Restaurants in London recipes

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Restaurants in London recipes


Just as London is one of the most multicultural cities in the world so too are its restaurants, and this collection of aims to demonstrate glorious diversity to be found within the capital's culinary scene.

Among the list of best restaurants in London you can find culinary influences from all over the globe, from traditional fine dining at Dinner by Heston, smart West African-inspired cooking at Ikoyi, boundary-pushing Chinese cooking at A. Wong or outstanding French cooking at Claude Bosi's Bibendum.

For high quality food in a more relaxed, bistro setting try relaxed eatery Tom's Kitchen or alternatively try Galvin La Chapelle, which offers an incredibly reasonable prix fixe menu.

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43 restaurants

After seventeen years of working at a two-Michelin-starred level, Phil Howard left The Square to open Elystan Street, a place where the highest quality cooking is presented in relaxed, welcoming surroundings.
43 Elystan Street, Chelsea, London, SW3 3NT
by Phil Howard

Elystan Street

Tom Aikens' exciting return to the world of fine dining comes in the form of Muse, an elegant, intimate restaurant in the heart of London's Belgravia.
38 Groom Place, Belgravia, London, SW1X 7BA
by Tom Aikens


With gorgeous views of the Thames and a sprawling open terrace, Fiume is a true slice of the Mediterranean in Battersea. Where better to enjoy Francesco Mazzei’s comforting southern Italian food?
24 Circus West, Battersea Power Station, London , SW11 8EZ
by Francesco Mazzei


Many of the UK’s greatest chefs learnt their craft in the kitchens of Bibendum. Now, with the legendary Claude Bosi at the helm, it has returned to its rightful place at the forefront of London’s dining scene.
81 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 6RD
by Claude Bosi


Not many bakeries can say they have a Michelin-starred chef making the bread, but The Bread Station at London Fields is one of them.
373 Helmsley Place, London, E8 3SB
by Christoffer Hruskova

The Bread Station

The Galvin name has always been synonymous with top-quality French cooking, but for the first time, the brothers are taking on British classics at a new restaurant in the Athenaeum Hotel.
116 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London, W1J 7BJ
by Galvin brothers

Galvin at the Athenaeum

While some diners will come for the views, with the talented Marcus Eaves in the kitchen, the food at skyscraping restaurant Oblix will be the reason they return.
The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street, London , SE1 9RY
by Marcus Eaves


This Italian restaurant in Clapham combines the beautiful dishes of the Amalfi Coast with Robin Gill's unmistakable style of cooking.
148 Clapham Manor Street, Clapham, London, SW4 6BX
by Robin Gill


This relaxed Michelin-starred restaurant in London's Fitzrovia serves up small plates of beautiful French food with a hefty dose of Mediterranean influences.
22 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 2NB
by Jun Tanaka

The Ninth

Francesco Mazzei’s latest venture sees relaxed southern Italian food on offer opposite the Almeida Theatre in Islington.
30 Almeida Street, London, N1 1AD
by Francesco Mazzei


Short for Great British Restaurant, GBR is housed in the luxury Dukes London hotel and specialises in classic British food, courtesy of talented chef Nigel Mendham.
35 St James's Pl , St. James's, London , SW1A 1NY
by Nigel Mendham


This authentic tapas restaurant – along with its two other sites in London – is where you'll find some of the best Spanish food in the UK.
10 Adelaide Street, Covent Garden, Soho, London, WC2N 4HZ
by Angel Zapata Martin

Barrafina Adelaide Street

The Galvin brothers' bistrot reflects the look and style of similar establishments found in Paris and Lyon, serving flavourful dishes at reasonable prices with seasonal produce at their core.
35 Spital Square, London, E1 6DX
by Galvin brothers

Galvin Bistrot and Bar

A neighbourhood restaurant for the residents of Primrose Hill, Odette’s has been around since the 1970s. But it wasn’t until Bryn Williams took over that it became somewhere worth talking about.
130 Regent's Park Road, London, NW1 8XL
by Bryn Williams


