The best restaurants in London

For a long time, Victoria was one of London's gastronomically-challenged areas. However, years of re-development have transformed it. So if you work nearby, are commuting through or even if you're visiting one of the theatres, there's now plenty of great places to eat.

 

awongnew
Address: 70 Wilton Road, Victoria, London SW1V 1DE
What We Know:

This Michelin starred Chinese restaurant is the flagship for Andrew Wong (who is also behind Kym's in the City). In a pared-back room, the menu travels the broad spectrum of Chinese cooking and has a lunchtime dim sum menu that's absolutely worth crossing town for.

Read more
Aster
Address: 150 Victoria St, Westminster, London SW1E 5LB
What We Know:

Aster comes from D&D restaurants, who also run the German Gymnasium in King's Cross, Sartoria in Mayfair and Launceston Place in South Kensington (among many other restaurants). Part of the big Nova complex, this is a two-level restaurant with a cafe downstairs and a more traditional restaurant upstairs. Originally Nordic, it's now a European grand cafe.

Read more
batonnage
Address: 23 Eccleston Pl, Belgravia, London SW1W 9NF
What We Know:

Batonnage is a wine bar and shop in Belgravia with over 300 wines to either drink there or take home. There's a menu of Modern European small plates and cheese - and look out for guest chef takeovers.

Read more
bleeckervic
Address: 205 Victoria St, Westminster, London SW1E 5NE
What We Know:

Bleecker are in the upper echelons of what's already a pretty damned good burger scene in London. Originally starting out on the street-food market, they've slowly become established across town. The cheeseburgers are great but if the Blecker Black is on offer - with extra black pudding - that should be your go-to burger.

Read more
caciopepe
Address: 46 Churton St, Pimlico, London SW1V 2LP
What We Know:

This Italian restaurant takes its name from one of the most popular Italian pasta dishes - and yes, they can do a mean cacio e pepe (served in a Parmesan basket). Expect homemade pasta, antipasti and wines (it acts as a wine bar too).

Read more
cambridgestreet
Address: 52 Cambridge St, Pimlico, London SW1V 4QQ
What We Know:

Cambridge Street Cafe, took over as the main restaurant at the Artist's Residence in Pimlico. There's an ever-changing seasonal menu with British influences and a downstairs cocktail bat called Clarendon Cocktail Cellar.

Read more
dab
Address: 17 - 21 Elizabeth St, Belgravia, London SW1W 9RP
What We Know:

Ansel is best known as the inventor of the cronut - which caused huge queues at the original New York location. This is his first London bakery and yes, there are plenty of cronuts on offer. But there's much more besides, serving up some of the most unique cakes, pastries and sweets in town.

Read more
Hai Cenato
Address: Cardinal Place, 2 Sir Simon Milton Square, Westminster, London SW1E 5DJ
What We Know:

Jason Atherton's restaurant is in the Nova development in Victoria, and this time it's an Italian - something he's been wanting to open for a while. Expect a mix of pasta dishes, pizzas from the huge open oven and more besides. There's takeaway and also a separate bar upstairs. And keep an eye our for the special pizzas he runs in collaboration with London's top chefs.

Read more
hunan
Address: 51 Pimlico Road, London SW1W 8NE
What We Know:

Hunan is rated as one of London's best Chinese restaurants, loved by chefs and critics alike. As the name suggests, you can expect Hunanese cooking here - so there's going to be plenty of heat.

Read more
joneskitchen
Address: 7-8 Eccleston Yards, London SW1W 9NF
What We Know:

This is the sister restaurant to the Jones Family Project in Shoreditch. There's an emphasis on grilled meat and fish and they pride themselves on the provenance of their food - with steaks from Ginger Pig and they use Flying Fish to bring in day boat fish from Cornwall.

Read more
kazan
Address: 77 Wilton Rd, Pimlico, London SW1V 1DE
What We Know:

This Ottoman restaurant in Pimlico features mezza, kebabs and more besides. There's a reason it's always busy (and buzzy) - it serves up dependably good Turkish food.

