London's Top 100 Restaurants

Congratulations to Brat, our London Restaurant of the Year 2019. Head chef Tomos Parry opened his first solo project in Shoreditch in 2018 having wowed fashionable London at Kitty Fisher’s in Mayfair. Not only should the signature dish of whole turbot be on any London foodie’s bucket list but the open kitchen and communal style of seating and eating are a potent reminder that food nourishes the soul as much as the stomach when shared among friends. On being presented with his award, Parry said: “I really admire the past winners of SquareMeal’s Restaurant of the Year and I’m grateful to join them – it’s a special thing for all of us at Brat. To win an award that reflects both critic and diner opinion is really exciting – it shows that our guests appreciate what we’re doing.”

Updated on 12 December 2019

SquareMeal’s list of London’s Top 100 Restaurants reflects the votes of thousands of readers who voted in SquareMeal’s annual surveys, as well as taking into account the number of page views throughout the year on SquareMeal.co.uk and the opinions of SquareMeal’s in-house team of critics. Congratulations to all of the restaurants in our London Top 100 – a place anywhere on the list is a major achievement. 

Brat

1. Brat

64 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London, E1 6JJ

Hot-shot Brat is the first solo project of one of Britain’s hottest young chefs, Tomos Parry. Feast on the house speciality grilled turbot, drink 35 wines by the glass and lap up the whole zeitgeisty buzz of it all.

£50 - £79
British
One Michelin star
SquareMeal London Top 100
Core by Clare Smyth

2. Core by Clare Smyth

92 Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 2PN

This first solo restaurant for chef Clare Smyth has established itself as one of the essential places to eat not only in London but the whole of Europe. Book well ahead and anticipate with pleasure.

 

Over £80
British
Two Michelin stars
SquareMeal London Top 100
Kerridge

3. Kerridge's Bar & Grill

10 Northumberland Avenue, Whitehall, London, WC2N 5AE

The first London restaurant from celebrity chef Tom Kerridge showcases the signature dishes from his two-Michelin-starred Marlow gastropub The Hand and Flowers, luxed up for a London audience in the swanky setting of the Corinthia hotel.  

£50 - £79
British
SquareMeal London Top 100
Scott

4. Scott's

20 Mount Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 2HE

Glamorous Scott's remains one of the best restaurants in London for celebrity-spotting, fish suppers and all-round good times. Meat eaters and veggies get decent choice too while walk-ins and solo diners should try a seat at the counter.  

£50 - £79
British
Fish
SquareMeal London Top 100
The Wolseley

5. The Wolseley

160 Piccadilly, St James's, London, W1J 9EB

The original and still the best of Jeremy King and Chris Corbin’s ever-expanding group of brasseries, The Wolseley is the acme of all-day dining in the capital, as well suited to breakfasts as a post-theatre snack and everything in-between.

£50 - £79
Modern European
Central European
Afternoon tea
SquareMeal London Top 100
The Ledbury

6. The Ledbury

127 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 2AQ

The Ledbury is a haute-cuisine destination with the relaxed vibe of a neighbourhood restaurant, albeit one with world-famous cooking and a stellar wine list. One of London's best places to experience contemporary fine dining.  

Over £80
Modern European
Two Michelin stars
SquareMeal London Top 100
Pollen Street Social

7. Pollen Street Social

8-10 Pollen Street, London, W1S 1NQ

Jason Atherton’s Pollen Street Social is a playful Michelin Star restaurant in Mayfair. Plates are packed with personality while surprises from the kitchen come in many forms – to borrow a cliché, expect the unexpected.

£50 - £79
British
One Michelin star
SquareMeal London Top 100
Orasay

8. Orasay

31 Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 2EU

Chef Jackson Boxer has propelled himself into the frontline of London’s best chefs with this accomplished riff on his childhood holidays in Scotland. Seafood is a strength, but all the ingredients are treated with an assured touch.

£50 - £79
British
Fish
SquareMeal London Top 100
Gloria

9. Gloria

54-56 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3QR

With its infectious atmosphere, over the top Italian dishes (which are far better than they need to be) and Instagram-baiting interiors, Gloria has rightfully earned the title of the most fun dining room in London.

£30 - £49
Italian
SquareMeal London Top 100
Sabor: The Counter

10. Sabor: The Counter

35 Heddon Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 4BS

The downstairs segment of Nieves Barragan Mohacho’s first solo project is an L-shaped eating counter where chefs in the open kitchen serve up classic tapas treated to an accomplished modern tweak, washed down with knockout Spanish wines.  

