Best restaurants on Oxford Street

Not sure where to head for dinner after you’ve shopped your way all the way down Oxford Street? While there are hundreds of shops to peruse along the way there are also a great amount of amazing restaurants to have a fantastic food experience at. It can be overwhelming to find a gem amongst so many options and so many streets to dive down without getting lost. To help you out we’ve picked out the very best restaurant options the major shopping street has to offer from end to end and all the side streets in between.

Updated on 20 November 2019

Ever found yourself with post-shopping hunger pangs on London's Oxford Street, but not known which roads to slip down for the best foodie spots? Well, you can count on us for the highlights Oxford Street has to offer from the very best Michelin star restaurants to high-quality Japanese omakase experiences to devoted one-ingredient eateries.

Everyone assumes that Oxford Street is one long restaurant-wasteland, but the truth is far from that. While everyone is distracted by all the flagship stores and boring fast food chains, you can you use our handy guide to navigate the masses of tourists and Londoners to get to the best food hotspots some may argue the city has to offer.

There are quite a few incredible restaurants along the street, and if you walk down the immediate road and alleyways shooting off the main shopping street and you’ll find a plethora of dining possibilities.

Oxford Street is one of the busiest and craziest shopping streets in the city, so you’re going to need to rest and recuperate at a great eatery without worrying if you could have gone somewhere better. We’ve trawled and rated every restaurant and every cuisine encompassing the area which runs almost two kilometres from Tottenham Court Road all the way down to Marble Arch.

Our guide includes all the restaurants you need to know about. For more information about each, click through to our listing.

Brasserie of Light

Brasserie of Light

Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, London, London, W1A 1AB

Department store restaurants aren’t usually this lavish, but then again this is in Selfridges. The brasserie is owned by the same people who run Sexy Fish and The Ivy Collection, so expect a luxurious atmosphere as you dine underneath a quirky Damien Hirst crystal-encrusted Pegasus statue.

£50 - £79
Brasserie
International
Ikeda

Ikeda

30 Brook Street, London, W1K 5DJ

A sharp contrast to the Nobu crowd, Ikeda is a decades old family establishment where you can expect traditional Japanese service and dishes. While the décor may be understated and toned down, the food is packed full of flavours and silky textured fresh fish.

£30 - £49
Sushi
Japanese
Under £30
Cocoro

Cocoro

31 Marylebone Lane, London, W1U 2NH

Serving a variety of Japanese favourites such as slow-broth heavy ramens, izakaya-style dishes, and some intriguing European fusions, Cocoro is a pleasant choice for a calming retreat from the shopping street. It’s up to you whether you fancy relaxing in the dining room or tatami-matted basement.

£30 - £49
Sushi
Japanese
Hoppers St Christopher

Hoppers St Christopher's Place

77 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 1QE

Hoppers are the title dish at this casual joint, but the menu features several Sri Lankan delicacies like egg dosas and prawn karis. The prices are a bargain for London, but try not to think about how cheap it would be in its home country.

Under £30
Indian
Burger and Lobster Oxford Circus

Burger and Lobster Oxford Circus

6 Little Portland Street, London, London, W1W 7JE

There’s a beautiful simplicity to short menus, but only if well-executed. Corn-fed Nebraskan meats and wild Canadian lobsters are indulgent choices that you can have individually or surf and turf style. The brioche-stuffed lemon and garlic butter-laden lobster rolls will always hit the right notes.

£30 - £49
Burgers
Fish
Roka Mayfair

Roka Mayfair

30 North Audley Street, London, W1K 6ZF

This silver-awarded successful Japanese brand has easily established itself in several locations and the Mayfair version is no exception. The yellow-tail sashimi and black cod in yuzu miso are fan favourites for a reason. Drink lots of sake, order from the robata grill, and get more sashimi.

Over £80
Sushi
Japanese
Onima

Onima

1-3 Avery Row, Mayfair, Mayfair, London, W1K 4AJ

A highly-rated restaurant in a five-story Mykonos inspired townhouse that stays true to classic dishes, delivering them with skill and quality ingredients, without deviating from the original flavours. The venue creates a stunning atmosphere that will impress with dark, romantic accents, and a striking bar.

£50 - £79
International
La Petite Maison

La Petite Maison

54 Brooks Mews, London, W1K 4EG

Originally an old establishment from Nice, Le Petite Maison was brought to London by the same people who made Zuma. Staying true to its Cote d’Azur roots with onion-y goodness in the form of pissaladiere and the famous black-leg chicken, which you need to pre-order.

French
Aqua Nueva

Aqua Nueva

Fifth Floor, 240 Regent Street (entrance 30 Argyll Street), Oxford Circus, London, W1B 3BR

Touted as an upmarket eatery in the Argyll Street Aqua complex, this restaurant is stunningly sleek and moody in opulent earth tones underneath the pretty arched ceiling. The highlights of the menu are the traditional tapas with a twist, which are beautifully presented, ingredient-forward delights.

