With restaurants, cafes and eateries at every turn in London, you really will be spoilt for choice. Even the Covid-19 pandemic and several lockdowns couldn’t keep the hospitality industry down for long, with hospitality sales reaching 98% of pre-pandemic sales at its peak in 2021].
Regardless of the cuisine you’re craving and which part of the city you’re in, you will always find yourself with an array of options. To help you make the right choices, we have scoured numerous most instagrammable restaurants lists to find food and drink spots with impeccable vibes and tempting menus.
The Skinny Kitchen, Islington
Promising to deliver a new way to dine and party, Islington’s Skinny Kitchen has an eclectic menu featuring nutritious and innovative dishes designed to appeal to all. Reimagining popular dishes is something the Skinny Kitchen team have perfected, with menus offering miso cod, Korean chicken tacos, sharing nachos, and poke bowls. The Skinny Kitchen is also known for its high-energy brunch offering, which is an impressively immersive dining experience including all day entertainment.
Heritage is a restaurant and cocktail bar bringing a touch of Alpine chic into the heart of Soho. This super stylish, very instagrammable dining area boasts intimate low lighting, leather booth seating, and a sleek curved central bar. In addition to bottomless fondue and bottomless raclette evenings at the beginning of the week, Heritage offers an impressive selection of menus including brunch, dessert, and Sunday roast. The bar menu is equally as impressive, with its strong selection of signature cocktails and Heritage takes on classic drinks.
The Coral Room
This super chic cocktail and wine bar is nestled in the stunning Bloomsbury Hotel and takes its design and menu inspiration from lavish country houses. Offering a selection of light bites, afternoon teas, small plates, breakfast and weekend brunch, it’s safe to say that there is something for everyone inside the idyllic escape from the hustle and bustle of city life that is The Coral Room. The intense coral hued walls are adorned with beautiful pieces of art and accented with an abundance of greenery, white marble, and striking china blue seating. Menus are refined seasonally and include everything from classic club sandwiches to chocolate fondants, caesar salads, and dressed Dorset crab.
Galvin at Windows
For a slice of fine dining, Galvin at Windows is a supreme example of contemporary French haute cuisine. Plus, the dining area is located on the 28th floor of the London Hilton and offers stunning views across Hyde Park and the city skyline beyond. Seasonal menus celebrate fresh flavors and deliver something extra special worthy of even the most important occasions. Dishes include English strawberries with chamomile and clotted cream, dry aged beef sirloin with black bean sauce, and Isle of Wight heirloom tomatoes with burrata, elderflower and lovage.
Casa Do Frango, Shoreditch
The warm glow and the scent of the signature wood-charcoal grill is certain to be enough to entice you into Caso Do Frango, which specializes in authentic Portugese cuisine with a contemporary twist. The stunning terrace also offers al fresco dining opportunities ideally suited to both quick bites and leisurely summertime dinners. Dedicated to offering the finest Algarve flavors, the tempting menu includes fire-roasted broccoli, heritage tomato salad, and green rice alongside Casa’s signature piri-piri chicken. And yes, fresh Pasteis de Nata are made on-site every single day alongside an array of other sweet treats that offer a true taste of Portugal.
Bob Bob Ricard City
With an interior inspired by the Royal Yacht Britannia and brought to life by designer Shayne Brady, Bob Bob Ricard offers luxurious booth seating with private dining areas for larger groups. Plus, every table is equipped with a “press for champagne” button. The menu is overseen by Ben Hobson and features French and British classics which have been reinvented and prepared from the finest ingredients including Jersey rock oysters, salmon tartare with Siberian sturgeon caviar, and truffle and champagne pie.
28-50 wine workshop and kitchen
Within this chic industrial design-inspired bar with oak floors and wine crates in abundance, guests can enjoy an impressive selection of drinks alongside a flavorful bistro menu and charcuterie. Dishes include small bites like padron peppers alongside sharing cheese selections, crab salads, and homemade ice cream. Located just a few minutes from Oxford Street, this sophisticated wine bar acts as a relaxed sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle.
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