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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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36 Restaurants
Updated December 15, 2021
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
4.5
417 reviews
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 Sunday champagne brunches to multi-course meals or vegan sushi and drinks, 123V is perfect for many dining occasions. For breakfast, try the vegan version of the classic English breakfast or the juicy and completely meat-free California cheeseburger. 123V is owned by the Michelin star and award-winning French Chef Alexis Gauthier who became vegan in 2016.

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Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

££££
French
Mayfair
4.5
1007 reviews
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 an a la carte menu featuring line-caught trout or Dorset crab, the fine dining atmosphere can be enjoyed for different culinary experiences. The French-inspired cuisine is enjoyed in a contemporary atmosphere with the highlight and focal point of a fiber-optic backdrop. One of the world’s most successful chefs, Alain Ducasse is the namesake and owner with over 21 Michelin stars earned and proud owner of 3 Michelin star restaurants.

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Bar Douro City

££££
Portuguese
Liverpool Street
4.7
300 reviews
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 like salt cod hash and Portuguese smoked sausage to hungry Londoners. Owner Maxwell Graham’s family has been making wine in the Douro Valley for over 200 years. This casual restaurant focuses on celebrating Portuguese food and culture and helping people discover Portuguese wine and food.

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BEZA ETHIOPIAN VEGAN RESTAURANT

££££
Ethiopian
Elephant and Castle
4.6
276 reviews
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’s home country makes this the best spot for dining outdoors or a gathering with friends. Share curry dishes like Misir Wot or string beans and carrots with friends. The owner and namesake, Beza does a lot for the Elephant and Castle community in which the restaurant is located.

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Bordelaise

££££
French
Tooting
4.6
339 reviews
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 comfort food like Ox cheek ragout and Tagliatelle pasta or the truffled croque monsieur sandwich. A Sunday tradition in London is not to be missed out on here; the Sunday roast comes with three different meat options and one vegetarian option. It also offers a brunch menu every day but Monday with a twist on classics like poached eggs with bone marrow or creamy courgette and spinach gratin.

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Brawn

££££
European
Bethnal Green
4.8
1271 reviews
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 marjoram. The menu is Mediterranean influenced and easy to share among a group of friends. Ask the servers to help accompany the dishes with the interesting wines offered. The restaurant received the Bib Gourmand award in 2021. It is a small place, so try to make a reservation if possible, and they don't make bookings for groups larger than six people.

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Cabotte

££££
French
Bank
4.7
556 reviews
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. This French restaurant and wine bar focuses on dishes that pair with wines coming from the Burgundy region of France and unusual wines from all over the world. With over a thousand wines to choose from, the staff can help pair dishes like Charred sea bream or Trio of squab pigeon.

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Caraffini Restaurant

££££
Italian
Chelsea
4.6
380 reviews
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 popular dishes like Fettuccine alla rustica and a variety of antipasti plates for snacking and sharing. Enjoy the down-to-earth Italian dishes with one of the many Italian wines on their extensive menu. Founders Paolo Caraffini and Frank di Rienzo have over 80 years of Italian restaurant experience making this a true cultural hotspot.

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Claude Bosi at Bibendum

££££
French
South Kensington
4.8
1230 reviews
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 spotlight the artistic plating. This iconic restaurant offers delights like Wild Scottish halibut and Galician beef on its a la carte menu. The lunch tasting menu includes a half bottle of wine hand-picked by the resident sommelier. They also have sharing plate and vegetarian options.

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CORE by Clare Smyth

££££
British
Notting Hill
4.9
2468 reviews
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 in the 2021 Michelin Guide proves high praise. The cuisine pays homage to the passion for British food such as classic dishes like “Lamb carrot” and “Beef and oyster”. The owner and chef, Clarye Smith is the first female chef to run a three Michelin star restaurant in all of the UK.

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FAIT MAISON, Salon de The: Gloucester Road

££££
Middle Eastern
South Kensington
4.4
276 reviews
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 breakfast, indulge in an English breakfast or Royal Shakshuka or come for high tea and an array of baked delights and finger sandwiches. For dinner, try the spice rubbed lamb shank or Scottish salmon fillet. Helmed by owner and chef Om Waleed who founded this place in 2001, is also an interior designer.

