The best Charlotte Street restaurants

Named in honour of Queen Charlotte back in the 18th-century, this buzzy street in central London is well known for its glut of excellent restaurants. Here you’ll find the full range of dining experiences, from dependable chains to Michelin-starred restaurants and everything in between. Ready to start your search? Peruse our pick of the best restaurants in Charlotte Street.

Updated on 12 July 2023

Located just a few minutes' walk from vibrant Soho Square and London’s theatre district, this well-known street in Fitzrovia has had its fair share of notable residents over the years, such as George Orwell, Lawrence Durrell and an infamous 19th-century dominatrix who ran a brothel at number 28. Nowadays it’s better known for being one of London’s best spots for dining out and boasts an outstanding range of options. We'd argue that it's one of Fitzrovia’s most gastronomic destinations and you'll find plenty of restaurants on Charlotte Street to tickle your fancy. So, whether you’re in the mood for fast food or fine dining, you’re sure to find something to satisfy. 

Charlotte Street boasts a couple of restaurants that boast Michelin stars, while others major in honest food without any pretence, ideal for a laid-back evening. You’ll find spots for counter dining, vegetarian and vegan-friendly places, as well as restaurants with stunning interiors. Not to mention a huge variety serving different cuisines, including Asian, Italian, British, Mexican, French and Argentinian. So, whether you’re after a stellar spot for a celebratory meal, a quick bite before a show or just a casual catch up dinner with family and friends, you’re covered.

There are also plenty of bars and pubs nearby to grab a drink before or after your meal, so you needn’t wander far for the perfect evening. Without further ado, check out our ultimate list of the best places to eat in Charlotte Street. And for more information, including reviews, menus and opening times, simply click through to view the full listing. 

Oscar at the Charlotte Street Hotel

Oscar at the Charlotte Street Hotel

Charlotte Street Hotel, 15-17 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1RJ

This bar/restaurant is open all day, so whether you’re dropping in for breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, early evening cocktails, dinner or after-hours drinks, expect upmarket food and hospitality.

£30 - £49
Modern European
Vegetarian
Vegan
Bars
Hotel Bars
Dim T West End

Dim T West End

32 Charlotte Street, London , London, W1T 2NQ

This Asian restaurant’s mission is simple: to create great dishes from quality ingredients. This buzzy restaurant brings together authentic Asian food and friendly service, so whether you’re dropping in for a quick bite or settling in for an evening with friends, there’s plenty to get excited about.

Under £30
Siam Central

Siam Central

14 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 2LX

If you’ve got a hankering for reasonably priced, authentic Thai food, you need to get down to Siam Central where everything from the spicy soups to spring rolls, curries and drinks are delicious. Generous portions make this great for filling up before a show.

Under £30
Thai
Kazu

Kazu

64 Charlotte Street, Soho, London, W1T 4QD

The aim of this contemporary Japanese restaurant is to offer customers good value for money, top service and large portions. Kazu serves over 100 modern Japanese dishes including sushi and sashimi, complemented with a notable wine and sake list, so you’ll be spoilt for choice.

£30 - £49
Sushi
Japanese
Roka Charlotte Street

Roka Charlotte Street

37 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1RR

Dining at Roka is a joy, especially if you manage to secure a seat at the sleek wooden counter with front row seats of the exciting robata grill. Then all that’s left is to choose from a sexy line-up of carefully-prepared sushi, sashimi, tempura and robata grill dishes.

Over £80
Sushi
Japanese
Shochu Lounge at Roka Charlotte Street

Shochu Lounge at Roka Charlotte Street

37 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1RR

Roka’s basement bar might major in drinks, but guests can still order food from the restaurant upstairs here. Shochu Lounge is a destination in its own right and worth checking out when you fancy a slightly more chilled dining experience.

Over £80
Sushi
Japanese
Bars
The Ninth

The Ninth

22 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 2NB

This neighbourhood French restaurant is one of the best on Charlotte Street, and it’s got a Michelin Star to prove it. The Mediterranean-style menu here focuses on simple yet refined dishes, made using the best seasonal ingredients and designed to share.

Over £80
Mediterranean
French
One Michelin star
SquareMeal London Top 100
Pied à Terre

Pied à Terre

34 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 2NH

Head chef Asimakis Chaniotis delivers some truly dazzling dishes at his French Michelin-starred restaurant on Charlotte Street. Prices are reassuringly high, but there’s ample value in the ‘flexible lunch menu’ and in the book-sized wine list. Interiors are snug, but comfortable, and staff are on the ball.

Over £80
Greek
French
One Michelin star
Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs

Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs

70 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 4QG

This two-Michelin-starred ‘chef’s table’ experience awaits those who venture into the semi-secret dining space behind a brown leather curtain at the back of funky Bubbledogs. Here, enjoy a daily changing menu of meticulously sourced and foraged British ingredients for your gastronomic pleasure.

Over £80
Modern European
Two Michelin stars
SquareMeal London Top 100
Norma

Norma

8 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 2LS

Sicilian food with a Moorish twist sums up Norma, a warm and welcoming restaurant whose interiors conjure the image of an old college library. Food and drinks here don’t come cheap, but for such quality, it’s worth forking out. Be sure to try the homemade limoncello.  

£50 - £79
North African
Italian
Gaucho Charlotte Street

Gaucho Charlotte Street

60a Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 2NU

Enjoy a classic Gaucho meal out serving up the high-quality Argentinian steak it’s famous for, available in a variety of cuts and weights. Why not check out the brand-new four-seater ‘beef bar’ where diners can recieve tartare, carpaccio and a variety of specials and new dishes.

£50 - £79
Steak
South American
Argentinian

Not quite found what you're looking for? For more restaurants in this area, check out our list of the best restaurants in Fitzrovia or venture into other boroughs and peruse our compilation of the best restaurants in London where you're bound to find a perfect fit.

In particular, Charlotte Street boasts a wealth of outstanding Asian-inspired eateries, so if you'd like to check out more of these, you can browse our list of the best Chinese restaurants in London.

Finally, if you're searching for a unique spot for your next date night, then you can find plenty more romantic restaurants in Fitzrovia, or discover the best romantic restaurants London has to offer.

 

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