Best restaurants in Hammersmith

Looking for your next favourite Hammersmith haunt? Look no further, we've been on a mission, visiting award winning restaurants and countless historical pubs to find our favourite eateries in the area. We've noted down our findings into a handy list of the best restaurants in Hammersmith below.

Updated on 03 December 2019

It seems there is more to Hammersmith than the Apollo and the busy roads. With riverside pubs in abundance, a michelin star restaurant (here’s looking at you, River Cafe), lots of vegetarian goodness and some of the best beer gardens in London; Hammersmith is well worth a visit. 

When many of us think of Hammersmith the first things that come to mind are the Apollo, the A4 flyover and the large shopping centre; not so glamorous we can probably all agree. Step away from the traffic fumes and the mediocre standup and you'll discover this little pocket of London is soaked in history and culture and the ever changing food scene is equally as enticing. 

We’ve curated this guide to Hammersmith’s best eateries, and there are so many great places to eat and drink in the area that it's so hard to choose just one - that's a real first world problem right there. So whether you’re looking for somewhere for a quick bite after a long day at work or a new family hangout for relaxing at the weekend we’ve got you covered. 

If you’re a Hammersmith local let us know what you think the best restaurant is and get it added to our list for other lucky people to discover. Contact us at Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Pentolina

Pentolina

71 Blythe Road, London, W14 0HP

Pentolian means small saucepan, and as we’re often told, the best things come in small packages. This long standing family favourite is a rustic neighbourhood treat. The family behind Pentolina bake fresh focaccia twice a day; need we say more?

Under £30
Italian
Best Mangal II

Best Mangal II

66 North End Road, London, W14 9EP

Best by name, best by nature. With over 20 years experience the Gurgur family know exactly what they’re doing when it comes to authentic Turkish food. Inexpensive and incredibly tasty, this low-key middle eastern setting has a shisha lounge to boot. Sign us up.

£30 - £49
Middle Eastern
The Carpenter

The Carpenter's Arms - Black Lion Lane

91 Black Lion Lane, London, W6 9BG

Soaked in history, The Carpenter's Arms is a real local’s local situated in an unassuming, quiet street in this lively neighbourhood of West London. Their sign proclaims “We are just as serious about good drink as we are about good food.”

£30 - £49
Gastropub
Patio Restaurant

Patio Restaurant

5 Goldhawk Road, London, W12 8QQ

The popularity of a place usually speaks for itself and this place is always busy. The irresistible charm of this somewhat eccentric place drew us right in. You'll get a lot of bang for your buck at this traditional Polish restaurant. Great. Only way to celebrate that is vodka shots all round.

£30 - £49
Polish
Anglesea Arms Hammersmith

Anglesea Arms Hammersmith

35 Wingate Road, London, W6 0UR

This welcoming gastro pub is the perfect setting for any season. Sit fireside on a cosy chesterfield with a roast in the winter or sun yourself with a cocktail in the summer on the (south facing) patio. 

£30 - £49
Gastropub
The Gate Hammersmith

The Gate Hammersmith

51 Queen Caroline Street, London, W6 9QL

These self-proclaimed plant-based pioneers were established 1989 and with 30 years of experience, The Gate are quick to ensure everyone is welcome to their four fabulous locations around London. Large windows and high ceilings set the backdrop for unique, contemporary vegetarian and vegan cuisine at this branch.

£30 - £49
Vegetarian
£30 - £49
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C'Alice

199 Munster Road, London, SW6 6BX

Just when we thought another Italian restaurant in Hammersmith was unnecessary, Husband and wife team Alice Ravelli and Giovanni Di Stefano come to prove us wrong. The couple's passion for Italian wines and food comes across in their lively and inviting menus. Buon Appetito.

£30 - £49
Italian
Wine Bars
Le Petit Citron

Le Petit Citron

98-100 Shepherds Bush Road, London, W6 7PD

Provençal cooking with sustainable sourced ingredients makes Le Petit Citron a must visit. This romantic neighbourhood restaurant transports us from bustling Hammersmith to rustic Southwestern France. This local eatery really is an extension of owners Lawrence and Emily’s family table - bon appetit.

French
101 Thai Kitchen

101 Thai Kitchen

352 King Street, London, W6 0RX

This family-run Thai restaurant out does above your usual Pad Thai offering. The kitchen takes its name from a city in the heart of Isaan, and Isaan’s cuisine is notoriously spicier than your average Thai offering. Can you handle the heat served up by Aunty Bee?

Under £30
Thai
Kerbisher & Malt Hammersmith

Kerbisher & Malt Hammersmith

164 Shepherds Bush Road, London, W6 7PB

Who doesn't love a good ol’ fish and chip shop? (good being key). Twice cooked chips made with potatoes from local farmers and fresh, sustainably sourced fish take pride of plaice (sorry) on this traditional, no fuss menu. Throw in a home brewed beer and it's no wonder the Kerbisher and Malt is the proud winner of ‘the best contemporary fish and chip shop in Britain’ award.

