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40+ Best Places To Eat In London (2024 Edition)

Discover London's best eats, from secret spots to famous food heavens. Enjoy every bite!

Written by Charlotte Wells

Updated on June 16, 2024

Are you walking through London's busy streets, feeling hungry and unsure where to eat? Let's take you on a taste adventure with our guide to the 40+ Best Places To Eat in London for 2024. This is your ticket to trying the city's tastiest spots.

We've found every kind of place for you, from secret spots locals love to fancy places with Michelin stars that you'll never forget. Our 2024 guide is all about exciting dishes that mix new styles with classic flavors. Whether you love top-notch restaurants, cozy spots for brunch, or the best places for afternoon tea, we've chosen something for everyone.

Join us, and you'll do more than find great places to eat. You're starting a food journey that will excite your senses and make you want to keep exploring. Ready to see London's amazing food scene in a new way? Let's start your adventure.

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Elegant dining area at Sumosan Twiga London, featuring a softly lit, luxurious setting with teal chairs and pristine table settings, inviting a memorable gourmet experience.

Photo credits: Sumosan Twiga


1. Sumosan Twiga

What is it? Sumosan Twiga, in Knightsbridge, is special. It's a place that brings together yummy Italian and Japanese food. It’s more than a restaurant—it’s a spot where friends or couples can enjoy a fancy evening with good food, drinks, and music.

Why we love it: We love Sumosan Twiga because it's not just eating; it's an adventure. The menu boasts award-winning dishes that are sure to impress. Enjoy amazing drinks, dance to great music, and you might even spot a celebrity. It's the perfect mix of fantastic food and fun, making Sumosan Twiga a top choice for luxury dining in London.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

165 Sloane Street, SW1X 9QB London

Inside view of STK London, a vibrant upscale restaurant with diners enjoying meals at candlelit tables, surrounded by modern decor and illuminated artistic installations.

Photo credits: STK


2. STK

What is it? STK London sits in the lively area of The Strand, offering more than just meals—it's a true experience. This spot combines delicious food with a buzz that's both stylish and energetic.

Why we love it: It's where fancy meets comfy. The place has a modern look, warm lights, and lively music, all creating a unique meal time. Enjoy tender steaks and eye-catching drinks, all made with love. It's ideal for a romantic date or a fun night with friends. STK London is the spot for anyone wanting to treat themselves in style. Every visit feels special.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

336-337 Strand, WC2R 1HA London

Elegant dining setup at IT Restaurant London, featuring plush green seating, neatly arranged tables, and chic hanging lamps.

Photo credits: IT Restaurant


3. IT Restaurant

What is it? In Mayfair is IT London, a top spot for Italian food. At 28-29 Dover Street, it shines with a mix of modern style. Art, lights, and design come together to set a vibe that feels global, all to the beat of cool music.

Why we love it: IT London is more than a restaurant; it's an adventure for your senses. The chefs use fresh ingredients to give Italian favorites a new twist. Every dish is beautiful, and the tastes are amazing. For anyone in town or just visiting, IT London is a place you'll want to check out for its mix of fancy, cozy, and different.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

28-29 Dover Street, W1S 4NA London

Interior of Inca London restaurant featuring warm ambient lighting, eclectic decoration with plush seating and elegant tables set for dining.

Photo credits: Inca


4. Inca

What is it? Inca London is a gem in Mayfair, offering a slice of South America. It's a stylish place where amazing food meets a lively vibe, welcoming everyone to a new world.

Why we love it: It's more than just eating; it's an adventure. The place shines with bright colors and the air fills with great music from live DJs. Enjoy spicy ceviche, tasty grilled meats, and fresh salads. Every plate is a delight, matched with special drinks. Inca London is not just about dining—it's a memorable journey of fun and flavor.

Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

8-9 Argyll Street, W1F 7TF London

Elegant interior of Ikoyi restaurant in London, featuring neatly arranged dining tables with golden cutlery and glasses, complemented by a colorful abstract painting on the wall.

Photo credits: Ikoyi


5. Ikoyi

What is it? Ikoyi sits in the lively center of London, blending classic British tastes with bold West African flavors.

