The best British restaurants in London offer top drawer service, delicious food and luxurious surroundings. Our pick of the best British restaurants in London mean that no matter where you are in the capital you will never be far away from a reassuring meal out.
The Roof Gardens, 99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, W8 5SA
(020) 7368 3993
Babylon is a stylish restaurant situated above The Roof Gardens in Kensington. Visitors can relax in the bar or on the heated terrace with a glass of fizz whilst enjoying sweeping views of the London skyline. The contemporary British menu changes regularly in order to take advantage of fresh seasonal produce.
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This cracking spot at the Andaz Hotel is a grand affair with some excellent British cooking from a talented kitchen.
Andaz Hotel, 40 Liverpool Street, The City, London, EC2M 7QN
(020) 7618 7000
Unit 5, Broadgate Circle, Broadgate, London, EC2M 2QS
(020) 3058 9888
Split over two floors, The Botanist is a restaurant and bar serving British and modern European cuisine and a variety of drinks including innovative cocktails. Downstairs, the Soda Room is a sleek, late night area that has a dancefloor, booths and DJ nights.
Brigade is a renovated 19th century fire station that is now a bar, bistro and a cookery school.
The Fire Station, 139 Tooley Street, London Bridge, London, SE1 2HZ
Brigade bar and bistro offers British cuisine alongside an extensive drinks list offering cocktails, beers from micro-breweries and interesting wines.
0844 346 1225
Bumpkin is located in the heart of Notting Hill and offers homely British cooking in a laid-back country style setting. The menu features a wide range of dishes made with fresh and seasonal produce, from market garden salads to hearty Cow and Charter pies. At the weekend Bumpkin offers a Saturday lunch menu or a traditional lunch with all the trimmings on a Sunday.
209 Westbourne Park Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 1EA
(020) 7591 5445
Chesterfield Hotel, 35 Charles Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 5EB
(020) 7491 2622
Butlers Restaurant is located within Mayfair's Chesterfield Hotel, serving fresh British cuisine tempered with international touches. The menus at Butlers Restaurant range from a wonderful Breakfast Menu, Lunch Menu, and A La Carte Menu, plus an ever popular pre-theatre Dinner option for those pushed for time before the curtain goes up.
Charlotte's in Chiswick is sister venue to the popular Charlotte's Place restaurant in Ealing. Charlotte's Bistro serves a mixture of seasonal dishes accompanied by a comprehensive wine list.
6 Turnham Green Terrace, Chiswick, London, W4 1QP
(020) 8742 3590
The Milestone Hotel, 1 Kensington Court, Kensington, London, W8 5DL
(020) 7917 1000
Cheneston's at the Milestone Hotel offers a fine selection of British cuisine in impressive surroundings.
Corrigans Mayfair features top British food courtesy of chef Richard Corrigan.
28 Upper Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 7EH
(020) 7499 9943
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal is the latest restaurant opening by the celebrity chef. Found within the elegant Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, a variety of British dishes will be offered.
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, 66 Knightsbridge, Knighsbridge, London, SW1X 7LA
(020) 7201 3833
Rubens at The Palace Hotel, 39 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0PS
(020) 7834 6600
Located inside the luxurious Rubens at the Palace Hotel, guests can choose from a great selection of modern English cuisine at The English Grill. Offering a combination of classic trolley service and a la carte dishes, guests can watch the chefs prepare English classics including succulent grills, roasts and delicious homemade pies in the open kitchen. The dining experience is accompanied by an extensive wine list including a fine selection from Bouchard Finlayson.
Kensington's Ffiona's is a well established, cosy neighbourhood restaurant offering a menu of classic British dishes. Using locally sourced produce, a typical menu may include steak and kidney pie, chicken kiev and sticky toffee pudding. At the weekends Ffiona's offers an Anglo-American brunch menu which includes bacon and eggs, buttermilk waffles and American pancakes.
51 Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London, W8 4BA
(020) 7937 4152
10 Basinghall Street, City, London, EC2V 5BQ
(020) 7397 8120
British steakhouse Hawksmoor opens its third venue on Basinghall Street. Hawksmoor Guildhall boasts over 200 covers and offers popular dishes alongside some new creations overseen by executive chef Richard Turner.