Since returning to Clapham in 2006, Adam Byatt has cemented his reputation as one of London’s finest chefs. In 2015 he opened Upstairs at Trinity, which (as its name suggests) lies just above his award-winning main restaurant. Serving up an exciting menu of small plates in a casual environment, Upstairs is a welcome addition to Clapham’s flourishing food scene.
4 The Polygon, Clapham, London, SW4 0JG
by Adam Byatt

Upstairs at Trinity

Set inside a Grade II listed building that was once the glorious Westminster Library, The Cinnamon Club opened in 2001 with the aim of changing diners’ perceptions of Indian food.
The Old Westminster Library, 30-32 Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3BU
by Vivek Singh

The Cinnamon Club

Theo Randall's restaurant at the InterContinental Hotel has a crowd-pleasing approach, serving honest yet skilled Italian dishes in a sleek dining room.
1 Hamilton Place, London, W1J 7QY
by Theo Randall

Theo Randall at The InterContinental

Few will require an introduction to the eponymous chef at the helm at The Berkeley. He’s one of the country’s most revered professionals, who has long stamped out a reputation for near-perfection.
Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7RL
by Marcus Wareing


Boasting a menu promising to 'redefine quintessential British cuisine', an ample wine list and an interior redolent of a German hunting lodge, Corrigan's Mayfair well and truly lives up to the name above its doors.
28 Upper Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 7EH
by Richard Corrigan

Corrigan's Mayfair

On an unassuming road near Victoria Underground Station, this Chinese restaurant takes diners on a whistle-stop tour of China’s greatest gastronomic regions.
70 Wilton Road, Pimlico, Victoria, London, SW1V 1DE
by Andrew Wong

A Wong

Francesco Mazzei couldn’t stay out of the kitchen long. After leaving his acclaimed restaurant L’Anima in 2015 and releasing his book Recipes from Southern Italy that same year, Francesco has now found a new home to showcase his sumptuous Italian cooking.
20 Savile Row, London, W1S 3PR
by Francesco Mazzei


What do you do if you can’t find a unique space for your restaurant on the crowded streets of London? Look up. Galvin at Windows follows a recent trend for sky-scraping venues – and, as you’d expect from a venue which is named thus, it offers plenty of spectacular sights.
22 Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 1BE
by Galvin brothers

Galvin at Windows

When Adam Byatt opened Trinity in Clapham, he brought a new level of class to the southwest London suburb. The gifted chef’s new venture, Bistro Union, is a more relaxed affair, a family-friendly neighbourhood restaurant – albeit one with an impressive pedigree.
40 Abbeville Road, Clapham, SW4 9NG
by Adam Byatt

Bistro Union

Richard Corrigan and his team have reinvigorated this famed old eatery with exciting results, providing Mayfair with a restaurant that is as prized as the oysters found on its menu.
11-15 Swallow Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 4DG
by Richard Corrigan

Bentley's Oyster Bar and Grill

The third restaurant from acclaimed Spanish chef José Pizarro, his Broadgate venue elegantly pairs his flair for flavour with a focus on simplicity and quality. Although in the heart of London, José Pizarro provides an authentic tapas bar and restaurant experience amidst the rush of city life.
36 Broadgate Circle, London, EC2M 1QS
by José Pizarro

José Pizarro Broadgate

Just away from the bustle and dripping with elegance, the St James Hotel is the perfect home for William Drabble's distinguished preparations.
St. James's Hotel and Club, 7-8 Park Place, St. James's, London, SW1A 1LS
by William Drabble

Seven Park Place

This labyrinthine mainstay of Soho's dining scene changes its menu daily, serving simple British food absolutely bursting with incredible flavour.
26-29 Dean Street, London, W1D 3LL
by Jeremy Lee

Quo Vadis

In the basement beneath the Provençal gastronomic paradise of Cigalon is Baranis, a chic bar that brings a laidback 1960s “sud de France” atmosphere to hectic Holborn.
115 Chancery Lane , London , WC2A 1PP
by Pascal Aussignac


