752 Restaurants near Westminster London

We found 752 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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Terroirs

Terroirs

London, WC2N 4DW
0.9 miles
What we think
"Offering an authentic slice of Gallic charm just off Trafalgar Square, Terroirs is a regular hit with readers who rate the "buzzy and lively" atmospher ..." Read our full review
NOPI - Downstairs

NOPI - Downstairs

London, W1B5NE
1.0 miles
Here you'll find the same food as the main dining hall, served on large, shared marble tables in front of the open kitchen. Find out more
J Sheekey Atlantic Bar

J Sheekey Atlantic Bar

London, WC2N 4AL
1.0 miles
What we think
"A rebranding of what could be considered as London’s most famous fish restaurant has moved the focus from slippery bivalves to lots of other fish ..." Read our full review
Boulestin

Boulestin

London, SW1A 1EF
0.6 miles
What we think
"Inspired by the eponymous French restaurateur, Boulestin is Gallic to its bones, but keen to demonstrate a wider perspective. After 10 minutes amid its ..." Read our full review
Coya Mayfair Pisco Lounge

Coya Mayfair Pisco Lounge

London, W1J 7NW
0.7 miles
What we think
"For a cut-price taste of posh Piccadilly Peruvian restaurant, Coya Mayfair, head for its buzzy Latin American-style bar. Pisco Sour, made with Peru&rsq ..." Read our full review
'O ver St James's

'O ver St James's

London, SW1Y 4RJ
0.8 miles
A sibling to the Borough original, this pizza joint specialises in dough made with sea water. Found in St James’s Market (which also houses Ikoyi and ... Find out more
Veeraswamy

Veeraswamy

London, W1B 4RS
0.9 miles
What we think
"Founded in 1926, London’s oldest Indian is currently under the aegis of MW Eat, the company behind Chutney Mary and Amaya. Those regal beginnings ..." Read our full review
Benares (bar)

Benares (bar)

London, W1J 6BS
1.0 miles
What we think
" It’s not obligatory to shell out on a big Benares blowout; the standalone bar/lounge at this starry Berkeley Square Indian is tickety-boo for ti ..." Read our full review
Zoo

Zoo

London, WC2H 7AS
1.0 miles
What we think
" If you crave a fine, peaty malt savoured in rarefied company, this brash pile is not for you – the Zoo can live up to its name when the going gets h ..." Read our full review
Locket's

Locket's

London, SW1A 1HA
0.6 miles
OPENS AUTUMN 2019 This café and wine bar comes from the team behind the legendary Wiltons restaurant (London’s second-oldest) on Jermyn Street ... Find out more
Horse & Groom

Horse & Groom

London, SW1X 7BA
0.7 miles
What we think
" Dating to the 1870s, this cobalt-blue pub & dining room is hidden away in Belgravia’s backstreets. Drinkers head for the wood-panelled ground-fl ..." Read our full review
Olivogelo

Olivogelo

London, SW1W 9RB
0.7 miles
What we think
"With a mini empire including Olivo, Oliveto, Olivomare and Olivocarne, restaurateur Mauro Sanna may have established himself as the Sardinian king of B ..." Read our full review
Baja Room at El Camion

Baja Room at El Camion

London, W1F 0RR
1.0 miles
What we think
" The original El Camion Mexicano on Portobello Road now has a sibling in the shape of the Baja Room (formerly Dick’s Bar) – a dive bar & in-the-k ..." Read our full review
Munich Cricket Club

Munich Cricket Club

London, SW1H 0HW
0.1 miles
This eccentric, big-hearted spot is set up as a Bavarian bierkeller, with everything from Krombacher pils to Munich’s Paulaner (brewing since 1634). T ... 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.