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It is no secret that London offers a fine selection of restaurants serving food from all around the world. Whether you are looking to impress a client, entertain your colleagues after a day in the office, or socialise with friends at the weekend, London has a plethora of options to choose from.
But with so many restaurant options in the capital, it’s hard to know which to choose. So to make the decision process easier for you, we’ve collated a list of the 20 best restaurants in London right now.
Whether you’re looking for a luxury London eatery, a restaurant with an affordable and versatile menu or a particular type of cuisine, we’ve got you covered.
Below is our list of the best restaurants in London in 2022, let’s explore all of them in more detail.
- Aqua Shard
- Coppa Club
- Darwin Brasserie
- Duck & Waffle
- Aviary London
- Bob Bob Ricard
- Sexy fish
- Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
- Chiltern Firehouse
- Arepa & Co
- Comptoir Libanais
- Bayleaf restaurant
- Din Tai Fung
London restaurants with a view
Located on level 31 of the Shard, this restaurant offers a stunning view of London, serving contemporary British cuisine. The elegant atmosphere and unrivalled views will surely make for a memorable dining experience.
Situated near Tower Bridge, Coppa Club offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, serving European-inspired menu. Perhaps its most distinctive feature is the option of booking an Igloo facing the stunning views, and enjoying a private and special experience.
Darwin Brasserie is London’s highest rooftop brasserie, located on floor 36 of the renowned Sky Garden. Offering an all-day dining option, you can enjoy the very best of British food whilst admiring the incredible views.
Located on the 40th floor of 110 Bishopsgate, in the heart of The City, Duck & Waffle offers British cuisine with European influences. You will surely enjoy the vibrant atmosphere, accompanied by the breath-taking views and 24/7 service!
Rated 4 of 5 stars on Trip Advisor, this iconic rooftop is located in Finsbury Square, and offers a unique cocktail and dining experience whilst enjoying London’s skyline.
Best luxury London restaurants
This luxury British and Russian inspired restaurant based in the heart of Soho, will be an experience you’ll remember. From the exquisite décor to the very unique feature of a ‘press for champagne’ button present in every table of the restaurant; you will be impressed!
This Asian restaurant located in Mayfair is known for holding the world’s biggest collection of Japanese whisky. Serving Japanese-inspired sushi, sashimi, seafood, fish and meat cooked on a Robata grill, you’ll have plenty of choice for a luxury dining experience.
Hakkasan is a Chinese restaurant which first opened in Fitzrovia, London, and is now present in several countries worldwide. The menu is a balance of signature dishes and an Only At collection that is exclusive for each location. The elegant design and a curated playlist will ensure that you have a truly immersive experience.
This iconic brasserie-style restaurant in the heart of St. James has hosted royalty and nobility and will surely offer you an incredible fine dining experience. Quaglino’s is spread out over two bars and a restaurant, and you can enjoy live music and entertainment until late.
Ramsay’s three Michelin stars dining experience will be one for the books! The restaurant offers modern French cuisine using the best seasonal ingredients, the décor is also modern and elegant, and the dress code is strictly smart.
This fine-dining restaurant situated in Marylebone offers a unique experience, combining the flavour of Mexican cuisine with British ingredients. Each part of the décor has been carefully selected to allow guests to escape the buzz of London. One of the core values of Kol, is to have an authentic approach, using simple flavours in bold combinations.
If you’re looking for a full immersion in the Amazon without leaving London, Amazonico is a must! This breath-taking restaurant combines tropical and Latin American cuisines whilst also being inspired by the Asian and Mediterranean communities which inhabit the Amazon. You’ll be able to enjoy some live band performances or be entertained by the DJs in the Bar & Lounge.
This glamourous Michelin restaurant offers contemporary cuisine with an underlying American accent. The ambience of Chiltern Firehouse feels relaxed and familiar whilst still being luxurious and high end. Enjoy an exquisite breakfast, lunch, or dinner, accompanied by fancy cocktails.
Best affordable restaurants in London
With two locations in Haggerston and Bethnal Green, Arepa & Co’s mission is to make Londoners fall in love with arepas and Venezuelan food. With a great variety in the menu and an affordable price, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the Venezuelan culture and flavours.
This Lebanese restaurant offers several locations across London. You will be able to enjoy authentic Lebanese food, from breakfast to dinner, served in a fun and welcoming environment.
If you want a taste of authentic Italian food, Sartori is the place to visit. Based in the heart of Covent Garden, you’ll be welcomed by friendly staff, and will be able to enjoy a variety of fresh Italian food and Neapolitan pizza for a very affordable price. You’ll almost feel as if you are in Italy!
This contemporary Indian restaurant in the centre of East Barnet ranks no.5 on Trip Advisor, and their vision is to offer a stunning dining experience, with an exclusive menu and the finest ingredients. They also refresh their menu every 3 months to really offer a unique experience in each season.
In the heart of the City, Kenza offers a unique dining experience with its authentic Lebanese and Middle-Eastern cuisine. The décor is absolutely stunning, and you’ll also be able to enjoy live entertainment on weekends and belly dancing. It’s the perfect spot for a small dinner or a corporate event.
This lovely Italian restaurant located in Southwark offers fresh pasta dishes, and it’s considered to be the catalyst for London’s fresh pasta revolution. They provide a daily menu to appeal to different preferences, and you’ll be able to enjoy some authentic Italian pasta for an incredibly affordable price.
With over 160 restaurants worldwide, Din Tai Fung is notorious for making ‘the world’s best dumplings’. From the menu to the atmosphere, to the food preparation, every detail is carefully crafted to provide a unique experience of the Chinese culture.
As this list reveals, London offers some unique and memorable dining experiences catering for an array of different tastes, and offers you the chance to immerse yourself in a variety of different cultures, enjoy!
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