Restaurants in London

Andreas Bleckmann

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

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

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

Run by the same owners as Chutney Mary and Verraswamy, the United Kingdom's oldest Indian restaurant, Amaya, has earned one Michelin star for its... 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

Deliberately downscale amid the tony spots of Mayfair, this bistro-diner will be eerily familiar to New Yorkers, since its design and menu make it a... 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

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

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

Despite its Mayfair location and relative youth (opened in 2004), Bellamy resembles an old-world Parisian brasserie with hardwood floors, white... Read More

After earning international acclaim at the Michelin one-starred Tamarind, chef Atul Kochhar left to open his flagship Indian restaurant Benares, which... 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

Benito’s Hat brings fresh, flavorful Tex-Mex cuisine to London. The owner, Ben Fordham, along with Mexican-born head chef Felipe, have created a... 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

Named after the iconic Michelin Man (also known as Bibendum), this restaurant is housed inside the century-old Art Deco Michelin Building, the former... Read More

Patrons willing to search for this unmarked eatery, tucked away in a converted East London factory, will likely find it's well worth the extra effort.... 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

Previously a private dining club, the Bluebird Dining Rooms are now open to the public as part of Sir Terence Conran’s ever-expanding culinary... 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 first United Kingdom-based Vietnamese tea and coffee supplier, Ca Phe VN is open every Saturday at Hackney’s Broadway Market. Run by husband... Read More

Every Sunday morning, historic Columbia Road becomes a colorful, fragrant collage of flower stalls, and in the midst of all the lovely blooms, an... 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

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

At this Spitalfields neighborhood eatery, tradition has never been tastier thanks to chef Cass Titcombe and his talented team. The original of what... Read More

Home of the famous foie gras toastie, this cozy neighborhood pub has been a longtime landmark in South London and, although rich plum red paint and... Read More

One of London’s most popular chains, this Italian eatery is the only landside restaurant on London Heathrow’s Upper Departure level. Serving... 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

This popular stop serves fine caviar and other delicacies of the sea, such as Balik salmon, which is smoked in the Swiss Alps using a 25-step, 150-year... 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

Formerly the general manager of Venice’s renowned Cipriani restaurant, Enzo Cecconi moved to London in 1978 to open his own Italian... Read More

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

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

Authentic Chinese gourmet served in an opulent, often celeb-studded setting makes China Tang a popular spot for special occasions. Located in the... Read More

Inspired by the belief that there is no such thing as an all-encompassing “Indian cuisine,” this casual Soho eatery serves an... Read More

Winner of the London Restaurant Award for Indian restaurant of the year, this upscale eatery first opened in Chelsea in 1990. Illuminated by glass... 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

A short walk from Westminster Abbey and the House of Parliament, this modern Indian restaurant was established in the Old Westminster Library in... Read More

Smooth, creamy bliss in a cup warms even the dreariest of London mornings at this coffee shop in East London’s Broadway Market. Opened in... Read More

This subterranean den at Smithfield Market opens at 6 a.m. to feed a ravenous crowd of butchers and night traders. The kitchen is known for its deviled... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

A 17th-century pub that serves excellent beer and steak and ale pie. Read More

Rich wood paneling, cozy hidden nooks, occasional live music, and stacks of board games all cultivate a uniquely welcoming vibe at this landmark pub in... 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

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

Just outside St. James Gardens, El Burrito serves crowd-pleasing burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and nachos to be washed down with fresh jugos or ice-cold... Read More

Open for more than a century, this authentic mash and pie shop was established in 1900 to serve traveling shepherds. Today, the family-run eatery... 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

Hidden behind an unassuming door just off Charlotte Street in Fitzrovia, this subterranean sensation from acclaimed restaurateurs Sam and Eddie Hart is... 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

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

“Hops & chops, cuvées & duvets” is the overly cute motto of the otherwise note-perfect Fox & Anchor, a Victorian pub in... Read More

This unassuming restaurant in Brixton Market serves what is, arguably, some of the best pizza in all of London. The secrets at Franco Manca is the crust... Read More

