London, England is a cosmopolitan city where you can find some of the world’s most famous sites: Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, and so much more. It is also a city that has all kinds of food options for travelers and residents alike.
Choosing where to eat, especially if you are a tourist, can be overwhelming with so many options. We know you don’t want to order McDonald’s food, which is why we have compiled a list of the best five eateries in London.
Fino is a Spanish-style tapas restaurant created by two brothers, Sam and Eddie Hart. Although the food is Spanish, the atmosphere is without a question English. It boasts a huge wine and cocktail list which you can ask for in either of their two bars before or after your meal. This restaurant uses only a few of the best distributors in the city for their ingredients and this shows in the consistent quality of the food they provide.
They have a wide variation of dishes to choose from. You can find tortillas, cold and hot meats, seafood, chorizo, and so much more. The servers will recommend you choose 6 to 8 dishes in order to get the full experience of a tapas restaurant. If you are not sure what to order, ask for a recommendation from the chef.
This is a neighborhood restaurant that overlooks Marylebone Church Gardens. It is a converted stable block that offers great food and a charming atmosphere to all who sit there. It offers seasonal French dishes that can give you a taste of the French countryside without leaving London, and you will not feel overwhelmed about which dish to choose from, because they only have a few available per course. We recommend the main course of grilled red mullet and aubergine puree. They have a great wine list, as well, with many rich wines from all over the world, and their desserts are something to behold. We loved the lemon tart with ginger ice cream.
This restaurant requires a reservation, so be sure to call ahead to book a table.
This restaurant and bar are located in one of London’s most famous hotels, the Langham Hotel. It recently received a facelift, making it a very popular spot with Londoners and tourists. The interior is lush, with timber chandeliers and ornate wall paneling covered in silver leaf, as well as a beautifully carved bar. You can get all manner cocktails, but the bar specializes in rum-based ones. You can even taste whiskeys from Japan in this restaurant. The restaurant has a modern Asian feel that is both comfortable and impressive. There are many dishes to choose from at The Landau, so we recommend a grazing menu, that will allow you to sample many different options.
If you are looking for authentic Indian food, then this is the restaurant to turn to in London. It is London’s oldest Indian restaurant and it is right in the center of the city. Here, you can taste some of the best Indian dishes created with top of the line ingredients and following authentic recipes. You can taste royal specialties, dishes based on Indian street food and home cooking. The restaurant is beautifully lit and decorated, having just been updated. We recommend the herb leaves covered in batter and fried as well as oysters. You can have all manner of curries which are slowly cooked and intricately flavored. Be sure to call ahead for a reservation.
Nobu Berkley Street
This restaurant is huge, with two floors of seating. There is a bar on the first floor which serves every cocktail you can imagine, and the restaurant has earned a Michelin star. They have a late license, serving alcohol until 2am, which makes it a favorite spot in the area. You never know who you will see at Nobu Berkley Street, and apart from its great food, it provides a look at the glitzy side of London. You can eat at the bar, which is what most people do, or try to get a reservation for the restaurant. Their food is inspired by Asian flavors with innovative twists. We recommend trying the truffled cabbage steak. Although it is pricy, it is well worth the experience and the delicious food.