The Best Restaurants in London

Dining in the British capital holds no bounds when it comes to what type of cuisine is offered, budget, or atmosphere people are looking for. From food trucks to fine dining, London offers an almost limitless amount of options, and different neighborhoods in the city offer their own local flair and culinary experiences. With so much to offer, London’s restaurant scene is better to navigate by neighborhood. From the best in fine dining in the Marylebone neighborhood to the culturally celebrated Brixton. People can choose from outdoor cafes for long afternoon brunches, upscale Michelin star restaurants for special nights, or, when craving a truly unique culinary experience, dog-friendly food truck parks and small family-owned pubs and restaurants.

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Restaurants:123V, Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, Bar Douro City
Price Range:££ - ££££
Cuisines:Vegan, French, Portuguese
Neighborhoods:Oxford Circus, Mayfair, Liverpool Street
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123V

££££·Vegan·
Oxford Circus
325 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Great for Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies

Located west of Soho, 123V has been home for all vegan and vegetarian lovers since 2015. It was awarded the best vegan/vegetarian restaurant by Harden’s London Restaurant Awards in 2021. From long Sun...

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Healthy in West End London

Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

££££·French·
Mayfair
1,111 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion

Nestled between Hyde Park and Mayfair, the critically acclaimed French contemporary restaurant opened in 2007. From a seven-course tasting menu including local ingredients like pigeon from Brittany to...

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Bar Douro City

££££·Portuguese·
Liverpool Street
221 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies

Bar Douro brings Portuguese food and wine to the Finsbury neighborhood. Since its opening in 2020, the bright atmosphere covered in ​​blue and white azulejo tiles has brought classic Portuguese dishes...

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Outdoor Dining in City of London

BEZA ETHIOPIAN VEGAN RESTAURANT

££££·Ethiopian·
Elephant and Castle
247 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

This Ethiopian vegan restaurant got its start in Camden Market in 2006 and finally found its home on Sayer St. The casual restaurant with concrete, steel, and brightly colored designs from its cuisine...

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Healthy in London
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Bordelaise

££££·French·
Tooting
294 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

This rustic bistro is located off Tooting High Street in the Broadway Market, and is home to tasty cocktails like the Myrtille bellini and Nutella espresso martini. Relax with South-of-France-style co...

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Hot Spot in South West London
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Brawn

££££·European·
Bethnal Green
1,154 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List

This restaurant and store come to life in the converted warehouse on Columbia Road. The quaint restaurant serves snacks and mains like Fried Sardines and Aioli and Burrata, roasted peppers, capers and...

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European in London

Cabotte

££££·French·
Bank
499 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch

In the heart of the city, since 2015, comes the creation of two sommeliers. Xavier Rousset and Gearoid Devaney took their love of Burgundian wine and created this small red velvet lined restaurant. Th...

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Fit for Foodies in City of London
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Caraffini Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Chelsea
232 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

A local favorite since it opened its doors back in 1994, the traditional Italian cuisine with modern twists is loved by many. Sit outside and enjoy the views of Lower Sloane Street while enjoying popu...

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Claude Bosi at Bibendum

££££·French·
South Kensington
1,108 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu

Within the historic art-deco Michelin House lies the two Michelin stars Claude Bosi since 2017. Come for lunch, the a la carte, or tasting menu, and let the light from the stained glass windows spotli...

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French in London
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CORE by Clare Smyth

££££·British·
Notting Hill
2,256 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu

This light and bright highly awarded fine dining establishment is located on Kensington Park road and opened its doors in 2017. Among the many awards this restaurant received, the notable three stars ...

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Best Overall in London
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FAIT MAISON, Salon de The: Gloucester Road

££££·Mediterranean·
South Kensington
226 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch

Walking into this flagship is like walking into a fairy tale. With flowers, chandeliers and white flowing throughout, this is the place for high tea or Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. For br...

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Farang London

££££·Thai·
Highbury/Islington
423 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Spicy
  • Neighborhood Gem

This highly awarded and acclaimed brick and mortar restaurant opened this location in 2017. Farang has been awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand as well as their name on the National Restaurant Awards top ...

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Gold Notting Hill

££££·European·
Notting Hill
592 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

In the heart of Portobello Road lies this three-story neighborhood home and late-night bar filled with food offerings cooked by open fire and only using seasonal ingredients. Relax outside or choose o...

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European in London
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Haidilao The O2

££££·Chinese·
Greenwich
120 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot

A restaurant made for gatherings and social occasions, this Chinese restaurant serves hot pots—raw meats and fresh vegetables to cook and dip into the variety of simmering broths they offer. Large rou...

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Hawksmoor Borough

££££·Steakhouse·
London Bridge
3,820 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

Not far from the London Bridge lies an old hops warehouse that is now the home to Hawksmoor Borough. The steakhouse opened its doors in 2014 and prides itself on having the best steaks in London by on...

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Kateh

££££·Persian·
Maida Vale
477 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion

The simple but elegant Persian restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating in a garden setting. Loved by locals, it received the Best New Local Restaurant award by TimeOut and Michelin Bib Gourmand i...

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Best Overall in London
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La Dame De Pic London

££££·French·
Tower Hill
1,056 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Tasting Menu
  • Good for Anniversaries

Located in the Four Seasons Hotel London at Trinity Square, this celebrated restaurant offers innovative cuisine using unusual flavor profiles and cooking techniques to build its multi-coursed menu. O...

