London Restaurants

Barrafina – an authentic Spanish tapas bar with open kitchen concept, a beautiful marble-topped bar where guests can sit and watch the chefs at work and stylish red leather stools. The a la carte menus comprise authentic regional dishes from around Spain.

Blakes Restaurant – A contemporary restaurant in Kensington with an irresistible Mediterranean influenced menu based around the finest and freshest organic ingredients paired with a wine curation that satisfies with classic heritage and surprises with exciting discovery.

Bocca Di Lupo – The restaurant has received various awards and accolades for its stripped-down, honest regional Italian cuisine. Despite the buzzy feel and glamorous surroundings, it is a family business, a small and humble trattoria at heart.

Chicama – a seafood restaurant in Chelsea with a menu inspired by the coastal food of Peru and the bold-flavours of Peruvian cuisine.

Claude Bosi at Bibendum - Chef Claude Bosi, famous for holding two Michelin Stars at his previous restaurant Hibiscus, took over as Head Chef at London institution Bibendum last year and within months he was rewarded with two stars again. Currently a strong contender to the title of Best Restaurant in London.

Clove Club – Located in the Shoreditch own Hall in East London, Clove Club is a cutting-edge restaurant and bar for innovative British menu using often-overlooked ingredients.

Dinings SW3 - The original Dinings, with its discrete entrance, simple interior and incredible sushi, have opened a second restaurant and this time in Knightsbridge. Dinings SW3 still offers some of London’s best sushi but in a slightly more dressed up interior.

Dinner By Heston – Focusing on the revival and modernisation of traditional British recipes, the menu at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal features simple contemporary dishes inspired by Britain"s historic gastronomic past and recipes dating as far back as the 16th century.

Duddell’s - After serving some of Hong Kong’s best dim sum, Duddell’s is coming to London. The restaurant is beautifully located in St Thomas Church in London Bridge. 

Ella Canta - Mexican Power-House and celebrity Chef Martha Ortiz just opened her first London restaurant. Sophisticated contemporary Mexican dishes are balanced with stiff Margaritas.

Elystan Street - After 25 years as Head Chef at legendary The Square in Mayfair, Phil Howard have opened his own restaurant in Chelsea. With its sleek and contemporary designed dining room serving simple and elegant food, it’s no surprise the critics are all signing their praise. 

Frenchie Covent Garden – The menu at Frenchie Covent Garden will echo its Parisian counterpart with simple yet generous sharing dishes heavily influenced by Greg’s travels from London to New York through to Spain and Hong Kong.

Gymkhana – inspired by Colonial Indian gymkhana clubs, where members of high society socialise, dine, drink and play sport. Gymkhana serves classic and contemporary Michelin starred Indian cuisine, with a strong focus on chatpatta and boldly spiced sharing dishes.

Harwood Arms – Hidden away in the back streets of Fulham, the Harwood offers award-winning food and wine in a casual and relaxed setting. It champions the very best British produce with a focus on game and wild food and is currently the only Michelin-starred pub in London.

Hoppers – Family-style Sri Lankan cooking and inventive cocktails offered in vibrant, relaxed surroundings. This is the newest venture from the Sethi family (of Gymkhana and Trishna fame) and daily queues speak volumes for its popularity.

Isabel - After his instant success with his first restaurant Casa Cruz, banker turned restaurateur Juan Santa Cruz is back with Isabel. Located on Albemarle Street in the heart of Mayfair, Isabel offers a more feminine take on Argentine cuisine with small plates for sharing.

Ivy Chelsea Garden – Open seven days a week and comprised of a main restaurant, extensive terrace and garden, orangery and café, The Ivy Chelsea Garden offers tranquil al fresco dining all year and the perfect setting for any occasion.

J Sheekey – a fish and seafood restaurant with horseshoe-shaped bar, an open kitchen and banquette seating in the heart of Covent Garden near London's theatres, Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square.

Kitty Fisher’s – Modern British fare with a Spanish twist served in a polished, dimly lit space with a bar, Kitty Fisher’s is a small, uniquely atmospheric bar and dining room, serving proper drinks and Tomos Parry’s award-winning food.

Luca - Sister restaurant to Clove Club (currently ranked 26th on the list of the world’s 50 best restaurant) which opened last year in Clerkenwell is serving, as they so nicely put it, “English ingredients through an Italian lens”. Their Parmesan Fries are to die for!

Lyle’s – This stripped back dining room serves seasonal British fare as a la carte lunches and set suppers.

Padella - Located around the corner from Borough Market, this is the place to be if you are looking for London’s best pasta. The tiny restaurant serves home made pasta dishes ranging from £4 to £12, however, don’t go there starving as they do not take reservations and the que usually goes out the door.

Palomar – serving the food of modern day Jerusalem. It's great to watch the chefs as they chat their way between the Josper oven and prep counters, constructing unanimously "delicious" dishes with strong Middle Eastern and North African overtones.

Park Chinois – Opulent, high-end Chinese restaurant, with elegant live music, an extravagant menu and posh decor. It brings about a rebirth of the Dinner Dance aesthetic, a modern interpretation underpinned by old school values.

Rochelle Canteen – Converted from the old school bike shed, Rochelle Canteen looks out onto the grassy playground and the trees of Arnold Circus beyond. Whenever it's warm enough tables are set outside the canteen for a peaceful sit in the sun.

Roka – London's award winning Japanese restaurant, serving contemporary Japanese robatayaki cuisine in striking yet informal surroundings and open grill kitchen.

Scott’s – Located in Mount Street, Mayfair, Scott’s is a seafood restaurant offering the finest oysters & fish. It’s an opulent feel with pure foodie theatre.

Social Eating House – Low-lit, eclectic bar with leather booths and a copper bar, offering cocktails and smart snacks.

CUB - Located in Hoxton street, North London, Ryan Chetiyawardana's new hotspot Cubs, serves amazing cocktails with an emphasis on sustainability.

Sabor - Located on Heddon street, West London Sabor offers regional Spanish dishes and sherries, txakolis, vermouths, beers and wines.

Southam Street - The Garage 108 team from Nottinghill have opened this new restaurant.  A converted Victorian pub with a grill, raw bar and champagne bar.

XU - This restaurant, inspired by 1930s Taipei serves exquisite Taiwanese cuisine. Stop by for a cup of tea or a full meal.