Late Night Restaurants London – Top 10 Places for Late Night

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We’ve added a slew of new late-night eateries, including Bungatini (a pizza above Bunga Bunga), Flat Iron (for inexpensive steak), and Tandoor Chop House in Covent Garden (a vibey Indian joint). Alternatively, visit Shoreditch for Smoking Goat’s Thai drinking cuisine or King’s Cross for Casa Pastor’s modern take on Mexican classics. Gökyüzü (a Turkish classic in Harringay), Voodoo Ray’s pizza establishment in Dalston, and the sleek, glossy Park Chinois in Mayfair is well worth a late-night visit. Want to find a spot to sit down and have a meal after 11 p.m., but don’t want to go to a late-night bar or club where the food takes a second seat to the drinks? Here are our recommendations for the top 10 late-night restaurants in London in the lively West End and beyond.

Late Night Restaurants London – Top 10 Places for Late Night

1. Lahore Karahi

Lahore Karahi

This Pakistani eatery in Tooting has the earliest closing time on the list. However, orders for lamb chops or keema karahi may place until midnight.

Guests are welcomed with open arms and pillowy naans at this welcoming establishment, which makes it an excellent choice for post-pub pakoras or late-night mixed grill meals. While there, one could even run into London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

2. Arthur Hooper’s

Arthur Hooper's

Arthur Hooper’s The menu’s primary draw is a selection of delectable Italian restaurant dishes ranging from handmade pappardelle with duck ragù and orange pangrattato to mussels with ‘nduja and chickpeas.

Continental cheeses, cured meats, and plenty of vegetable selections give diversity, and AH also works as a dark, brooding wine bar.

3. Ranoush Juice

Ranoush Juice

The iconic Beirut Express on Edgware Road has regretfully closed, but for late-night Lebanese, go down the road to Ranoush Juice, also part of the Maroush Group.

Spend your evening soaking in the after-hours buzz with chicken shawarma drizzled in garlic sauce and deep-fried golden pastries stuffed with feta and chopped lamb. The restaurant is the ideal post-party hangout, constantly bustling till 3 a.m.

4. Bababoom


A high-end kebab shop in Battersea? You’d best believe it! Bababoom is a pomegranate-colored diamond sparkling amid the neighborhood chains, a class act cooking the simple thing from a handmade charcoal grill with slow-burning’ and ‘strong heat’ portions.

Ingredients are painstakingly prepared, there are just four ‘fillings,’ quantities are large, and the staff is a friendly lot. It should note that Bababoom primarily serves walk-ins.

5. Jinjuu Soho

Jinjuu Soho

Get to Kingly Court for that late-night KFC need… no, not one of Colonel Sanders’ box dinners, but Korean fried chicken.

Jinjuu’s trademark crispy chicken thighs are available till 1.30 a.m. Choose from bulgogi meat tacos, bibimbap, and carnitas fries in the early hours (think melted cheddar, short rib beef, and kimchi). We’ll take one of each item.

6. Balthazar


This NYC import combines Gallic joie de vivre with quick US customer service in a glammed-up environment of red leather banquettes, antique mirrored walls, and mosaic flooring.

Manhattan meets Montmartre on an all-day menu fit for a special night out — we recommend the onion soup, the duck shepherd’s pie, and the kitchen’s twisted take on pavlova. Don’t forget to try the renowned Balthazar bread. Until 1 a.m., press for champagne. Drink champagne and dine on truffle fries, lobster mac and cheese, chicken Kyiv, and caviar at Bob Bob Ricard’s opulent Soho dining room. Expect a wild night out if you embrace the OTT atmosphere.

7. Bob Bob Ricard

Bob Bob Ricard

At this wildly absurd place, the only way is ‘excess’ – a luxurious shoo-in for some raucous Gatsby-style fun powered by a significant contingent of excellent champagnes (press the buzzers on each booth for a bubbly top-up).

Patriotic Brits should take in the Roaring Twenties ambiance while ordering comfort favorites from the Anglo-Russian menu — fish pie, chicken Kyiv, beef wellington, and Eton mess are all enhanced by iced vodka shots. The legendary London restaurant Bob Bob Ricard Soho delivers traditional British and Russian cuisine to a diverse clientele in London’s most magnificent all-booth dining area. It is famed for pouring more champagne than any other restaurant in Britain, and each table has a “Press for Champagne” button.

8. Opium Cocktail bar and Dim Sum Parlour

Opium Cocktail bar and Dim Sum Parlour

To dine and drink on Opium’s many levels, enter via a jade-colored entrance on Gerrard Street and wind up a tiny staircase. Each decadently designed bar provides superb cocktail clubs and some of the most OK drinking food dim sum in London.

The dumpling menu includes tea matching suggestions for those who aren’t into the hard stuff. Siu Mai (pork and prawn dumplings) with Kyoto oolong or mushroom and truffle dumplings with Darjeeling from its namesake location. We’re open till 3 a.m.

9. Booma


Curry and beer are a streetwise combination made in heaven, and Brixtonites can enjoy the best of both worlds under one roof at Booma. This contemporary diner takes its North Indian sharing platters and its bevies seriously.

Order favorites like achari paneer tikka, wonderfully spicy black dhal, and luscious tandoor-charred lamb chops, then order a one-third or two-third measure of craft beers, ciders, and stouts from across the world (maybe a Rodenbach Grand Cru sour/sweet red ale’ from Belgium).

10. Brasserie Zédel

Brasserie Zédel

Dining on a grand scale for the price of a bus ticket Corbin & King’s tribute to the famous Parisian brasserie is a massive art-deco setting that welcomes all-comers eager for a good time right off Piccadilly Circus.

The affordable French basics are the main lure, with set menus starting at only £10.50 for two meals – consider beef haché with Frites and dark chocolate délice. Otherwise, try the steak restaurant tartare, choucroute, beef bourguignon, or tarte au citron from the menu. Wines are also reasonably priced.


London is a 24-hour metropolis with energy flowing through its streets all day and night, yet not long ago, late-night food and drink choices couldn’t keep up with the city’s partygoers and shift workers. However, change is in the air. London’s late-night eating scene is revitalized with the Night Tube’s introduction. Here are the 10 of the best late-night restaurants in London, ranging from night owl classics to newcomers.

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