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Farang London

££££
Thai
Highbury/Islington
4.6
423 reviews
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 100 list. Share red curry with beef cheeks or traditional Thai dishes like crispy pork belly. Farang also makes their own curry pastes, sauces and a recipe book can be purchased at the store or online. Sebby Holmes is the owner and chef who fell in love with Thai food after touring Asia in 2008.

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Gold Notting Hill

££££
European
Notting Hill
4.7
766 reviews
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 one of the three stories of comfortable tables and booths to enjoy popular sharing small plate dishes like wood-roasted veal chop or roasted cauliflower. Gold, open since 2019, also boasts an oyster bar and a list of organic and unusual wines as well as seasonal cocktails. The plants throughout the restaurant and outside terrace were locally bought.

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Haidilao The O2

££££
Chinese
Greenwich
4.8
148 reviews
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 round booths make it easy for large groups to converse and share the hot pot in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. The first Haidilao restaurants began in China in 1994. But now, since it opened its doors in 2020, it can be enjoyed at this location in the Greenwich neighborhood.

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Hawksmoor Borough

££££
Steakhouse
London Bridge
4.7
4335 reviews
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 only sourcing from small local farms and fishermen. The restaurant has received many awards, including the most sustainable restaurants in the UK and 10 years on the Best Companies in the UK list. Dining for lunch, the small tasting menu, and Sunday roast at Hawksmoor Borough, patrons know the Old Spot belly rib, prime rib and assortment of fish are all locally sourced.

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Kateh

££££
Persian
Maida Vale
4.8
489 reviews
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 in 2021. The simple white interior allows the dishes like chargrilled meats and stews to stand center stage. The restaurant also features a private dining room and the ability to book the outdoor terrace making it a perfect spot for larger groups or celebrations.

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La Dame De Pic London

££££
French
Tower Hill
4.8
1164 reviews
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. One of the most celebrated female chefs in the world, ​​Anne-Sophie Pic who openend this restaurant in 2017, has received many awards for La Dame De Pic, which has been named one of the 50 best restaurants in the world. She currently holds eight Michelin stars across her five restaurants. The tasting menu changes seasonally and with inspiration from the chef team.

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London Stock

££££
Modern European
Wandsworth
4.8
254 reviews
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 representation of the neighborhood where it resides. The relaxed atmosphere and outdoor seating are perfect areas to enjoy courses like Stone Bass, Roast Cod, and Yorkshire Rhubarb. The menu changes with the combination of seasons and new cooking techniques.

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Love Shack

££££
Vegetarian / Vegan
Bethnal Green
4.7
264 reviews
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 colored picnic tables and enjoy breakfast items like a chickpea omelette, buffalo cauliflower bites, or Tempeh caesar salad. Choose from a variety of smoothies, juices and mushroom teas as well as a full range of cocktails like the old vegan or Tickle my pickle. Love Shack also has live performances like comedians and bands.

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MARIAGE FRÈRES

££££
French
Covent Garden
4.5
222 reviews
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 is brightly lit with white furniture mixed with blue and white tiles as well as paintings in the same color and delicacy with a large warming fireplace in the middle of the dining area. Enjoy dishes created with tea fusions like avocado with matcha green tea roasted chicken with rose tudor tea. Come for high tea or tea-infused pastries and desserts.

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Mere

££££
European
Fitzrovia
4.8
3258 reviews
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 light fall on the soft blue upholstered furniture. The lunch, a la carte, and tasting menus offer innovative South Pacific meets French cuisine in creative combinations like Cuttlefish Ragout. Famous chef Monica Galetti opened Mere in 2017 after her success as a judge on MasterChef.

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Myrtle Restaurant

££££
Modern European
Chelsea
4.8
484 reviews
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 dishes being served. Owner and head chef Anna Haugh, who opened Myrtle in 2019, comes up with Irish-influenced dishes like lamb with dingle pie and courgette stuffed with Irish goat’s cheese. The tasting menu also comes with a wine pairing for an additional cost.

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Okan South Bank

££££
Japanese
Waterloo
4.6
498 reviews
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 small back streets of Osaka. This small Osaka brick and mortar restaurant features traditional Japanese dishes spilling over with umami flavors like miso udon noodles and Japanese pancakes. Accompany the dishes with imported Japanese beers and sake.

