25 of the Best Places to Eat in Central London

There are the 25 places we would eat at if we were staying in Central London.

Historically the British are not known as having great food. The French had long scoffed at the food available in Britain but times have changed. Over the past 30 years the number of restaurants, the variety of cuisines available, and the quality of the food, have all changed for the better. Food in London can actually be pretty reasonable in terms of price when compared with other European capital cities.

There are lots of flavours imported from around the world to explore and lots of restaurants, and cheap places to eat, to try them at. Three meals a day may not be enough if you are going to sample all the tastes available.

Being a capital city located close to the sea, fish and seafood at London restaurants tends to be fresh and good quality. Indian food is very popular and has long been a staple of the British diet. French and Italian gastronomy is well represented as are Thai and Chinese.

To help you decide which of the many hundreds of central London restaurants you should visit we have put together the following list of our favourites:

25 of the Best Places to Eat in Central London Map

Last updated on 30/03/2019, 07:52

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Aqua Kyoto
Aqua KyotoTop Pick

5th Floor, 240 Regent Street (entrance at 30 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7EB), Soho, London, W1B 3BR

A contemporary Japanese restaurant with a stunning rooftop terrace high above Regent Street.Read more

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Navarro's
Navarro's Top Pick

67 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 4PH

Navarro’s wholesome and tasty homemade food and great wines, at the right price, attracts visitors from all over the...Read more

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Boisdale of Belgravia
Boisdale of BelgraviaTop Pick

15 Eccleston Street, Belgravia, London, SW1W 9LX

Lively Scottish restaurant in Belgravia, London with cigar terrace, whisky bars, private dining rooms and live jazz...Read more

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Courthouse Hotel
Courthouse HotelTop Pick

19 - 21 Great Marlborough Street, Soho, London, W1F 7HL

Fantastic location in the heart of the West End, The Courthouse Hotel offers the perfect sanctum from which to...Read more

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Busaba Eathai (Panton Street)
Busaba Eathai (Panton Street)

35 Panton Street, Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4EA

Situated in the heart of London’s film and theatre land, a slight walk from Leicester Square, Busaba Panton...Read more

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Sake no Hana
Sake no Hana

23 Saint James's Street, London, SW1A 1HA

Sake no Hana offers modern authentic Japanese dining in Mayfair.The a la carte menus provide a selection of charcoal...Read more

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Alain Ducasse (at The Dorchester)
Alain Ducasse (at The Dorchester)

53 Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 1QA

Alain Ducasse is one of the world’s most decorated chefs. Known not only for his incomparable French cuisine, Alain...Read more

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45 Jermyn St (at Fortnum & Mason)
45 Jermyn St (at Fortnum & Mason)

45 Jermyn Street, London, SW1Y 6JD

An exquisite dining room and bar, inspired by the golden age of glamour. Exceptional service for a contemporary...Read more

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