Restaurants in Great Britain

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The menu of French-born Darroze’s two-star Michelin restaurant is based around fresh ingredients from handpicked suppliers whose names are printed on... Read More

This kebab shop on the Stoke Newington strip serves authentic Turkish food in a casual environment. Although the walls are decorated with reliefs of... Read More

Located in the heart of the Kings Cross area, Acorn House is a "green" restaurant from executive head chef Arthur Potts Dawson. The restaurant’s... Read More

London’s most refined Lebanese restaurant. Refreshingly stripped of Arabian Nights clichés, the understated earth-toned room caters to the... Read More

The celebrated chef's Mayfair Park restaurant has earned three Michelin Stars since opening in 2008. The contemporary dining room has a neutral creamy... Read More

The prix fixe lunch is wonderful at this white-tablecloth restaurant in Fairford. Read More

One of the most iconic bars in the world where the Queen Mother would have a late morning Gin and It: It being Dubonnet. Winston Churchill would come in... Read More

This very well may be central London’s most romantic restaurant. A far cry from the sleek, über-designed spaces of most new spots, this is a... Read More

From what was once a strange, rather cumbersome looking place near Oxford Street, The Langham Hotel is now the epitome of elegance.  Here, some of... Read More

A short stroll from Soho, Chinatown is home to this cozy Chairman Mao–themed noodle and dumpling house. Szechuan cuisine is served up hot and... Read More

If central London’s crowded bars aren’t your thing, head for the hipster zone of Shoreditch and Bar Kick.  A lengthy Happy Hour, matches screened... Read More

This is fancy surf ’n’ turf as never seen in London before. Beast serves two courses, Nebraskan beef served with sauces and sides followed by Norwegian... Read More

In the heart of Covent Garden, waiters dressed as monks scurry around the cavernous basement dining hall of Belgo Centraal serving pots of mussels,... Read More

Modern Indian food with a side of luxury comes standard at Benares, a restaurant that’s won a Michelin star for past the eight consecutive years. The... Read More

In London, the finest oysters tend to be found in rarefied settings, at hyper-polished, clubby places like Wiltons and Bentley's. The latter has been... Read More

The namesake hair salon eight blocks away is famous for dramatic dip-dyes and electric highlights. Now, the founding stylists are bringing their... Read More

This staple of the Notting Hill scene is not only a bookshop specializing in—yes you’ve guessed it—cookbooks; it’s also a small café that road-tests... Read More

Located in London’s Covent Garden Hotel, Brasserie Max is somewhat of a celebrity haunt, and with good reason. The food is familiar, yet flavorful... Read More

Located near the waterfront of St. Katherine’s Dock, Bravas Tapas may have a rough and ready décor, but there’s nothing rough about the food. Gazpacho... Read More

Hopheads and foodies alike enjoy this stylish restaurant and microbrewery in Brew Wharf Yard, just outside Borough Market. Beneath soaring arched... Read More

Designed in mauve, burgundy and shimmering gold hues, this fine dining favorite in the Haymarket Hotel is a study in modern luxury and secluded serenity... Read More

Hot on the heels of cheap-chic eatery Wagamama is another affordable (and decidedly better) Asian diner from the same owner: Alan “Hakkasan”... Read More

This London haunt, located in Battersea, is part butcher shop, part restaurant. Inside, the telltale butcher counter displays fresh cuts of Highland... Read More

The Persian dishes at this lovely café are made with fresh and locally sourced ingredients. A perpetual standout is the tachin—a saffron rice cake... Read More

Arrive at midday, before the rugby fans take over, nab a red-leather booth and order a pint of Deuchars and the best pub food: steak-and-ale pie,... Read More

This excellent Italian restaurant chain has an especially pleasant branch hidden behind Oxford Street in pretty St. Christopher’s Place. Just a two... Read More

Order the quail curry at this hip and gently priced London Vietnamese joint that can easily rival the best in Saigon. For $35 a head, the kitchen wows... Read More

The longest champagne bar on the European continent, located inside the St. Pancras International railway station, features a superb selection of... Read More

Michael and Sarah Bedford run the no-frills Chef’s Table. From its open kitchen come classic dishes such as moules marinières and pork... Read More

It’s hard to remember the last time a new restaurant had so much buzz as Chiltern Firehouse. It’s an excitement that hasn’t been seen in a while,... Read More

Casual (order from the bar) but with a sophisticated menu, this gastropub serves both posh and humble locals alike. Read More

