Restaurants in Central London

Central London Restaurants by category: Cafes and Delis (468), Italian Cuisine (407), British Cuisine (400), Modern European Cuisine (236), French Cuisine (162), Japanese Cuisine (138), American Cuisine (120), Chinese Cuisine (117), Indian/South Asian Cuisine (112), International Cuisine (82), Spanish Cuisine (76), Afternoon Tea (69), Brasseries (67), Fish and Seafood (58), Middle Eastern Cuisine (50), Thai Cuisine (50), South East Asian Cuisine (44), Pan-Asian Cuisine (40), Gastropub (38), South American Cuisine (38), Vegetarian Cuisine (34), Mediterranean Cuisine (32), Turkish Cuisine (31), Mexican Cuisine (28), Cafe Dining (20), Korean Cuisine (17), Greek Cuisine (14), African Cuisine (11), Russian Cuisine (7), Scandinavian Cuisine (6), Eastern European Cuisine (5), Caribbean Cuisine (4), Ice Cream Parlour (4), Central European Cuisine (2), Jewish Cuisine (2), Australian (1), Bars (1)

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St John
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
26 St John Street, Central London, London EC1M | in Central London
This gory Michelin-starred restaurant often slips into those "Best 50 restaurants in the World" lists - and it's not hard to see why. Although picky... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Yauatcha Soho
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
15 Broadwick Street, Central London, London W1F | in Central London
This contemporary tearoom and Dim Sum restaurant set up by Alan Yau is a triumph of design and received its first Michelin star within a... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hakkasan Hanway Place
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
8 Hanway Place, Central London, London W1T | in Central London
Boasting the first Michelin Star ever awarded to a Chinese restaurant, Hakkasan can justly claim to be the best of its kind in London. The... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Wolseley
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
160 Piccadilly, Central London, London W1J | in Central London
The great Brasseries of France are the most obvious inspiration for this hugely popular restaurant, but there are few places in Paris that can match... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Amaya
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
Halkin Arcade, Motcomb Street, Central London, London SW1X | in Central London
Amaya's ethos is simple - escape the chicken-tikka tyranny of the traditional curry house and serve up something different. And that's exactly what they do.... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Locanda Locatelli
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Hyatt Regency Hotel The Churchill, 8 Seymour Street, Central London, London W1H | in Central London
This superb restaurant within the Hyatt Regency Hotel The Churchill opened in 2002 as the first solo venture of Giorgio Locatelli (formerly Head Chef at... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Club Gascon
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
57 West Smithfield, Central London, London EC1A | in Central London
If Jamie Oliver thinks that turkey twizzlers and chips are the most unhealthy food in Britain, then he obviously hasn't been to this extraordinary Michelin-starred... More
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Zafferano
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
15 Lowndes Street, Central London, London SW1X | in Central London
This fabulous restaurant has expanded over the years (like its customers' waistlines no doubt) to keep up with demand and now includes a bar and... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Umu
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
14 - 16 Bruton Place, Mayfair, Central London, London W1J | in Central London
Although prices at this restaurant are not on the cheap side of eating out, there is a very fairly-priced lunch menu; and for somewhere so... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Nobu
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
The Metropolitan Hotel, 19 Old Park Lane, Central London, London W1K | in Central London
On entering Nobu you'll have to muster your best swagger to pass the bar where everyone rubber-necks to check if you are a celebrity (sorry,... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Providores & Tapa Room
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
109 Marylebone High Street, Central London, London W1U | in Central London
Buzzy New Zealand fusion food joint with a restaurant upstairs, and a more informal tapa room below, invariably packed with a cheery crowd from Marylebone... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Square
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
6 Bruton Street, Mayfair, , Central London, London W1J | in Central London
The easiest way to spot a really posh French restaurant is to look at the wine list: if you could use it to beat up... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Galvin at Windows
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
22 Park Lane, Central London, London W1K | in Central London
There are two genuinely terrifying things about the Hilton's 28th-floor restaurant Galvin at Windows: the first is the sheer distance from the ground; the second... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Benares
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
12A Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, Mayfair, Central London, London W1J | in Central London
Benares is among the very best Indians in town. The restaurant opened with some fanfare, a head chef recruited from Tamarind and interior decoration worthy... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Greenhouse
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
27a Hays Mews, Mayfair, Central London, London W1J | in Central London
There has been an unfortunate habit recently for really top class restaurants to attempt to be friendly, laid back, and unintimidating - very nice, but... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Anchor & Hope
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, Central London, London SE1 | in Central London
The Anchor & Hope is a gastropub that takes both parts of its name seriously, and you can certainly have a good evening just popping... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Helene Darroze at The Connaught
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
The Connaught, 16 Carlos Place, Central London, London W1K | in Central London
Following Angela Hartnett's departure from The Connaught hotel in Mayfair in 2007 the restaurant reopened the following year with Helene Darroze as the two Michelin-starred... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
L'Autre Pied
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
5 - 7 Blandford Street, Central London, London W1U | in Central London
The design of L’Autre Pied comprises a glass-fronted restaurant, a small bar and bespoke furnishings. Combined they set the desired ambiance to one of relaxed... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pied Terre
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
34 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, Central London, London W1T | in Central London
Pied a Terre won its second Michelin star in the 1990s. Head chef Tom Aikens departed soon after, taking his extravagantly weird cooking with him,... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Zuma
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
5 Raphael Street, Central London, London SW7 | in Central London
The most stylish of London's upmarket Japanese restaurants, Zuma is all dimly lit lamps and sunken tables sectioned off by dark wood screens. The service... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Nobu Berkeley
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
15 Berkeley Street, Central London, London W1J | in Central London
The booking policy at Nobu Berkeley is Kafkaesque, the menu thicker than a telephone directory and more confusing than reading backwards, but this just adds... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
L'Atelier De Joel Robuchon
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
13 - 15 West Street, Covent Garden, Central London, London WC2H | in Central London
Monsier Robuchon retired at the top of his game after being voted the chef of the century in 1990, but returned in the late 90s... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Le Gavroche - Michel Roux Jr
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
43 Upper Brook Street, Marble Arch, Central London, London W1K | in Central London
Mayfair Restaurants come and go, but Le Gavroche never changes - the service remains the best in London, head chef Michel Roux Jnr is ever-present... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Marcus - formerly Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
The Berkeley, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, Central London, London SW1X | in Central London
After an extensive refurbishment the former Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley has reopened as Marcus. The new interiors masterfully reflect and complement the modern, fresh... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
J Sheekey
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
St Martin's Court, Central London, London WC2N | in Central London
Historic fish and seafood restaurant first opened in 1896. For fish and seafood dishes served with simplicity and style J Sheekey is unrivalled in London. Hidden... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sketch Lecture Room and Library
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
9 Conduit Street, Central London, London W1S | in Central London
Found at the top of a grand staircase, the sketch Lecture Room & Library is a majestic affair, with a bold red, orange and yellow... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tamarind
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
20 Queen Street, Mayfair, Central London, London W1J | in Central London
This Indian restaurant is a real treat for anyone with an interest in the variety and surprises that Indian cooking can hold. Head chef, Alfred... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Murano
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
20 Queen Street, Central London, London W1J | in Central London
This tiny, 60-seat, elegant art deco-style, Italian-influenced, Michelin-starred restaurant in Mayfair was set up by chefs Gordon Ramsay and Angela Hartnett in 2008 but has... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bocca di Lupo
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
12 Archer Street, Soho, , Central London, London W1D | in Central London
There was much excitement among the critics when this Italian restaurant opened at the end of 2008. Giles Coren writing in the Times gave... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wild Honey
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
12 St George Street, Mayfair, Central London, London W1S | in Central London
Tables are hard to come by at Anthony Demetre's Michelin-starred contemporary restaurant, and it's easy to see why. In the reliable hands of head chef... More