Opened in 2002 at the Hackney City Farm, Frizzante Café serves rustic Italian cuisine using fresh seasonal ingredients from local farms. Popular... 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

Michelin-pedigree brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin began their restaurant empire with this classic French bistrot in picturesque Marylebone. Now an... 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

Upon entering Sketch, patrons feel as if they’ve fallen down the rabbit’s hole into a charmingly bizarre fantasyland of neon lights, quirky... 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

Now the owner of more than 20 restaurants on four continents, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay opened this namesake eatery in 2001 inside Claridge... Read More

Britain’s famous bad-boy chef fine dining outpost is a smart stop if you have a lengthy layover (Suffolk pork belly with apple compote, perhaps)... 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

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

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

The first Chinese restaurant awarded a Michelin star, this upscale eatery is now an international chain with outposts in New York, Miami, Mumbai,... Read More

The Harwood Arms is a classic London gastropub that specializes in serving fresh, seasonal, and authentic British fare. Inside, a random collection of... Read More

Inside the Connaught hotel, distinguished chef Hélène Darroze’s second restaurant serves French haute cuisine. Designed by India... 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

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

Traditional elegance meets modern creativity at this fine dininglocale in the historic Brown’s Hotel. While rich wood paneling, classic white... Read More

Hix Oyster & Chop House sits not far from London’s historic meat market, Smithfield. Originally a sausage factory, the Islington restaurant... Read More

Situated in Queens Park, this small Italian trattoria is known for its authentic hand-rolled pastas. The restaurant is run by husband-and-wife team... 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

Started by a cofounder of fast-but-good-for-you food chain Pret A Manger, Itsu serves sushi fresh off the conveyer belt, Asian-inspired dishes for the... Read More

In the heart of Covent Garden, J Sheekey has been known for its fresh fish, oysters, and shellfish for more than 100 years. Tucked away on St. Martin... 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

Although the decor is nothing to write home about, the extensive selection of dim sum, accompanied by never-ending pots of jasmine tea, keeps the dining... 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

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

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

A more casual offshoot of Pied à Terre, this Michelin one-starred restaurant in Marylebone serves French cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere.... Read More

Fromagophile foodies will adore this cheese shop-meets-gourmet grocery-meets-tasting café set in the quaint neighborhood of Marylebone.... Read More

Tucked away in London’s Fitzrovia neighborhood, Lantana is the place locals go for fresh, flavorful breakfast and lunch dishes. Named after a... 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

From the same owners as Michelin-starred Club Gascon, basement-level Le Cercle serves modern French cuisine in tapas-size portions. Sheer, floor-length... Read More

Situated at the center of the upscale residential village of Marylebone, Le Relais de Venise L'Entrecôte Porte Maillot flawlessly recreates... Read More

Inspired by the belief that food should “taste good and do you good,” Leon is an ever-growing local chain of award-winning cafés that... Read More

A restored circa-1880 pub, this Shoreditch restaurant and lounge is where London's beautiful and moneyed sup. Tall ceilings, wood paneling, elaborate... 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

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

Located in the heart of the City, L’Anima is one of area’s most popular Italian restaurants for bankers and businesses suits. The clean... Read More

This Borough Market deli, whose name means "mouthwatering" in French, lives up to its alluring appellation with a smorgasbord of foodie-approved treats.... 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

Inside the five-star Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge sits the equally luxurious, Michelin two-starred Marcus Wareing restaurant. Designer David Collins... 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

The Islington location of this seven-brasserie Indian food chain has an outdoor food court and an interior with eye-catching murals by tribal artists.... 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

Knives slice through Wagyu beef like butter at this casually elegant eatery from celeb chef Gordon Ramsey. Located in Mayfair’s Marriott Grosvenor... 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

A secret tearoom sits just inside legendary perfumer Lyn Harris’ flagship store in Westminster. Just to the left of the entrance, the Miller... Read More

Blissful breakfasts, midday light bites and deliciously daring dinner creations await patrons at this exciting eatery from chef Anna Hansen. Housed in... 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

Located in Borough Market, this renowned coffee shop is an offshoot of the Covent Garden original established in 1978. Often lauded at the best in... Read More