£30 - £49
Spanish
One Michelin star
SquareMeal London Top 100
The Cinnamon Club

11. The Cinnamon Club

The Old Westminster Library, Westminster, London, SW1P 3BU

The Cinnamon Club offers Indian fine-dining in a relaxed converted-library setting. High quality ingredients are transformed into well-spiced, moreish plates of things like blackened wild king prawns and a delicate chicken korma.

£50 - £79
Indian
Frenchie Covent Garden

12. Frenchie Covent Garden

16 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8QH

The kitchen at this chic and minimalist Anglo-French restaurant is headed up by chef Gregory Marchand (who learned his trade under Jamie Oliver), serving a superb and innovative menu alongside a very accomplished wine list.

£50 - £79
French
SquareMeal London Top 100
Chez Bruce

13. Chez Bruce

2 Bellevue Road, Wandsworth, London, SW17 7EG

The neighbourhood restaurant that everyone wishes they had on their doorstep has made a Wandsworth parade of shops into a site of pilgrimage. Expect a fabulous atmosphere, a knockout wine list and always delicious modern European cooking.  

£50 - £79
Modern European
One Michelin star
The River Café

14. The River Café

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

A landmark in every sense, Ruth Rogers’ legendary Italian restaurant is as close as you can get to sampling la dolce vita in London, especially in summer, when the entire dining room moves outside to the garden.

£50 - £79
Italian
One Michelin star
Scully

15. Scully

4 St James's Market, St James's, London, SW1Y 4AH

This mind-bending fusion restaurant introduces diners to a myriad of flavours and textures which are inspired by chef Ramael Scully’s mixed heritage. Expect to be intrigued and ultimately impressed, while knowledgeable staff are also delightful.

£30 - £49
International
Le Gavroche

16. Le Gavroche

43 Upper Brook Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 7QR

They just don't make restaurants like this anymore. Le Gavroche is a defiantly luxurious tribute to the joys of formal French dining. Not somewhere to eat every day, but for a slap-up treat, it can’t be beaten.

Over £80
French
Two Michelin stars
SquareMeal London Top 100
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at Mandarin Oriental

17. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at Mandarin Oriental

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LA

Heston Blumenthal may not cook at the London restaurant that bears his name but the chef's singular re-interpretation of historic British cooking is in very safe hands here thanks to long-term right-hand man Ashley Palmer-Watts. 

Over £80
British
Two Michelin stars
SquareMeal London Top 100
Barrafina Dean Street

18. Barrafina Dean Street

26-29 Dean Street, London, London, W1D 3LL

This ground-breaking restaurant transformed Londoners’ attitude to Spanish food. Three more branches may have followed, but long queues attest that the original is still the best. Expect all the tapas classics and terrific Spanish wines.   

£30 - £49
Tapas
Spanish
One Michelin star
Brigadiers

19. Brigadiers

1-5 Bloomberg Arcade, City of London, London, EC4N 8AR

This City outpost of JKS Restaurants (Gymkhana, Trishna, Hoppers et al) has established itself as a destination worthy of attention for anyone in search of top-flight Indian food and fun times, whether or not you work in the Square Mile.

£50 - £79
Indian
Trinity

20. Trinity

4 The Polygon, Clapham, London, SW4 0JG

Trinity is a Michelin-starred Clapham restaurant from chef Adam Byatt which serves a subtly excellent menu of modern dishes with French overtones. Gallic cheeses and an impressive wide ranging wine list complete this tempting picture.

£50 - £79
Modern European
One Michelin star
Claude Bosi at Bibendum

21. Claude Bosi at Bibendum

Michelin House, 81 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 6RD

Claude Bosi has settled in nicely to his new digs in the iconic Michelin Building. Fans of the Lyon-born chef’s cooking will be relieved to hear that it has survived the move from Hibiscus as brilliant as ever.

French
Two Michelin stars
£50 - £79
A. Wong

22. A. Wong

70 Wilton Road, Pimlico, London, SW1V 1DE

Andrew Wong has transformed his parents' Pimlico Cantonese into one of the best Chinese restaurants in Europe. Expect a tasting menu of eye-opening regional cooking, revelatory dim sum and all your favourite Chinese classics.
£30 - £49
Chinese
One Michelin star
Clos Maggiore

23. Clos Maggiore

33 King Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8JD

Often thought of as London’s most romantic restaurant, the conservatory at Clos Maggiore is the hottest ticket in town for lovebirds. With delicious French-accented food, foliage and twinkling lights galore, it’s easy to see why.

