Where to Eat & Drink in London
London’s bustling food scene leaves one with many choices. You can dine on a boat, on a former tube train, in a 1950s-inspired bar, or at the chef’s counter. Here are some must-try spots for both locals and tourists alike.
Oxeye may be located in central London, but the heart and soul of the restaurant live in the fields and pastures of British farms and countryside. Chef Sven-Hanson Britt offers a single tasting menu that celebrates world-class produce. “We’re thrilled to be building one of the most exciting new restaurants in the United Kingdom.”
Known as a four-floor mecca for the discerning drinker, The Distillery is home to critically acclaimed gin-blending experiences, agave masterclasses, and in-depth whiskey tastings. Reserve a spot in the Resting Room, where you can kick back over expertly-made cocktails, nibbles, and fish & chips.
Hannah Japanese Restaurant
Chef Daisuke Shimoyama integrates European and Japanese philosophy to create a seasonal omakase menu, highlighting local British produce. He plates on Japanese pottery and British antiques—and pairs dishes with premier sakes. “I have built the restaurant I dreamed about as a 15 year old boy,” says Shimoyama.
Chef Beatriz Maldonado Carreño, who hails from Bogotá, Colombia, offers a 6-course Latin American-inspired tasting menu in one of the most unique settings around: a refurbished 1960s-era Victoria line carriage. Embark on a culinary journey through South America.
Angelina creates informal tasting menus inspired by the cuisines of Italy and Japan. By merging techniques and flavours from both cultures, the team works to challenge perceptions of both Japanese and Italian dining. Join Angelina for either the kaiseki or omakase experience.
London Shell Co.
All aboard the Grand Duchess or Prince Regent for a charming seafood-centric meal. The Prince Regent cruises the historic canals of North West London, while the Grand Duchess is moored at Paddington Central. Either experience comes highly recommended for your next date night.
Named after Rome’s train station, this bar brings a touch of 1950s Italy to SoHo. It’s open all day for traditional Italian coffees, aperitifs, and digestifs, alongside a selection of small plates and salumi. Don’t leave without a bottle of batched Negronis.