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 Best Pubs In London's West End

The Best Pubs In London's West End

From gin palaces to thespian hangouts. | By M@
Craft Beer From The World's Best Breweries Delivered Right To Your Door

Craft Beer From The World's Best Breweries Delivered Right To Your Door

Sip on this. | Sponsor
We Visited A Szechuan Hideaway In Victoria

We Visited A Szechuan Hideaway In Victoria

Lots of nooks, crannies and cave-like alcoves. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
At The Annual Event Where Drunk Santas Invade Central London
Opinion

At The Annual Event Where Drunk Santas Invade Central London

There is music, there is laughter. And there are sprouts. | By Jack Oughton
It’s Fun To Stay At The Indian YMCA... It's Even Better To Eat There

It’s Fun To Stay At The Indian YMCA... It's Even Better To Eat There

London's resident Indians recommend it. | By Charlotte Morrin
We Got Way More Into Shuffleboard Than We Expected

We Got Way More Into Shuffleboard Than We Expected

Get on board. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
Hackney's Martello Hall Gets A Sister Bar In Brixton

Hackney's Martello Hall Gets A Sister Bar In Brixton

Hackney's Martello Hall gets a sister bar in south London. | By Lydia Manch ★★★☆☆
Warm Yourself Up With Mulled Cider At Caravan

Warm Yourself Up With Mulled Cider At Caravan

The drink matches the surroundings. | By Harry Rosehill ★★★★☆
Introducing The Deep-Fried Camembert Burger Straight From Your Cheesy Dreams

Introducing The Deep-Fried Camembert Burger Straight From Your Cheesy Dreams

So. Much. Ooze. | By Ross Miklaszewicz
The Spitalfields Sweet Shop Where You Can Make Your Own Lollipops

The Spitalfields Sweet Shop Where You Can Make Your Own Lollipops

Discover the art of spun candy. | By Robert Greene
This Curry Restaurant Hasn't Changed In 60 Years, And Is All The Better For It

This Curry Restaurant Hasn't Changed In 60 Years, And Is All The Better For It

The prices also hark back to another era. | By Heather Taylor
This Islington Restaurant Makes The Ethical Taste Delicious

This Islington Restaurant Makes The Ethical Taste Delicious

As pure as it is passionate. | By Gillian Fisher ★★★★★
An Early Morning Trip To London's Famous Meat Market
Opinion

An Early Morning Trip To London's Famous Meat Market

Early rise for a bargain. | By Danny Lavelle
If You're Not Ordering The Pancakes At This West Hampstead Brunch, You're Doing It All Wrong

If You're Not Ordering The Pancakes At This West Hampstead Brunch, You're Doing It All Wrong

Triple-stacked and stickily splendid. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
Where To Drink After Midnight In London

Where To Drink After Midnight In London

Cocktail bars, hotel bars, quiet haunts and live music. | By Londonist Staff
Ikoyi Is Serving Curiosity In Abundance

Ikoyi Is Serving Curiosity In Abundance

Proof that you can have both style and substance. | By Robert Greene ★★★★☆
London's Best Thai Restaurants

London's Best Thai Restaurants

Smoking hot. | By Ruth Hargreaves
Introducing The Biskie: Part-Biscuit, Part-Cookie, Fully Delicious

Introducing The Biskie: Part-Biscuit, Part-Cookie, Fully Delicious

Find it at Cutter and Squidge in Soho. | By Robert Greene
How To Survive Boozing Through The Christmas Season In London

How To Survive Boozing Through The Christmas Season In London

Including how to own your hangover. | By Londonist
London's Most Unusual Christmas Food This Year

London's Most Unusual Christmas Food This Year

Is there no end to the things people will batter? | By Laura Reynolds
Velvety Booths, Christmassy Cocktails And Piles Of Spaghetti: This Islington Restaurant Is Doing Winter The Right Way

Velvety Booths, Christmassy Cocktails And Piles Of Spaghetti: This Islington Restaurant Is Doing Winter The Right Way

Go for the seafood, stay for the sticky toffee pudding | By Lydia Manch ★★★★★
Where To Find London's Best Kimchi Dishes

