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The Best Restaurants in London, 2023

Updated: Nov 14, 2023

Our Curated list, covering over 20 cuisines throughout all of London's central neighborhoods, tells the incredible story of London's culinary scene.


This list chronicles how London food has been shaped and enriched by its immigrant communities, offering unique flavors that define the city’s palate.


From the dim sum to tapas, from Peru and Brazil to Myanmar and Vietnam, go on a journey through the dynamic gastronomical landscape of London.

Soho


Kiln - Fun Thai with a special focus on fiery grilled dishes (Soho / Shoreditch)


Koya - Open kitchen Japanese specializing in the art of udon noodle craftsmanship (Soho / City / Hackney)


Blacklock - Steakhouse serving a selection of prime, expertly cut meats that stand out for their exceptional flavor and texture (Soho / Shoreditch / Covent Garden)


Gunpowder - Contemporary Indian cuisine with a modern twist, be sure not to miss the tandoori chicken (Tower Bridge / Soho / Old Spitalfields Market)


Rita's - Contemporary American cuisine, where fresh, innovative dishes redefine the classic flavors of the U.S. culinary scene (Soho)


Barshu – Sichuan cuisine offering a superb culinary escape from the mainstream tourist spots in Chinatown (Soho)


Andrew Edmunds – French romance on a plate, a perfect spot for date night (Soho)


Lina Stores - Italian tapas serving some of the best fresh pasta in the city (Soho / King's Cross / City / Marylebone)


IKoyi - Fine dining West African cuisine (St. James)


Banana Leaf Sea Bream in Sri Lankan restaurant Hoppers in London
Try Sir-Lankan cuisine at Hoppers


Shoreditch, Hackney & Angel


Smoking Goat - Hot and spicy modern Thai (Shorditch)


BRAT - Michelin starred grill specializing in mouth-watering fish (Shorditch)


Trullo – Southern Italian cuisine, a favorite among the city's Italian chefs seeking a taste of home (Angel)


Lahpet - Explore the unique tastes of Myanmar at one of Europe's rare Burmese restaurants (Shorditch/Covent Garden)


Som Saa - Popular and colorful neighborhood Thai (Old Spitalfields Market)


Tay Do Cafe - Vietnamese, the sea bass and mango salad are must-try (Shorditch/Hackney)


Decimo - Spanish-Mexican offering a panoramic view of London (King's Cross)

Gloria – Very popular and stylish Italian (Shorditch)


Andina - Contemporary Peruvian showcasing amazing fresh dishes from South America's culinary heritage (Shorditch / Old Spitalfields Market)


Monohobn - Excellent ramen (Shoreditch)

Angelina - Italian-Japanese fusion (Dalston)


Catfish stew at Lahpet, Burmese restaurant in London
Unique Burmese cuisine at Lahpet

Marylebone & Fitzrovia


Gymkhana - Michelin Starred Indian (Marylebone)


Koba - Korean barbecue, grill fresh meats right at your table (Fitzrovia)


Lisboeta – Modern Portuguese (Fitzrovia)


Beast - High end steakhouse offering some of the best meats on London (Marylebone)


KOL – Mexican Fine Dining (Marylebone)


Trishna – Refined Indian (Marylebone)


Arros QD – Spanish, the best paella in London (Fitzrovia)


Fresh Udon noodles and Japanese tapas at Koya, London
Fresh Udon noodles and Japanese tapas at Koya

Mayfair


Coya - Upscale Peruvian (Mayfair/City)


Bossa – Brazilian fine dining restaurant with a modern twist on traditional Brazilian cuisine (Mayfair)


Umu - Refined Japanese with amazing tataki dish and excellent desserts (Mayfair)


Goodman - Steakhouse, same owners as Beast, offering a similar upscale experience at a more accessible price point (Mayfair/City)


Heddon Yokocho - A slice of Tokyo (Mayfair)


A fine rib eye steak at Goodman, London restaurant
A fine steak at Goodman

City of London


Sessions Arts Club - Beautiful tapas served in an elegant space (Farringdon)


The Quality Chop House - Easily one of the best chop houses in London, reasonable prices and decadent sides (Farringdon)


Bob Bob City - Russian-British-French fusion cuisine, the outstanding filmani dish is a must try.


London Bridge / South London


Rambutan - Modern, trendy Sir-Lankan (Borough Market)


José - Spanish tapas with a daily menu (London Bridge)


Taste of Afghan - One of the best examples of authentic and delicious Afghan cuisine (Peckham)


Kudu Grill - Robust flavors of South African grill


Gambas al Ajillo (Spanish Garlic Prawns) in Jose, London
Gambas al Ajillo in Jose Tapas

West London


Orasay - Local seafood-centric eatery with a great selection of wines (Notting Hill)


Phat Phuc Noodle Bar - A local Vitetnamese with undeniable charm, serving an amazing laksa soup that's become a favorite among the regulars (Chelsea)


Min Jiang - Upscale Chinese dining with signature Peking duck and lovely views overlooking Hyde Park (Kensington)


Rabbit - Farm-to-table dining with a focus on sustainable, modern British cuisine, showcasing seasonal wild and local produce (Chelsea)


Eat-Aroi Cafe - A great Thai offering rare dishes that are a delight to discover, including the must-try aromatic Kotiao soup


In North London, the remarkable Bang Bang Oriental is an Asian culinary haven that's a must-visit for food enthusiasts.


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