A bit of Spain in the heart of London, Cigala was inspired by the owner’s mother, who lived in Granada for 30 years. A passion for Spanish food... Read More

The restaurant of this 39-bedroom hotel gives British staples a new twist. The menu’s mince and potatoes is just that, but far from the stuff of school... Read More

With a residency at the Old Truman Brewery in the East End of London and a name that comes from the Distrito Federal in Mexico City, DF/Mexico will be... Read More

One of the hottest tickets of last year, this restaurant has caused endless confusion for Londoners making plans. “Want to come to DINNER?” “We are... Read More

This duo of Bombay café-inspired eateries puts a new twist on Indian food. Their specialty, Lamb Ranna Bun, can be traced to a battlefield feast given... Read More

Authentic Scottish dishes like kedgeree (smoked haddock and pearl barley) and haggis cakes with whisky-and-leek sauce are served in this cozy basement... Read More

A much-loved restaurant in London’s Islington neighborhood, Duke of Cambridge is an all-organic gastropub and the first and only one to be... Read More

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s phenomenally popular restaurant forged a new, anti-Michelin style of cooking because of its simplicity. Dedicated to... Read More

Travel back in time to the early 20th century at Fischers restaurant up at the Regent’s Park-end of Marylebone High Street. Open for breakfast, lunch,... Read More

The chalkboard menu changes with the day's catches at this scenic, nautically themed spot on the bustling waterfront. Loch Fyne oysters are a briny... Read More

Her Majesty, The Queen opened the redecorated Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason—she gets her loose tea from here—in 2012. Services at the... Read More

Satisfy guilty cravings at this quick, old-school chippy in Bloomsbury where all the fresh fish and thick, slightly tender chips are fried in savory... Read More

Originally opened in 1939, Geales is a traditional fish and chips restaurant (affectionately known as a “fish and chippy”) that uses... Read More

When it comes to fish and chips in London, locals and in-the-know tourists agree: the Golden Hind does it best. Set in the quaint neighborhood of... Read More

Come 9 p.m. on Saturday night in Soho, it’s time to soak up some of that booze with Scottish fish from sustainable waters fried in house-made beer. Here... Read More

From the moment you pass through the glossy black-and-white exterior of Ramsay’s eponymous flagship (there are almost two dozen others worldwide),... Read More

Established in 1890, this is the oldest wine bar in London. Once upon a time, Samuel Pepys and Rudyard Kipling lived above the shop, so to speak. Today,... Read More

From the creators of the famed London gastropub Anchor & Hope comes this eatery in Covent Garden. The no-frills interior includes red-hued walls and... Read More

In the middle of Greenwich's busy Royal Hill area, The Union blends traditional pub trappings with a foward-thinking approach to food and brews. Inside,... Read More

Combining traditional Indian cooking with British ingredients, and featuring a menu of cocktails infused with Asian spices, Gymkhana has been a game... Read More

Order briny Loch Harport oysters on the half shell. Read More

Originally opened in Ludlow in 1997, Hibiscus relocated to London in 2000 and is still collecting a sizable amount of buzz. The restaurant is the... Read More

Gerard Basset, co-founder of England’s Hotel du Vin (11 wine-focused properties), opened his luxe new hotel and restaurant in the New Forest near... Read More

The traditional pub concept meets Thai at this Covent Garden spot. Formerly Devonshire Arms, the pub maintains some of its roots with British fare... Read More

For gourmet fish and chips, J. Sheekey is the place to dine. Situated in the heart of the theater district, it’s not uncommon to see Emma Thompson and... Read More

When Oliver decided to take fifteen unemployed youths and teach them how to cook on television, he looked like he had bitten off more than he could chew... Read More

Bringing luxury to the masses, well if they can afford it, this pop-up dining experience will be open to the public from September 3-7 on the South Bank... Read More

Located on a quiet residential street in the High Street Kensington district, Launceston Place sits inside a historic 1839 building that was once part... Read More

What sets Rowley Leigh's, restaurant apart is its classic French bourgeois cooking and - not least - a carpeted floor. Noise-shocked diners will want to... Read More

Fans of French cooking will love this quirky restaurant nestled in the heart of the City of London. Choose from mouthwatering, generously sized menu... Read More

Chef Paul Askew is determined to earn Liverpool's first Michelin star with this sophisticated restaurant designed in two-colored brick with a striking... Read More