£50 - £79
French
Brasserie Zédel

24. Brasserie Zédel

20 Sherwood Street, Piccadilly Circus, London, W1F 7ED

Brasserie Zedel is a French brasserie housed inside a former ballroom that has won praise from our readers for its “unpretentious food”. That means the likes of steak frites paired with a 30-strong wine list.

£30 - £49
French
Hakkasan Mayfair

25. Hakkasan Mayfair

17 Bruton Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 6QB

Famous across the globe, the Hakkasan brand has carved itself out as a luxury restaurant that means business. The Mayfair outpost is no exception, serving up high-glamour and delicious Japanese fare that does not disappoint.

Over £80
Chinese
One Michelin star
Noize

26. Noize

39 Whitfield Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 2SF

Small in size but big on flavour, the food at Noize (the former site of Dabbous) sees classic French bistro dishes being given a luxury makeover, alongside a cracking wine list and charming, knowledgeable service.

£30 - £49
French
Cornerstone

27. Cornerstone

3 Prince Edward Road, Hackney, London, E9 5LX

The debut solo restaurant from chef Tom Brown (who trained under Nathan Outlaw), Cornerstone is a sophisticated seafood restaurant serving comfort food dishes in relaxed surrounds. It also brings some much-needed charm to Hackney Wick.

£50 - £79
Fish
St John

28. St John

26 St John Street, Farringdon, London, EC1M 4AY

Thanks to chef Fergus Henderson’s pioneering manifesto of nose-to-tail eating , St John has deservedly become one of the most famous British restaurants in the world and its signature dishes are must-trys for any self-respecting foodie.

£30 - £49
British
One Michelin star
SquareMeal London Top 100
Imperial Treasure

29. Imperial Treasure

9-10 Waterloo Place, St James's, London, SW1Y 4BE

Dining at Mayfair’s Imperial Treasure certainly is not cheap, but we think the food is worth every penny, with our editor hailing it as “the best Chinese restaurant to open in London since A Wong”.

Over £80
Chinese
Dim Sum
The Ivy

30. The Ivy

1-5 West Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9NQ

There might now be an Ivy Café on almost every upmarket high street in Britain but this Theatreland original remains an evergreen on the restaurant scene. Celebrity sightings are scarce these days but you’ll still leave feeling like a star.

£50 - £79
Modern European
Bocca di Lupo

31. Bocca di Lupo

12 Archer Street, Soho, London, W1D 7BB

Order eye-opening regional cooking in small or large portions at Jacob Kenedy’s agenda-setting Italian. Soak up the Soho buzz in the dining room at the back or people-watch from the long marble bar.   

£50 - £79
Italian
Hawksmoor Seven Dials

32. Hawksmoor Seven Dials

11 Langley Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JG

You’ll now find Hawksmoors all over the more high-rolling parts of London (as well as Manchester, Edinburgh and New York) but we reckon this Covent Garden outpost distils the feel-good factor that makes the group so special.  

£50 - £79
Steak
British
Indian Accent

33. Indian Accent

16 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4HW

The menu at this Mayfair restaurant explores progressive ideas in Indian cooking while remaining respectful of tradition. Diners can look forward to nostalgic yet inventive Indian cuisine in a setting that’s as smart as its postcode.

£50 - £79
Indian
SquareMeal London Top 100
The Barbary

34. The Barbary

16 Neal's Yard, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9DP

This follow-up to The Palomar is, if anything, even better, extending the Israeli cooking of its sibling to take in northern Africa. There's a small area for drinks and nibbles while you wait for a space at the counter.
£30 - £49
North African
Kiln

35. Kiln

58 Brewer Street, Soho, London, W1F 9TL

London's best Thai restaurant thrills with the fiery flavours of northern Thailand. Beat the queues and rock up by yourself for a solo seat at the counter – small portions mean that you won't want to share.
£30 - £49
Thai
SquareMeal London Top 100
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

36. Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

68 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 4HP

He might be more famous as a TV star than a chef these days but should anyone doubt Gordon Ramsay’s culinary credentials, they should pay a visit to his three Michelin -starred Chelsea flagship, where Matt Abé transmits his master’s vision.