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Perfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent
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Exhibitions | Until 17th September 2017 

Somerset House 2 minutes walk from Central London

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William Henry Hunt: Country People
Exhibitions | Until 17th September 2017 

The Courtauld Institute Of Art 2 minutes walk from Central London

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Peroni Ambra: The Terrace
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Foodie Events | Until 30th September 2017 

Somerset House 2 minutes walk from Central London

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London Tomorrow
Exhibitions | Until 25th June 2017 

Somerset House 2 minutes walk from Central London

An exhibition of works and proposals by the first graduating students of the London School of Architecture....More

Corpus: The Body Unbound
Exhibitions | Until 16th July 2017 

The Courtauld Institute Of Art 2 minutes walk from Central London

Paintings selected by students of the MA Curating The Art Museum course, exploring how artists past and present have engaged ...More

Bloomsbury Art And Design
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2017 

The Courtauld Institute Of Art 2 minutes walk from Central London

A wide-ranging selection of objects including paintings, collages, drawings, watercolours and designs and decorative arts from the influential group....More

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Theatre | Until 12th July 2017 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 3 minutes walk from Central London

Jeremy Herrin directs DC Moore's darkly funny drama starring Anne-Marie Duff as incorrigible rogue and thief Mary, who becomes embroiled ...More

 
Dreamgirls
Theatre | Until 25th September 2018 

Savoy Theatre 4 minutes walk from Central London

Glee star Amber Riley makes her West End debut playing the role of Effie in the Tony Award-winning musical of ...More

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Comedy | On 24th June 2017 

Strand Palace Hotel 4 minutes walk from Central London

Fast-paced wit and sharp observations on everyday life from Canadian stand-up Mike Wilmot. Plus Bob Mills and Nathan Caton....More

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Strand Palace Hotel 4 minutes walk from Central London

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Dining 

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Dining 

Modern brasserie in Camden Market with Lee Andrews, formerly of Chiltern Firehouse, as head chef ...More

 
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Haymarket Theatre Royal

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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

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Museum of London

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