Haggis—the Scottish dish made of sheep innards and traditionally sealed up sausage-style in the stomach—challenges many palates even in its... Read More

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

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

Upon arriving at this elegant brasserie, tucked away on a quiet Notting Hill street, patrons are instantly charmed by a quaint cobblestone lane and... Read More

The six-restaurant chain's original Belgravia location offers up Noura's modern Lebanese cuisine in a contemporary environment. Dark wood furniture is... Read More

Inside the Ambassador Hotel in Bloomsbury, Number Twelve serves a fusion of seasonal British and Italian cuisine. The restaurant’s sleek... Read More

A posh neighborhood eatery in Primrose Hill, Odette’s is owned by celebrated chef Bryn Williams, who brings a serious pedigree and loads of... 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

This Indian bistro in Chelsea has won chef Yogesh Datta acclaim for the past decade. It re-opened in 2010 after a top-to-bottom renovation and has a... 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

A popular destination for afternoon tea, this full-service restaurant is located inside the Bentley London hotel. A marble entry hall opens onto the... 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

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

Glass walls overlook Canada Square Park and Canary Wharf’s towering skyscrapers at this modern French restaurant located on the fourth floor of... Read More

"Entree envy" is never a problem at this lively Venetian-inspired bacaro, where frenzied foodies share a smorgasbord of scrumptious, affordable cicheti ... 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

To indulge in some of the world’s finest chocolate, Londoners can either catch a flight to St. Lucia or simply head to Borough Market, home of the... Read More

Popular with local Francophiles and pre-theater diners, this award-winning Knightsbridge restaurant features a classic French menu with signature dishes... 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

Tucked away inside a multilevel townhouse just off Sloane Square, this haute Indian restaurant has an unassuming location that belies its Michelin one... Read More

Old Delhi’s 17th-century Mughal fortress, known as the Red Fort, is the inspiration for this acclaimed Indian restaurant in Soho. Beneath a large... 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

A surprisingly light space within the cavernous crypt of St. Paul's Cathedral, this highly acclaimed restaurant is easily one of the most... 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

Housed inside the Tate Britain, the Rex Whistler Restaurant is named after the artist who painted the dining room’s 1927 mural, entitled The... Read More

Having catered parties for everyone from Elton John to the royal family, London’s famed “food design” company opened its first... Read More

Order the pork cooked in milk at this West London mainstay famous for Dover sole and generous portions. Read More

A sophisticated mainstay in Borough Market, this second-story dining room is a study in casual elegance complete with lofty ceilings, lovely white... Read More

Hidden behind the soaring walls of an old Victorian school playground in residential Shoreditch lies a small converted bike shed housing Rochelle... 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

Situated in the theatre district, this award-winning Japanese restaurant draws an eclectic, celeb-spotted crowd with its stylish glass-and-wood... Read More

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

Although this pub becomes exceptionally busy during the Columbia Road flower market held every Sunday, the Royal Oak is also bustling every other day of... 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

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

Central London’s Salt Yard is a trendy restaurant and bar celebrating the Spanish tapas tradition. Chef Ben Tish’s men features an array of... 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

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

Housed in the Gothic-style Holborn Hall, formerly the St. Giles Library, this Shanghainese restaurant combines the aesthetics of a clubby cocktail... Read More

Even the most critical bivalve buffs agree that you haven’t had scallops until you’ve tasted the fresh, plump specimens caught by... 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

Sketch is far from a simple place to come and dine. French master chef Pierre Gagnaire and restaurateur Mazouz created the space in a historic Mayfair... 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

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

Vegetarians need not read further. Housed in a whitewashed old smokehouse near Smithfield meat market, St. John couldn’t be called a gastropub.... 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

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

Sweetings has been serving lunch to City folks in the exact same corner spot since 1889. Over the years, not much has changed about the menu or dé... Read More

One of few Michelin-rated Indian restaurants, the one-starred Tamarind is renowned for its upscale, Moghul-inspired cuisine and extensive international... 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

“Bloody brilliant!” proclaimed Londoners when Terroirs opened near the Strand. The bi-level space faithfully evokes cozy Parisian bistros,... Read More

