London’s culinary transformation over the last few decades has culminated in it becoming one of the world’s undisputedly great taste-making cities. The role of London as a meeting point has made it both a melting pot and a bastion of tradition. In addition to old staples like fish and chips (and tasty ones at that), but London is also home to innovative young chefs experimenting with classical standards and new techniques. Its vast offerings have something for every mood, taste, and wallet.
Letters from our local experts
Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JJ
"I’m recommending Lyle’s because it is one of my very favourite places to eat in London (and beyond); best lunch spot in the city."
Ali Kurshat Altinsoy
Empirical Spirits Global Brand Manager - London
4 Redchurch St, London E1 6JL, UK
"Bringing some great flavors of the Basque area to London. Loved the turbot and the burnt cheesecake. Open fire only, flavor and product focused."
Chef & owner of the Jane Antwerp - Belgium
58 Brewer St, London W1F 9TL, UK
"Open kitchen - counter dining - transports you to Northern Thailand. Rural cooking over fire. Natural wines and records. Phenomenal flavours, sourcing, cooking and atmosphere."
Chef Londo UK
The Clove Club
Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old St, London EC1V 9LT
"My go to place in London. Cuisine created by Isaac’s team is always super delicious. And it’s getting better every year - looking forward to my next visit."
Food consultant & writer - London, UK
Ikoyi Restaurant St. James's
1 St James's Market, St. James's, London SW1Y 4AH
"An amazing restaurant. One of my favourites in London. The cooking here is completely unique, a must visit restaurant when in London."
Chef - London, UK