Why we love it: Ikoyi is more than a place to eat; it's a feast for your senses. The cozy setting and modern design set the stage for an unforgettable meal. An evening at Ikoyi is as exciting as London itself, attracting food lovers and trendsetters alike. If you're looking for a meal that looks as good as it tastes, Ikoyi is ready to impress with its distinctive and memorable dishes.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

180 Strand, WC2R 1EA London

Chic and vibrant interior of Bluebird Chelsea London restaurant, featuring rich wooden beams, lush greenery, elegantly set tables under a quaint glass dome.

Photo credits: Bluebird Chelsea


6. Bluebird Chelsea

What is it? Tucked away on bustling King's Road, Bluebird Chelsea offers more than just dining—it's a luxurious escape in central London. With its warm, welcoming vibe, this is the go-to spot for the stylish and sophisticated.

Why we love it: From the moment you step in, you're surrounded by elegance from the fashionable decor to the energetic music filling the space. It’s where the trendy crowd—fashion leaders, business movers, and creative minds—gather to enjoy tasty, seasonal dishes. Open daily from 11:00 to 23:00, Bluebird Chelsea is your ticket to London's chic side, ensuring every visit is memorable.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

350 King's Rd, SW3 5UU London

Elegant interior of Café Lapérouse London featuring plush circular seating, stylish tiled floor, and a well-stocked central bar with an ornate overhead design.

Photo credits: Café Lapérouse


7. Café Lapérouse

What is it? Café Lapérouse is a special coffee spot located in The OWO, at the core of London. It's inspired by the famous Parisian café Lapérouse and the adventurer Lapérouse. This place brings together elegance and history. Every visit offers stunning views of London, all in a cozy and stylish setting.

Why we love it: Café Lapérouse is not your average London café. It brings a touch of Parisian style to Whitehall. With its soft lighting, trendy décor, and amazing French food, it attracts a cool and diverse crowd. Enjoying tasty meals and great wines here is about more than eating—it's a luxurious, relaxing, and historical experience in the middle of London.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Courtyard at The OWO, 7 Horse Guards Ave, SW1A 2EX London

"Stylish rooftop seating at Wagtail Rooftop London with a panoramic view of the city skyline, featuring the Shard."

Photo credits: Wagtail Rooftop


8. Wagtail Rooftop

What is it? Wagtail sits in the middle of London, offering a peaceful spot away from the busy city. Located on King William Street, it boasts amazing views of Tower Bridge and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Its stylish dining area and cozy rooftop bar mix modern British food with a top-notch setting.

Why we love it: It’s not just the great British meals or the finely made drinks that set Wagtail apart – though they're truly outstanding. It's the sparkling evening lights, the lively crowds, and a view that grabs London’s very essence. Whether you’re enjoying a sunny brunch or a dinner under the stars, every visit to Wagtail is memorable.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

68 King William Street, EC4N 7HR London

Elegant dining area at The Chiltern Firehouse London, featuring lush plants, stylish sofas, and a cozy fireplace.

Photo credits: The Chiltern Firehouse


9. The Chiltern Firehouse

What is it? The Chiltern Firehouse shines bright in London's lively center. It's an old fire station turned into a stylish luxury spot. With its trendy decor, modern art, and great British food, it draws in stars and fashion lovers.

Why we love it: It's not just the amazing food that wins us over at The Chiltern Firehouse. It's the whole vibe. From the start, their friendly staff make you feel super special. The menu makes your taste buds happy, and there's a great choice of drinks too. It's the perfect place for a love-filled dinner or a fun night with friends. Here, you're sure to make moments to remember.

1 Chiltern Street, W1U 7PA London

Luxurious interior of Sexy Fish London, featuring an expansive aquarium, vibrant teal chairs, and a glowing amber floor.

Photo credits: Sexy Fish


10. Sexy Fish

What is it? In Mayfair, London, discover Sexy Fish. This spot is all about glamour with art from big names like Damien Hirst. It offers Japanese-style dishes - think fresh sushi, tasty sashimi, and grilled delights. Don't miss out on their Japanese whiskey and fun cocktails.

Why we love it: Sexy Fish shines not just with its cool design by Martin Brudnizki or its amazing wall art. It's the feel of the place - vibrant and unique, especially in the Coral Reef Room for special outings. Great food, a lively mood, and top-notch service make it a go-to spot for any event.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Berkeley Square, W1J 6BR London

Elegant interior of Sanderson London Restaurant, featuring a sleek bar and unique stools with eye designs on the backrests, under soft, ambient lighting.