Where To Find London's Best Kimchi Dishes

Sour, spicy and oh so scrumptious. | By Ruth Hargreaves
London's Best Christmas Afternoon Teas

London's Best Christmas Afternoon Teas

Festive pastries. | By Joanne Gould
Sandwich Sized Sushi Rolls At Inigo

Sandwich Sized Sushi Rolls At Inigo

Bigger and better. | By Harry Rosehill ★★★★☆
Forget Flowers And Chocolates, Donut Bouquets Have Rolled Into Town

Forget Flowers And Chocolates, Donut Bouquets Have Rolled Into Town

Because the best gifts are the ones you can eat too. | By Robert Greene
What Happens When Driving And Dining Come Together?

What Happens When Driving And Dining Come Together?

Check out INFINITI Tastemakers. | Sponsor
The Traditional Taiwanese Snack Getting Londoners In A Spin

The Traditional Taiwanese Snack Getting Londoners In A Spin

Flavours from vanilla custard to matcha green tea. | By Elle Vickery
Scandinavian Soul Sessions: Aster's New Live Music Nights

Scandinavian Soul Sessions: Aster's New Live Music Nights

Aster's soul cafe. | By Lydia Manch ★★★☆☆
We Couldn't Be Bothered To Eat Any Christmas Sandwiches This Year, So We Made These Reviews Up

We Couldn't Be Bothered To Eat Any Christmas Sandwiches This Year, So We Made These Reviews Up

Richmond Park Xmas Sandwich: lots of venison, too much greenery. | By Will Noble
Cakes And Conundrums Combine At This Sherlock Holmes Afternoon Tea

Cakes And Conundrums Combine At This Sherlock Holmes Afternoon Tea

Pass the scones, Watson. | By Robert Greene
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea Is Simply Scrumdiddlyumptious

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea Is Simply Scrumdiddlyumptious

Eat your way through the factory. | By Robert Greene
New Alcatraz-Themed Pop Up Bar Arrives In East London

New Alcatraz-Themed Pop Up Bar Arrives In East London

It has courted criticism from the get-go. | By Robert Greene
CôBa: Vietnamese BBQ Comes To King's Cross

CôBa: Vietnamese BBQ Comes To King's Cross

There will be blood (orange). | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
New Winter Menu At Franco Manca Gives Us The Chills

New Winter Menu At Franco Manca Gives Us The Chills

Grab a pizza the action. | By Elle Vickery
London's First Novelty Pop-Up: The Automatic Buffet

London's First Novelty Pop-Up: The Automatic Buffet

Edwardian concept cafe. | By M@
London's Best Pub Signs

London's Best Pub Signs

How's it hanging? | By M@
This Oxford Street Rooftop Bar Specialises In Melted Cheese

This Oxford Street Rooftop Bar Specialises In Melted Cheese

Escape the crowds with some raclette. | By Laura Reynolds
Rudie's New Sunday Roast Is Jamaican Us Crazy

Rudie's New Sunday Roast Is Jamaican Us Crazy

Lashings of jerk-rum gravy. | By Kyra Hanson
John Lewis Has A New Rooftop Garden Bar

John Lewis Has A New Rooftop Garden Bar

Cosying up for winter. | By Laura Reynolds
How Do You Like Your Christmas Dinner? Covered In Cheese, Of Course

How Do You Like Your Christmas Dinner? Covered In Cheese, Of Course

Nothing says festive like fondue. | By Laura Reynolds
This Southbank Restaurant Is Jazzing Up Your Saturday

This Southbank Restaurant Is Jazzing Up Your Saturday

Spectacular seafood... | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
Inside The Vanishing Pubs Of The Isle Of Dogs

Inside The Vanishing Pubs Of The Isle Of Dogs

The boozers that are the last bastion of working class culture. | By James Drury
Where To Eat Christmas Dinner On Christmas Day 2017 In London

Where To Eat Christmas Dinner On Christmas Day 2017 In London

Where's serving? | By Ruth Hargreaves
Behind The Scenes At Beefeater With London's Own Gin King

Behind The Scenes At Beefeater With London's Own Gin King

15 million gallons per year later ... | By Ross Miklaszewicz
Flavour Bastard: What's All The Fuss About?