Read more
poule
Address: 231 Ebury Street, London SW1W 8UT
What We Know:

A Belgravia/Victoria mainstay, this French restaurant has been running for over 50 years. It's very much an old-school style French bistro, often referred to as one of the most romantic restaurants in town. Classic dishes and Frech wine are the order of the day.

Read more
Lorne
Address: 76 Wilton Road, London SW1V 1DE
What We Know:

With an ex-sommelier from River Cafe and a chef from Brawn, visitors to Lorne should expect a particularly good wine list and a Modern British seasonal menu to match with it. It's deservedly rated as one of the best restaurants in Victoria.

Read more
markethall
Address: 191 Victoria St, Westminster, London SW1E 5NE
What We Know:

Market Hall is on a mission to change the image of food courts in London. They're gathering some top names - many who have never done anything outside their main restaurants - all under one roof. It's a good way to see the real breadth of food in London all in one place. Just order your food, grab a pew and they'll buzz when it's ready. And repeat. And repeat.

Read more
quilonnew
Address: 41 Buckingham Gate, London, SW1E 6AF
What We Know:

With London being the strongest it's ever been for high-end Indian restaurants, the Quilon has been one of the longest serving in the city - and it's kept its Michelin star too. It's also the sister restaurant of Bombay Brasserie. Expect south west coastal Indian cuisine with a high-end feel.

Read more
sirenint1
Address: 15 Beeston Pl, Westminster, London SW1W 0JW
What We Know:

Nathan Outlaw has opened a new restaurant at The Goring in Belgravia - a more casual seafood-led affair that's the hotel's first new restaurant in over 100 years. Looking out over the garden, it's a lovely spot, particularly at lunchtime.

Read more
goringnew
Address: Beeston Place, London SW1W 0JW
What We Know:

The Goring has been a London institution for over 100 years. It's around the corner from Buckingham Palace and the Queen has been known to pop in from time to time, so if you're lucky you might see a royal or two. Here you'll find high-end Michelin-starred dining. Don't miss out on the eggs drumkilbo - they were a fave of the Queen Mother.

Read more
The Other Naughty Piglet
Address: The Other Place, 12 Palace St, Westminster, London, SW1E 5JA
What We Know:

The Naughty Piglet group started out in Brixton where they caught the eye of none other than Andrew Lloyd-Webber. He brought them to The Other Place Theatre for their second restaurant. It's all about sharing plates and there's a big focus on their strong natural wine list too.

Read more
thomascubitt
Address: 44 Elizabeth St, Belgravia, London SW1W 9PA
What We Know:

The Thomas Cubitt is the one of the Belgravia outposts for the Cubitt House Group, situated in a Regency townhouse. It combines a ground-floor pub with a more upmarket upstairs dining room.

Read more
tozi
Address: 8 Gillingham Street, London SW1V 1HJ
What We Know:

The 80 seat restaurant focuses on cicchetti and dishes include Buffalo Ricotta Ravioli with Black Truffle, Gnocchi with Duck Ragù and Baccala “Mantecato” with Polenta Bramata. There are cocktails, prosecco on tap and plenty of sharing tables around an open kitchen.

Read more
uni
UNI
Address: 18a Ebury St, Belgravia, London SW1W 0LU
What We Know:

Uni (Japanese for sea urchin) serves up Nikkei (Japanese/Peruvian) cuisine in Victoria with a luxurious downstairs restaurant as well as an upstairs sushi bar.

Read more

 

The best of Victoria and Pimlico

Adding markers to the map ...

 

Find the best restaurants in...

Borough and London Bridge  |  City of London  |  Clerkenwell  |  Covent Garden  |  Fitzrovia  |  King's Cross  |  Knightsbridge  |  Islington  |  Marylebone  |  Mayfair  |  Peckham  |  Shoreditch  |  Soho |  Victoria and Pimlico

 

Subscribe to hear the latest from Hot Dinners

By signing up you agree to our privacy policy.

 

Hot Dinners recommends

Test Drive

0
Shares