Restaurants bars London celebrity spotting

Thanks to social media, celebrities are more accessible than ever before. Whether it’s snapchatting their workouts or posting Instagrams of their latest outfits, you can easily get an inside look into the life of your favourite star. You can now also dine with them (well, maybe not at the same table) with our pick of London restaurants that are great for star spotting – just remember to stay cool.

Chiltern Firehouse London restaurant bar

Chiltern Firehouse, Marylebone

Celeb sighting: Arguably the modern-day London celeb haunt, Chiltern Firehouse continues to dominate column inches with its international menu drawing in the likes of Princess Beatrice, Brooklyn Beckham and Goldie Hawn in recent months. Book Chiltern Firehouse here

Where: 1 Chiltern Street, W1U 7PA

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China Tang, Mayfair

Celeb sighting: The Dorchester has played host to many a famous face over the years and its high-end Chinese restaurant has star power by the bucketload. The restaurant’s eye-catching decor is perfectly suited to recent visitor Katy Perry’s equally vibrant wardrobe. Book China Tang here

Where: The Dorchester, 53 Park Lane, W1K 1QA

Dean Street Townhouse Afternoon Tea

Dean Street Townhouse, Soho

Celeb sighting: Soho’s restaurant scene is full of famous faces. Dean Street Townhouse has welcomed several stars to its restaurant over the years, enjoying a recent visit from Claire Foy and Matt Smith, stars of must-watch Netflix drama The CrownBook Dean Street Townhouse here

Where: 69-71 Dean Street, W1D 3SE

Hakkasan Mayfair London restaurant bar

Hakkasan Mayfair, Mayfair

Celeb sighting: This swanky Chinese has long been a hit with London diners and tends to draw the flashier celeb crowd, who are looking to Instagram their visit. Kim Kardashian’s regular haunt when she’s in London is also frequented by TOWIE stars Megan McKenna and Fearne McCann. Book Hakkansan Mayfair here

Where: 17 Bruton Street, W1J 6QB

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The Ivy, Covent Garden

Celeb sighting: Although Richard Caring’s brand recently rolled out across the country, the original Ivy still remains the most popular. Drawing in celebrities from across the spectrum, its most recent high-profile guest is hard to beat – Queen Elizabeth II popped in for a friend’s birthday dinner. Book The Ivy here

Where: 1-5 West Street, WC2H 9NQ

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Nobu Berkeley St, Mayfair

Celeb sighting: A decade is a long time in the restaurant world, but the Mayfair Nobu has remained extremely popular with the London ‘it’ crowd since opening in the noughties. Among those chowing down, you might find diva songstresses Nicole Scherzinger and Mariah Carey. Book Nobu Berkeley St here

Where: 15 Berkeley Street, W1J 8DY

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Scott’s, Mayfair

Celeb sighting: Pulling in Mayfair’s great and good, Scott’s has hosted the likes of top actress Gemma Arterton, as well as blonde beauty Holly Willoughby and former Spice Girl Emma Bunton. Book Scott’s here 

Where: 20 Mount Street, W1K 2HE

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Sexy Fish, Mayfair

Celeb sighting: This OTT Pan-Asian site is known for its in-your-face decor and eye-watering prices. You’re very likely to spot a famous face or two on your visit, with recent diners including top model Bella Hadid, presenter Laura Whitmore and Instagram fitness guru Joe Wicks. Book Sexy Fish here

Where: Berkeley Square House, W1J 6BR

Sushisamba Japanese fusion restaurant London City

Sushisamba, City

Celeb sighting: Known for its stunning views of the capital and vibrant food offering, Sushisamba is also great for celeb spotting. This year alone, it’s already enjoyed visits from model Oliver Cheshire and sex-symbol-turned-activist Pamela Anderson. Book Sushisamba here 

Where: 38-39th floor, Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AY

Can’t get enough of rubbing shoulders with A-listers? Take a look at our full list of London restaurants that are great for star spotting.

This article was published 20 June 2017