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French in London

London Stock

££££·Modern European·
Wandsworth
198 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

Since 2020, The London Stock lives in a residential and retail property, The Ram Quarter and is home to an eight course British and Asian fusion tasting menu. The cultural fusion of the cuisine is a r...

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Modern European in London
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Love Shack

££££·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Bethnal Green
199 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem

In the heart of Hackney, since 2018, lies this vibrant vegan cafe with goals of sustainability and charitable goals. Lounge in areas that mirror young adult living rooms or outside on the brightly col...

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Healthy in London

MARIAGE FRÈRES

££££·French·
Covent Garden
169 reviews
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

This five-story townhouse on King’s Road holds more than the restaurant and tea room. It is also home to the world’s largest collection of teas and the main flagship store for the UK. The restaurant i...

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Afternoon Tea in West End London

Mere

££££·European·
Fitzrovia
2,871 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List

Mere’s bar and restaurant are located on two floors on Charlotte St; the bustling bar is on the ground floor and the subtle and warm dining room is on the basement floor with large windows letting lig...

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European in London
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Myrtle Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Chelsea
327 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu

Walking into Myrtle restaurant, there is an air of sophistication but down-to-earth-ness throughout the dining room. A touch of Ireland is noticeable in the restaurant as well as the contemporary dish...

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Modern European in London

Okan South Bank

££££·Japanese·
Waterloo
332 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies

Walking into Okan on the South Bank is like being transported to another part of the world. This Japanese restaurant opened its doors in 2018 and is a replica of what people would walk into in the sma...

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Japanese in South West London
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RedFarm

££££·Chinese·
Covent Garden
396 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Pre/post Theatre

This small but brightly lit dining room boasts white and red checkered upholstery and natural wood to give it the feel of its name. RedFarm is fresh, clean, and bright, just like the owner and chef Jo...

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Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

££££·Contemporary French·
Chelsea
1,860 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List

Gordon Ramsay is one of the world’s most famous chefs, and back in 1998, he opened this restaurant as his first solo establishment. Since the beginning, the ambiance of the restaurant was focused on i...

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Notable Wine List in South West London
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Restaurant Story London

££££·British·
London Bridge
842 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies

Opening its doors in 2013, the bright and modern look of Restaurant Story has been well received and awarded with three Michelin stars. With an open kitchen showing the creation of dishes step by step...

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British in London

St. John Bread and Wine

££££·British·
Spitalfields
1,536 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch
  • Authentic

St John Bread and Wine opened its doors in 2003. Bright and upbeat, this restaurant used to be a bakery, and has now evolved to include this lively wine shop and restaurant. It also received the Miche...

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Fit for Foodies in East London

SW16 Bar & Kitchen

££££·Bistro·
Streatham
78 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch

Looking for a deli, bistro and a lounge area to work online? This neighborhood restaurant, open since 2021, has it all. With plugs everywhere and fast Wi-Fi, during the day the restaurant is a valuabl...

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Taverna Trastevere

££££·International·
Clapham
141 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date

Taverna Trastevere brings Rome to the heart of London since 2019. This small and cozy Italian restaurant is popular with locals and returning diners. They may do classics like Spaghetti alla Carbonara...

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International in London
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Thai Tho - Wimbledon

££££·Thai·
Wimbledon
163 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

This small neighborhood restaurant with white linen tables and leatherback booths feels casual yet intimate with wooden artwork from Thailand adorning the walls. Get traditional Thai curry dishes like...

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The Garden at Corinthia London

££££·European·
Charing Cross
179 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

On a hot summer day or the dead of winter, since 2021, the Garden inside the Corinthia Hotel leaves the bustle of the city behind. Enjoy the sun during a summer lunch or cozy up with blankets next to ...

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Afternoon Coffee in West End London

The Tiffany Blue Box Cafe at Harrods

££££·International·
Knightsbridge
450 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Good for Birthdays

Since 2020, on the ground floor of a high-end shopping center, the Blue Box Cafe is decorated in Tiffany blue and white, a perfectly bright and classy atmosphere for afternoon tea after shopping. Enjo...

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International in London
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Trinity

££££·European·
Clapham
2,838 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries

This stylish two-story neighborhood restaurant opened its doors in 2006, and has been awarded a Michelin star and many other awards. Owner Adam Byatt and the restaurant have had loyal locals since the...

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Best Service in London

TWIST

££££·Tapas / Small Plates·
Marylebone
126 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Tapas

A wine and food pairing haven, this chic and rustic tapas bar and restaurant focuses more on local ingredients than a particular type of cuisine.Since its opening in 2014, the menu offers small plates...

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Villa Mama's London

££££·Middle Eastern·
Chelsea
140 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies

The brightly colored restaurant with simple outdoor seating with blankets offers a fusion of Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and Persian cuisines. Roaya Saleh, chef and owner from Bahrain, opened the do...

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Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in South West London

Westerns Laundry

££££·Modern European·
Holloway
1,006 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

An industrial and stylish restaurant with courtyard, communal tables and counter seating, the ambiance and seafood centric menu are meant to be enjoyed with a group. The menu changes daily and is only...

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Best Ambiance in North London
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