The Best Restaurants in London, According to our Tastemakers

The OpenTable Team

You’re in London for 48 hours, and you’re hungry. What’s the plan? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the best restaurants among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. You’ll find the best restaurants in London—all vetted by the types of tastemakers who know the best spots around the city. You'll want to follow their lead.

Restaurants:Umu, Portland Restaurant, The Greenhouse
Price Range:££££ - ££££
Cuisines:Japanese, British, French
Neighborhoods:Mayfair, Marylebone
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Umu

££££·Japanese·
Mayfair
710 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Acclaimed chef Yoshinori Ishii has a studious and artistic approach to interpreting the culinary traditions of Kyoto. There’s a buzz around Ishii that is more than amply upheld by Read more
81% recommended
Japanese in West End London
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Portland Restaurant

££££·British·
Marylebone
935 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Reservations are a must at this informal fine-dining gem close to Oxford Circus. The menu, which changes daily and lets choice ingredients steal the glory, is modern British with hRead more
97% recommended
British in London

The Greenhouse

££££·French·
Mayfair
2,860 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
Traditional French fare served in a tranquil, leafy garden-inspired setting earned The Greenhouse a reputation as one of the most luxurious restaurants in all of London. Every platRead more
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Kai

££££·Chinese·
Mayfair
1,198 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
Chef Alex Chow’s Malaysian heritage and his affinity for Nanyang cuisine from the South Seas inspire the eclectic interpretations of classic Chinese dishes presented at Kai MayfairRead more
Chinese in London

The Ledbury

££££·Contemporary European·
Notting Hill
2,301 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Good for Anniversaries
Within a year of its 2005 opening, Australian chef Brett Graham's 55-seat restaurant immediately became a critical darling and continues to top lists of the best restaurants not onRead more
95% recommended
Contemporary European in London
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Texture Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Marble Arch
1,785 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasions
In a restored Georgian building in Mayfair, decked out with calming Nordic décor and drenched with light, Texture serves pleasingly bright, healthy culinary creations by Icelandic Read more
95% recommended
Modern European in West End London
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Restaurant Story London

££££·British·
London Bridge
651 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasions
The celebrated millennial chef Tom Sellers was just 26 when he opened Restaurant Story in 2013, and within a matter of months, his purpose-built venue earned fawning odes from critRead more
88% recommended
Notable Wine List in London
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Murano

££££·Contemporary European·
Mayfair
2,007 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
The menu, stuffed with comfort foods inspired by chef Angela Hartnett’s Italian grandmother and balanced by lighter, produce-forward creations, features five sections allowing patrRead more
94% recommended
Contemporary European in London
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Hide Above

££££·British·
Mayfair
371 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
A buzz hummed all over London around the 2018 opening of Hide, a collaboration between Ollie Dabbous and Hedonism Wines, whose shop next door to the restaurant on Piccadilly claimsRead more
91% recommended
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Hide Ground

££££·British·
Mayfair
487 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Hide Ground occupies the mid-level of the massive, woodsy Hide Restaurant on Piccadilly in Mayfair, and the vibe likewise sits in the middle between the formal fine dining of Hide Read more
90% recommended
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Angler - London

££££·Seafood·
Liverpool Street
1,029 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Good for a Date
At the top of South Place Hotel is the high-end fish and seafood restaurant Angler, helmed by head chef Gary Foulkes. The restaurant is bright and inviting, as is the optimistic ouRead more
97% recommended
Seafood in London
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Pollen Street Social

££££·British·
Mayfair
3,209 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Pollen Street Social, a casual and contemporary British bistro, is celebrated chef Jason Atherton’s flagship restaurant in the U.K. Highlights of the menu include a smoked foie graRead more
93% recommended
British in West End London

The Coach Makers Arms

££££·British·
Marylebone
95 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Lunch
Stop in for a meal or a pint at The Coach Makers Arms and experience the nostalgia of a classic British pub complete with fireplaces and stained glass, restored to contemporary staRead more
94% recommended
Neighbourhood Gem in London

Spring Restaurant

££££·Contemporary British·
Covent Garden
1,554 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Skye Gyngell, a famous chef and food writer, has transformed a 19th-century drawing room inside Somerset House into a luxurious and decadent venue for perfectionist seasonal cuisinRead more
93% recommended
Contemporary British in London

som saa

££££·Thai·
Shoreditch
389 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Authentic
  • Creative Cuisine
After starting as a pop-up restaurant, som saa graduated to brick and mortar inside a former fabric warehouse in Spitalfields. Co-founder and co-head chef Andy Oliver serves up NorRead more
100% recommended

Bocca Di Lupo

££££·Italian·
Piccadilly
2,197 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Pre/post Theatre
Serving excellent regional Italian fare in the Soho theatre district, Bocca Di Lupo is consistently popular with critics, who almost inevitably confer praise upon the wine list. ThRead more
90% recommended
Italian in West End London
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Trinity

££££·European·
Clapham
2,607 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Trinity, located in the heart of Chapham Old Town, offers fine plates of British, French, and Italian inspired food. There’s no doubt this is special-occasion fare for most, artistRead more
95% recommended
European in London

Bright Courtyard

££££·Chinese·
Marylebone
310 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals
Modern dim sum alongside Cantonese and Shanghai classics dominate the book-length menu, presented via iPad, at Bright Courtyard Club. Housed in a landmark building on Baker Street,Read more
81% recommended

Scott's Restaurant

££££·Seafood·
Mayfair
618 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Scott’s Restaurant traces its provenance to 1851 and has a verifiable claim to be among the five oldest restaurants in London. The elegant fish and seafood restaurant’s admirable lRead more
93% recommended
Seafood in London

Rivea London

££££·Mediterranean·
Knightsbridge
260 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Business Meals
Rivea, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, is a chic but informal restaurant inside the Bulgari Hotel in Knightsbridge. They offer simple, balanced presentations of top-quality Read more
89% recommended
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