Over £80
British
French
Padella

37. Padella

6 Southwark Street, London Bridge, London, SE1 1TQ

Pasta worth queuing for is the name of the game at no-bookings Padella, but reasonable prices mean that most visitors reckon it's worth the wait, and you have Borough Market to browse until the staff call you back.
£30 - £49
Italian
The Greenhouse

38. The Greenhouse

27a Hay's Mews, Mayfair, London, W1J 5NY

Having retained two Michelin Stars for fifteen years, it’s no wonder that this tranquil oasis in the heart of Mayfair promises sublime food. You’ll pay handsomely at this bastion of serious fine dining, but it’ll be worth it.

Over £80
Modern European
Two Michelin stars
SquareMeal London Top 100
The Clove Club

39. The Clove Club

380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London, EC1V 9LT

Founded by members of the Young Turks hospitality collective, The Clove Club is now part of the Shoreditch establishment, with a Michelin star and a regular place on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list to prove it.
£50 - £79
British
One Michelin star
The Ritz Restaurant

40. The Ritz Restaurant

The Ritz London, 150 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9BR

A unique and very special place on the London dining scene, this grandest of hotel dining rooms is a failsafe option when you have something to celebrate. John Williams’ cooking is as luxurious as the decor.

Over £80
French
One Michelin star
Spring

41. Spring

Somerset House, Lancaster Place, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 1LA

Take your seat within the tranquil surrounds of the restored 19th-Century drawing room at Somerset House and prepare for mouth-watering seasonal dishes designed by SquareMeal’s Female Chef of the Year, Skye Gyngell.

£50 - £79
Modern European
SquareMeal London Top 100
Sushisamba City

42. Sushisamba City

Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate (38-39th floor), City of London, London, EC2N 4AY

Sushisamba boasts locations across the globe, but the London outpost is a particular show-stopper, thanks to its incredible views of the capital’s skyline. It’s not all about the view though, as the fusion menu also wows.
£50 - £79
South American
Japanese
SquareMeal London Top 100
Sexy Fish

43. Sexy Fish

Berkeley Square House, Mayfair, London, W1J 6BR

Sexy Fish is a wonderfully camp restaurant from Caprice Holdings. Wondering what we mean? Well, the pan-Asian brasserie’s interiors (waterfalls, fish-tail motifs and a gold-plated crocodile on the wall) should help you get the idea.

£50 - £79
Fish
Kutir

44. Kutir

10 Lincoln Street, Chelsea, London, SW3 2TS

Chef-patron Rohit Ghai, who has previously worked at the likes of Gymkhana, Jamavar and Bombay Bustle, is the man behind this contemporary fine-dining Indian restaurant in Chelsea, which delivers with its delicate and distinct spicing.

£50 - £79
Indian
Berners Tavern at The London Edition

45. Berners Tavern at The London Edition

10 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 3NP

Berners Tavern is a restaurant from chef Jason Atherton found at the London Edition hotel. The awe-inspiring baroque dining room is matched only by the menu of restrained traditional British cuisine made with expert hands.

£50 - £79
British
Afternoon tea
Kricket Soho

46. Kricket Soho

12 Denman Street, Soho, London, W1D 7HH

Kricket originally started out life as a pop up in Brixton, but its first permanent site proves this is a concept that’s built to last. Expect cracking Indian small plates and plenty of vegetarian options.

£30 - £49
Indian
Gauthier Soho

47. Gauthier Soho

21 Romilly Street, Soho, London, W1D 5AF

Gauthier Soho occupies a three-floor Regency townhouse and looks like a typical haunt for old-school fine-dining. However, behind the gloss is a restaurant that’s in tune with current trends, including the popularity of plant-based diets.

£50 - £79
Vegetarian
Vegan
French
J Sheekey

48. J Sheekey

28-32 St Martin's Court, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4AL

This Theatreland stalwart is as old school as they come, but silky-smooth service and top-notch fish keep things feeling fresh, as too celebrity sightings from stars of the West End stage.
£50 - £79
Fish
Galvin La Chapelle

49. Galvin La Chapelle

35 Spital Square, Spitalfields, London, E1 6DY

Housed inside a converted chapel, split-level Galvin La Chapelle is a warm and inviting space that manages to make its grand surrounds feel cosy. The French-leaning menu that’s served by amiable staff certainly helps too.