This open-air pop-up lets diners enjoy the creations of some of the London’s most celebrated chefs: all while suspended 100 feet over Canary Wharf. ... Read More

A visit up to Hampstead isn’t complete without a cup of tea and one of the exquisite cakes from Louis, one of the most old-fashioned and warmly run... Read More

After a massive falling out with his former mentor Gordon Ramsay, Marcus Wareing is now one of London’s hottest chefs. His recently opened restaurant at... Read More

With a history dating back to 1931, this family-owned Italian ice cream parlor and restaurant has decades of experience in its craft as evinced by the... Read More

Perfect for a quick lunchtime curry, the seven locations of Masala Zone were voted the Most Popular Restaurant Group featuring Indian street food in... Read More

This joint draws a funky younger crowd keen to sample exciting cocktails in this speakeasy-style basement bar. Enter via a ‘secret’ passageway covered... Read More

A hybrid of French and Asian cooking with an emphasis on sushi and sashimi, Maze is a buzz-worthy dining experience with impeccable service. The tasting... Read More

A new kitchen and the introduction of a private dinning room, the “Chef’s Library,” move this restaurant, founded in 1967, firmly into the modern era.... Read More

Hidden down a serene cobbled road behind Regent Street, this 12-year-old North African eatery beguiles the senses with the exoticism and extravagance of... Read More

Despite an unassuming exterior, the Mussel Inn restaurant draws crowds with its menu of fresh seafood imported from the western coast of Scotland. The... Read More

The 25-table restaurant set in a former church, serves up dishes like pan-seared fillet of salmon with soy-infused noodles. Read More

Housed in the National Gallery, this elegant restaurant is renowned for serving culinary masterpieces as artful as the famous paintings displayed in the... Read More

Claiming to be the oldest Indian restaurant in Brick Lane, this stalwart was here way before hipsters moved to East London (now they visit for an Indian... Read More

Owned by chic department store Harvey Nichols, this complex sports an unrivaled riverfront location eight stories up. Its south-facing cocktail bar and... Read More

Combine a visit to this lively riverside bar with a trip to the Tower of London or the medieval streets of the Old City.  In addition to huge... Read More

Located just across Bishop's Bridge Road from the Paddington Tube station, Pearl Liang is one of London’s premiere authentic Chinese restaurants.... Read More

Lunch on roasted breast of pheasant and Ayrshire bacon. Read More

Set in a Victorian-era greenhouse, this café opened in 2004 as part of the refurbished Petersham Nurseries, owned by husband-and-wife team Gael... Read More

Located in Marylebone, a block off bustling Baker Street, Phoenix Palace Chinese Restaurant is a favorite for authentic Chinese cuisine. Hand-carved... Read More

Tony Borthwick relocated his Michelin-starred restaurant from the tiny village of Crossmichael to this 38-seat dining room, which opened in December... Read More

A popular take on fish and chips with locations in trendy Spitalfields and Camden, Poppies won the 2014 Best Independent Fish and Chips Restaurant in... Read More

A traditional pub, the Prince Regent features a daily-changing menu that emphasizes fresh ingredients from artisan producers and selected British farms.... Read More

Inside a flamingo-pink building on Stoke Newington Church Street in north London sits one of the best vegetarian restaurants in the city. The original... Read More

Located inside the stylish SoHo Hotel in London’s West End, Refuel invites diners to relax and enjoy tempting modern European cuisine. The main... Read More

For five evenings, the Australian High Commission will play host to dinner guests for a three-course meal inspired by the country’s diverse ingredients.... Read More

The namesake of renowned local chef Martin Wishart, this Michelin one-starred restaurant is housed in an understated building on the bank of the Water... Read More

Set in the bustling Covent Garden district, Rock & Sole Plaice delivers everything one could desire in a traditional chippy: enormous filets of... Read More

it’s a wood-beamed but mercifully unkitschy English pub that’s less than an hour by train from London, in the Berkshire countryside near... Read More

Established in 1798, Rules claims to be the oldest restaurant in London. It’s a place where locals like to get their fix of good old-fashioned British... Read More

Afternoon tea may seem more like a female activity than for the guys. But the Sanctum Hotels’ Gentlemen’s Afternoon Tea makes it a bit more macho with a... Read More

This northern-European eatery recommends that you enjoy three dishes from their savory smorgasbord for a light lunch; if you’re famished, it’s better to... Read More

