Michelin star restaurants in London

London might not be the most Michelin-starred city in the world (that honour goes to Tokyo) but in Europe it is second only to Paris for the number of starred restaurants. One star means ‘a very good restaurant’, two stars ‘excellent cooking that is worth a detour’ and three stars mean ‘exceptional cuisine that is worth a special journey’. So whether you’re travelling from near or far, read on for all of London’s Michelin-starred restaurants.

Updated on 06 October 2019 • Written By Ben McCormack

Michelin star restaurants in London

Three Michelin star London restaurants

Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester 

Lobster at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester in London's Mayfair

What: French fine dining of the highest order from the most famous name in global gastronomy, presented in chic surrounds.

Where: The Dorchester, Park Lane, Mayfair, W1K 1QA

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay 

What: An exquisite reminder that our most famous celebrity chef first made a name for himself in the kitchen.

Where: 68 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, SW3 4HP

Sketch: The Lecture Room & Library

What: Modern French fine dining overseen by superchef Pierre Gagnaire, served in London’s most luxurious dining room.

Where: 9 Conduit Street, Mayfair, W1S 2XG

Two Michelin star London restaurants

Bibendum

Bibendum restaurant in Chelsea

What: French chef Claude Bosi continues his Michelin journey through England in a Chelsea landmark.

Where: Michelin House, 81 Fulham Road, Chelsea, SW3 6RD

Core by Clare Smyth

What: The former chef-patron of Restaurant Gordon Ramsay has established herself as a star in her own right with her first solo restaurant.

Where: 92 Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill, W11 2PN

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal 

What: The London outpost of everyone’s favourite molecular gastronomist recreates historic British dishes for modern palates.

Where: Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, 66 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7LA

The Greenhouse

The Greenhouse restaurant in Mayfair

What: Chef Alex Dilling has re-invigorated this bluechip dining room, where the cellar houses one of London’s largest wine collections.

Where: 27a Hay's Mews, Mayfair, W1J 5NY

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

What: Classic haute cuisine lightened up for the 21st century; a recent refurbishment has lightened up the decor to match.

Where: The Connaught, Carlos Place, Mayfair, W1K 2AL

Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs

What: A chef’s table hidden within Champagne and hot dog purveyor Bubbledogs, where 20 diners sit around a small open kitchen.

Where: 70 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 4QG

La Dame de Pic

Anne-Sophie Pic of La Dame de Pic in the City of London

What: The first UK outpost of three-Michelin-starred French chef Anne-Sophie Pic is every bit as ambitious as that pedigree implies.

Where: Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square, City of London, EC3N 4AJ

Le Gavroche

What: A Gallic gastronomic experience like they used to make, with a menu showcasing over 50 years of Roux family classics.

Where: 43 Upper Brook Street, Mayfair, W1K 7QR

The Ledbury

What: A smart local that is also a London-wide destination, where Aussie chef Brett Graham challenges and comforts in equal measure.

Where: 127 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill, W11 2AQ

Umu

Umu restaurant in Mayfair

What: Chef Yoshinori Ishii crafts everything himself in this sleek restaurant, from sushi and sashimi to chopstick stands and crockery.

Where: 14-16 Bruton Place, Mayfair, W1J 6LX

One Michelin star London restaurants

A.Wong

Dim sum at A. Wong restaurant in Pimlico

What: Chef Andrew Wong has re-invented regional Chinese cooking for Londoners, including some terrific dim sum.

Where: 70 Wilton Road, Pimlico, SW1V 1DE

Alyn Williams at The Westbury 

What: Beautifully presented food from chef Williams, strong on vegetarian options and served in business-friendly surrounds.

Where: The Westbury Hotel, 37 Conduit Street, Mayfair, W1S 2YF

Amaya

What: Vibrantly spiced small plates prepared in an open kitchen, from the owners of Chutney Mary and Veeraswamy.

Where: Halkin Arcade, 19 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, SW1X 8JT

Angler

Angler restaurant in the City of London

What: Chef Gary Foulkes turns the freshest fish and seafood into elegantly presented plates on the the seventh floor of South Place Hotel.

Where: South Place Hotel, 3 South Place, Moorgate, EC2M 2AF

Aquavit 

What: Expect all the Scandinavian tropes at this chic import: minimalist decor, covetable lighting and clean-flavoured cooking.

Where: 1 Carlton Street, St James’s, SW1Y 4QQ

Barrafina Dean Street

What: London’s best Barrafina, with never-bettered versions of classic tapas served from behind the counter.

Where: 26-29 Dean Street, Soho, W1D 3LL

Brat

Brat restaurant in Shoreditch

What: Tomos Parry taps into the foodie zeitgeist at this chefs’ favourite where ingredients are cooked on a wood grill in an open kitchen.

Where: 64 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, E1 6JJ

Célèste 

What: Modern French cooking sprinkled with luxurious ingredients contrasts with prim and proper British surrounds.

