to the heart of the city worthwhile on the foodie front.
Last updated on 10th November 2017
One of the most unique restaurants in the West End, Inamo aren't just coming at you with a cool combination of Eastern dishes that range from sushi to Asian curries, their interactive dining tables mean you'll be ordering from trackpads, playing games between dishes and watching the chefs in the kitchen, live on screen.
When it comes to luxury dining in the West End, nowhere says it quite like Asia De Cuba. Found in the heart of a stunning hotel, this formal and charming restaurant impresses guests with a roster of high end plates and wine that range from ceviche and swordfish to champagne.
A West End restaurant with fun, colour and casual dining on its side, Bubba Gump is the place to go for informal dining with a punchy twist. Not only loosely based on Forrest Gump himself, the restaurant is a smashing joint in which to grab a roster of shrimp dishes, Southern American bites and beer.
Just because it's found in the heart of Tiger Tiger, doesn't mean these guys don't know what they're doing. One of the most affordable place to eat in the West End and spanning the globe across their selection of plates, Haymarket Kitchen is the perfect place to dine before a big night out in the heart of the city.
When it comes to secret restaurants in the West End, this is the name that'll have you Google mappin' your heart out. Hidden in the heart of Chinatown, Opium is worth the find as you uncover a sexy and dimly lit restaurant of Eastern classics, dim sum and some of the best cocktails in the bizz.
America, we just can't get enough of it, and neither can The Diner. A top restaurant in the West End, this Soho space comes at you with the best, casual Americana bites that money can buy as you chow down on burgers, hot dogs, hard shakes, craft beer and plenty more in a diner inspired space.
Got a birthday or anniversary dinner that you need to plan? The Restaurant at Sanderson is well worth considering, bringing a continental brasserie style set up to this chic hotel eatery. Chefs use seasonal cuisine and inventive techniques to create a lush eating-out experience, and there’s similarly beautiful artisanal cocktails for afterwards.
One of the best restaurants in Central London, take a swing at The Elysee for a truly high-end dining experience. Flushed with white walls and prim dining tables, you can dose on a truly authentic roster of European plates that have been run and created by a long-lasting generation of families.
When it comes to a romantic dinner in Central London, Balthazar is a prize winning affair. Start with oysters then indulge in the notable, international wine list as this gem comes at couples and customers alike with a high-end European menu of selectively sourced fare.
Found in the heart of Soho, this is another West End restaurant with technology on its side. While you're settling in for a fun roster of Asian cocktails and sushi dishes, pay attention to the tables as not only do you order from them, there's live kitchen camera, digital table cloth settings and more.
One of the most casual places to eat in the West End, Benito's Hat is perfect for those looking a quick bite. Known for their plump and lip smacking margaritas, get a taste for Mexico as you can order a whole roster of Southern American bites and burritos in this informal space.
Entertaining top names and boasting an eclectic roster of cocktails, it's not just the drinks and atmosphere that keep customers headed back for more. One of the best restaurants in the West End and primed for romantic nights out, head on down for European dishes with a Middle Eastern twist.
Zaman has risen to the lofty heights of being one of the best Indians in London with their delicious menu packed with healthy, tasty dishes. From crispy soft-shell crab for appetisers to lamb biryani and grilled lobster tail for mains, they don’t skimp on flavour, and it’s all offered in a friendly, welcoming restaurant.
Only a stone’s throw from the West End theatres sits Fire and Stone, a fun and relaxed restaurant serving up delicious food. While their menu has wonderful pastas and salads, their main event is the pizzas, which have toppings based on cities from around the world – think Mumbai or Cairo! Wash it all down with a refreshing cocktail and you’ve got a great time.
The Guinea delivers English Pub charm with a silver service twist, delivering a menu packed with superior Scotch beef, award-winning pies and the finest beer and wine they can get their hands on.
Balans Soho Society is notorious around the West End for their tongue-in-cheek attitude and late, late eating hours every day of the week. But it’s all worth it – because their unstoppable British menu and amazing cocktails is what keeps bringing people back.