Food & Drink

If you're looking for the best places to eat in London, we're your guide. From pop-ups to established spots; hidden away places to gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian delights, here's our selection of the best places to eat and drink in London:

The Gherkin's Taking Your Poached Eggs On Toast To Towering New Heights

The Gherkin's Taking Your Poached Eggs On Toast To Towering New Heights

180 metres high. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
The New Shoreditch Restaurant Featuring All Your Favourite Foods... Without Your Favourite Ingredients

The New Shoreditch Restaurant Featuring All Your Favourite Foods... Without Your Favourite Ingredients

Zero meat, dairy and gluten. | By Robert Greene
A First Look At Cutter & Squidge's Potion Room Afternoon Tea

A First Look At Cutter & Squidge's Potion Room Afternoon Tea

Release your inner wizard at this delicious potions class. | By Laura Reynolds ★★★★★
We're All Abuzz Over This Honey Bee Themed Afternoon Tea In Bloomsbury

We're All Abuzz Over This Honey Bee Themed Afternoon Tea In Bloomsbury

Nature has never tasted so sweet. | By Robert Greene
Succulent Prawns And Exploding Egg Parcels: We've Found A Tapas Treasure

Succulent Prawns And Exploding Egg Parcels: We've Found A Tapas Treasure

There's no place like Omar's Place. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
London's Space-Themed Afternoon Tea Is Ready For Blast Off

London's Space-Themed Afternoon Tea Is Ready For Blast Off

Anyone for some gravi-tea? | By Londonist Staff
This Spitalfields Restaurant Has Us Hot Under The Collar

This Spitalfields Restaurant Has Us Hot Under The Collar

Spice and the City. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
Love Thai Food? Win A £50 Restaurant Voucher With Chang Sensory Trails

Love Thai Food? Win A £50 Restaurant Voucher With Chang Sensory Trails

Eight to give away. | Sponsor
Superb Spicy Sichuan Cuisine In Victoria

Superb Spicy Sichuan Cuisine In Victoria

Perfect if you like some heat in your dinner. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★★
Attend Your Very Own Potions Class With These Wizarding Cocktails

Attend Your Very Own Potions Class With These Wizarding Cocktails

What drinks will you magic up? | By Londonist Staff
London Rooftop Bars That Are Open All Year

London Rooftop Bars That Are Open All Year

Booze with views, all year round. | By Laura Reynolds
Chocolate-Stuffed Calzones Have Arrived In London And We Couldn't Be Happier About It

Chocolate-Stuffed Calzones Have Arrived In London And We Couldn't Be Happier About It

Reese's vs Kinder Bueno. Fight! | By Robert Greene
Pancakes Like You've Never Seen Before: Meet The Panc Cake

Pancakes Like You've Never Seen Before: Meet The Panc Cake

They're worth flipping out over. | By Robert Greene
Hawksmoor Spitalfields Is Now Sleeker Than Ever

Hawksmoor Spitalfields Is Now Sleeker Than Ever

And the prize for prettiest steakhouse goes to... | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
Rudy's Dirty Vegan Diner Is Gluttony At Its Finest

Rudy's Dirty Vegan Diner Is Gluttony At Its Finest

Living to ethical excess. | By Harry Rosehill ★★★★★
Where To Eat And Drink In... Dalston

Where To Eat And Drink In... Dalston

The best restaurants, pubs and bars. | By Lydia Manch
Poon's: The Return Of A Restaurant Dynasty

Poon's: The Return Of A Restaurant Dynasty

Back with another block-rocking eat | By Lydia Manch ★★★★★
You'll Worship These Coffee Shops Inside Churches

You'll Worship These Coffee Shops Inside Churches

Contemplative cuppas. | By M@
Like Thai Food? Thai Beer? You'll Love Chang Sensory Trails

Like Thai Food? Thai Beer? You'll Love Chang Sensory Trails

Mmm... tasty. | Sponsor
An Evening Of Meat: Exclusive Supper Club Meets Feminist Cabaret

An Evening Of Meat: Exclusive Supper Club Meets Feminist Cabaret

The food was delicious but how did the feminism hold up? | By Kyra Hanson ★★★☆☆
Buongiorno E Buonasera Proves That Not All Pizzas Are Made Equal

Buongiorno E Buonasera Proves That Not All Pizzas Are Made Equal

We already want another pizza the action. | By Laura Reynolds ★★★★☆
Get Yourself A Free Beer, And See If You Can Solve The Brewing Mystery...

