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Best Restaurants in London

You could write a thesis on London's restaurants scene, but we have about 200 words not 20,000. So in summary: London is a very cosmopolitan place with a history that stretches halfway across the world. With so much variety and different influences the choices are huge. From young British chefs reinventing what meat and veg is, to every other cuisine imaginable. Our guide includes some good modern British places and some of the other highlights that perhaps you don't get to try at home. If you can't make up your mind we strongly suggest you have a look at the full reviews from the bloggers for more details and better range of photos. Enjoy!

Best Restaurants in Holborn

Saint John

€ € €BritishTraditional

Reviewed by: EataCity -

Chef Fergus Henderson is a legend in the London restaurant scene. Serving very simple but honest and inventive British food. His cookbook 'Nose to Tail Eating' is considered by some to be the best and ... Read more

The Quality Chop House

€ € €BritishHistorical

Reviewed by: EataCity - Grace Dent -Evening Standard - London Eater - Marina O'Loughlin - The Gaurdian - Mouth To South - Samphire and Salsify - The Independent -

A chop house is a British traditional dating back over a century. They were places for people (men) to talk business over hearty traditional food washed down with fine wine and beer. The Quality Chop ... Read more

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Best Restaurants in Marylebone and Fitzrovia

Donostia

€ €CasualFavouriteModernSpanishTapas

Reviewed by: EataCity - Marina O'Loughlin - The Gaurdian -

We think restaurants are all about the people that run them. Good people create good restaurants. They care more about quality ingredients and their customers having a good time with good food and good wine, ... Read more

Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack

€ € €InformalLocalModernSeafood

Reviewed by: EataCity - Picky Glutton -

Don't be fooled by the name; Bonnie Gull is far more than a shack, although it's fitted out to look like one. It started off as a pop-up and, after gaining a solid reputation, upgraded ... Read more

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Best Restaurants in Mayfair and Westminster

Kitty Fisher's

€ €BritishCharmCosyModern

Reviewed by: Cheese & Biscuits - Dips Dines - EataCity - Marina O'Loughlin - The Gaurdian - Samphire and Salsify - Skinny Bib -

After winning a few awards, chef Tomos Parry set up Kitty Fisher's. Set in a old bakery with a cozy basement dining area, Kitty Fisher's offers a perfect balance between rustic charcoal bbq and refined ... Read more

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Best Restaurants in Shoreditch and Hoxton

Lyle's

€ € €BritishInformalModernSet Menu

Reviewed by: Cheese & Biscuits - Cutlery Chronicles - EataCity - London Eater - London Piggy - Marina O'Loughlin - The Gaurdian - Petitie Passpot -

Lyle's was one the first restaurants we put into the London restaurant guide back in July 2015. Since then it has been awarded a Michelin star, reward for hard work and their innovative take on ... Read more

St John Bread & Wine

€ €BritishCasualFavouriteLively

Reviewed by: Cheese & Biscuits - EataCity - Marina O'Loughlin - The Gaurdian - Samphire and Salsify -

St John is the much loved London institution started in 1994 by the legendary Fergus Henderson. Fergus is well known in global chef circles for his nose to tail cooking style. His roasted bone marrow ... Read more

Darwin Brasserie

€ € €Business DistrictLunchModernViews

Reviewed by: EataCity -

Located in the Sky Garden on the 36th floor of 20 Fenchurch St, dining at Darwin Brasserie has a the feeling of being inside a very high glasshouse. Great views of London and good food ... Read more

Best Nordic grill

Rök Smokehouse

€ €

Reviewed by: EataCity - Grace Dent -Evening Standard -

There's no denying that Noric is cool right now. The influence of Copenhagen can be seen across the world and Rök is London's best version of it. Specialising in brined, cured and grill meat and ... Read more

BunBunBun Vietnamese Food

€ €

Reviewed by: EataCity -

Down this stretch of Kingsland Rd there are quite a few Vietnamese restaurants. BunBunBun is our favourite. It's a little more laid back and youthful than some of the older places, but at the same ... Read more

Duck & Waffle

€ € €FunModernViews

Reviewed by: EataCity - Her Fav Food - London Eater - Picky Glutton - Samphire and Salsify - Wrap Your Lips -

With a great view of London 40 floors up the Heron Tower, a lot of places in this position would either overcharge for mediocre food or swank things up to Michelin standards and charge oil ... Read more

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Best Restaurants in Soho and West End

Hoppers

€ €Sri LankanTrendy

Reviewed by: Cheese & Biscuits - EataCity - EataCity - Picky Glutton - Samphire and Salsify - The Guardian - The Independent -

Hoppers features Sri Lankan food, fresh flavours in a cool, lively restaurant and a low price point that’s proved a huge hit in London. The team behind the restaurant also run two Michelin starred Indian ... Read more

Koya

€ €Anytime Cosy MealCasualJapaneseLunch

Reviewed by: Cutlery Chronicles - EataCity - Her Fav Food - London Foodie - Marina O'Loughlin - The Gaurdian - Skinny Bib -

Koya was a Japanese restaurant with an udon bar attached. Unfortunately, chef Junya Yamasaki decided to return to Japan and closed the restaurant. But the udon bar has been kept open. Koya Bar serves very ... Read more

Best Scotish game meats and whiskey

Mac and Wild

€ € €

Reviewed by: EataCity - Grace Dent -Evening Standard -

We love Mac & Wild...A lot! They have a strong farm to table ethos accompanied by generous booze list. Mac & Wild could be described as a Scotish game restaurant. All the venison they serve ... Read more

