Places to Eat – Top 10 Places in London

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London, the capital of the UK and a popular tourist spot, is heavy on multicultural foods that have woven themselves into British culture through various ethnic rich diversities. These different cultures are reflected through London’s food and taste styles.

The food mixes both classic British recipes and immigrant comfort food. Some of these dishes include the all-time favourite English breakfast, fish and chips, Sunday roast, Pie, and mash, along with cold beer or tea, a local favourite.

Hence, London is filled with restaurants, eateries, food carts, from local pubs to grand five-star hotels. People can be seen snacking everywhere, from sitting on the pavement beside a food cart to the rich at gourmet restaurants.

Top 10 Places to Eat in London

Here is our pick of the top 10 places to eat in London that you would love...

1. Regency Café

Regency Café

Regency Café at 17-19 Regency St, SW1P 4BY, located in Westminster has a rich heritage of 70 years. Easily one of the most recognizable cafes in London, this corner café has also been in tv-series and movies like Rocketman, Layman, and London Spy.

This place was voted the 5th best eating place in London in 2013. Having an art deco style, the interior decorations include photographs of Tottenham Hotspur football players with relatively new tables and counters. The famous English Breakfast is one of the top-selling dishes of this cafe and is recommended to all first-timers.

2. Poppie’s


Located in 6-8 Hanbury St, E1 6QR, Poppies’ Fish and Chips has an average rating of 4.5/5. It remains open from 11:00 to 23:00 every day of the week. A very homely environment is what this café strives to provide, with wooden tables and chairs and yellow wallpaper.

It might remind you of a Sunday visit to your grandmother’s house.

3. The Ritz Restaurant

The Ritz Restaurant

At 50 Piccadilly, St. James’s, London W1J 9BR, The Ritz is the epitome of fine dining. The food here might be slightly heavy for your pocket, but Nothing comes closer to The Ritz. One of the most famous French-British dining.

The interiors are of Baroque style with chandeliers and ceiling frescos. The vibe here is royalty and nobility. The most famous dish here would be the Beef Wellington, a favorite of patrons along with rich red wine.

4. Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

A three Michelin star owned by Masterchef Gordon Ramsey himself, it would be an insult not to include it in this list. It first opened in 1988, Ramsey’s first solo restaurant, located in Hospital Road London.

The restaurant has an intimate ambiance and is best for romantic dates and candlelight dinners. The restaurant also has a first-of-its-kind inspiration table, where the new and most exciting dishes are brought out, seating a max of 4 guests per table.

5. Mari Vanna

Mari Vanna

Located at Wellington Court, 116 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7PJ, The Mari Vanna is a Russian-style diner. Decorated with Russian-style dolls and lace, the home of the mythical Russian matriarch is a cozy retreat.

Specializing in Babushka-type cooking, the menu is filled with Russian dishes and influences from the former Soviet countries of Ukraine and Georgia. Also, it offers a wide range selection of salads and continental dishes displaying a liberal use of freshly plucked herbs. Its generous and extravagant selection of tea-time biscuits, cakes, and pastries, meanwhile being hard to resist, is available throughout the day.

6. Sketch, Mayfair

Sketch, Mayfair

An enchanting forest. Chairs wearing dance slippers. Vibrant and colorful sofas as far as your eye can see. This restaurant has all of these things, and we are pretty intrigued right about now. People stand in queues for hours to get a chance to be inside.

The whole room looks like a marvelous color book; it hosts dinners from Wednesday to Saturday and lunch on the weekends, and dinner there is a la carte while it also hosts an eight-course dinner.

7. Dinner by Heston Blumentha

Dinner by Heston Blumentha

The elegant and wealthy interior of Dinner in London is the brainchild of Heston Blumenthal, and Adam D Tihany, the owner of the prestigious Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel, is an internationally-renowned designer.

Poltrona Frau Contract also contributed by supplying the wood with wengé stain and leather-clad seats for the main dining area and a system of sofas of different sizes covered in velvet.

8. The Savoy

The Savoy

A glamorous five-star hotel with an atmosphere attracting a wealthy clientele with no mind to price. One strength is its sense of the ambiance – it hosts a magical afternoon snack for the Chelsea Flower Show, bright decorations at Christmas.

And another is its subtle pairing of tradition (concierges in top hats) with modern needs (time-saving two-course set menus at lunch).

9. Bell & Brisket

Bell & Brisket

A newly opened food truck serves brisket cured in salt wine with sugar, salt, and an array of spices. Bagels and cream cheese, boiled eggs, black sausages and Scottish eggs are also masterpieces of this small diner. This is barbeque style dining, though, is not for the faint-hearted.

10. Rainbo


Japanese food cart business in London has three branches. Also, this cart does charity for child laborers, which means you are eating for fun and a cause. Homemade ramen, fishcakes, and other Japanese-inspired dishes are also available here.

Some Other Honourable Mentions Include

While food is always top class in London with hundreds of steak restaurants and cafes, all of them cant be in our top 10. Yet some other mentions which might become a blessing in disguise for you would be The National Café, Café Parisienne, and Saint Aymes.

Vibes or Taste?

While you might be satisfied with good food only, it never hurts to have a bit of good décor or environment to dine in. These London eateries provide delectable dishes and have an impeccable taste of décor and delicate lighting. A great atmosphere to eat in weather on a romantic date or a solo trip, Nothing is as posh when it comes to British taste, with classy entrees to steaming soups, London is a heaven for the food lover inside you.

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