Where to dine in Style in London!


Posted on: 20 April 2017 by Sahil Arora

London is awash with amazing attractions and activities, from historical highlights, cultural hotspots, museums aplenty, and splendid modern architecture, to a buzzing nightlife, a captivating theatre scene, and lively markets.

London is awash with amazing attractions and activities, from historical highlights, cultural hotspots, museums aplenty, and splendid modern architecture, to a buzzing nightlife, a captivating theatre scene, and lively markets. But where are the best places to eat in London? Where should you go to eat at the end of each day’s fantastic discoveries? The city has heaps of top eateries to choose between. If you’re a die-hard foodie, you can even join London tours that are dedicated to showing you the absolute best of the diverse local food scene.

From quirky establishments and quaint cafes to high-end gourmet restaurants, there’s no need to ever feel hungry in the UK’s capital with this excellent London food guide:

Dans Le Noir?

Located in Clerkenwell, all staff members at Dans le Noir? are registered blind; the restaurant provides work opportunities for people who may otherwise be at a disadvantage. You can experience life without sight as you tuck into your meal in pitch blackness, letting your sense of taste really come into its own, and feeling sharpened senses of touch and hearing. There are just a few meal choices, with “Surprise Menus” available with meat, fish, and vegetarian options.Dans Le Noir? Prides itself on delectable tastes.

Social Eating House

Located in Soho and effortlessly reflecting the area’s vibe, Social Eating House is energetic with great music and a menu that showcases delicious dishes with creative flair. There’s a fixed-price lunch menu, with a starter, main, and dessert. If you’re having trouble deciding for dinner, why not try a bit of several things with the Sampler Menu or Chef’s Counter Tasting Menu? Tempting a la carte options include pork with black treacle served with smoked eel, carbonara, and mushrooms, venison with truffled gnocchi, and cod with an onion squash bake, mushroom and ricotta ravilo, and chard. 

Mari Vanna

Enter the world of Soviet Russia with a homely and hearty meal at Mari Vanna. Enjoy Russian classics like beef stroganoff, Olivier salad, and borsch, sip on an array of vodkas, and marvel at the surroundings that make you feel like you’ve been transported into a Russian grandmother’s parlour from the past. Whilst the food is tasty, the stylish appeal largely comes from the fabulous surroundings.


If you love Japanese fare, the award-winning modern Roka might be right up your street. The fusion dishes are sure to excite, and meals from the robata grill are light and bursting with flavour. The informal vibe makes you feel right at ease as you savour dishes like rice hot pot with king crab and wasabi tobiko, lamb cutlets marinaded with Korean spices, roast baby chicken with chilli and lemon, shrimp tempura, and salmon dressed with sesame and ponzu.

The Ivy

One of the city’s most famous restaurants and often said to be one of the very best places to eat in London, The Ivy exudes a certain chic and sophisticated elegance that is hard to beat. Settle into an intimate booth or take a sociable seat at the bar and be blown away by the delicious cuisine. Know that you’re treating your taste buds in the same way as the rich and famous when you order modern takes on classic British dishes, like fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, steak, and roast chicken, or be tempted by numerous international options.


If you require added stimulation and entertainment as you dine, don’t miss Circus. Add more to your London tours and see a cool show at the same time as you eat! Lively, fun, and with a rather hedonistic-cum-glam feel, short circus acts and cabaret performances will surprise you throughout your meal. Serving Pan-Asian cuisine, you can choose from dishes to share or individual meals, as well as an abundance of cocktails. Examples of dishes include dim sum, red pepper lamb chops, lychee and aubergine green curry, miso cod, tempura, sushi, and salads.


Within the luxury Courthouse Hotel that was a magistrates’ court in times gone by, Silk is situated in an atmospheric former courtroom. The menu features mainly eastern dishes, with Chinese, Indian, and Thai favourites that will tickle your taste buds.

Clos Maggiore

One of the city’s most romantic restaurants, recommendations are essential for Clos Maggiore; plan your London tours and activities in advance. Dine under a canopy of lovely flowers and enjoy the feeling of intimacy at one of the private tables. Each dish is exquisite, from the starters through to the mains and desserts, with Italian and French themes prominent.

These are just eight of the best places to eat in London, catering to different tastes, interests, and wallets. Other recommendations include Taberna do Mercado, Beach Blanket Babylon, Rules, BungaBunga, Bao, Smoking Goat, Oblix, The Barbary, and Dabbous. Ask your London food guide for their secret recommendations too!

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