577 King's Road, Fulham, London, SW6 2EH
(020) 7736 6081
The Imperial is a restaurant and bar that uses seasonal, British produce to create a variety of dishes with international influences. The Imperial retains many period features with high ceilings and its Victorian facade.
J Sheekey is one of the capital's most acclaimed fish restaurants responsible for a selection of exciting and creative British cuisine.
28-32 St Martins Court, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4AL
(020) 7240 2565
Lamberts is a British seasonal restaurant offering stylish and relaxed surroundings, excellent food and wines and friendly professional service. At Lamberts, old favourites sit side by side with modern interpretations of classic dishes - all complemented by a balanced wine list featuring some exciting bottles at sensible prices.
2 Station Parade, Balham, London, SW12 9AZ
(020) 8675 2233
6-8 Elliott Road, Chiswick, London, W4 1PE
(020) 8742 0766
Formerly known as Fish Hook, Michael Nadra offers a menu of Modern European and British cuisine made with mainly UK sourced produce. A comprehensive drinks list is available which includes over 200 world wines.
The Parlour by Drake and Morgan is a spacious restaurant and bar serving seasonal modern British cuisine and a choice of drinks including premium spirits, wines by the glass and low calorie 'skinny' cocktails.
Park Pavilion, 40 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5FW
The food menu offers delicious, seasonal and beautifully presented dishes for every meal, whether its a long lunch for business or leisure, or dinner with friends, family or colleagues.
0845 468 0100
Perkin Reveller is a modern restaurant that is inspired by Medieval London. The British menu makes good use of seasonal produce and they have a good selection of locally brewed beer and fine wines available.
The Wharf at The Tower of London, The City, London, EC3N 4AB
(020) 3166 6949
Formerly owned by Marco Pierre White, Quo Vadis has recently been purchased by the owners of Fino and Barrafina. The restaurant offers diners great versatility with regard to the menu, which is inspired by the bygone Grill Rooms of the Great Hotels.
26-29 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 3LL
(020) 7437 9585
Sanderson, 50 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 3NG
(020) 7300 5588
The Restaurant at Sanderson is a stylish eatery that offers a delightful choice of British dishes that are led by the seasons. Menu highlights at The Restaurant at Sanderson may include smoked haddock aracini; Welsh rump of lamb; and lemon shortbread.
The Floral Hall, Stoney Street, Borough, London, SE1 1TL
(020) 3006 6111
With its huge glass windows and location high above Borough Market, Roast is always popular with foodies. Excellent British cooking and fine seasonal produce that's just as good for breakfast as it is for dinner.
The Shed is a restaurant opened by the Gladwin Brothers. Expect a daily changing menu of small plates that are complemented by wines sourced from independent vineyards.
122 Palace Gardens Terrace, Notting Hill, London, W8 4RT
(020) 7229 4024
THIRTY SIX brings celebrated Michelin starred chef Nigel Mendham to Dukes London, as he focuses on traditional techniques and the best British ingredients for his menu. THIRTY SIX offers refined yet approachable British cuisine.
Dukes London, 36 Little St James Street, St James, London, SW1A 1NY
(020) 7491 4840
131 Waterloo Road, Waterloo, London, SE1 8UR
(020) 7928 5086
Waterloo Bar and Kitchen is a stylish restaurant attached to the back of the Old Vic Theatre. At Waterloo Bar and Kitchen you will find a concise choice of meals that are complemented by a good selection of wines and other drinks.
22 Manor Road, Teddington, Surrey, TW11 8BG
(020) 8977 6333
The Wharf Restaurant is situated in Teddington near Richmond. This contemporary restaurant offers an eclectic mix of Modern European and British cuisine in a stunning location overlooking the River Thames.
Though some are put off by Wilton’s costly fare, those who are prepared to dig deep are rewarded with excellent service and some of the most superb ingredients available in London. Wilton's was established on Jermyn Street in the mid-eighteenth century, so their reputation preceeds them.
55 Jermyn Street, St James, London, SW1Y 6LX
(020) 7629 9955