Photo credits: Sanderson


11. Sanderson

What is it? Sanderson is right in the center of London, at 50 Berners Street. This place mixes old charm with new style, creating a cozy yet exciting atmosphere. It's open from morning till night, serving delicious meals for everyone.

Why we love it: Sanderson is more than just eating. It’s a whole vibe. Close to the city's action, it combines great music with amazing shows, making for elegant evenings. If you're looking for top-notch food or a stylish place for drinks, Sanderson is the perfect spot for an unforgettable night in the heart of London.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

50 Berners Street, W1T 3NG London

Elegant interior of Park Chinois London, featuring opulent golden decor, sophisticated dining tables, and ambient lighting for a luxurious dining experience.

Photo credits: Park Chinois


12. Park Chinois

What is it? Welcome to Park Chinois, Mayfair's treasure. It brings the glamour of 1930s Shanghai to today's London. Designer Jacques Garcia has turned it into a world of elegance. Park Chinois isn't just a restaurant. It's a place where love and fun nights come alive, all thanks to magical live music.

Why we love it: Park Chinois shines with its grand look and amazing food by Chef Lee Che Liang. Here, incredible dishes are made with the freshest ingredients, offering bold and unforgettable tastes. It's more than just eating; it's a thrilling experience of flavors with a captivating show that takes you back in time.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

17 Berkeley Street, W1J 8EA London

Interior of Nobu London, featuring elegant dining setup with modern décor, warm lighting, and a cozy ambiance.

Photo credits: Nobu


13. Nobu

What is it? Nestled in the heart of Mayfair, Nobu London is a special place that mixes traditional Japanese flavors with a modern twist. It's elegant yet cozy, perfect for a night out or a special celebration.

Why we love it: Nobu isn't just about eating; it's an adventure in fine dining. From the delicious black cod miso to the tangy yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno, each dish from chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa has its own tale. With a wide range of sake and a team that knows the perfect drink for your meal, dining here is more than just dinner - it's a memorable experience. Whether you're a local or just visiting, Nobu London offers a luxurious meal that still feels like a warm dinner at home.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

19 Old Park Lane, W1K 1LB London

Elegant Hovarda London restaurant bar, illuminated by warm lighting with shelves stocked with colorful liquor bottles, and a stylish, modern design.

Photo credits: Hovarda


14. Hovarda

What is it? In the heart of London's Soho, you'll find Hovarda. It's a special place that brings the flavors of Greece and Turkey to life. Its design is inspired by the Aegean Sea, making it feel breezy and calm. Eating here is like going on a journey with every dish.

Why we love it: Hovarda is more than just food; it's an event. With lively music, a trendy crowd, and delicious small plates and seafood, it feels like a Greek and Turkish getaway. It's where the spirit and taste of the Aegean come to London. It doesn't matter if you love traveling or just enjoy trying new foods, Hovarda gives you a taste of sunny beaches in the busy city.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

36-40 Rupert Street, W1D 6DW London

Dimly lit interior of Hakkasan London, showcasing elegantly set tables with pink orchids and modern, stylish bar in the background.

Photo credits: Hakkasan


15. Hakkasan

What is it? In the heart of Mayfair, Hakkasan stands out with two Michelin stars. It offers an amazing experience of modern Cantonese food. The place looks stunning with light, wood, and glass. Every dish is a work of art. They mix traditional tastes with new ideas, creating unforgettable flavors.

Why we love it: Hakkasan offers more than just food; it's a luxury adventure. The excellent cocktails and wine list enhance the amazing food. With Hakkasan at Home, you can enjoy their famous dishes in your own place. Hakkasan combines classic style with modern excitement, making every visit a special treat for the senses.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

17 Bruton Street, W1J 6QB London

"Vibrant rooftop restaurant with a ceiling adorned in autumnal foliage, stylish floral-patterned furniture, and dazzling city views at dusk."

Photo credits: Florattica


16. Florattica

What is it? Florattica London is a beautiful rooftop spot high above the city's hustle. It's not just a place to eat; it's where you feel alive. Right when you walk in, the stylish design speaks luxury. Here, every drink has its own story, made by experts with a special touch of flowers.

