Looking to impress that someone special? Push the boat out with an evening at Steak & Lobster, the trendy restaurant that needs no introduction. Get your chops around a mouthwatering sirloin steak, an indulgent lobster macaroni cheese or enjoy the best of both with a good old surf 'n' turf.
Trendy Restaurants in London
From A-list hangouts to Instagram-famous bars, this city is home to some of the country's coolest drinking and dining spots. Whether you're a sucker for gorgeous interiors, innovative flavours or aesthetically-pleasing dishes, you're sure to find the place for you in our ultimate guide to trendy restaurants in London.
Any London foodie worth their salt has heard of Pizza Pilgrims, and the West India Quay branch does not disappoint when it comes to trendy restaurants in London. Along with their mouth-watering pizza menu, the spot has a downstairs games room with table football, pinball and plenty of craft beer.
Modelled on a Victorian train carriage, Hoxley and Porter in Islington is a fun step back in time. As well as serving a long list of British classics and impressive cocktails, it also houses The Crypt - a secret laboratory where you can learn some of their mixing secrets.
A haven for flower fanatics, Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings is one hot ticket for an evening in London. Emulating the sophistication of a traditional townhouse, the famous Farringdon heavyweight houses a cocktail bar, cafe, secret club room and great restaurant.
If you haven't seen this trendy London restaurant on Instagram yet, where have you been hiding? Restaurant Ours has got all sorts of buzz around it, and with good reason; think flower walls, European dishes and a swanky Knightsbridge location.
Venture over to Mercato Metropolitano and you'll find a great atmosphere, craft drinks aplenty and a treasure trove of dining stalls to choose from. As one of the city's ultimate food halls, this Elephant & Castle beauty is guaranteed to be busy all-year-round with regulars and newcomers alike.
With four stunning venues across the city, you're never short of trendy places to eat when Dirty Bones is about. Devoted to all things New York, from decor down to delicious American grub, the chic bar and kitchen is adding a taste of Manhattan to your meals out.
Giving new meaning to the term 'theatrical dining', Sketch is taking guests on a culinary experience from start to finish. Take a seat in one of the West End restaurant's Wes Anderson-esque rooms and tuck into a luxurious breakfast, afternoon tea or three Michelin-starred meal.
Combining rainforest-themed decor, bites from around the world and nightly jazz entertainers, Amazonico is one hell of a cool London restaurant. Plush seating and floral-clad walls create an opulent setting, whilst an eclectic menu of sushi, fried frogs legs and roasted Peruvian pumpkin make for an unforgettable meal.
There's no way you haven't heard of this one. Renowned for its menu of authentic Indian bites and being the birthplace of the legendary breakfast bacon naan, Dishoom is, without a doubt, one of London's hottest restaurants. But don't take our word for it, see for yourself what all the fuss is about.
One of London's most Instagrammable restaurants, Gloria has garnered acclaim for its gorgeous interiors, theatrical Italian dishes and beautiful presentation. Rarely seen without a queue outside its door, this Shoreditch gem is a must for those looking for a memorable meal from start to finish.
Padella is a much-loved favourite for its affordable hand-rolled pasta and tasty toppings - think eight-hour beef shin ragu and nutmeg butter. Whether you head to their dinky Borough spot or Shoreditch eatery, you're bound to leave with a smile on your face.