Londoners in the known head to Scott's when they're in the mood for seafood. This Mayfair eatery procures fish and crustaceans from sustainable sources... Read More

Close to Abbey Road, Madame Tussauds, the London Zoo, and Regent’s Park, Seashell is the perfect place to re-charge your batteries over golden cod and... Read More

Could this have been Bertie Wooster’s spiritual home? It’s fun to think of all the lunches he might have enjoyed, only to end in confusion and knots for... Read More

Beef is the order of the day at this historic venue, opposite the working Smithfield cattle market (the only one in London proper). The former 19th... Read More

Now a decade old, this restaurant is for the brave of heart (and stomach). St. John’s chef/owner Fergus Henderson pioneered nose-to-tail cooking at a... Read More

Opened in 2003 across from Spitalfields Market, Bread & Wine is a more casual offshoot of Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver’s St. John Bar ... Read More

Now open in its new location on Bethnal Green Road, fun and funky Story Deli remains one of London’s top spots for flavorful, inventive pizza.... Read More

Located in London’s Sanderson Hotel, Suka is a chic eatery serving Malaysian cuisine prepared with a European flair. Chef Zak Pelaccio uses fresh... Read More

Located on the seventh floor of London’s famed Tate Modern gallery, the Tate Modern Restaurant features a menu of dishes created from seasonal... Read More

The Isles of Scilly, the gorgeous vacation spot in southwestern England, are well worth the journey from Cornwall—a two-and-a-half-hour ferry trip... Read More

Perfect for a fashionista visiting the capital, Pret-a-Portea features a menu of cakes and pastries shaped into the latest catwalk styles. For the... Read More

A neon sign reading “Guiness and Oysters” hangs over the door at this lively pub-meets elegant restaurant, informing newcomers that despite... Read More

Located in an 18th-century Georgian townhouse, this upscale restaurant is the only public component of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society headquarters.... Read More

After working in some of London’s best kitchens, Welsh-born celebrity chef Matt Tebbutt returned home a few years ago. He and his wife, Lisa, took... Read More

On Marylebone Lane, The Golden Hind has been serving fish and chips for over a century. In an area of change, this café is an anchor.  Read More

Edinburgh foodies have been coming to this unpretentious second floor space for 17 years. Seasonal ingredients star in seared Scotch salmon with spring... Read More

Talk about traditional: The Ivy’s building has housed various incarnations of this iconic restaurant since the 1920s. A favorite of celebrity diners,... Read More

Good cask beer and a variety of wines make this a popular Covent Garden pub off the beaten track. Unlike traditional sports bars, The Lemon Tree offers... Read More

Visit the zoo’s exclusive Tiger Territory, where these fierce felines scale high feeding poles and patrol their Indonesia-inspired terrain. You and your... Read More

Gordon Ramsay's new gastropub merges his signature bad-boy image with eclectic British eating. In the old dockmaster's house on a bend in the Thames ... Read More

The Only Running Footman, part true British pub, part formal restaurant, has made a name for itself with its straightforward approach to classic British... Read More

This new-guard gastropub, where Kate Moss is a regular, is overseen by Locanda Locatelli's Federico Turri, whose pork belly, made from the rare Middle... Read More

This café is good for every meal, but there’s something extra special about whiling away a few hours over some of the best sandwiches in London and a... Read More

This is the Platonic ideal of a cute roadside dive, and it hasn't changed much by its most recent owner, the contemporary sculptor Dan Chadwick - except... Read More

Alluring aromas drift out over Westbourne Grove from this tidy delicatessen, owned by Notting Hill restauranteur extraordinaire Tom Conran. Enticed by... Read More

Located beside St. Andrew’s Square, this café and wine bar is an offshoot of Valvona & Crolla, the city’s oldest operating deli.... Read More

Dine on simple, seasonal food and fine wines. Read More

A follow-up to the wildly popular Arbutus, Wild Honey features surefire Franglais cooking: warm smoked eel with pear purée and delicious Scottish... Read More

The restaurant serves traditional baked Scottish crotin and rabbit wrapped in Parma ham—all cooked to perfection. Read More

The bar, whose paneling came from a 19th-century passenger ship, serves local Highland beef. Read More

The best British bivalves paired with superb wines and ales make Wright Brothers Oyster & Porter House one of the most celebrated seafood spots... Read More

An Indian cocktail bar may strike you as unusual in London. But down the stairs of the legendary Red Fort restaurant rests a large, colorful lounge with... Read More

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