758 Restaurants near Westminster London

We found 758 restaurants within 1 miles1 miles of Westminster London

Home to some of London’s most iconic monuments and attractions, it’s no surprise that Westminster is a bustling location filled with tourists looking to snap all the best pictures and Londoners headed for an after work drink or bite. Westminster is filled with a traditional and rich living history and this is no doubt reflected in its restaurant scene. Decadent buildings, fine dining and traditional Briitish eateries can all be found in Westminster - popular with tourists and locals who enjoy their dining with a side order of historic architecture. 

Start browsing our comprehensive directory of restaurants in Westminster - each restaurant has had an independent review written by one of our in house experts and you can filter Westminter restaurants by price, cuisine or by our independent SquareMeal rating.

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Kazan

Kazan

London, SW1V 1DW
0.4 miles
What we think
"“Quite a find among the tourist dross at the back of Victoria”, Kazan is all about Ottoman opulence – antique lamps and silk cushions may have given wa ..." Read our full review
Garfunkels - Cockspur Street

Garfunkels - Cockspur Street

London, SW1Y 5BN
0.7 miles
Well located just off Trafalgar Square, we are seconds from Nelsons Column, WhiteHall and the National Portrait Gallery. Relax in a spacious window booth an ... Find out more
The Jazz Lounge at The Wellesley London

The Jazz Lounge at The Wellesley London

London, SW1X 7LY
0.9 miles
A celebrated experience in our Jazz Lounge, we invite you to discover and delight in The Wellesley Afternoon Tea. London?s newest address defines a new l ... Find out more
The Piano Works West End

The Piano Works West End

London, WC2H 7DH
0.9 miles
What we think
"This buzzy sibling to the Farringdon original is at home in the West End, thanks to a packed schedule of live music, featuring pianists and full-s ..." Read our full review
Hungerford House Bar & Kitchen

Hungerford House Bar & Kitchen

London, WC2N 6PA
0.9 miles
With its history dating back to the early 1900’s, the ground floor of this impressive former power station has been transformed into a contemporary an ... Find out more
Bella Italia - Irving Street

Bella Italia - Irving Street

London, WC2H 7AT
0.9 miles
Found along Irving Street, just off Leicester Square, Bella Italia is a prime destination for well priced Italian dining in the West End. Close to the nu ... Find out more
Patisserie Valerie Motcomb Street

Patisserie Valerie Motcomb Street

London, SW1X 8LB
0.9 miles
What we think
" From bohemian beginnings in 1920s Soho, Patisserie Valerie’s unstoppable rise has seen the group grow to some 49 outlets & counting. The origina ..." Read our full review
Mr Fogg's Society of Exploration

Mr Fogg's Society of Exploration

London, WC2E 9HH
1.0 miles
What we think
"Modelled on the exploits of Jules Verne's globetrotting Victorian adventurer Phileas Fogg, this height-of-Empire curiosity will be a camp hoot to lover ..." Read our full review
Caraffini

Caraffini

London, SW1W 8DH
1.0 miles
What we think
" With its signature scribbled across the windows, cheery cream & blue interiors & an ample pavement terrace, Caraffini is an archetypal Chels ..." Read our full review
The Palace Lounge at The Rubens at The Palace Hotel (afternoon tea)

The Palace Lounge at The Rubens at The Palace Hotel (afternoon tea)

London, SW1W 0PS
0.3 miles
What we think
"The Rubens Hotel makes the most of its proximity to Buckingham Palace and brings out the flag-waving royalist in all its guests, British subjects or no ..." Read our full review
Ginza Onodera

Ginza Onodera

St. James's, SW1Y 6AL
0.7 miles
What we think
"The corner of the West End where Mayfair segues into St James’s has become the spiritual home of London’s slick, modern Japanese restaurant ..." Read our full review
The Garden Bar, Champagne Terrace at The Ritz London

The Garden Bar, Champagne Terrace at The Ritz London

London
0.7 miles
What we think
" A glitzy, ritzy addition to London’s summer season, the secluded Garden Bar, Champagne Terrace looks a picture with its beautiful Italian mosaic flo ..." Read our full review
The Old Shades

The Old Shades

London, SW1A 2BX
0.7 miles
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3 and 6 Bar

3 and 6 Bar

London, W1A 1ER
0.8 miles
What we think
"Largely unannounced, off F&M’s gent’s department, this bijou bar is a pretty prospect – despite certain furnishings suggesting a ..." Read our full review
Tasting Sicily Enzo's Kitchen

Tasting Sicily Enzo's Kitchen

London, SW1Y 4EA
0.8 miles
Italian Restaurant Authentic Sicilian Food in London Piccadilly Find out more

Thanks to its location as the heart of government, there’s rarely a time when all eyes aren’t focused on Westminster. But where to eat around 10 Downing Street and the Houses of Parliament? Subsidised meals for MPs in the Palace of Westminster mean there aren’t as many top restaurants as you might think in this historic corner of central London – but politicians still need somewhere to unwind, as well as to cook up all manner of intrigue. Read on to find out which Westminster restaurants get our vote.

