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 7th November 2019

Roti Chai

105 user reviews 4

Valentine's at Roti Chai

Searching for authentic Indian small plates? Head to the West End and feast on tapas-inspired dishes at Roti Chai. The restaurant's casual dining space takes inspiration the street hawkers, roadside cafes and railway stations of the sub-continent with its innovate take on traditional cuisine.

May Fair Kitchen

26 user reviews 4

Lunch Set Menu and 2 other offers

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. 

Shrub and Shutter

152 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

4 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.