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RedFarm

££££
Chinese
Covent Garden
4.5
450 reviews
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 Joe Ng designed the contemporary Chinese menu. From soup dumplings with paper straws to the famous Pastrami Egg Roll, the menu is playful and unique. Since 2016 the kitchen is open for lunch and dinner, but can also be enjoyed for a long leisurely brunch.

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Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

££££
Contemporary French
Chelsea
4.8
1767 reviews
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 impeccable service in an intimate low lit fine dining experience. The restaurant has received countless awards including three Michelin stars. Choose from an a la carte or tasting menu to experience the well thought out ingredients on every carefully crafted plate.

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Restaurant Story London

££££
British
London Bridge
4.8
917 reviews
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, chef Tom Sellers tells the story of British food in every ingredient on the plate. After making a reservation or arriving at the restaurant, no menus are offered. Each person will experience a tasting menu made with only seasonal ingredients. There are two tastings offered, one of eight courses and the other of 10 courses.

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St. John Bread and Wine

££££
British
Spitalfields
4.7
1558 reviews
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 Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2021. The menu changes almost daily as it is heavily reliant on fresh ingredients, but a theme to recognize in the menu is pork, baked goods, and seasonal produce. Spiced Game and Trotter Pie, Bread and Wine Salad, and Welsh Rarebit are popular dishes. Pair these dishes with wine from the extensive wine menu.

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SW16 Bar & Kitchen

££££
Bistro
Streatham
4.4
83 reviews
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 valuable workspace. By night it is a casual and comfortable dining room serving seasonal and locally sourced food. The kitchen offers lunch, brunch, snacks, and up to three course dinners. Try the short rib benedict for brunch, grilled chicken for lunch, or the pan-seared Sea Bass for dinner. The deli and wine shop are open for take-out.

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Taverna Trastevere

££££
International
Clapham
4.5
171 reviews
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 and Roma style pizzas, but done to Roman perfection. Also known for their traditional and popular dessert, the Millefoglie. The wine menu is quite large, but luckily the restaurant is known for its fantastic service so don’t forget to ask for a pairing suggestion from the knowledgeable waitstaff.

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Thai Tho - Wimbledon

££££
Thai
Wimbledon
4.6
207 reviews
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 Penang, Massuman, or jungle red curry with your desired meat, seafood or vegetable option. As any Thai person would say, make sure to get the famous Som Tam salad to accompany the entrees. The vibrant Thai food coming out of Thai Tho’s kitchen can also be ordered for catering purposes.

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The Garden at Corinthia London

££££
European
Charing Cross
4.5
186 reviews
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 the heaters and fireplace for a cool evening dinner. Comfortable red cushioned chairs and garlands draped everywhere make it a perfect spot for the extensive wine list and cigar collection available. Enjoy Mediterranean cuisine with a twist like Roasted Sea Bass, Lobster Linguine, or Oven roasted lamb chop.

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The Tiffany Blue Box Cafe at Harrods

££££
International
Knightsbridge
4.4
463 reviews
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. Enjoy an assortment of drinks including teas, mimosas and coffees during breakfast with signature dishes like the crab muffin. Or come for afternoon tea and choose from a variety of high quality ingredient finger sandwiches and sweets. The menu also offers a variety of teas and wines to accompany the Tiffany themed menu.

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Trinity

££££
European
Clapham
4.9
2843 reviews
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 beginning, because Adam takes pride in making sure to listen to the locals in order to give them what they want. For lunch or dinner, favorites include lobster, baked fish and Bouillabaisse big enough to share with friends or family.

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TWIST

££££
Tapas / Small Plates
Marylebone
4.5
192 reviews
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, sharing dishes and snacks including the popular T-Bone for two, scallops, and roasted octopus. Along with ingredients the kitchen at Twist has a passion for pushing their creativity with modern cooking techniques. Make sure to check out their Sunday Jazz dinner.

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Villa Mama's London

££££
Middle Eastern
Chelsea
4.6
170 reviews
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 doors in 2017. Enjoy dishes like the traditional moussaka, tandoori chicken or kofta . Relax on oversized pillows at each table and take in the aromatic smells and warm hospitality the restaurant is known for.

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Westerns Laundry

££££
Modern European
Holloway
4.7
1151 reviews
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 found on a large chalkboard in the dining area. Awarded a Bib Gourmand in 2021, and has received many more since it opened in 2017. Chefs David Gingell and Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim opened Westerns Laundry after much success with Primeur, their first restaurant in North London.

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