 

Breakfast in Westminster

Aster 150 Victoria Street, SW1E 5LB

If you’re after a decent breakfast in Westminster but don’t want to eat in a hotel, you’ll have to wander a little further west to the shiny new Nova development, where you’ll find this Scandi-style D&D London restaurant and café. Executive chef Helena Puolakka hails from Finland, so expect cinnamon buns, ligonberry mousse and smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on rye bread.

Blue Boar Conrad London St James Hotel, 22-28 Broadway, SW1H 9LQ

Set right in the heart of Westminster, this hotel restaurant has a clubby demeanour enhanced by subdued lighting, dark woodwork, chocolate-brown leather seating and thick patterned carpets. The British menu follows suit, offering plates of old-school comfort – smoked kippers, omelette Arnold Bennett – plus avocado on toast with poached eggs to prove that this is the 21st century.

Quirinale 1 Great Peter Street, SW1P 3LL

Elegant Quirinale has all the trappings that suited-and-booted Westminster lobbyists and government flunkies appreciate: discreet service, a traditional Italian menu and a kitchen that always delivers. A huge skylight floods the basement dining room at lunchtime, while the short menu of classics makes time-pressed ordering easy: think beef carpaccio or veal cutlet Milanese.  

Rex Whistler Tate Britain, Millbank, SW1P 4RG

A restaurant as full of culture and character as any exhibit in the glorious Tate Britain, this aptly named eatery comes wrapped in a full-size Whistler mural depicting a hunt for mythical rare meats. Typical lunch dishes might include a carefully assembled heritage tomato salad or slow-cooked beef, while a brilliantly curated wine list is priced for enjoyment rather than mere admiration.

Quilon 41 Buckingham Gate, SW1E 6AF

Shell motifs and an undulating wave-like ceiling point up the maritime theme at this serene Michelin-starred South Indian specialist. Seafood is the undoubted high point of the menu, and dishes such as crab cakes gently spiced with curry leaves, ginger and chilli or giant juicy shell-on prawns cooked in an onion, tomato and coconut masala are well worth a trip across town. 

Shepherd’s of Westminster Marsham Court, Marsham Street, SW1P 4LA

Keeping the Westminster cogs lubricated since 1993, this discreet British restaurant and bar is a classy choice for business lunches, grown-up dinners and political intriguing. Some tables feature high screens (perfect for secret powwows), but ample windows and light-coloured walls prevent an oppressive atmosphere. Dishes such as Cornish cod with cockles are reasonably priced and satisfying.

Cheap eats in Westminster

Tozi 8 Gillingham Street, SW1V 1HJ

Wedged between the tourist honeypots of Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace, SW1 is not the cheapest of postcodes, but order with restraint at Tozi and the bill needn’t make you wince. Pick of the Italian tapas are pizzette topped with Taleggio, mushrooms and sausage, plus an elegant salad of asparagus and quail’s egg with black truffle.  

Worth paying a bit more for

Roux at Parliament Square 1 Great George Street, SW1P 3AD

Michel Roux Jnr might be the figurehead, but the kitchen of this Roux outpost is headed up by MasterChef: The Professionals winner Michael Groves, whose cooking is beyond reproach. Sit in the bar over cocktails or a glass of fizz before joining the corporate types and lobbyists in the dining room for the whole caboodle, including unmissable confit suckling pig scented with star anise.

Blowing your budget

The Cinnamon Club The Old Westminster Library, 30-32 Great Smith Street, SW1P 3BU

The wood panelling and book-lined walls of the Old Westminster Library are the comfortable backdrop for some seriously classy dining at this famous Indian. As befits a restaurant of this grandeur, the menu is well stocked with luxury ingredients – Bengali-style lobster thermidor sits alongside tandoori breast of Anjou squab – and the wine list is as impressive as the cooking.

Alfresco dining in Westminter

Caxton Grill St Ermin's Hotel, 2 Caxton Street, SW1H 0QW

This hotel restaurant’s terrace is a rare outdoor oasis in Westminster and overlooks a tree-lined courtyard. Nibble on a sharing box of finger food (the hotel has a roof garden growing fruits, vegetables and herbs for the kitchen) or a light-bites bar menu of crowd-pleasers like burrata cheese and plum tartar crisp breads, while sipping on a crisp Côtes du Rhône.

Cocktails in Westminster

Equus Bar The Royal Horseguards, 2 Whitehall Court, SW1A 2EJ

Set in what was the Secret Service’s WWII HQ, Equus pays homage to cavalrymen (not Peter Shaffer’s dark play), and its three comfortable rooms are bedecked with various heroic wall hangings. Well-made cocktails are named after past guests: a Manhattan-style Gladstone, say, or Negroni-style George Bernard Shaw.

Zander 45 Buckingham Gate, SW1E 6BS

One of the longest bars you’re likely to encounter, Zander attracts swarms of thirsty commuters and hotel guests with its mix of stainless steel, futuristic padded purple sofas, subdued lighting and comfy little nooks – perfect for a business tête-à-tête or sly assignation. Sit at the bar, admire the rows of spirits, and enjoy premier treatment from courteous staff who mix classic cocktails. 

If you want to see all that Westminster has to offer, check out our list of the best restaurants in Westminster, or if you’re looking to explore further afield, have a look at our guides to Chelsea and Clerkenwell.