Why we love it: Florattica wins you over with its mix of fancy and calm vibes. It's the perfect place for love or chill times, with cool music and a nice crowd making your night better. Close to famous spots like the Tower of London, it's great for enjoying tasty food and top drinks under the stars. Jump into Florattica London - a memorable getaway in the city.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

11-15 Minories, EC3N 1AX London

Aqua Kyoto London restaurant interior with vibrant red circular ceiling decorations, chefs preparing food behind the counter, and stylish dining setup.

Photo credits: Aqua Kyoto


17. Aqua Kyoto

What is it? Aqua Kyoto is a top spot for Japanese food in London. It's on the 5th floor on Regent's Street, blending cool Japanese tastes with a modern touch. Imagine amazing rooftop views of London, great for celebrating something special or a romantic date night.

Why we love it: It's not just about the amazing menu, from super fresh sushi and sashimi to rich Wagyu beef Tataki, that wins us over. It's the feel - buzzing and lively, with great DJs adding to the fun. The standout cocktails and top-notch sake selection make every visit unforgettable. Aqua Kyoto is all about great food, fun times, and stunning views, all in one place.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Aqua Kyoto, W1B 3BR London

Elegant interior of Gaia Mayfair London Restaurant, featuring lavish decor with opulent chandeliers, sophisticated marble columns, and beautifully set dining tables.

Photo credits: Gaia Mayfair


18. Gaia Mayfair

What is it? Gaia Mayfair is a top spot for Greek-Mediterranean food in London's Mayfair area. Led by talented Chef Izu Ani, this stylish restaurant at 50 Dover Street blends simple Greek traditions with upscale dining.

Why we love it: Gaia Mayfair is more than just food; it's an experience. Every dish is a mix of comfort and luxury, showing off creativity and bringing a piece of Greece to life. The vibe, inspired by the Greek Earth Goddess Gaia, creates a cozy, welcoming space filled with natural beauty. It's the perfect place to dive into Greek culture with every visit.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

50 Dover St, W1S 4NY London

Elegant dining area of Chiltern Firehouse with checkered floors, cozy seating, lush plants, and a well-lit bar, inviting a warm, upscale dining experience.

Photo credits: Chiltern Firehouse


19. Chiltern Firehouse

What is it? Chiltern Firehouse sits in the heart of Marylebone at 1 Chiltern Street. It's a mix of old charm and modern dining, drawing everyone from celebrities to locals looking for a luxury meal.

Why we love it: Walking into Chiltern Firehouse, you're wrapped in its Victorian charm – cozy yet stylish. The menu is full of fresh, seasonal tastes, put together by top chefs. It's more than a place to eat; it's where you go to enjoy special moments. Every meal at Chiltern Firehouse is an event, showcasing the best of London’s luxury scene.

1 Chiltern St, W1U 7PA London

Elegant dining space at 100 Wardour St London with mood lighting, vibrant decor, and a glowing stage set for live performance.

Photo credits: 100 Wardour St


20. 100 Wardour St

What is it? In the buzzing center of Soho, 100 Wardour St offers the best of both worlds. Managed by D&D London, it's a cozy spot by day and a lively club at night.

Why we love it: There’s a lot to love at 100 Wardour St. It mixes easygoing daytime vibes with exciting night life, all in a stylish Soho setting. You can enjoy a cocktail in the relaxed Bar & Lounge or dance to everything from jazz to pop in the dynamic basement club. Chef Gerald Lambert's amazing dishes add to the appeal, making this place a key part of Soho’s night scene.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

100 Wardour St, W1F 0TL London

Final word

Exploring London's food scene in 2024 is a thrilling adventure. Our guide lists over 40 top eateries, from classic British meals to fancy dishes made by famous chefs worldwide. Whether you love fancy Michelin-starred places or fun street food, we have something for you. Every spot offers a special experience, amazing setting, and tasty meals you'll remember. We hope our list inspires you and gets you excited to try London's many flavors. This guide is your key to exploring all the yummy options out there.

As you pick your favorites, remember London has endless food surprises. There's always something new to try. Keep exploring with our other food guides to make your trip even more delicious. London's food journey is always exciting, and we're here to make it amazing for you. Enjoy your meals!

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