Restaurants in London

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London’s cuisine was once a punchline for jokes, but the city’s restaurants now are known as a bastion of international culinary innovation. The city... Read More

London’s cuisine was once a punchline for jokes, but the city’s restaurants now are known as a bastion of international culinary innovation. The city is bursting with innovative gastro pubs that go far and above serving fish and chips, along with a spate of Michelin-starred restaurants that have locals and visitors alike clamoring for a table.

The city has launched many a celebrity chef career, including those of Gordon Ramsey and Alain Ducasse. Newcomers like Jose Pizarro, whose cluster of Spanish tapas joints rapidly boosted the happening Berdmondsey scene, and Skye Gyngell’s Spring, in the Somerset House, have helped grow the number of best restaurants in London. More casual options revolve around a vibrant pub culture, where visitors can also find cuisine from every corner of the world. And, from tiny hole-in-the-walls to four-star formal dining rooms, Indian cuisine makes an especially strong showing, like Gymkhana, one of the city’s oldest fine-dining establishments.

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  • 10 Greek street

    The menu is fluid with small plates and main portions, but not necessarily starters and mains; it's designed for sharing and sampling. The fare changes... Read More

  • Barrafina

    Crowds gather in the small, bustling space for the succulent Iberica ham with quail's eggs, or perfectly fried sardines, and linger over the extensive... Read More

  • Cambio Del Tercio

    The Cambio del Tercio group is a budding empire, with its ham and sherry bar, gin and tonic bar, tapas and paella outpost, smaller tapas bar, and more... Read More

  • Ceviche

    Thanks to this group's outposts in Soho to Old Street in the city's East End, as well as a spot in Kingly Court, Peruvian food is quickly picking up... Read More

  • Crosstown Doughnut and Coffee Bar

    These aren't your soggy, day-old gas station doughnuts. Everything at Cross Town is made fresh daily, investing in local, seasonal ingredients wherever... Read More

  • Dean Street Townhouse

    Home to aristocrats and artists since 1792, Dean Street Townhouse has history abound. Distinctly British, the décor is elegant and at times formal, with... Read More

  • Delaunay

    The Delaunay has secured the pre-and post-theater set in town. Just minutes from many of its West End venues, the food is high in caliber and character,... Read More

  • E&O

    Notting Hill's E&O remains a fashionable reservation more than 10 years after opening. The Pan-Asian food is light and flavorful, the menu diverse ... Read More

  • Gymkhana

    Michelin-starred Indian is not easy to come by, and that makes Gymkhana in Mayfair that much more a treat. Styled to recall the Colonial Indian gymkhana... Read More

  • Hix

    Mark Hix spent 17 years at the helm of Caprice Holdings. There is perhaps not a better education available for wholesome, homey, high-caliber cooking,... Read More

  • The Ivy Chelsea Garden

    The Ivy Chelsea Garden is one of the most exquisite enclaves of London. The food is alluring and effortless—such as succulent lobster rigatoni, fresh... Read More

  • Jose Pizarro

    Opened in 2011 by Spanish native Jose Pizarro, Jose is a small but noteworthy tapas and sherry bar in Bermondsey. The chef's success quickly swelled and... Read More

  • Moro

    Moro is proof that a restaurant does not need to be a new hot thing to be worth visiting time and time again. It opened in 1997 and remains a stalwart.... Read More

  • Pizza East

    The menu offers a great selection of fresh antipasti, while the wood-oven pizzas are the cornerstone. These pies are inventive without being a dumping... Read More

  • Roots and Bulbs

    A healthy restaurant that gets it right: the three principles by which Roots and Bulbs lives by are honesty, transparency, and quality. The Marylebone... Read More

  • Sally Clarke

    The doors first opened in 1984 here, and the formula has remained fairly consistent ever since. Sally Clarke has traveled the world and takes influence... Read More

  • Sexy Fish

    A resplendent 13-foot alligator designed by Frank Gehry scales the wall at the latest restaurant from Richard Caring's Caprice Holdings group. Art is an... Read More

  • Spring

    Everything about the aesthetic of Skye Gyngell's latest food venture Spring is enviable. The décor is crisp, clean, and white, yet it still manages to... Read More

  • Sushi Samba

    A smooth blend of Japanese, Peruvian and Brazilian flavors, Sushi Samba has one of the city's most inspired menus paired with show-stopping views. They... Read More

  • The Beagle

    Filled to the brim with a stylish set of scenesters, they clamor to share the large and generous plates of grilled pork cheeks or gnocchi with mushrooms... Read More

  • The Ledbury

    The list of awards the Ledbury has garnered is lengthy: two Michelin stars, number 20 on the San Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurant list in 2014, and... Read More

  • The Palomar

    This spot just off London's heaving Shaftsbury Avenue offers an authentically buzzing atmosphere paired with even better food. The menu skews modern-day... Read More

  • The River Café

    Ruth Rogers (one half of the River Café; the other is Rose Grey) has taught half the chefs in London, and is a local legend—and the same goes for the... Read More

  • Tom's Kitchen

    Tom's Kitchen now has four locations in London, but this flagship is the one that we keep going back to. The man behind the concept, Tom Aikens, earned... Read More

  • Zuma

    Though the cuisine is Japanese, this menu is diverse. Here you can find a simple but perfectly grilled rib eye or lobster tempura, and know there are... Read More

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