With so much to see and do in a major city like London, it can be easy to quickly find yourself getting overwhelmed by choice, particularly when it comes to deciding where to eat. As lockdown took hold, restaurant sales across the UK declined by more than 50%, however, the foodie scene is remarkably robust and visitors to the British capital will find themselves being spoilt for choice, whatever their taste buds are craving.
So, if you want to find out where you need to be to enjoy the most Instagrammed restaurant in London, keep reading…
This alpine-inspired dining experience exudes Swiss chic at every turn, from its sophisticated and inviting ambience to its contemporary bar, wine and food menus. The curved bar is peppered with gorgeous warm sienna-hued leather barstools and the sleek dining tables are illuminated with a warm glow ideal for snapping photographs of both your surroundings and your food. Excitingly, there are several bottomless menus available throughout the week, including weekend bottomless brunch and Monday bottomless fondue which are guaranteed to attract all the attention on your socials.
The Dixon Hotel
With a keen focus on classic design, the Provisioners restaurant at the Dixon Hotel offers a sophisticated dining experience with a cool contemporary edge. The airy dining space has a pastel pink, blue and white color palette with stunning emerald accents that bring out the warmth of the walnut floor. Its decadent menu includes an array of European classics, each of which has been elevated with seasonal, locally sourced ingredients to offer the very best flavors and textures.
Nestled inside a stunning 17th century church, Amazing Grace is one of London’s premier locations for live music, flavorful food, and refreshing drinks. Located beside Borough Market and the iconic Shard building, Amazing Grace boasts striking glass windows, makes a feature of the 18th century altar, and features a spectacular mezzanine balcony that offers uninterrupted views of the downstairs stage. The food menu is expertly curated by Da Ja street food, who are renowned for their incredible South East Asian flavors.
Bloomsbury Street Kitchen
Offering Japanese and Mediterranean small plates, Bloomsbury Street Kitchen is a bright and airy restaurant celebrating exposed brickwork, natural materials and plants. Its location makes it an excellent place to rest and refuel between museum trips, boutique shops, and the theater. Its minimal design and subtle hues are reflective of both Japan and the Mediterranean, with elements of texture brought in by the perfectly placed olive trees, herb planters, and gleaming Italian porcelain tiles. From its varied breakfast menu featuring pain au chocalat, homemade bread, and smoked sashimi to its lounge bar specialties which include burrata, gyros and creme brûlée, every dish is bursting with fresh, perfectly balanced flavors and textures.
Dirty Bones, Shoreditch
Dirty Bones on Club Row in Shoreditch is undeniably Instagrammable from all angles and if you think its Grade II listed exterior is impressive, just wait until you see the inside. Overflowing with character, here guests can dine amongst restored marble columns, vintage accessories, and a gold-plated bar. The menu takes its inspiration from New York City and includes decadent mac & cheese, chicken & waffles, and a variety of stacked burgers.
For a fine dining experience to remember, Wagtail’s private rooftop terraces should be high on your must-visit list. Offering uninterrupted views of the London skyline from every angle and positioned on the top of a striking 1920s building, every aspect of Wagtail oozes luxury. Its menu is focused on high-quality ingredients and dishes include wagyu beef sliders, corn fed chicken and waffles, and English grass fed sirloin steak.
Pergola On The Wharf
Described by many as a botanical waterside Eden, Pergola On The Wharf offers spectacular views from its floor-to-ceiling windows out across the north dock of Canary Wharf. Guests are invited to walk through the stunning roof garden at Crossrail Place before stepping into a natural wonderland with almost every available space occupied by vines, fresh flowers, and ferns. Sip a signature cocktail on the airy roof terrace, enjoy a leisurely weekend brunch, round off a perfect weekend with a classic Sunday roast, or sit down for a light bite in the middle of your London adventure. Every dish and drink is made with fresh, seasonal, locally sourced ingredients offering maximum flavor and impeccable quality.