£50 - £79
French
One Michelin star
Xier

50. Xier

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

Carlo Scotto’s debut solo restaurant is occasion dining at its best. Replete with theatre, sleek service and Michelin-baiting dishes that are turned out with assembly-line precision, Xier is an intense dining experience that requires several hours.

Over £80
Modern European
SquareMeal London Top 100
Mere

51. Mere

74 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 4QH

Mere is MasterChef Judge Monica Galetti’s flagship restaurant, serving up beautiful modern European food which is often presented with a South Pacific twist (Galetti is Samoan). Happily, the service and setting match the elegant food.

£50 - £79
Modern European
SquareMeal London Top 100
MARCUS

52. MARCUS

The Berkeley, Wilton Place, Belgravia, London, SW1X 7RL

Serving up a modern British menu with international influences, Marcus at the Berkeley remains one of London’s foremost fine dining experiences. With flexible menus and delightful staff, this is an experience not to be missed.

Over £80
British
One Michelin star
SquareMeal London Top 100
Duck & Waffle

53. Duck & Waffle

110 Bishopsgate, City of London, London, EC2N 4AY

Open 24/7 and boasting awe-inspiring views of London’s skyline, Duck & Waffle is a fun and fast-paced dining experience. Expect rich dishes which play with sweet and savoury tastes – the eponymous dish is a must-order.

£50 - £79
International
SquareMeal London Top 100
City Social

54. City Social

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

24 floors high, City Social sits among London’s skyscrapers rather than towering over them. A favourite among the City crowd, dinner here means steaks from the grill or refined, seasonal British meat and fish dishes.

£50 - £79
Modern European
One Michelin star
The Delaunay

55. The Delaunay

55 Aldwych, Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BB

Based on grand Mittel-Europe cafes, The Delaunay offers a cavernous, sumptuous space to enjoy all-day dining in. From sandwiches and afternoon tea through to full three course meals, the menu covers every eventuality.

£50 - £79
Modern European
Afternoon tea
SquareMeal London Top 100
Medlar

56. Medlar

438 King's Road, London, London, SW10 0LJ

Medlar has been popular in Chelsea ever since it opened its doors in 2011, thanks to its slick service and relaxed French menu. Seasonality is championed here for fresh, colourful plates that ensure repeat custom.

£50 - £79
Modern European
SquareMeal London Top 100
Zuma

57. Zuma

5 Raphael Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1DL

Zuma is a staple of Knightsbridge’s restaurant scene and for good reason too. The electric atmosphere and chance to spot famous faces is reason enough to visit, while the masterful Japanese fare seals the deal.

£50 - £79
Sushi
Japanese
The Palomar

58. The Palomar

34 Rupert Street, Soho, London, W1D 6DN

The Palomar’s menu of modern plates inspired by the food of Jerusalem has been a hit with adventurous Londoners since it opened. Bag a seat at the bar for views of the bustling kitchen.

£30 - £49
Middle Eastern
International
SquareMeal London Top 100
Ikoyi

59. Ikoyi

1 St James’s Market, London, SW1Y 4AH

You might not recognise a single dish on the menu at this Michelin-starred West African restaurant in St. James’s, but it won’t matter – everything here tastes great. But then, Ikoyi is under the direction of chef-patron Jeremy Chan.

£30 - £49
West African
One Michelin star
SquareMeal London Top 100
Frog by Adam Handling

60. Frog by Adam Handling

34-38 Southampton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7HF

Frog by Adam Handling is the chef’s flagship restaurant in Covent Garden, which serves a five- or eight-course tasting menu that intrigues and excites. Must-try signature dishes include the chicken fat butter served with sourdough.

£30 - £49
British
Hide Above

61. Hide Above

85 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7NB

Innovative, playful cooking is at the heart of what chef Ollie Dabbous does at Hide Above, showcasing his style of stripped-back fine dining in dishes like a savoury Crème Egg and ‘Garden Ripple’ ice cream.

Over £80
British
SquareMeal London Top 100
Bob Bob Cité

62. Bob Bob Cité

Level 3, The Leadenhall Building , City, London, EC3V 4AB

Bob Bob Cité follows on from its Soho sibling, bringing the signature opulent surrounds to The Cheesegrater. The main draw, perhaps, is the infamous ‘press for Champagne’ button but the Anglo-Russian food is high-end too. 

