London is one of my favourite cities. And if I’m not shopping, sight-seeing with my family, or catching up with my friend Ana (read about her fabulous travels at Mrs. O Around the World), I’ll most likely be enjoying one of these great places to eat in London.
Ham Yard Hotel
In London, I always stay at the luxurious Ham Yard Hotel located in a leafy courtyard near Piccadilly Circus. I appreciate the atmosphere, amenities like the Roof Terrace, and dining options at the Ham Yard Hotel.
If you are looking for a great place to eat in London, make a reservation at the Ham Yard Bar and Restaurant. If you don’t have time for a meal, the Bar is an excellent spot for a cocktail!
If I’m not dining at Ham Yard Restaurant, I often visit Balthazar for brunch or dinner. This bustling restaurant serves French bistro-style food and is open all day, seven days a week.
NOPI is another great place to eat in London. Especially if you are a Yotam Ottolenghi (chef, restaurateur, food writer, and cookbook author) fan. Ottolenghi’s NOPI serves diners at individual tables on the main floor or at family-style seating in the basement. NOPI’s menu changes with the season, but you can expect bold flavours, vegetarian options, and tasty cocktails.
Texture Restaurant and Champagne Bar
Award-winning Texture Restaurant and Champagne Bar offers Michelin–starred cuisine with Scandinavian influences. I’ve dined at Texture on one occasion, and it was outstanding. I usually don’t recommend a restaurant if I’ve only eaten at it once, but I’m making an exception and recommending Texture as a great places to eat in London. In 2020, Texture Restaurant holds a Michelin star and Four AA Rosette.
Whyte & Brown
For casual, pub-style food, head to Whyte & Brown in Kingly Court (a multi-story dining destination on Carnaby Street). Whyte & Brown focus on free-range chicken, but there are other menu options including vegan items. Choose to sit in the outdoor courtyard if the weather is decent.
Harrods Food Hall
Visit Harrods Department store for world-class shopping and the incredible Food Hall. Here you can purchase food to take away, dine on prepare items, or shop for wine and sweet treats.
Travel Tips – Great Places to Eat in London
- I often use OpenTable to make reservations when I travel. You can go to the website or download the app and make reservations at all of the great places to eat in London included in this post.
- Use this interactive link to the following Google Map to find the restaurants in London covered in this post.
- When you are in London, you might enjoy exploring these places in the Kensington and Knightsbridge neighbourhoods. The Tower of London is another recommended site. Read all about our family visit to this historic castle here.
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Do you have favourite place (s) to eat in London? I’d love to hear from you!