Get Yourself A Free Beer, And See If You Can Solve The Brewing Mystery...

Who would say no to a free beer? | By Harry Rosehill
Theatricality Dominates To The Detriment Of Experience At This Afternoon Tea

Theatricality Dominates To The Detriment Of Experience At This Afternoon Tea

Proving why scones and sandwiches are the underrated heroes of afternoon tea. | By Laura Reynolds ★★★☆☆
The Mysterious Street Art Recipes Of South-East London

The Mysterious Street Art Recipes Of South-East London

Who's been painting these recipes onto Bermondsey walls? | By Harry Rosehill
New Fully Vegan Menu Unveiled At W London In Leicester Square

New Fully Vegan Menu Unveiled At W London In Leicester Square

Yes, even the cheesecake is vegan. | By Robert Greene
The Infamous Club That's Been Getting Celebs Drunk For 30 Years
Opinion

The Infamous Club That's Been Getting Celebs Drunk For 30 Years

"What lurked below those stairs stunned me..." | By Alex Hopkins
Dine Under Cherry Blossoms At This Newly Reopened South Bank Restaurant

Dine Under Cherry Blossoms At This Newly Reopened South Bank Restaurant

Plus the introduction of Jinzu jin. | By Eleana Overett
We Hope Fat Tony's Pasta Pop-Up Sticks Around

We Hope Fat Tony's Pasta Pop-Up Sticks Around

It's buonissimo. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
Arepa & Co Brings Venezuelan Flair To Paradise Row

Arepa & Co Brings Venezuelan Flair To Paradise Row

Second branch of the buzzy Venezuelan restaurant opens in Bethnal Green. | By Kyra Hanson ★★★★☆
Herald The Arrival Of Spring With A Most Civilised Country Garden Afternoon Tea

Herald The Arrival Of Spring With A Most Civilised Country Garden Afternoon Tea

The perfect picnic. | By Robert Greene
Traditional Is Overrated: Clerkenwell's Newest Chippie Does A Great Prawn Burger

Traditional Is Overrated: Clerkenwell's Newest Chippie Does A Great Prawn Burger

Getting chippy with it. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
Where Was London's First Pizza Restaurant?

Where Was London's First Pizza Restaurant?

Topped generously with trivia. | By Sejal Sukhadwala
The Best Beer Festivals In London In April 2018

The Best Beer Festivals In London In April 2018

Springtime beer fun. | By Dave Haste
One Of London's Best Speakeasies Now Has A Meat Smoker

One Of London's Best Speakeasies Now Has A Meat Smoker

A classic venue that hasn't rested on its laurels. | By Will Noble ★★★★★
American Import Slim Chickens Is Hoping To Rustle A Few London Feathers

American Import Slim Chickens Is Hoping To Rustle A Few London Feathers

Americana meets Deep South meets sports bar. | By Laura Reynolds ★★★☆☆
Londonist Does: Afternoon Tea

Londonist Does: Afternoon Tea

*All* the afternoon teas. | By Londonist Staff
Zoe's Ghana Kitchen Is A Refreshing Taste Of The Unexpected

Zoe's Ghana Kitchen Is A Refreshing Taste Of The Unexpected

Okra fries are the new sweet potato fries. | By Robert Greene ★★★★☆
Vapiano Makes Splitting The Bill Oh So Simple

Vapiano Makes Splitting The Bill Oh So Simple

No more arguments. | Sponsor
Even Better Than The Real Thing? Vegan Fish And Chips Comes To Stoke Newington

Even Better Than The Real Thing? Vegan Fish And Chips Comes To Stoke Newington

The scampi is just like the real thing. | By Harry Rosehill ★★★☆☆
London’s Best Chinese Restaurants (By Those Who Know)

London’s Best Chinese Restaurants (By Those Who Know)

Where to go and what to order. | By Londonist Staff
Foraging's Back On The Menu In London

Foraging's Back On The Menu In London

Take your mouth on a walk on the wild side. | By James Drury
Meet The New 100% Vegan Burger At Patty And Bun

Meet The New 100% Vegan Burger At Patty And Bun

Not a Portobello mushroom in sight. | By Robert Greene
London's Best Themed Afternoon Teas

London's Best Themed Afternoon Teas

Top of the (cake) pops. | By Robert Greene
Make Your Night A Hole-In-One At This Crazy Golf Club

Make Your Night A Hole-In-One At This Crazy Golf Club

It's worth a shot. | By Robert Greene
10 Stunning Trees To Enjoy In London While You're Having A Pint

10 Stunning Trees To Enjoy In London While You're Having A Pint

Good boozer + beautiful trees = bliss. | By Londonist
London's Record-Breaking Pubs: Highest, Smallest, Priciest...