£50 - £79
French
Blacklock Soho

63. Blacklock Soho

The Basement, 24 Great Windmill Street, Soho, London, W1D 7LG

A temple to meat, Blacklock is best known for its great value ‘all in’ option which sees a pile up of skinny chops on flatbread, while its Sunday roast is arguably the best in London.
£30 - £49
British
Bancone Covent Garden

64. Bancone Covent Garden

39 William IV Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4DD

Serving up fresh pasta at affordable prices, this casual WC2 joint has won legions of fans. It’s all the work of former Locanda Locatelli chef Louis Korovilas, who serves up the likes of oxtail ragu.

£30 - £49
Italian
sketch: Lecture Room & Library

65. sketch: Lecture Room & Library

9 Conduit Street, London, London, W1S 2XG

Now twinkling with a third Michelin star, the have-to-be-seen-to-be-believed interiors of Sketch reach a zenith of opulence in the fine-dining Lecture Room. Head chef Johannes Nuding crafts courses of multiple dishes that look as beautiful as the surroundings.

Over £80
Modern European
Three Michelin stars
No. Fifty Cheyne

66. No. Fifty Cheyne

50 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London, SW3 5LR

Picture a supremely comfortable country-house hotel dining room, only with buzz and fun, and you’ve about got the measure of this neighbourhood gem in SW3. Ex-Atherton Chef Iain Smith is at the helm, so expect top-quality food.

£50 - £79
French
SquareMeal London Top 100
Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

67. Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

The Connaught, Mayfair, London, W1K 2AL

Expect classical French technique combined with a contemporary, spice-infused viewpoint at this two Michelin-starred outpost of chef Hélène Darroze in one of London’s most luxurious hotels, as well as a superb selection of Darroze Armagnac.

Over £80
French
Two Michelin stars
SquareMeal London Top 100
Roka Charlotte Street

68. Roka Charlotte Street

37 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 1RR

With a good hit of theatre from the central robata grill and plates of sparklingly fresh sushi, ROKA Charlotte Street is any Japanophile’s dream. Pull up a chair at the bar for the best views.

Over £80
Sushi
Japanese
SquareMeal London Top 100
Bentley

69. Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill

11-15 Swallow Street, London, W1B 4DG

Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill has dominated the seafood scene in London for over 100 years, and is now headed up by Michelin star chef Richard Corrigan. Expect expertly cooked seafood and the freshest oysters.

£50 - £79
Fish
SquareMeal London Top 100
Arros QD

70. Arros QD

64 Eastcastle Street , Fitzrovia, London, W1W 8NQ

Headed up by three-Michelin-starred chef Quique Dacosta, Arros QD is a paella restaurant, but not as you know it. Wood burning stoves add rich aromas, while the luxurious ingredients used elevate this traditionally humble dish.

£50 - £79
Spanish
SquareMeal London Top 100
Elystan Street

71. Elystan Street

43 Elystan Street, London, London, SW3 3NT

Elystan street is a comfortable neighbourhood restaurant in Chelsea that serves robustly reliable modern European plates. The food is unfussy, unpretentious and heartily portioned without losing its finesse, thanks to chef Phil Howard’s delicate handling.

£50 - £79
Modern European
One Michelin star
SquareMeal London Top 100
Perilla

72. Perilla

1-3 Green Lanes, Newington Green, London, N16 9BS

Perilla’s laidback neighbourhood vibe contrasts with its far more serious menu. The chefs make the most of simple but high-quality produce, resulting in sparkling places of modern European food. Don’t miss the reasonably-priced set menu.

£30 - £49
Modern European
SquareMeal London Top 100
Jamavar

73. Jamavar

8 Mount Street, London, W1K 3NF

While Michelin Star restaurants aren’t a rarity in Mayfair, Jamavar sets itself apart from the rest with its bold and colourful plates of food. Each one manages to carefully balance traditional flavour with modern presentation.

£50 - £79
Indian
One Michelin star
SquareMeal London Top 100
Da Terra

74. Da Terra

8 Patriot Square, London, E2 9NF

This Michelin starred restaurant sits within The Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green and serves up a modern European menu. Expect fresh plates like scallop tartare and sorrel ice cream made with locally foraged herbs.