Flavour Bastard: What's All The Fuss About?

Is it really as offbeat as it claims to be? | By Robert Greene ★★★☆☆
Peckham Gets Yet Another Exceptional Restaurant

Peckham Gets Yet Another Exceptional Restaurant

The perfect roast potatoes? | By Will Noble ★★★★★
Discover The Afternoon Tea Inspired By Pop Art

Discover The Afternoon Tea Inspired By Pop Art

Forget pop tarts, this is pop art. | By Robert Greene
Holy Guacamole: The Return Of Santo Remedio

Holy Guacamole: The Return Of Santo Remedio

Welcome back, dream tacos. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★★
London's Best Old School Bakeries

London's Best Old School Bakeries

Good, old fashioned loaves | By Joanne Gould
It's Time To Get Your Freakshake On

It's Time To Get Your Freakshake On

Warning: you may need a lie down after this. | By Laura Reynolds
Get Ready For The Festive Season With City Lit's Food And Drink Courses

Get Ready For The Festive Season With City Lit's Food And Drink Courses

Impress your guests with festive fizz this Christmas. | Sponsor
Rum Shack, Baby, Rum Shack: Vauxhall Gets A Colourful Jerk Joint

Rum Shack, Baby, Rum Shack: Vauxhall Gets A Colourful Jerk Joint

Rum by the river. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
Essential Vegan Cafe Does More Than It Says On The Tin

Essential Vegan Cafe Does More Than It Says On The Tin

A bright and airy space. | By Harry Rosehill ★★★★☆
Experience The Best Of Iceland Right Here In Hackney

Experience The Best Of Iceland Right Here In Hackney

An Icelandic adventure. | Sponsor
Review: New Brunch Menu, In An Old, New York Restaurant, In A New Location... In London

Review: New Brunch Menu, In An Old, New York Restaurant, In A New Location... In London

Prefer the old joint? Blame De Niro. | By Will Noble ★★★★☆
Play With Over A Million Balls At This Adult Ball Pit

Play With Over A Million Balls At This Adult Ball Pit

Is there any such thing as too many balls? | By Robert Greene
Looking For A Christmas Party Venue With A Difference?

Looking For A Christmas Party Venue With A Difference?

Head to Camden. | Sponsor
What Does Unicorn Taste Like?

What Does Unicorn Taste Like?

A test of London's Instagrammable foodie fad. | By Laura Reynolds
Modern And Classic Cocktails Land On Portobello Road

Modern And Classic Cocktails Land On Portobello Road

Notting Hill gets a worthy addition to its cocktail scene. | By Harry Rosehill ★★★☆☆
The Chocoholic's Paradise That's Almost Entirely Vegan

The Chocoholic's Paradise That's Almost Entirely Vegan

Chocolate sausage roll, anyone? | By Robert Greene
Sack: The Hotel Bar Bringing Sherry Back

Sack: The Hotel Bar Bringing Sherry Back

Something for novices and pros alike. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
Hair Clubbing: Get Sozzled As You Get Your Hair Snipped

Hair Clubbing: Get Sozzled As You Get Your Hair Snipped

Enjoy a beer with that blow-dry. | By Robert Greene
Sink Your Teeth Into A Larder Great Greek Food

Sink Your Teeth Into A Larder Great Greek Food

Leave room for dessert. | By Eleana Overett ★★★★☆
Meet The World's Smallest Chef At New 3D Dining Experience

Meet The World's Smallest Chef At New 3D Dining Experience

Storytelling just got seriously delicious. | By Robert Greene
London's Best Food And Drink Openings In November

London's Best Food And Drink Openings In November

We know where we'll be eating this month. | By Lydia Manch
Have You Tasted London's Original Halloumi Fries?

Have You Tasted London's Original Halloumi Fries?