London's Record-Breaking Pubs: Highest, Smallest, Priciest...

Unless you know better... | By M@
Cookie Monsters Unite! You Will Love These Kooky Sweet Treats In Selfridges

Cookie Monsters Unite! You Will Love These Kooky Sweet Treats In Selfridges

Did someone say... Nutella Pizza? | By Robert Greene
Where To Get Yourself One Of London's Prettiest Coffees

Where To Get Yourself One Of London's Prettiest Coffees

All that glitters... is probably caffeine. | By Laura Reynolds
Paladar's Bringing A Corner Of Latin America To Elephant & Castle

Paladar's Bringing A Corner Of Latin America To Elephant & Castle

Bodega nights. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
Booze And Bites To Eat At The Former Home Of The BBC

Booze And Bites To Eat At The Former Home Of The BBC

One bar, two kitchens. | By Londonist Staff
The Lord Of London's Roast Dinners Reviews... Pig & Butcher, Islington

The Lord Of London's Roast Dinners Reviews... Pig & Butcher, Islington

"The more reviews I do, the more my heart breaks." | By Lord Gravy
You Can Now Get Your Face Printed On A Coffee At This London Cafe

You Can Now Get Your Face Printed On A Coffee At This London Cafe

Latte art gets personal. | By Laura Reynolds
We're Partisan To Some Artisan Pizza In Battersea

We're Partisan To Some Artisan Pizza In Battersea

Is Pi 3.14 times as good as other pizza places? | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Enjoy A Drink With Your Childhood Favourites Thanks To These Book-Themed Cocktails

Enjoy A Drink With Your Childhood Favourites Thanks To These Book-Themed Cocktails

The tiger really is coming to tea. | By Laura Reynolds
Take A Tour Of Emilia-Romagna At This New Shoreditch Italian

Take A Tour Of Emilia-Romagna At This New Shoreditch Italian

Ever tried gnocco fritto? | By Lydia Manch ★★★★★
Drink Suave Cocktails Beneath A Historic East End Market

Drink Suave Cocktails Beneath A Historic East End Market

An intimate space. | By Harry Rosehill ★★★★☆
An Afternoon Tea Fit For Royalty - In A Cinderella Carriage

An Afternoon Tea Fit For Royalty - In A Cinderella Carriage

Raised pinkies are optional. | By Robert Greene
You're Invited To London's Finest Cocktail Party

You're Invited To London's Finest Cocktail Party

The city's top mixologists are shaking things up at this cocktail festival. | Sponsor
This New Argentinian Grill Is Serving Up Some Splendidly OTT Steak

This New Argentinian Grill Is Serving Up Some Splendidly OTT Steak

Natural born grillers. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
You Can Now Have Afternoon Tea With Winnie, Tigger And Eeyore

You Can Now Have Afternoon Tea With Winnie, Tigger And Eeyore

Picnic with Pooh. | By Robert Greene
108 Brasserie Swaps Fish For Falafel With Its Veggie Month Menu

108 Brasserie Swaps Fish For Falafel With Its Veggie Month Menu

A beginners guide to veganism. | By Robert Greene ★★★☆☆
London Is Bringing Boozy Milkshakes To The Yard

London Is Bringing Boozy Milkshakes To The Yard

And they're better than yours. | By Ruth Hargreaves
We Know It's Cheesy But St Paul's Cheese Nights Are Grate

We Know It's Cheesy But St Paul's Cheese Nights Are Grate

Gouda love it. | By Robert Greene ★★★★★
A Restaurant For Rum-Lovers And Ceviche Connoisseurs

A Restaurant For Rum-Lovers And Ceviche Connoisseurs

Ceviche with attitude. | By Lydia Manch ★★★☆☆
London's Best Vegan Pizzas

London's Best Vegan Pizzas

Get a slice of the action. | By Ruth Hargreaves
Mustard: A Good Restaurant, Which Could Do With A Touch More Zing

