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 22nd October 2020

Shrub and Shutter

194 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. 

May Fair Kitchen

31 user reviews 4

Christmas Day Luncheon: £115 per person and 1 other offer

This Mediterranean-inspired restaurant is a glamorous haunt boasting a menu of Spanish and Italian small plates, alongside signature Mexican and Peruvian offerings from sister sites Monmouth Kitchen and Leicester Square Kitchen. Signature dishes include their deliciously dainty tacos, jamon and machego croquettas and chilli panko tiger prawns. 

Aqua Nueva is a stunning Spanish restaurant and bar for enjoying small plates in London. Located in a prime central London location, just a stone's throw from Regent Street, the venue takes inspiration from Northern Spain with traditional decor and tapas dishes. 

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.


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.

A powder pink restaurant where the chefs love to play, Omar's Place is a unique sharing plates restaurant in London where Mediterranean dishes are colourful and unique, and perfect for teasing between one another. One recommendation? The Mallorcan sausage with crispy carasau bread.

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.