Over £80
Modern European
One Michelin star
SquareMeal London Top 100
Murano

75. Murano

20 Queen Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 5PP

Angela Hartnett’s Italian has been a foodie mecca since opening in 2017, when it won its Michelin star. Expect modern plates that ignore the usual fine dining trappings in favour of flavour above all else.

Over £80
Italian
One Michelin star
SquareMeal London Top 100
Yauatcha Soho

76. Yauatcha Soho

15-17 Broadwick Street, Soho, London, W1F 0DL

This Soho outpost of international Chinese restaurant brand Yauatcha serves up a wickedly moreish menu of dim sum. Elsewhere there are larger Chinese plates, perfect for dinner, as well as an intricate line-up of patisserie.  

£50 - £79
Chinese
Dim Sum
SquareMeal London Top 100
Cora Pearl

77. Cora Pearl

30 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2F 8NA

Cora Pearl serves up complex comfort food classics that play with seasonal ingredient for delicious rifts on traditional British food. Trendy interiors, a Covent Garden location and a cracking pre-theatre menu are further draws.

£50 - £79
British
French
SquareMeal London Top 100
Hutong at The Shard

78. Hutong at The Shard

Level 33, The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, Southwark, London, SE1 9RY

This London export of a Hong Kong restaurant brand serves up Northern Chinese food in a breath-taking, fine-dining setting; from the 33rd floor of The Shard. This combination offers diners an incomparable all-in experience.  

£50 - £79
Chinese
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Chutney Mary

79. Chutney Mary

73 St James's Street, St James's, London, SW1A 1PH

Chutney Mary was one of London’s original fine dining Indian restaurants, and thirty years on still pulls rank on the capital’s dining scene. Expect plates of things like tandoori Dover sole and Keralan chicken mappas.

£50 - £79
Indian
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Bao Soho

80. Bao Soho

53 Lexington Street, London, W1F 9AS

Fluffy buns and moreish fillings made Bao an almost-overnight success. The original restaurant (there are now five sister sites) continue to draw queues four years later thanks to a winning menu of Taiwanese small plates.

Under £30
Taiwanese
Chinese
Restaurant Story

81. Restaurant Story

199 Tooley Street, London Bridge, London, SE1 2JX

Even diners who dislike tasting menus are likely to be won over by the joy and invention on show at Tom Sellers’ Michelin-starred restaurant near London Bridge. Relaxed service and Scandi-chic interiors are both plus points.

Over £80
British
One Michelin star
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Wild Honey St James

82. Wild Honey St James

8 Pall Mall, St. James's, London, SW1Y 5NG

Wild Honey might have lost the cosy charm of its Mayfair premises but the show-stopping interiors of its new residence within the Sofitel St James are a fair trade. Chef-patron Anthony Demetre’s cooking remains as brilliant as ever.

£50 - £79
Modern European
British
French
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Pétrus

83. Pétrus

1 Kinnerton Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 8EA

“Sophisticated” and “elegant” are words often associated with Gordon Ramsay’s Michelin-starred restaurant in Knightsbridge. Each dish shows off the chefs’ prodigious skills and the expansive wine list makes its own aristocratic statement.

Over £80
Modern European
French
One Michelin star
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La Dame de Pic at Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square

84. La Dame de Pic at Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square

Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square, Tower Hill, London, EC3N 4AJ

Gastronomic thrills abound at Anne-Sophie Pic’s French restaurant, located within the grand former London Port Authority building. Two Michelin Stars attest to Pic’s pedigree and inventiveness, which come together to ensure an experience like no other.

£50 - £79
French
Two Michelin stars
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Rules

85. Rules

35 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7LB

This antiquated establishment has been wining and dining its guests since the late eighteenth century and remains one of London’s most charming restaurants. Expect five-star treatment from top-hatted doormen and charming staff.

£50 - £79
British
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Smoking Goat

86. Smoking Goat

64 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London, E1 6JJ

Trendy and laid-back, Smoking Goat serves up modern Thai barbecue and seafood small plates inspired by Bangkok’s late-night canteens. Big on flavour, but not on price, this Shoreditch eatery is a must-try.

Under £30
Thai
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Flor

87. Flor

1 Bedale Street, Borough, London, SE1 9AL

A bakery, restaurant and wine bar from the team behind Lyle’s was never going to be a flop, and Flor has stayed true to form to become one of London’s hottest tickets in 2019.