£50 - £79
Tapas
Spanish
Delamina

Delamina

56-58 Marylebone Lane, London, W1U 2NX

Bright plates of food contrast with the stripped back colour palette at this unusual Eastern Mediterranean restaurant where the tired mezze formula has been thrown out the window. The wholesome dishes have been shaped by owner Limor Chen’s intriguing upbringing in Israel, Russia, and Iran.

£30 - £49
Mediterranean
The Coach Makers Arms

The Coach Makers Arms

88 Marylebone Lane, London, W1U 2PY

At this SquareMeal silver award-rated gastropub you will find an extensive litany of booze featured on the wall and proper British pub food served with aplomb from smoked chalk trout starters all the way through to spiced lamb rump mains and Bramley apple pie for dessert.

£30 - £49
Pubs
Gastropub
Ember Yard

Ember Yard

61 Berwick Street, London, W1F 8SU

If the thought of creamy jamon butter generously smeared over hot-smoked Gloucester pork belly entices you, Ember Yard’s fusion of Spanish and Italian palates is the place to go. The vibe is casual and intimate with a basement bar for post dinner cocktails and beats.  

£30 - £49
Spanish
Sabor: The Counter

Sabor: The Counter

35 Heddon Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 4BS

One of our gold-rated restaurants for the area, having received its Michelin star months after opening, this open-kitchen Spanish hotspot is part of the JKS portfolio. The Counter is hosted by an in-house fishmonger preparing Basque country and Catalonian regional dishes with a high-end flourish.

£30 - £49
Spanish
One michelin star
SquareMeal Gold List
Pachamama Marylebone

Pachamama Marylebone

18 Thayer Street, London, W1U 3JY

Translating to ‘mother earth’, this Peruvian restaurant certainly pays homage to her by dividing the menu into sections of land, sea, and soil. It’s refreshing to see more than just ceviche representing the country, with hearty meat and vegetarian dishes prettily plated up on mismatching plates.   

£30 - £49
Peruvian
Zoilo

Zoilo

9 Duke Street, London, W1U 3EG

Zoilo is a worthy champion of classic Argentinian cuisine with the characteristic steaks, of course, but also a wealth of diverse native flavour profiles with plates of crumbly, rich empanadas and oregano honey infused baked provolone cheese — the dishes are fragrant, decadent, and so good. ­

£30 - £49
Argentinian
Lazeez Tapas

Lazeez Tapas

29 Duke Street, Marble Arch, London, W1U 1LF

As the name of this restaurant suggests, tasty tapas is offered but without the false pretence of a Spanish-Lebanese fusion. The concept of small plates does hold true at this Middle Eastern restaurant, where highlights include fatayer spinach, patata harra, and charcoal grilled lamb kafta.

£30 - £49
Lebanese
Rasa

Rasa

6 Dering Street, London, W1S 1AD

Keralan food that isn’t vaguely Indian or secretly made by Bengali chefs, this restaurant promises an authentic journey to spicy chana masalas, curry leaf infused rasa vangis, and nap-inducing hearty saffron chicken biriyanis. The menu is impressive, but not overwhelmingly so, if you eat family-style.

£30 - £49
Indian
Fancy Crab

Fancy Crab

92 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 3RD

For the crab aficionados who don’t like cracking into their own crustaceans and want a whole menu dedicated to the sea-creature. Surrounded by two floors of nautical décor and giant red claw paintings, this crab-tastic place has everything from Singapore chilli-style dishes to crab cheesecakes.

£30 - £49
Fish
Cubé

Cubé

4 Blenheim Street, London, W1S 1LB

On the corner of Mayfair and Oxford Street get reasonably priced (for the area) innovative Asian tapas. Watch the chef put on an impressive display of skills at the omakase counter.  There is a small hideaway bar downstairs that serves rare Japanese wines and whiskies.

£50 - £79
Japanese
Xier

Xier

13-14 Thayer Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 3JR

Xier is a fine dining experience with a 10-course tasting menu available in two forms. Described as modern European, headed by an Italian chef who favours Japanese flavours and British produce, this one has an incredible flavour palate where each dish is exquisitely prepared and presented.

Over £80
Modern European
SquareMeal Gold List
Chisou Woodstock Street

Chisou Woodstock Street

22-23 Woodstock Street, London, W1C 2AR

This 16 year-old restaurant is a haven for high-quality sashimi and sake in a simple, traditional setting. Sit at the fish counter for the omakase experience where you ‘leave it to the chef’ to feed you whatever is freshest and best on the day.

£50 - £79
Sushi
Japanese
Ethos

Ethos

48 Eastcastle Street, London, W1W 8DX

Ethos is a vegetarian dream with influences from around the world for a truly eclectic offering with a pay-by-weight system so you can try a little of everything from Lebanon to Tuscany.  The white interior shines with gold accents, flooded with natural light and plants.

Vegetarian
International
Comptoir Café & Wine

Comptoir Café & Wine

21-22 Weighhouse Street, London, W1K 5LY

Comptoir is a casual all-day affair where you can enjoy breakfast with a flaky croissant or dine from the selection of French-style mains such as baked camembert and caramelised onion tarts. The relaxed bistro vibe is accented by the selection of hearty cheeses and cave of wines.

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