Best restaurants in St Paul's

There’s plenty to see and do around St Paul’s, the most famous being Christopher Wren’s stunning St Paul’s Cathedral, so you’re bound to work up an appetite. Luckily, we’ve compiled a handy list of the best restaurants in St Paul's to help make sure you’re well-fuelled for work, sightseeing or whatever else might bring you to this historic part of London.

Updated on 05 July 2023

Whether you approach from The City or the South Bank via the stunning Millennium Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral is a breath-taking sight. Visitors from all over the world can be found marvelling at it every day of the week as busy commuters and City workers dash past on their way to the office or to meetings. The stunning Cathedral isn’t the only reason people visit this pocket of London though. This iconic area is brimming with sleek offices belonging to high-flying businesses and sightseers looking for a place to stop and enjoy an excellent meal in the heart of the capital.  

There are plenty of great restaurants in the St Paul’s area, whether you’re on the hunt for somewhere fancy, quick or dependable. Our carefully crafted list of the best places to eat in St Paul's is designed to help you find the very best dining spot for your needs, whether that’s a casual team lunch with colleagues, a post-shopping pit-stop, or perhaps you’re a local looking for a charming hidden gem.  

Our list of St Paul's best and brighest restaurants includes burger joints, rooftop restaurants and even a mozzarella bar (yes, you read that correctly). You can be sure that whatever you're in the mood for, you're sure to find a restaurant in this list to fit the bill. Have a scroll to discover them all, then click 'book now' to find out more about the restaurant, including opening hours, menus, photos and more.

Obica Mozzarella Bar – St Paul

Obica Mozzarella Bar – St Paul's

Unit 4, 5-7 Limeburners Lane, City of London, London, EC4M 7AX

Obica’s mozzarella is hand-made using premium buffalo milk and comes in a variety of different ways – in paninis, ciabattas, focaccia and salads. Enjoy alongside the seasonal soups, plates of bresaola with fennel, and pastries.

£30 - £49
Italian
Taberna Etrusca

Taberna Etrusca

9-11 Bow Churchyard, London, London, EC4M 9DQ

Established in the sixties, Taberna Etrusca is a classic trattoria-style Italian restaurant serving up fresh homemade pasta in a classically luxe setting. You’ll find plenty of internationally-inspired dishes too, alongside mostly Italian wines.

£30 - £49
Italian
Rucoletta

Rucoletta

6 Foster Lane, Blackfriars, London, EC2V 6HH

Situated in the shadow of St Paul’s Cathedral, this family-run Italian joint has been delivering good, honest trattoria food for more than 30 years. The service is charming and the excellent homemade pasta is worth visiting for alone. 

£30 - £49
Italian
Paternoster Chop House

Paternoster Chop House

35 Old Bailey, Blackfriars, London, EC4M 7AU

There’s more to Paternoster Chop House than the Channel 4 television programme 'First Dates', namely robust yet refined plates fresh from the Josper grill. Meat and fish feature heavily, and the heated covered terrace is a lovely spot of an evening.

£50 - £79
British
Burger and Lobster City

Burger and Lobster City

1 Bread Street, City of London, London, EC4M 9BE

Dependably delicious and refreshingly limited, the menu at Burger & Lobster’s City location is short but sweet. Take your pick from meaty burgers, juicy steamed or chargrilled lobster, and buttery lobster rolls in toasted brioche.

£30 - £49
Burgers
Fish
Gordon Ramsay Street Pizza - St Paul

Gordon Ramsay Street Pizza - St Paul's

10 Bread Street, City of London, London, EC4M 9AJ

This is a wonderfully versatile restaurant where you can eat by the slice US-style or opt for bottomless pizza. The charred aubergine pizza is a great shout for vegans, while the breakfast pizza is probably the best idea anyone’s ever had.

Under £30
Pizza
Enoteca da Luca St Pauls

Enoteca da Luca St Pauls

20-21 Watling Street, City of London, London, EC4M 9BR

Dotted around the city, these Italian restaurants make for excellent stop-off points for seriously tempting platters of antipasti, cheese and sharing plates. Prices are on the high side, but dishes such as Angus fillet beef carpaccio with black truffle are delicious enough to warrant them.

£50 - £79
Italian
Wine Bars
Madison

Madison

One New Change, City of London, London, EC4M 9AF

Sip wine or fizz by the glass and tuck into small bites and charcuterie boards featuring the likes of salt-marsh lamb with roasted tomato as you take in the outstanding views of the cathedral from this al-fresco spot high above the city.

£50 - £79
Modern European
Ping Pong Bow Bells House

Ping Pong Bow Bells House

1 Bread Street, City of London, London, EC4M 9BE

Dishes at this Pan-Asian chain are designed to share, making it a great place to dine in a group. From dim sum to har gau, bao buns and spring rolls, the menu is full of classic favourites that won’t break the bank. 

£30 - £49
Dim Sum
Bread Street Kitchen

Bread Street Kitchen

10 Bread Street, Blackfriars, London, EC4M 9AJ

Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day of the week, Bread Street Kitchen is a safe bet for mixed groups. The globally-inspired menu covers all bases meaning even the fussiest of guests are sure to find something they like the look of.

£50 - £79
Bars
International
The Ivy Asia London

The Ivy Asia London

20 New Change Passage, St Paul's, London, EC4M 9AG

Head to the Ivy Asia for Asian-inspired dishes such as miso black cod, avocado and crispy tofu with lime and ginger dressing, and salmon fillet teriyaki. The restaurant also serves up a wide range of cocktails inspired by the continent.

£50 - £79
Pan Asian

Evidently, St Paul's has plenty to offer, but if you're still struggling to find a spot that tickles your fancy, then have a look at the best restaurants in the City of London for more options in the area. Or, venture further afield and peruse our ultimate guide to the capital's top 100 restaurants, which includes our most highly-rated spots right now.

Need a venue that's guaranteed to impress clients? A private dining room is a surefire way to leave a lasting impression on guests. Check out our round-up of private dining rooms in Fleet Street and St Paul's to cater for your special occasion.

 

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