Mustard: A Good Restaurant, Which Could Do With A Touch More Zing

Although the Mustard Gin Marys are great. | By Will Noble ★★★☆☆
We Doubt You'll Find A London Cafe That's Prettier Than This

We Doubt You'll Find A London Cafe That's Prettier Than This

Flower walls, dainty pastries, Lucky Charm lattes... | By Laura Reynolds
Mexi-Asian Tacos Arrive In Stoke Newington

Mexi-Asian Tacos Arrive In Stoke Newington

And the cocktails ain't bad either. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
Celebrate French Gastronomy This March In Some Of Your Favourite London Restaurants

Celebrate French Gastronomy This March In Some Of Your Favourite London Restaurants

Délicieux! | Sponsor
Got A Taste For The Finer Things? This Gold Cafe Is One For You

Got A Taste For The Finer Things? This Gold Cafe Is One For You

Talk about the Midas touch. | By Robert Greene
Inside The Factory That Makes Chocolate Digestives

Inside The Factory That Makes Chocolate Digestives

We also ask: do you dunk? | By Will Noble
London Has A Pub From A Nursery Rhyme

London Has A Pub From A Nursery Rhyme

Everyone hated it. Do you? | By M@
It's All A Load Of Crepes At This Fabulous French Restaurant

It's All A Load Of Crepes At This Fabulous French Restaurant

Galettes - the best a man can get. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
This Whisky Tasting Experience Transports You To Victorian Scotland And Back

This Whisky Tasting Experience Transports You To Victorian Scotland And Back

One ticket to Campbeltown, please. | Sponsor
Love Espresso Martinis? This Bar Is Serving 20 Different Kinds

Love Espresso Martinis? This Bar Is Serving 20 Different Kinds

This'll keep you up for months. | By Will Noble
Good News Coffee Lovers: HEJ Coffee Is Now At Somerset House

Good News Coffee Lovers: HEJ Coffee Is Now At Somerset House

Ooh, recycled moose. | By Londonist Staff
Dine Among The Tombstones At This Lambeth Restaurant

Dine Among The Tombstones At This Lambeth Restaurant

Downright lovely. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★★
Presenting Our Favourite New Sushi Genre: The Kazu Roll

Presenting Our Favourite New Sushi Genre: The Kazu Roll

Our sake cups runneth over. Literally. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
The Best Deliveroo Options In Your Neighbourhood

The Best Deliveroo Options In Your Neighbourhood

Staying in is splendid. | Sponsor
This Tiny Alleyway Was The Birthplace Of London's Coffee Scene

This Tiny Alleyway Was The Birthplace Of London's Coffee Scene

Dating back to 1652. | By Londonist Staff
A South London Supper That's Short Of Scrumptious

A South London Supper That's Short Of Scrumptious

The breakfast is better. | By Tabish Khan ★★★☆☆
Get Your Foodie Fill With 2-For-£10 Tickets To Eat & Drink Festival 2018

Get Your Foodie Fill With 2-For-£10 Tickets To Eat & Drink Festival 2018

We like the taste of this. | Sponsor
The Best Beer Festivals In London In March 2018

The Best Beer Festivals In London In March 2018

Springtime drinking. | By Dave Haste
Get Your Aperitivo On At Kensington's New Italian Joint

Get Your Aperitivo On At Kensington's New Italian Joint

Walls lined with wine. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
Are You A Chocoholic? Then This Could Be The Perfect Class For You

Are You A Chocoholic? Then This Could Be The Perfect Class For You

Warning: things could get drippy. | By Londonist Staff
Town House Plates Up Decadent Decor And Nice Nosh

Town House Plates Up Decadent Decor And Nice Nosh

Respectable, not exceptional. | By Robert Greene ★★★☆☆
Taste The Four Corners Of The World At Amber

Taste The Four Corners Of The World At Amber

Middle-East meets Europe. | By Robert Greene ★★★★★
The UK's Largest German Bier Festival Is Coming To Ally Pally This Easter

The UK's Largest German Bier Festival Is Coming To Ally Pally This Easter

Prost! | Sponsor
Fancy A Taiwanese? Head To This Tasty Treat In Tooting

Fancy A Taiwanese? Head To This Tasty Treat In Tooting

Tooting just got tastier. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Gigs, Pies And More: Day-To-Night Venue BeatBox Arrives In Shoreditch

Gigs, Pies And More: Day-To-Night Venue BeatBox Arrives In Shoreditch

Daily, nightly, ever-so-rightly | Sponsor