Adam Byatt’s Clapham home of Trinity oozes elegance at every turn, with a brand of sophisticated yet homely cuisine that rarely fails to please diners.
4 The Polygon, Clapham, London, SW4 0JG
by Adam Byatt


Awe-inspiring Victorian interiors, elegant French cuisine and understated service are what earned this unique city restaurant its Michelin star, under the direction of acclaimed chef brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin.
35 Spital Square, Spitalfields, London, E1 6DY
by Galvin brothers

Galvin La Chapelle

Offering the purest example of French luxury, Le Gavroche has been delighting diners for over fifty years.
43 Upper Brook Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 7QR
by Michel Roux Jr

Le Gavroche

In a new Covent Garden location, Asma Khan continues to deliver an authentic taste of India at her world-famous restaurant. Recreating the royal Bengali and Rajput dishes of her upbringing, she also offers a platform to support women in food.
2a Garrick Street, London , WC2E 9BH
by Asma Khan

Darjeeling Express

This airy Bermondsey bistro from Robin Gill may have started its life in another location under a different name, but its aim remains to serve high-quality, seasonal food to the local neighbourhood.
Bermond Lock, 153-157 Tower Bridge Road, London, SE1 3LW
by Robin Gill

Bermondsey Larder

High-quality British produce is at the heart of this Indian restaurant in Fitzrovia, where head chef Avi Shashidhara serves an eclectic menu of traditional regional dishes.
79-81 Mortimer Street, London, W1W 7SJ
by Avinash Shashidhara

Pali Hill

Natural wines and seasonal small plates are at the forefront of the offering at this casual all-day café, restaurant and wine bar situated in the heart of Spitalfields.
Pavilion on The Corner, White's Row, London, E1 7NF
by Lewis de Haas


This riverside homage to the wonders of classical French cookery has been wowing diners for over thirty years. With chef Tony Fleming at the helm, the food remains rooted in tradition but relevant to the present day.
36D Shad Thames, London, SE1 2YE
by Tony Fleming

Le Pont de La Tour

Serving a seasonal menu of traditional yet elegant French dishes created by head chef George Farrugia, Fitzrovia’s Noizé brings rustic charm to central London.
39 Whitfield Street, London, W1T 2SF
by George Farrugia


Boasting both a casual downstairs bar area serving twists on pub classics and a more formal upstairs dining room offering a refined tasting menu, The Princess of Shoreditch is an East London gastropub with award-winning chef Ruth Hansom at the helm.
76-78 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4NE
by Ruth Hansom

The Princess of Shoreditch

Having relaunched in 2019 after an impressive refurb, chef Tom Booton now runs the kitchen at The Grill at The Dorchester serving a menu of creative modern British dishes.
53 Park Lane, London, W1K 1QA
by Tom Booton

The Grill at The Dorchester

Sally Abé’s glamorous restaurant at the Conrad London St James hotel sees her elevate classic dishes in her own signature way, using the best British produce around.
22-28 Broadway, London, SW1H 0BH
by Sally Abé

The Pem

This outpost of the Gascon empire prides itself on providing rustic food from the south-West of France – in its bistro and, for those who wish to recreate the experience at home, its deli – to a discerning City crowd.
63 Charterhouse Street, London, EC1A 9DS
by Pascal Aussignac

Comptoir Gascon

The lauded restaurant at Brown’s hotel is now under the watchful eye of Adam Byatt, whose superlative command of British cookery is a perfect fit for this estimable Mayfair institution.
Brown’s Hotel, 33 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BP
by Adam Byatt


Peter Joseph’s solo venture offers well-balanced Indian dishes that take inspiration from the sights and smells of his hometown of Chennai, combining them with top-quality produce from his new home in Britain.
1 Wilbraham Pl , Belgravia, London , SW1X 9AE
by Peter Joseph