Where: The Lanesborough, Hyde Park Corner, Belgravia, SW1X 7TA

Chez Bruce 

What: One of London’s most-loved dining rooms, where a meal will leave you feeling better about the world.

Where: 2 Bellevue Road, Wandsworth, London, SW17 7EG

City Social

Jason Atherton at City Social in the City of London

What: Jason Atherton’s 24th-floor restaurant in Tower 42 combines skyscraping views with sky-high standards in the kitchen.

Where: 24th Floor, Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, City of London, EC2N 1HQ

The Clove Club

What: Multi-course tasting menus thrill with daringly modern flavour experiences in a cool, laid-back space. 

Where: 380 Old Street, Shoreditch, EC1V 9LT

Club Gascon 

What: The restaurant that introduced Londoners to the joys of south-west France is a lot smarter these days but no less creative.

Where: 57 West Smithfield, Farringdon, EC1A 9DS

Da Terra

Da Terra restaurant in London's Shoreditch

What: The playful brainchild of Argentinian chef Paulo Airaudo (Amelia in San Sebastian) and former Simon Rogan chef, Rafael Cagali.

Where: 8 Patriot Square, Bethnal Green, E2 9NF

Dysart Petersham 

What: A former pub turned destination restaurant thanks to the cooking of 2010 Roux Scholar Kenneth Culhane.

Where: 135 Petersham Road, Richmond, TW10 7AA

Elystan Street 

What: Phil Howard’s casual follow up to The Square places a heavy emphasis on comfort, both in the cooking and the chic surrounds.

Where: 43 Elystan Street, Chelsea, SW3 3NT

Endo at Rotunda 

What: Endo Kazutoshi is the former exec sushi chef for the Zuma group and this restaurant on top of Television Centre is even higher end.

Where: 101 Wood Lane, Shepherds Bush, W12 7FR

Five Fields

The Five Fields restaurant in London's Chelsea

What: Taylor Bonnyman’s fine-dining restaurant cossets guests with welcoming staff, top wines and creative cooking.

Where: 8-9 Blacklands Terrace, Chelsea, SW3 2SP

Galvin La Chapelle 

What: The Galvin brothers’ City outpost serves sumptuous modern French food in the Grade II-listed surrounds of St Botolph’s Hall.

Where: 35 Spital Square, City of London, E1 6DY

The Glasshouse 

What: The light and airy Glasshouse showcases seasonal British ingredients cooked with an eye to the future rather than the past.

Where: 14 Station Parade, Kew, TW9 3PZ

The Goring Dining Room 

The Goring Dining Room in London's Belgravia

What: This hotel dining room has impeccably regal connections but there’s nothing stuffy about the on-trend cooking.

Where: 15 Beeston Place, Belgravia, SW1W 0JW

Gymkhana 

What: Currently closed after a fire, Gymkhana turns out sophisticated versions of curry house favourites made from high-end ingredients.

Where: 42 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, W1S 4JH

Hakkasan Hanway Place 

What: The groundbreaking original of the international chain was the first London restaurant to make Chinese dining truly cool.

Where: 8 Hanway Place, Fitzrovia, W1T 1HD

Hakkasan Mayfair 

Dim sum at Hakkasan Mayfair in London

What: London’s second Hakkasan ramps up the glamour of the original with a ground-floor bar perfect for daytime dim sum.

Where: 17 Bruton Street, Mayfair, W1J 6QB

Harwood Arms 

What: A gastropub from Brett Graham of Ledbury fame, where seasonal British ingredients are turned into high-end pub grub.

Where: Walham Grove, Fulham, SW6 1QP

Hide Above 

Nest egg at Hide restaurant in London's Mayfair

What: The top-floor segment of Ollie Dabbous’ three-floor restaurant and bar offers boundary-pushing modern British cooking.

Where: 85 Piccadilly, Mayfair, W1J 7NB

Ikoyi 

What: The flavours of West Africa are the touchstone for this agenda-setting restaurant which deals in small plates of boldly spiced food.

Where: St James’s Market, St James’s, SW1Y 4AH

Kai 

What: London’s first Michelin-starred Chinese offers supremely refined dishes that you won't find anywhere else.

Where: 65 South Audley Street, Mayfair, W1K 2QU

Kitchen W8

Kitchen W8 in London's Kensington

What: Part of the same stable as Elystan Street, Kitchen W8 touts an outstanding take on contemporary European cuisine.

Where: 11-13 Abingdon Road, Kensington, W8 6AH

La Trompette 

What: A template for what civilised neighbourhood dining should be like, La Trompette is smart, serene, sophisticated and civilised.

Where: 3-7 Devonshire Road, Chiswick, W4 2EU

Leroy

Leroy restaurant in London's Shoreditch

What: As much of a wine bar as it is a restaurant, Leroy’s semi-open kitchen sends out flavour-forward cooking for generous prices.

Where: 18 Phipp Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 4NU

Locanda Locatelli 

What: Giorgio Locatelli’s flagship remains a must-visit for superlative pasta and one of the best bread baskets you’ll ever come across.

