City Spotlight: The Best Restaurants in London
Without a doubt, London is home to amazing restaurants to satisfy anyone’s tastes. One of the world’s largest melting pots, London is packed with dining experiences from every country that fit into any budget.
That’s why we’ve made a list of some of the standout dining establishments in the city. Whether you’re heading to London on vacation, for a business trip, or you’re a local looking to try something new, we’ve got you covered.
For modern French cuisine with a London twist, visit Aubaine at any of its locations. Perfect for dinner after a day exploring Hyde Park, Aubaine offers great food at any time of the day—whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, or cocktails. Don’t even get us started on the decor—it’s definitely worthy of a spot in your Instagram feed. Beautiful interiors, delicious classics – you can’t go wrong.
Not a bad spot to enjoy a cup of tea, right?
Fried chicken done right. If you are visiting the O2 for a concert (or the O2 Academy Brixton), Thunderbird is, without a doubt, the place to grab a bite before or after the show. Try the salted caramel for something a little different or their signature bucket of BBQ chicken.
We’re all about that fried life
Home to the best American-style cupcakes in London, The Hummingbird Bakery also sells books, gifts, and utensil sets. With locations in Portobello Road Market, Soho, as well as just around the corner from the Natural History Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum, there are plenty of opportunities to check it out and grab some saliva-inducing cupcakes and baked goods.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with some of the best cupcakes in the city
Okay, we know that we just suggested another bakery, but we couldn’t make a list without featuring Peggy Porschen. Every cake is a piece of edible art. If you want noms that also happen to be worthy of even the most curated Instagram feeds, you need to check this place out. Fans travel from around the world to taste Peggy Porschen’s Award-winning offerings at one of their two parlors.
Felt bad for eating something so pretty but…sorry, not sorry 🤷♀️
Opened in 2015 by former The Apprentice contestant April Jackson, Three Little Birds is cafe and rum bar where you can indulge in some killer Jamaican-inspired cuisine. Visit either of their two locations to celebrate the island’s cuisine, music, and culture. They serve up a nice mix of classic Caribbean dishes, sharing plates, and have one of the most comprehensive rum programs in the city.
What started as a small stall at Notting Hill Market is now one of the best Mexican restaurants in London. Ecologically-minded, Taquiera uses ingredients so fresh they practically still have a pulse (just kidding) — free-range chicken, line-caught fish, organic prawns, and locally-farmed pork and steak. For those looking for a cocktail they can’t find anywhere else, Taquiera also serves hand-shaken margarita and have a great selection of 100% blue agave tequilas, mezcals, micheladas, and wines.
Bring on the food ta-coma 🤤
Golden Chopsticks’ Restaurant of the year, Little Viet Kitchen offers Vietnamese food from acclaimed chef and author of the award-winning Little Viet Kitchen Cookbook, Thuy Diem Pham.
Her restaurant’s mission is simple: to bring the dishes unique to the small Vietnamese village where she comes from to a larger market. If you want authentic Vietnamese cuisine done right, this is a must-add to your London restaurant list.
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