Best restaurants in Paddington

Perhaps you know the name Paddington because of the super sweet, marmalade-loving Bear, but Paddington is a hub in central London, largely known because of its railway station. This part of the capital is a hotspot for great dining options. Paddington’s best restaurants include everything from Michelin-star establishments to comforting pubs, with plenty of variety in the dishes offered, featuring seasonal, local and sustainably sourced produce. Just searching our list of the best restaurants in Paddington will get your tummy rumbling.

Updated on 15 May 2024

Of course, London has a huge amount to offer when it comes to cuisine. Many of Paddington's restaurants could easily become your new favourite – with mixes of casual bistros, dessert parlours, Australasian cuisine and everything in between. One of the most appealing parts when it comes to restaurants in Paddington are the options on offer in the reasonable price categories – making sure that you’ll get lots of delicious grub for your money in this part of London.

Of course, London has a huge amount to offer when it comes to cuisine. Many of Paddington's restaurants could easily become your new favourite – with mixes of casual bistros, dessert parlours, Australasian cuisine and everything in between. One of the most appealing parts when it comes to restaurants in Paddington are the options on offer in the reasonable price categories – making sure that you’ll get lots of delicious grub for your money in this part of London. Renowned for its close proximity to a plethora of entertainment and attractions, Paddington stands out as a prime location for visitors exploring the city. And if exploration is what you’re after, why not take a look at our comprehensive collection of restaurants near Paddington?

Paddington has a rich history as a medieval parish and later a metropolitan borough before being amalgamated with Westminster and Greater London in 1965. The very famous Paddington Bear books have been published in 40 different languages, and the sweet bear even has several of his own Hollywood movies. If you’re a Paddington Bear fan, visit the charming bronze statue of Paddington Bear which can be found under the clock on Platform 1 – commemorating the spot where the Brown family discovered him in the first book.

Lanes of London at London Marriott Hotel Park Lane

Lanes of London at London Marriott Hotel Park Lane

London Marriott Hotel Park Lane, 140 Park Lane, London, W1K 7AA

Located near Hyde Park and Marble Arch, Lanes of London offers a refined and welcoming dining experience of British-inspired fare and local ingredients. Anticipate a selection of mouthwatering breakfasts, lunch favourites and an unforgettable tasting menu.

£30 - £49
International
Tyburn Kitchen

Tyburn Kitchen

225 Edgware Road, Paddington, London, W2 1JU

Named for the Tyburn Stone at the hotel entrance, Tyburn Kitchen serves sleek modern dishes with eco-conscious credentials in equally on-trend interiors. So think Cornish sardines, flash-fried Devon squid, and pan-seared Dorset scallops.

£30 - £49
Modern European
Vegan
British
International
Wine Bars
The Italian Greyhound

The Italian Greyhound

62 Seymour Street, Marylebone, London, W1H 5BN

A welcoming neighbourhood dining room and bar from the Bernardi brothers, The Italian Greyhound offers all-day dining and Italian charm in contemporary interiors. Expect crowd-pleasing pizzas and pastas, alongside envy-making small plates and innovative dishes.

£30 - £49
British
Italian
Bow Bar

Bow Bar

225 Edgware Road, Paddington, London, W2 1JU

A dynamic, inventive and lively spot with East London charm and city refinement, Bow Bar serves expertly devised cocktails and international small plates, salads, and mains all complete with sophistication and character in equal measure.

£30 - £49
Modern European
British
Bars
Hotel Bars
Ayllu

Ayllu

25 Sheldon Square, Paddington, London, W2 6EY

A unique blend of Peruvian and Japanese influences, Ayllu offers sharing plates, sushi and creative cocktails in a cosy and intimate atmosphere. It’s a chic space, well-suited to dinners with friends and romantic date nights.

£30 - £49
Peruvian
Vegetarian
Vegan
Tapas
Sushi
Japanese
International
Fusion
Pearl Liang

Pearl Liang

8 Sheldon Square, Paddington, London, W2 6EZ

Far from your usual Chinese restaurant, Pearl Liang serves up experiential plates and luxurious flavours. It’s a sophisticated spot revered for its superb seafood dishes and Orient-inspired cocktails. Just don’t miss out on the dim sum!

£30 - £49
Chinese
Dim Sum
Smith

Smith's Bar & Grill

25 Sheldon Square, Paddington, London, W2 6EY

Full-length windows and comfortable but slick interiors, Smiths Bar & Grill offers brasserie-style dining with a fine dining atmosphere. Plus, it’s just around the corner from Little Venice and has an outdoor terrace perfect for sunny afternoons.

£30 - £49
Modern European
British
Brasserie
Bars
Barbecue
The Terrace Restaurant at The Blakemore Hyde Park Hotel

The Terrace Restaurant at The Blakemore Hyde Park Hotel

Blakemore Hyde Park Hotel, 30 Leinster Gardens, Paddington, London, W2 3AN

Found near Hyde Park, The Terrace Restaurant at The Blakemore lives up to the reputation of its postcode. Step through into the sleek dining room to indulge in clean, fresh, and comforting food with international influences.

£30 - £49
Vegetarian
Vegan
British
Afternoon tea
International

There’s plenty to explore in this historic area of London. So whether you’re looking for afternoon tea in a five-star hotel, gastropub fare with riverside views or set menus in Michelin-recognised eateries, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for, right here, all in one place.

And while you’re at it, why not take a look at these unmissable brunches in Marylebone? There’s plenty to explore in this little pocket of London, and if you fancy a slightly more exclusive offering, you’ll find menus from world-leading chefs just around the corner in the best restaurants in Mayfair.

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