Where: 8 Seymour Street, Marylebone, W1H 7JZ

Lyle’s 

What: James Lowe’s bare and spare restaurant is influenced by new Nordic cooking but the ultra-seasonal ingredients are fiercely British.

Where: The Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, E1 6JJ

Maos 

What: A kitchen and wine room from Nuno Mendes, where 16 guests sit around a communal table for a three-hour seasonal dinner menu.

Where: 41 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, E2 7DJ

Marcus

Marcus Wareing in his restaurant Marcus at The Berkeley hotel in London's Knightsbridge

What: Marcus Wareing's vision remains the touchstone for the cooking style and sophisticated surroundings of this Belgravia classic. 

Where: The Berkeley, Wilton Place, Belgravia, SW1X 7RL

Murano 

What: She may have her more casual cafés but Angela Hartnett’s Murano proves she can still do relaxed fine dining with the best of them.

Where: 20 Queen Street, Mayfair, W1J 5PP

The Ninth 

What: Two bare-brick rooms are the contemporary backdrop for cooking from Jun Tunaka, whose ninth kitchen is his first solo project.

Where: 22 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 2NB

Pétrus

Petrus restaurant in London's Belgravia

What: From the circular wine store loaded with titular Château Pétrus to the supremely elegant cooking, Pétrus is fine-dining gold.

Where: 1 Kinnerton Street, Belgravia, SW1X 8EA

Pied à Terre

What: The most famous restaurant on one of London’s most famous restaurant streets dazzles with inventive modern cooking.

Where: 34 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 2NH

Pollen Street Social 

What: Jason Atherton’s HQ is the definition of smart-casual, from the playful cooking to the relaxed bar and buzzing atmosphere.

Where: 8-10 Pollen Street, Mayfair, W1S 1NQ

Portland

Portland restaurant in London's Fitzrovia

What: High-end food served in dressed-down surrounds includes clever pairings of in-season ingredients and great-value set lunches.

Where: 113 Great Portland Street, Marylebone, W1W 6QQ

Quilon

What: Seafood is the undoubted high point of this South Indian specialist but thoughtful vegetarian options are almost as strong.

Where: 41 Buckingham Gate, Victoria, SW1E 6AF

The Ritz Restaurant 

What: Chef John Williams isn’t afraid to match the luxury of the setting with luxury on the plate in this jaw-droppingly opulent room.

Where: The Ritz London, 150 Piccadilly, St James’s, W1J 9BR

The River Café

The garden at The River Cafe in London's Hammersmith

What: London’s feel-good restaurant par excellence, nothing beats a summertime table in the River Café’s garden.

Where: Thames Wharf, Rainville Road, Hammersmith, W6 9HA

Roganic 

What: Simon Rogan’s Roganic echoes the chef’s two Michelin-starred L’Enclume with supremely fresh ingredients and tasting menus.

Where: 5-7 Blandford Street, Marylebone, W1U 3DB

Sabor 

What: Choose between a ground-floor tapas counter and upstairs restaurant at Nieves Barragan Mohacho’s Sabor.

Where: 35 Heddon Street, Mayfair, W1B 4BS

Seven Park Place

Seven Park Place restaurant in London's St James's

What: William Drabble delivers French food of the highest order in this intimate hotel dining room, home to a mere nine tables.

Where: St. James's Hotel & Club, 7-8 Park Place, St. James's, SW1A 1LS

Social Eating House 

What: Jason Atherton’s Soho outpost of his social empire is the antithesis of stuffy haute cuisine: laid-back, stylish and reliably delicious.

Where: 58 Poland Street, Soho, W1F 7NR

The Square 

What: Clever lighting and comfortable chairs form the classy backdrop to sophisticated and complex cooking from chef Clément Leroy.

Where: 6-10 Bruton Street, Mayfair, W1J 6PU

St John

St John restaurant in London's Farringdon

What: Chef Fergus Henderson can transform even the most unpromising-sounding ingredient into the finest thing you’ve ever eaten.

Where: 26 St John Street, Farringdon, EC1M 4AY

Texture 

What: Icelandic chef Agnar Sverrisson’s Texture offers a taste of the Nordic north. Seafood and vegetarian options are especially strong.

Where: 34 Portman Street, London, W1H 7BY

Trinity 

What: Adam Byatt's Trinity is one of the best restaurants not just south of the river but anywhere in London.

Where: 4 The Polygon, Clapham, SW4 0JG

Trishna 

Trishna restaurant in London's Marylebone

What: The first London project from JKS serves highly accomplished cooking free from the daintiness that can afflict modern Indian food.

Where: 15-17 Blandford Street, Marylebone, W1U 3DG

Veeraswamy 

What: London’s oldest Indian restaurant is as essential a part of life in the capital as it was when it opened in 1926.

Where: Victory House, 99 Regent Street, Mayfair, W1B 4RS

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