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:

This Chinese Roast Is An Ingenious Twist On The English Classic

This Chinese Roast Is An Ingenious Twist On The English Classic

Not just a cheap fusion gimmick. | By Will Noble ★★★★☆
In Honour Of London's Most Un-Instagrammable Food

In Honour Of London's Most Un-Instagrammable Food

Put. The Phone. Down. | By Ruth Hargreaves
Is Pergola Paddington One Of London's Prettiest Rooftop Gardens?

Is Pergola Paddington One Of London's Prettiest Rooftop Gardens?

Definitely a contender. | By Robert Greene
Hush's 'London In Blossom' Menu Is Every Foodie Instagrammer's Fantasy

Hush's 'London In Blossom' Menu Is Every Foodie Instagrammer's Fantasy

Hashtag flower power. | By Robert Greene ★★★★☆
We Fell For This Camden Seafood Restaurant Hook, Line And Sinker

We Fell For This Camden Seafood Restaurant Hook, Line And Sinker

Their seafood has us hooked | By Lydia Manch ★★★★★
Ally Pally Is Throwing Free Foodie Festivals This Summer, And Frank Turner Is Headlining The First One With A DJ Set This Bank Holiday

Ally Pally Is Throwing Free Foodie Festivals This Summer, And Frank Turner Is Headlining The First One With A DJ Set This Bank Holiday

Food, booze and views. | Sponsor
London's Most Beautiful Banqueting Halls for Your Wedding

London's Most Beautiful Banqueting Halls for Your Wedding

Regency-era elegance or Art Deco grandeur | Sponsor
Traditional Meets Innovative At East India Company's New Afternoon Tea

Traditional Meets Innovative At East India Company's New Afternoon Tea

Nutmeg-scented egg sarnie, anyone? | By Eleana Overett
Biggest Pub In London? The New BrewDog Has To Be A Contender

Biggest Pub In London? The New BrewDog Has To Be A Contender

So big, you lose the end round the curvature of the Earth. | By M@
Chokhi Dhani: Indian Food That's Fit For A Raj

Chokhi Dhani: Indian Food That's Fit For A Raj

Proper posh curry. | By Will Noble ★★★★★
We've Found A Gin Lover's Paradise With 54 Types Of Gin

We've Found A Gin Lover's Paradise With 54 Types Of Gin

Gin, glorious gin. | Sponsor
Fulham Broadway’s Former Edwardian Ticket Hall Has Had A Boozy Makeover

Fulham Broadway’s Former Edwardian Ticket Hall Has Had A Boozy Makeover

To the trains (and tipples)! | By Will Noble
People Are Kicking Off About Having To Reserve Space To Picnic In A Public Park

People Are Kicking Off About Having To Reserve Space To Picnic In A Public Park

Can you reserve a public space? | By Harry Rosehill
108 Garage Has More Than One Trick Up Its Apron

108 Garage Has More Than One Trick Up Its Apron

Mystery in every bite. | By Robert Greene ★★★★☆
This Saucy Drag Brunch In Balham Puts The 'Bottom' Into Bottomless

This Saucy Drag Brunch In Balham Puts The 'Bottom' Into Bottomless

Are you ready for all that jelly? | By Robert Greene
Korean Fried Chicken AND Karaoke? Why, Hammersmith, You Spoil Us

Korean Fried Chicken AND Karaoke? Why, Hammersmith, You Spoil Us

Singin' and wingin'. | By Eleana Overett
Taste Of London Brings Five Days Of Feasting To Regent's Park

Taste Of London Brings Five Days Of Feasting To Regent's Park

So. Much. Food. | Sponsor
Camden Gets More Fantastic Vegan Food With New Pizza Joint Purezza

Camden Gets More Fantastic Vegan Food With New Pizza Joint Purezza

Pizza that would make a real Neapolitan proud. | By Harry Rosehill ★★★★★
Tasteless Marketing Wedding Stunts: The Royal KFC Bucket

Tasteless Marketing Wedding Stunts: The Royal KFC Bucket

The perfect vessel for your miscellaneous dead poultry shapes. | By Will Noble
We Went To The London Pub, To See What Goes On In There

We Went To The London Pub, To See What Goes On In There

A naked parody of an English pub? | By Jack Oughton
Dominique Ansel Bakery's Afternoon Tea Is A Fantastically Floral Experience

Dominique Ansel Bakery's Afternoon Tea Is A Fantastically Floral Experience

Instagrammers, gather. | By Laura Reynolds ★★★★☆
All Hail Fuwa Fuwa's New Skyscraper Souffle Pancakes

All Hail Fuwa Fuwa's New Skyscraper Souffle Pancakes

Go for the double stack, it's worth it. | By Eleana Overett
10 Foods You Never Knew Were Invented In London

10 Foods You Never Knew Were Invented In London

The Savoy has a lot to answer for. | By Leah Hyslop
Drag Karaoke Bar Coming To East London This Month

Drag Karaoke Bar Coming To East London This Month

Turn a drab night into a drag night. | By Will Noble
Behind The Scenes At... A Krispy Kreme Factory

Behind The Scenes At... A Krispy Kreme Factory

16 million doughnuts made every year. | By Laura Reynolds
A Hidden Fitzrovia Bar For Those In The Know

A Hidden Fitzrovia Bar For Those In The Know

Like your bars with a lot of backstory? | By Lydia Manch ★★★☆☆
Where To Eat And Drink In... Covent Garden

Where To Eat And Drink In... Covent Garden

The best restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs in Covent Garden. | By Lydia Manch
One Of Meghan Markle's Favourite Restaurants Honours Her With A Vegan Poutine

One Of Meghan Markle's Favourite Restaurants Honours Her With A Vegan Poutine

Fit for a royal... or a commoner like us. | By Harry Rosehill ★★★★★
This Dalston Bar Is Serving One Of London's Best-Value Tasting Menus

This Dalston Bar Is Serving One Of London's Best-Value Tasting Menus

Relentlessly inventive. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
London’s Best Rooftop Bars

London’s Best Rooftop Bars

Suntraps and scenic views. | By Ben Norum
This London Gallery Roasts Its Own Coffee In A Second World War Bunker

This London Gallery Roasts Its Own Coffee In A Second World War Bunker

A Nissen hut, to be precise. | By Robert Greene
Festa Sul Prato Is A Gem Hiding In Plain Sight

Festa Sul Prato Is A Gem Hiding In Plain Sight

Bathed in natural light. | By Harry Rosehill ★★★★☆
Here's A Taste Of What You Could Be Devouring At Chang Sensory Trails

Here's A Taste Of What You Could Be Devouring At Chang Sensory Trails

From Thailand with love. | Sponsor
Music May Indeed Be The Food Of Love At This Symphonic Afternoon Tea

Music May Indeed Be The Food Of Love At This Symphonic Afternoon Tea

A note-worthy treat. | By Robert Greene
Holy Smokes! Visit This Fiery New Indian Restaurant Inside Battersea Power Station

Holy Smokes! Visit This Fiery New Indian Restaurant Inside Battersea Power Station

Food that's literally lit. | By Eleana Overett
The Best Beer Festivals In London In May 2018

The Best Beer Festivals In London In May 2018

Beer. And Cider. And coffee! | By Dave Haste
Get Ready For A Mad Scramble: Gingerline Have Announced Their Next Ticket Release Date

Get Ready For A Mad Scramble: Gingerline Have Announced Their Next Ticket Release Date

Got your interdimensional supperclub squad together? | By Lydia Manch
How To Eat, Drink And Smoke Like Winston Churchill

How To Eat, Drink And Smoke Like Winston Churchill

No rationing required. | By Will Noble
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