897 Restaurants near Westminster London

We found 897 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. 

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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Podium Restaurant & Bar

Green Park, W1K 1BE
0.9 miles
What we think
"Untrammelled excess is the guiding principle at the Park Lane Hilton’s Podium Restaurant & Bar, where afternoon tea goes by the name of &lsqu ..." Read our full review

Gaucho Piccadilly

Piccadilly Circus, W1B 4QR
0.9 miles
What we think
"This ‘typically slick’ branch of the upmarket, Argentinian-themed group still pulls in the diners thanks to its high-visibility location, f ..." Read our full review

Eleanor's Bar at Charing Cross Hotel

London, WC2N 5HX
0.9 miles
What we think
" For a clue to the identity of the eponymous Eleanor, scrutinise the elaborate carved (Charing) cross outside. The beloved wife of Edward I, Queen El ..." Read our full review

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

Sticks 'N' Sushi Victoria

London, SW1E 5DJ
0.3 miles
What we think
"This “contemporary and relaxing” Japanese chain hails from Copenhagen and you’ll spot a minimalist Scandi influence, with designer fu ..." Read our full review

Feathers Hotel Redhill

Redhill, RH1 3EA
0.8 miles
The Feathers is a beautiful old English pub, in the small village of Merstham, close to Redhill and Reigate. With a warm and generous-sized interior and sun ... Find out more

Cafe Mexicali

Stroud Green, N4 3PX
0.8 miles
With 11 years of experience cooking in the finest restaurants, our chef is excited to present their vision to you and all our guests. Our caring and committ ... Find out more

MNKY LNGE

Green Park, W1S 4LQ
0.8 miles
What we think
"The ground floor of glam Mayfair eatery MNKY HSE is home to its stylish bar, where low tables, plush velvet seats and expansive sofas make for a decade ..." Read our full review

Shepherd Market Wine House

London, W1J 7PN
0.8 miles
What we think
"Shepherd Market is a reminder of a less corporate bygone age. Into its quaint alleyways comes this indie wine merchant and bar: sister to the no less s ..." Read our full review

Wagamama Belvedere Road

London, SE1 8XX
1.0 miles
What we think
"Wagamama got the nation eating noodles…& edamame, & miso, & gyoza too. This good-time, high-speed nationwide chain tweaks its offeri ..." Read our full review

J Sheekey Atlantic Bar

London, WC2N 4AL
1.0 miles
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"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

Petrichor at The Cavendish London

London, SW1Y 6JF
0.7 miles
Discreetly located on the first floor of the stylish Cavendish London Hotel, Petrichor is a far cry from the hustle and bustle of nearby Piccadilly Circu ... Find out more

The Parlour at Fortnum & Mason

London, W1A 1ER
0.8 miles
What we think
"Situated on the first floor of Fortnum & Mason’s venerable foodie emporium, The Parlour offers an ice-cream spree and more besides for adults ..." Read our full review

Novikov - Italian Restaurant

London, W1J 8HA
0.8 miles
What we think
"This slick, flashy gastro-complex from Russian restaurant guru Arkady Novikov is best-known for its swanky Asian Restaurant, although the venue also in ..." Read our full review

Bassoon

London, SW1A 2BD
0.8 miles
What we think
"Like its orchestral namesake, Bassoon strikes a smooth tone, thanks to a combination of great drinks, slick service and sophisticated surroundings &nda ..." Read our full review
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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.