Balans

Soho

Open just shy of 24 hours a day on Old Compton Street, Balans is good for an early breakfast, brunch, lunch, happy hour, early dinner, late night feast or all of the...

  • Café or Bistro
  • International

Barrafina

Soho

This diner-style tapas bar in Soho won a Michelin Star and ranks among the best in the capital. Opened in 2007, it has since expanded with two more locations in...

  • Casual
  • Spanish

Golden Union

Soho

Golden Union prioritizes the sustainability and freshness of its ingredients in this retro-styled, made-to-order fish and chips shop a block from Soho Square. Chips...

  • Casual
  • Local Cuisine

Wagamama

Soho

Wagamama, begun in Bloomsbury in 1992, is a British franchise serving Japanese-inspired rice and noodle dishes. It has over 140 restaurants, most in the UK but also...

  • Casual
  • Japanese
  • 5
  • 1

Pizza Express

Soho

Pizza Express has an extensive handmade pizza menu and is the UK's biggest restaurant chain, with over 400 branches open 364 days a year. This one in Dean Street, in

  • Casual
  • Italian

Gaucho Piccadilly

Mayfair

Gaucho in Piccadilly is a luxe Argentine steakhouse decked out a sumptuous cowhide and leather look made for fine wining and dining. Open for lunch and dinner, the...

  • Steakhouse
  • Argentine

Aqua Shard

Borough

On the 31st floor of London's tallest building, the Atrium Bar at The Shard stuns with three-story high, floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Sit back and relax with a...

  • Fine Dining
  • International

Cirilo Noodle Bar & Grill

Shadwell

Cirilo Noodle Bar & Grill in East London is a fast-food spot serving Filipino and Chinese stir-fry and noodle dishes. Family-run, it is near the Tower Gateway

  • Casual
  • Asian fusion

Le Pont de la Tour

Southwark

Classic French cuisine with a modern twist is served in this former 19th century teahouse next to Tower Bridge. Established in 1991, it has long been a destination...

  • Fine Dining
  • French

Palm Court Brasserie

Covent Garden

Overlooking Covent Garden piazza, the Palm Court Brasserie is done up in Parisian 1920s-style with long red leather banquettes, mirror-lined walls, white table...

  • Café or Bistro
  • French

Sophie's Steakhouse and Bar

Chelsea

At Sophie's, beef comes in chef or single cuts, from British Native Breeds, dry aged and butchered in house. The Sunday roast is served all day from noon. Ten-ounce...

  • Steakhouse
  • American

The Ivy

Covent Garden

Opened as an Italian café in 1917, The Ivy rose to fame in theatrical circles with a celebrity guest list that has included Laurence Olivier, Lilian Braithwaite,...

  • Fine Dining
  • British

The Plough Bar & Kitchen

Clapham Junction

The Plough Bar & Kitchen is a New-Yorky kind of place with an Anglo-American menu of small and main plates at brunch, lunch and dinner. Creative burger choices...

  • Pub
  • American

Ed's Easy Diner

Soho

This classic American diner evokes 1950s America with burgers, hot dogs, fries and ice cream floats on the menu and Elvis Presley on the jukebox. Although the...

  • Theme
  • American

Burger & Lobster

Soho

What began in a small Irish pub in Mayfair in 2011 is now an international brand with outposts as far as New York City, Bangkok and Jeddah. London itself has at

  • Casual
  • Multi-Cuisine

Hakkasan Hanway Place

Fitzrovia

Hakkasan Hanway Place won its first Michelin star in 2003, only two years after opening, and has held on to it ever since. The kudos come for its dim sum and...

  • Fine Dining
  • Chinese

Nando's

Soho

Home to the PERi PERi Portuguese flame-grilled chicken, Nando's, which started in South Africa in 1987, has locations all over the world and London, including a...

  • Casual
  • Mediterranean

Sticky Fingers

Kensington

Sticky Fingers, from Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, is a popular stop for tourists and rock 'n roll fans. It got its start in Soho in 1989 but has since moved to...

  • Casual
  • American

Ritzy Picturehouse Café

Brixton

On the edge of Brixton's Windrush Square, Ritzy Picturehouse is a restored 1911 cinema with a busy café on site. The Ritzy menu has a choice of appetizers in its...

  • Café or Bistro
  • International

Byron - Proper Hamburgers

Soho

This trendy British chain of burger houses aims to serve simple, freshly made, proper hamburgers. Inspired by the Silver Top in Rhode Island, it has branches in the

  • Casual
  • American

100 Wardour Street

Soho

100 Wardour Street is both name and street address of a stylish bar, restaurant and live music venue whose roots go back to 1964 and The Marquee, the legendary rock...

  • Casual
  • International

Addis

King's Cross

Spiced lamb, yetesom beyaynetu, fuul and other Ethiopian specialties are served with soft Injera bread at western or more traditional low-lying tables in the...

  • Casual
  • International

Adulis

Brixton

An eclectic collection of finds adorn the walls and nooks of this Brixton restaurant, backed by a seashell encrusted bar. The food is traditional Eritrean featuring...

  • Casual
  • Other

African Kitchen Gallery

Euston

Tucked behind Euston Station, this very small restaurant is popular with the locals for the raved-about food and the warm welcome. Try the homemade ginger beer. Best

  • Casual
  • Other

Arancini Brothers

Dalston

What began as a small stall at the Sunday market in Brick Lane now has three London shops serving up homemade fried risotto balls, along with barista coffee, wraps,...

  • Fast Food
  • Italian

Beigel Bake

Shoreditch

Open 24 hours, Beigel Bake is a Brick Lane institution, serving up warm bagels with tasty toppings, cakes, tea and coffee since 1977. The cream cheese, gherkin,...

  • Café or Bistro
  • Deli

Brick Lane Coffee

London

The quirky and profanity-oriented Brick Lane coffee shop once served good coffee but closed down in August of 2016, sending its customers to its sister shop

  • Coffee shop
  • Other

Caravan

On the edge of the pedestrianized Exmouth Market, Caravan is a trendy spot with a casual setting, lively atmosphere, fresh-roasted coffee and an inventive menu of...

  • Market
  • International

Carluccio's

South Bank

Inside the busy Waterloo train station is Carluccio's, one of many branches of the Italian café chain with daily-made pastas, home-baked focaccia bread and fresh...

  • Café or Bistro
  • Italian

Casa Tua

Camden Town

Just opposite Camden Station is this small Italian-owned bar-bistro, now with a second and bigger location in King's Cross. The day menu is breakfast, brunch and...

  • Casual
  • Italian