Top 10 Places to Eat in London
When it comes to finding places to eat in London, you can feel somewhat like a small child dwarfed in the face of an adventure playground. Everything looks so good, you want to go on all the rides (even the ones that make you puke), but where do you start? As ever, here at DesignMyNight we've done the hard graft for you having trawled the City for the top 10 places to eat so you can find your food stuffed nirvana. North, South, East, West - every district in London is bursting with creative cuisines from some of the best restaurants in the world to just some of our favourites. Go big, go affordable or go comfort, we've got you covered.
Last updated on 2nd May 2017
Champions of all things Deep Southern Americana and of the Blues persuasion, the Blues Kitchen in Camden slam together the gluttony of BBQ foods with the good old fashioned fun of soul, funk and jazz music. However you take your meat: slow-cooked, smothered in sauce or on the rib, Blues are always on point with an almighty finger-lickin' feast.
Specialising in delivering fantastic cuts of meat, Meat People is a fantastic spot to grab a delicious bite to eat. Beautifully decorated, the team of mixologists offer up a number of fantastic fruit and spice infused cocktails, while the chefs have worked tirelessly to offer a menu of delectable culinary treats. From mouth-watering steak to seasoned swordfish, all of their ingredients are locally sourced from the finest farms and butchers in Britain.
Doused in English elegance and conjuring the charm of the countryside, The Botanist is a hybrid of ultra stylish interiors and traditional British cuisines mastered with a Modern edge. Serving dishes of a gourmet seafood persuasion, you can tuck into everything from classic fish and chips to a scallop & shrimp burger.
Wringer & Mangle is an east London eatery brought to London Fields by Gerry Calabrese. Based in a former industrial launderette, the venue has plenty of artistic flair and one of the best open-air terraces for the warmer months. Head chef Oison Coyle has struck a perfect balance between healthy and downright delicious options; choose between lighter bites, burgers, steaks, chicken and grilled fish dishes, or come on Sunday where roasted meats and veggie dishes are on the cards.
Residing in the lush lands of Kensington, Goat DINE is a restaurant that fuses New York foodie fashion with Italian cuisine where you'll find authentic wood fired pizzas and grilled meats served to a backdrop of industrial style. Falling somewhere between a loft space and a swanky eatery, Goat is is a taste of laid-back luxury.
A palate of Indian spices and authentic flavour meets a contemporary culinary craft to create one of London's finest Asian dining destinations. Think luxuriant interiors where a bespoke pebble-washed bar and Champagne Mezzanine frames the restaurant space for something of an opulent feel. Elegant eats and tailored tipples are how it goes here.
An imperial palace of Chinese cuisine and Dim Sum plates, Opium is a must for anyone wandering Chinatown looking for a hidden gem. A pastiche of oriental charm and contemporary aesthetics, sup on some masterful mixology that fuses Asian spices with classic cocktails and then tuck into sumptuous foods.
With a 1950s American diner them, The Diner in Covent Garden has all you need for a great meal out in central London. Sit in the restaurant's plush leather booths, order one of their gourmet burgers and wash it all down with a cocktail or boozy shake.
The award winning eatery Cinnamon Kitchen had to be in our top 10. Famous for their innovative approach to Indian dining, people come to dine under the cheffing prowess of celebrity chef Vivek Singh from all over the world. Their mantra is simple - fine dining that manipulates classic regional flavours with unique Modern infusions.
Tonic & Remedy have made their entrance onto the foodie scene with wholly unique vision that sees the botanical drinking trend bind with that of creative cuisines. Gourmet isn't a word thrown around lightly, but they certainly conquer all connotations with their seasonally orientated gastronomy that will have you grace your palate with delicate duck or beefy steak.
Rosa's Thai Cafe has become a bit of a London institution and their tenth outpost in West Hampstead is serving up everything they're known for. Head to North West London to try Asian inspired dishes such as Beef Mussaman curry and Pad Thai in an intimate and lively setting.