£30 - £49
Modern European
Wine Bars
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Social Eating House

88. Social Eating House

58 Poland Street, Soho, London, W1F 7NR

Jason Atherton’s stylish, buzzy, low-lit eatery in Soho earned a Michelin Star within six months of opening and remains one of the capital’s most down-to-earth spots for fancy drinking and dining.

£50 - £79
Modern European
One Michelin star
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Darjeeling Express

89. Darjeeling Express

2nd Floor, 6-8 Kingly Street, Soho, London, W1B 5PW

An all-female team of housewives runs the kitchen at Asma Khan’s Darjeeling Express in Soho, so diners can expect top-notch home-style Indian food that promises to nourish body and soul. Prepare to queue though – it’s mega popular.

Under £30
Indian
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Lyle

90. Lyle's

The Tea Building, Shoreditch, London, E1 6JJ

James Lowe’s Shoreditch restaurant strips away the fancies of gastronomy to leave a bright, buzzy space where disarmingly simple, Michelin-starred food does the talking. It’s seasonal, full-flavoured and affordable food at its best.

£50 - £79
British
One Michelin star
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Roganic

91. Roganic

5-7 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 3DB

Simon Rogan’s Michelin-starred Marylebone restaurant excels at remixing the fine-dining of old in an exciting and delicious way. Expect dainty but dynamic small plates made from ultra-fresh ingredients, some of which are from Rogan’s farm in Cumbria.

Over £80
British
One Michelin star
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Temper Soho

92. Temper Soho

25 Broadwick Street, Soho, London, W1F 0DF

This buzzing bonfire of a restaurant is dedicated to the art of barbecuing in-house butchered steak and meats, which are served alongside traditional corn tacos. Mezcal flights served in traditional clay copitas and cocktails dominate the drinks menu.

£30 - £49
South American
Barbecue
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Dishoom Carnaby

93. Dishoom Carnaby

22 Kingly Street, Soho, London, W1B 5QB

This perennially popular Indian small plates restaurant pays loving homage to the Irani cafés that were once part of the fabric of life in Bombay. Warming comfort food, including the famous bacon naan, ensures queues throughout the day.

£30 - £49
Indian
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Decimo at The Standard

94. Decimo at The Standard

The Standard, King's Cross, London, WC1H 8EG

This buzzy new restaurant from Michelin-starred chef Peter Sanchez-Iglesias blends the Spanish cuisine of his homeland with influences picked up on his travels around Mexico. Great views and slick service are boons too.

£50 - £79
Mexican
Spanish
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Hoppers Soho

95. Hoppers Soho

49 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 4SG

The hype surrounding this Soho eatery might have quelled, but Hoppers remains as popular and tasty as ever on account of its brilliant Sri Lankan small plates and decent prices. Lovely service adds to its appeal.

£30 - £49
Indian
The Quality Chop House

96. The Quality Chop House

92-94 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 3EA

Once a 19th-Century working man's eating house, but now a thoroughly modern enterprise, this Farringdon stalwart serves up modern British cuisine with passion and flair. And the Grade II-listed dining room is beautiful to behold.

£50 - £79
British
Wine Bars
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Kanishka

97. Kanishka

17-19 Maddox Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 2QH

Atul Kochhar’s Indian fine dining restaurant in Mayfair specialises in the little-known cuisine of the Seven Sister States, which border China, Tibet and Burma. Prepare for outstanding flavours and charming service.

£50 - £79
Indian
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Coal Office

98. Coal Office

2 Bagley Walk, King's Cross, London, N1C 4PQ

A seductively hypnotic buzz pervades this canal-side restaurant in Coal Drops Yard where you can tuck into rich Middle Eastern dishes cooked by Assaf Granit, the brains behind the world-famous Machneyuda in Jerusalem.

£30 - £49
Middle Eastern
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Holborn Dining Room

99. Holborn Dining Room

252 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EN

The crowd-pleasing all-day menu at this smart brasserie within the beautiful Rosewood London hotel stretches from filling hot breakfasts to hearty late-night suppers, and receives generous praise from diners for both.

£50 - £79
British
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Circolo Popolare

100. Circolo Popolare

40-41 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1PB

Arguably one of the hottest openings of the year, Circolo Popolare has caused quite a stir on the London dining scene. Little sister to now-infamous Gloria, this buzzy restaurant offers showy interiors and fail-safe Italian dishes.

£30 - £49
Pizza
Italian
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