Fried cheese. What's not to love? | By Robert Greene
Celebrate Christmas The Right Way At The Eat & Drink Festival

Celebrate Christmas The Right Way At The Eat & Drink Festival

A foodie nirvana. | Sponsor
Buzzing New Pop-Up Food Market Comes To London's Embassy Gardens In Time For Christmas

Buzzing New Pop-Up Food Market Comes To London's Embassy Gardens In Time For Christmas

Christmas lights, live music and more at Embassy Gardens Market. | Sponsor
Wringer + Mangle's Second Restaurant Opens In Spitalfields

Wringer + Mangle's Second Restaurant Opens In Spitalfields

Not quite living up to the first incarnation... yet. | By Lydia Manch ★★★☆☆
Have You Seen What's Popped Up On This Rooftop?

Have You Seen What's Popped Up On This Rooftop?

It's beginning to look a lot like winter. | By Laura Reynolds
We Spent 24 Hours In A 24-Hour Cafe... And Met Some Interesting Characters

We Spent 24 Hours In A 24-Hour Cafe... And Met Some Interesting Characters

Fry up and a beer? Go on then. | By Charlotte Morrin
The Best Beer Festivals In London In November and December 2017

The Best Beer Festivals In London In November and December 2017

A hoppy conclusion to the year. | By Dave Haste
Deliciously Messy Vegan Burgers

Deliciously Messy Vegan Burgers

Maybe bring a bib along for these bad boys. | By Harry Rosehill ★★★★☆
London's Most Decadent Hot Chocolates

London's Most Decadent Hot Chocolates

Cream, marshmallows, Flakes - the works. | By Laura Reynolds
London's Best Child-Friendly Brunch Spots

London's Best Child-Friendly Brunch Spots

Park the pram and check these out. | By Tom Bangay
Wintry Comfort Food Reaches New Levels At This Soho Pop-Up

Wintry Comfort Food Reaches New Levels At This Soho Pop-Up

Thoroughly nailing winter dining. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★★
BrewDog Is Launching A Brew Pub In London

BrewDog Is Launching A Brew Pub In London

Hope you're thirsty. | By Will Noble
Meat And Mash Is Taken To A New Level At Flank

Meat And Mash Is Taken To A New Level At Flank

This place sells out of everything. | By Will Noble ★★★★★
London Runs Out Of Pithy Three-Word Names For Bars

London Runs Out Of Pithy Three-Word Names For Bars

All bar none. | By Will Noble
A New Neighbourhood Bar Comes To Clapham South

A New Neighbourhood Bar Comes To Clapham South

A new neighbourhood bar for Clapham. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
Embark On An A-Z Culinary Journey Through London

Embark On An A-Z Culinary Journey Through London

Tasty stuff. | Sponsor
Is Peckham's Restaurant In A Train Station Worth The Hype?

Is Peckham's Restaurant In A Train Station Worth The Hype?

A little too saucy? | By Will Noble ★★★★☆
London's Best Blues Bars

London's Best Blues Bars

Carnaby, Camden, Soho and Smithfield... here's where they're keeping the best blues | By Jethro Wookey
The Diner's New Vegan And Veggie Menu: Reviewed

The Diner's New Vegan And Veggie Menu: Reviewed

A whole menu dedicated to meat-free comfort food. | By Laura Reynolds ★★★☆☆
Has This North London Pub Been Salvaged By A Roast Dinner?

Has This North London Pub Been Salvaged By A Roast Dinner?

People behind Chesham Arms head to Tufnell Park. | By Will Noble ★★★☆☆
This Van Serves Up Wood Fired Pizza In Just 6 Minutes

This Van Serves Up Wood Fired Pizza In Just 6 Minutes

Grab a taste of Napoli from this pizza van. | By Lydia Manch
Kick Back In An Igloo By The Thames

Kick Back In An Igloo By The Thames

Don't worry, it won't melt. | By Harry Rosehill
Food Review: Yolk

Food Review: Yolk

Worth the mess. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
Tofish At Canvas Cafe: A Poor Pun, But Absolutely Delicious

Tofish At Canvas Cafe: A Poor Pun, But Absolutely Delicious

Even better than the real thing. | By Harry Rosehill
Food Review: One Star House Party

Food Review: One Star House Party

Eight courses from eight countries. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★★