773 Restaurants near Westminster London

We found 773 restaurants within 1 miles 1 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. 

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Giraffe Victoria

Giraffe Victoria

London, SW1V 1JZ
0.4 miles
What we think
"Go around the world in 80 minutes at Giraffe, the globally inspired chain that dares to put edamame, za’atar-spiced naan & Thai stir-fries on ..." Read our full review
The Ship & Shovell

The Ship & Shovell

London, WC2N 5PH
0.8 miles
What we think
"Technically speaking, the name should be The Ship & The Shovell. Facing one another across a narrow alleyway, these two scarlet-painted pothouses a ..." Read our full review
Vespa

Vespa

London, WC2H 7AH
0.9 miles
Vespa is an authentic INDEPENDENT Italian restaurant in the heart of London’s iconic Leicester Square. We offer a fantastic array of home cooked Itali ... Find out more
Chef's Table Culinary Experience at Marcus

Chef's Table Culinary Experience at Marcus

London, SW1X 7RL
0.9 miles
An immersive, memorable dining experience in a private entertaining space overlooking the restaurant’s Michelin starred kitchen, the Chef's Table at M ... Find out more
The Fox & Hounds - Passmore Street

The Fox & Hounds - Passmore Street

London, SW1W 8HR
0.9 miles
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" Bedecked with colourful, trailing hanging baskets, this tiny drinking den close to Sloane Square Tube station is a real gem. The name is apposite: i ..." Read our full review
M Raw Victoria Street

M Raw Victoria Street

London, SW1E 6SQ
0.1 miles
Leading the exciting new dining scene emerging in Victoria – M is a multi-faceted venue comprising of a Wine Bar and Tasting Room, Cocktail Bar, Priva ... Find out more
Afternoon Tea at Park Plaza Riverbank

Afternoon Tea at Park Plaza Riverbank

London, SE1 7TJ
0.7 miles
Join us for Afternoon Tea at the Executive LoungeTreat yourself and your loved ones to an English Afternoon Tea experience at the Executive Lounge with a br ... Find out more
San Carlo St James's

San Carlo St James's

London, SW1Y 4LR
0.8 miles
What we think
"Following its recent takeover of the rooftop space at Selfridges, International Italian restaurant group San Carlo has also opened this Regent Street s ..." Read our full review
The Blue Strawberry Bistro

The Blue Strawberry Bistro

Chelmsford, CM3 2DW
0.8 miles
5th View Champagne & Seafood Bar

5th View Champagne & Seafood Bar

London, W1J 9LE
0.8 miles
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" The space devoted to food & beverages at Waterstone’s flagship premises has expanded over the years. Now, the entire top floor is one big all-da ..." Read our full review
Gymkhana Bar

Gymkhana Bar

Mayfair, W1S 4JH
0.8 miles
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"Gymkahna clubs were ubiquitous in India under the British Raj: places where nobs and nabobs assembled for sports and other de rigueur recreational purs ..." Read our full review
Royal Academy Grand Cafe

Royal Academy Grand Cafe

London, W1J 0BD
0.8 miles
What we think
" Peyton & Byrne’s ever-growing list of nostalgic canteens, bakeries and restaurants have found their way into some of the proudest cultural i ..." Read our full review
Duck & Waffle Local

Duck & Waffle Local

London, SW1Y 4RP
0.8 miles
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"London’s second Duck & Waffle is an altogether more earth-bound proposition than its City sibling. While the skyscraping original shouts dest ..." Read our full review
Rapha Cycle Club

Rapha Cycle Club

London, W1F 9ZN
0.9 miles
Rapha’s first-ever Clubhouse was launched in 2012 and instantly became a destination for the London cycling community. The location proved so popular ... Find out more
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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.