The Best Small Plates In London

Small plates are quickly becoming a favourite way to dine in London. Whether you're looking to share with friends, bond on a date night or you're just too darn indecisive, they're perfect for spreading across a table and diving in. While tapas will always have a place in our hearts, there’s plenty of dishes from around the world to sample, from Italian cicchetti to Middle Eatsern mezze, graze your way across continents with our guide to small plates in London. 

Last updated on 8th April 2021




The Turks Head is serving up stylish interiors - or should we say exteriors - and tasty small plates at its Wapping pub. The East London watering hole has a beautiful covered outdoor terrace, for those of you looking to go alfresco, and dishes such as Thai fishcakes, warm duck breast salad, chicken liver pate and more.

Home to some delicious Turkish-inspired small plates, this chain of gorgeous restaurants promises some incredible eats, from classic brunch fare to posh kebabs and mouthwatering mezze designed for sharing with friends and family.

Diogenes The Dog

109 user reviews 5

This gorgeous wine bar and bottle shop not only serves stunning dynamic wines from unique producers, but it also happens to dish up some particularly impressive small plates. Swing by to sip on refreshing drinks paired expertly with fresh cheese plates, cured meats and more.

Shrub and Shutter

221 user reviews 5

Fodder will be taking up residence at Brixton's cosy cocktail bar Shrub and Shutter from Wednesday right through to Saturday. Their small plate menu has sustainability at its heart, using lesser-known ingredients to create delicious zero-waste plates such as pigeon offal yakitori and salt-baked baby celeriac with walnut, chanterelle, wild rocket and three-corner leek. 

Wild by Tart

6 user reviews 5

Located within a former power station, don't be deceived by this imposing 9000 sq.ft venue, the small plates here are as good as any cosy independent nook. With offerings such as clam, nduja and cider linguine, and smoked tomatoes served with burrata and basil oil, the focus at Wild by Tart is on sustainable local produce and the highest quality ingredients.

MNKY HSE

1 user review 5

A Mayfair restaurant that draws in some of London's biggest socialites, MNKY HSE also aren't shy a small plate or three. From beef brisket tacos to Latino plates brimming with British produce, you're sure a unique dining experience.

Churning out some of London's most renowned Indian small plates in the heart of a shipping container in Pop Brixton, Kricket are here to impress with their loyal flavours and unique restaurant setting. They're also in Soho should you find yourself in the heart of the city.

Ceviche Old St

478 user reviews 4

Ceviche is an award-winning restaurant, art gallery and live music venue bringing guests delicious dishes inspired by the Peruvian coastline. The menu includes classic ceviche made with seabass, sweet potato and choclo corn, as well as Tuna Nikkei and king prawns with candied kumquat and rocoto tiger's milk.