Despite its dark, unassuming façade and equally no-frills interior packed with mismatched furniture, the Anchor & Hope is easily one of the... Read More

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

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

Designer Terence Conran’s new six-story Boundary complex is making waves in the gritty-glam neighborhood of Shoreditch. Within the converted... 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

Even diners who’ve forgotten their pearls and diamond-encrusted rings still feel at home at The Ebury despite its oh-so-chic location near... 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

A local favorite for modern British cuisine, The Grill is set in the historic Dorchester Hotel, a Mayfair landmark established in 1931. Beneath gilded... Read More

This workaday hole-in-the-wall serves an excellent hot sausage with English mustard. 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

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

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

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

You have to be a bit lucky—or plan well in advance—to book a place at the 16-seat communal (and sole) dining table at the Loft Project, an... 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

Both a restaurant, grocery, and butcher shop, The Natural Kitchen is the place in Marylebone for organic, free-range, and locally sourced goods. Inside... 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 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 Providores and Tapa Room are separate venues united by chef/owner Peter Gordon, a New Zealander pioneer of fusion cuisine. The more casual Tapa Room... Read More

Sharing is caring, especially when you’re sharing creamy, well-seasoned hummus or fresh grilled calamari in a honey paprika marinade at this Greek... Read More

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

Located on Elizabeth Street in Belgravia, Thomas Cubitt is an upscale gastropub serving a distinctly British à la carte menu. Remenicent of a... Read More

Named after the first all-metal passenger airplane, this retro gastropub features burnt-orange velvet banquettes, antique-trunk tables, and expansive... Read More

For a lazy summertime brunch overlooking Maida Vale’s shimmering Grand Union Canal, head to The Waterway and score a spot on the gorgeous outdoor... Read More

First designed as a luxury car showroom for the Wolseley Motors Company, this cavernous Art Deco building now houses an all-day brasserie frequented by... 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

Longtime proprietor Piero Amodio often greets patrons personally at this upmarket Italian restaurant in Kensington. The dining room is airy and... Read More

Known for high French cuisine, this Chelsea establishment takes its namesake from renowned head chef Tom Aikens, who once worked under Joël... 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

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

Situated in London’s East End in the famous Columbia Road flower market, Treacle aims to keep the traditional British teahouse alive. Open just on... Read More

Although its name refers to a cooking method that involves showcasing three main ingredients in each dish, Trinity does often evoke flavor-inspired... Read More

Located just off Baker Street in the West End, Trishna brings Londoners the flavors of southwest India inspired by its sister restaurant in Mumbai.... Read More

Founded in 1954 as part of the second great London coffee revolution, the rickety restaurant, bar, and coffee house became a center of West London... Read More

Billed as the UK’s only true Kyoto restaurant, Umu specializes in kaiseki cuisine, which originates from Japan’s ancient capital, and is the... Read More

At this experimental East End eatery, adventurous foodies savor a surprise-stocked trip across the globe courtesy of fearlessly creative Portuguese chef... Read More

Located in Marylebone, Villandry is London’s one-stop shop for gourmet dining. The Marylebone location is the flagship store in this famous London... Read More

The London-based chain of pan-Asian noodle specialists got creative for its first airport restaurant. A breakfast menu includes everything from coconut... Read More

Located on the north side of the Thames, this restaurant is one of three components that comprise the larger Wapping Project. Housed in a former... Read More

As artful and intriguing as the masterpieces displayed in the gallery's nearby exhibits, the plates presented in the Whitechapel Gallery Dining Room... 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

Snooty maître d' and exorbitant prices aside, there are few better venues for oysters than this 267-year-old bulwark in St. James (jacket required... 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

Yauatcha is a contemporary dim sum teahouse that opened in London in 2004. The restaurant offers an all-day grazing experience, specialising in... Read More

Under Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant group, this 90-seat restaurant inside the boutique York & Albany hotel has a more casual feel than his other... Read More

At the threshold of Kensington High Street, this upscale Indian destination occupies the former shell of a British bank, which is apropos as the menu... 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

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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