The Palomar

€ € €DesignFavouriteFoodie DateFusionMiddle Eastern

Reviewed by: Cutlery Chronicles - EataCity - Food Expectations - London Eater - Picky Glutton - Samphire and Salsify -

Take a seat at the bar and chat to Papi over plates of what is described as "the food of modern day Jerusalem. A menu influenced by the rich cultures of Southern Spain, North Africa, ... Read more

Bao

€ €AsianBaoCosyModernSharing Plates

Reviewed by: EataCity - London Eater -

What started as a small food truck has now become hugely popular little bao restaurant in London's super competitive Soho restaurant scene. And for good reason. Little Twainese steamed bao buns served with tasty ingredients ... Read more

Best Spanish Tapas

Barrafina

€ €SpanishTapas

Reviewed by: Cheese & Biscuits - EataCity - Marina O'Loughlin - The Gaurdian -

Barrafina is for people who like good Spanish tapas and very long queues. One of the Barrafina branches (there are three) holds a Michelin star, reward for excellent Spanish tapas in the heart of London. ... Read more

Flat Iron

€ €Casual LunchGood ValueHipSteak

Reviewed by: EataCity - London Piggy - Matt the List - Picky Glutton -

The name Flat Iron refers to a cut of beef steak...and that is what you're going to get at Flat Iron: Steak. Really good steak. Everything is paired back, the decor, the menu, the prices. ... Read more

Best Fancy Russian street food and vodka

Zima Bar

€ €FunOpen Late

Reviewed by: EataCity -

Located in the basement of a Soho townhouse is Zima Bar, London's first (and only) Russin street food restaurant. Headed up by Russian superstar chef Alexei Zimin, Zima Bar will open your eyes to modern ... Read more

Blacklock

€ €CasualDinner With FriendsGood ValueMeaty

Reviewed by: EataCity - Grace Dent -Evening Standard - Matt the List - Picky Glutton -

Behind an unassuming black and glass door, a modern wooden stair case leads diners down to Blacklock, one of Soho's newest restaurants and a meat eater's dream. Blacklock's menu is pretty simple; charcoal grilled chops. ... Read more

Bob Bob Ricard

€ € €ChampagneFunGlamPamper Night Out

Reviewed by: EataCity - London Eater - London Foodie - Marina O'Loughlin - The Gaurdian -

Dine like a Russian oligarch. BBR mixes Russian favourites with some of Britain's best. All served in elegant plush surroundings of leather seats and dapper waiters. Tables come with a champagne button - push it ... Read more

Brasserie Zédel

€ €Comfortable DinnerFrenchHistorical

Reviewed by: EataCity -

A walk down the stairs from the small unassuming cafe at street level reveals the grand art deco dining room of Brasserie Zédel. High ceilings, ornate chandeliers and suited waiters serve well priced ... Read more

Chotto Matte

€ € €Dinner With FriendsFusionJapaneseLivelyPeruvian

Reviewed by: EataCity - London Foodie - The Dim Sum Diaries -

London could well be described as the fusion food capital of the world. So when you hear Peruvian-Japanese fusion, naturally you would think this is a London thing. But actually it's a Peru thing. Japanese ... Read more

Ember Yard

€ € €Dinner With FriendsInformalLong LunchModernSpanish

Reviewed by: EataCity - Food Expectations - London Eater - London Piggy - Picky Glutton -

The Basque country in northern Spain has a tradition of BBQ meat and this is where Ember Yard draws most of its inspiration from. Mixed with dishes from around Spain and Italy; it's not very ... Read more

Dishoom

€ €BrunchGroup DinningIndianLivelyModern

Reviewed by: Cutlery Chronicles - Dips Dines - EataCity - Her Fav Food - London Foodie - Samphire and Salsify -

Described as a Bombay cafe, Londoners have really taken to Dishoom, such that there are now a few of them around town. Indian food in London has a bit of a bad wrap, considered cheap ... Read more

Little Social

€ € €BritishDesignFormalModern

Reviewed by: EataCity - Food Expectations - London Piggy - Samphire and Salsify - Wrap Your Lips -

Chef Jason Atherton runs restaurants in most corners of the world; Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai, Sydney, Shanghai, New York and a bunch in London. You'd think by now the quality might have dropped and he ... Read more

Spuntino

Boozy Tasty SnacksCasualLivelyModern Dinner

Reviewed by: EataCity - London Foodie - Marina O'Loughlin - The Gaurdian - Samphire and Salsify - Wrap Your Lips -

Brick walls, exposed lighting, loud music, and a loud menu to match. Spuntino is part of a bigger group of restaurants, but it's the cooler younger brother. Open late in the weekends, it's where to ... Read more

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Best Restaurants in South Bank

Best Pasta in London

Padella

€ €FavouriteLivelyPasta

Reviewed by: EataCity -

Good pasta shouldn't be a complicated thing. Take good ingredients, give them to someone who knows what they're doing, and then some magic happens and the simple becomes incredible. Padella is a magic shop. Owners ... Read more

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Best Restaurants in Victoria and Chelsea

A Wong

€ €ChineseInformalModern

Reviewed by: Cutlery Chronicles - EataCity - London Eater - London Piggy - Marina O'Loughlin - The Gaurdian -

This is the product of a son who, after studying chemistry at Oxford university and travelling to China, takes over his family Chinese restaurant and turns it into what every modern Chinese restaurant should be. ... Read more

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