Under £30
Fish and Chips
Sagar Hammersmith

Sagar Hammersmith

157 King Street, London, W6 9JT

Sagar spreads history and culture throughout London's competitive Indian restaurant scene. Delicious, traditional vegetarian dishes with creativity in abundance at affordable prices. The charming Sagar is a firm favourite in Hammersmith and is seeping across the capital with 3 other locations around London.

Under £30
Vegetarian
Indian
Indian Zing

Indian Zing

236 King Street, London, London, W6 0RF

Sometimes you just fancy a good curry. Other times you fancy incredible Indian food from a uniquely curated menu in a relaxed yet stylish setting. Hello Indian Zing. Owner and chef Manoj Vasaikar brings his sophisticated fine-dining Indian cuisine to Hammersmith.

£30 - £49
Indian
Shikumen Shepherd

Shikumen Shepherd's Bush

Dorsett Hotel, 58 Shepherd's Bush Green, London, W12 8QE

Shikumen takes its name from a traditional Shanghainese architectural style and there are no doubts that this successful chain is built on solid foundations. Shikumen is delicious, stylish and affordable. The talented team seamlessly blend the flavours of the East and the West.

£30 - £49
Chinese
Dim Sum
The Old Ship Hammersmith

The Old Ship Hammersmith

25 Upper Mall, London, W6 9TD

Situated on the quiet banks of the Thames, (yes quiet parts do exist) is a great pub where everyone is welcome. This comfortable local offers a seasonal dining menu with indulgent brunch options, roasts, full bodied wines and craft beers.

£30 - £49
Gastropub
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L'Amorosa

278 King Street, London, W6 0SP

Cue informal, modern Italian cooking. L’amorosa is the only restaurant in Hammersmith to be awarded the Bib Gournmad award by a team of Michelin inspectors for quality and value. It would be rude not to see what all the fuss is about.

£30 - £49
Italian
The Crabtree

The Crabtree

4 Rainville Road, Fulham, London, W6 9HA

The Crabtree really is what a great British pub is all about. A huge beer garden with wonderful views of the Thames, an acclaimed restaurant with an ever changing line up of guest ales and a seasonal, British-led menu. It's also home to the largest pub quiz in West London, so bring your thinking caps as well as elasticated trousers.

£30 - £49
Gastropub
Zia Lucia Brook Green

Zia Lucia Brook Green

61 Blythe Road, London, W14 0HP

No gimmicks, no surprises. Zia Lucia (aunty Lucy) is serving up exactly what you want from a local pizzeria. Gather around the huge pizza oven for delicious, affordable and customisable pizzas. Some of the pizza's names alone are worth the visit. 

Under £30
Pizza
Italian
Potli

Potli

319-321 King Street, Hammersmith, London, W6 9NH

The home of Indian market food comes to the Hammersmith Chiswick border. Potli gathers unique spices and regional delicacies from Mumbai’s Chowpatty beach through to Delhi’s Chandni Chowk market, shaping modern Indian cuisine.

£30 - £49
Indian
222 Veggie Vegan

222 Veggie Vegan

222 North End Road, London, W14 9NU

222 showcases an exclusively vegan, vibrant menu. Choose from an extensive buffet during lunch or the wholesome a la carte evening menu. This eco-conscious spot has one aim: ‘Satisfying delicious food that's good for you.”

£30 - £49
Vegetarian
Vegan
The Andover Arms

The Andover Arms

57 Aldensley Road, London, London, W6 0DL

One of Hammersmith’s hidden gems, nestled away in Brackenbury village, the Andover Arms is a local’s favourite that also loves to welcome new friends - “a proper pub with proper food” plus board games and live music. Count us in.

British
Pergola Olympia

Pergola Olympia

Level 5 Rooftop, Olympia Car Park, Olympia Way, London, W14 8UX

Food courts take us back to being dragged around shopping with our parents, and let's face it, they are not known for their inviting food or fancy decor. But Pergola has changed all of that, somehow making food court dining chic. Pergola Olympia has a choice of three, yes three delicious eateries, all with one beautiful backdrop. There's also an incredible cocktail bar.

Bars
The River Café

The River Café

Thames Wharf, Rainville Road, London, London, W6 9HA

Of course this place is top of the list. When it comes to innovative Italian cuisine undoubtedly London has a lot to offer, but with over 30 years in the game, a Michelin star and being the birthplace of many a talented chef, the River Cafe sets itself apart from the rest. Not only one of the best in Hammersmith but a must-visit for the whole of London.

£50 - £79
Italian
One michelin star

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