Central London Restaurants
We've selected some fine establishments in the city centre for our recommended list of central London restaurants. From upmarket outlets to intimate eateries, our guide to central London restaurants will ensure a fulfilling evening.
5 Fernlea Road, Balham, London, SW12 9RT
(020) 7377 1843
Simmons Balham is an intimate cocktail bar, located conveniently close to Balham station. Expect the usual Simmons quirkiness with cocktails in teapots, DJs and late night dancing. Guests can also take advantage of Simmons' award-winning five hour long happy hour, running every day from 4-9pm.
- Well renowned happy hour from 4pm-9pm.
- Intimate and quirky decor.
- Expectional cocktails that can be served in teapots.
- Eclectic drinks menu across the board.
- Regular DJ performances and sets.
More Central London Restaurants
Contemporary French menu from one of the world's most decorated chefs.
The Dorchester Hotel, 53 Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 1QA
(020) 7629 8866
The Amphitheatre restaurant provides delicious, well-presented food at affordable prices in a fabulous setting.
Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD
(020) 7212 9254
If this famous bar and grill on Swallow Street wasn't included on our list, we would be accused of fraudulence. Well worth a visit if you fancy something a little different in the West End.
11-15 Swallow Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 4DG
(020) 7734 4756
Nowhere else beats Carluccios right now in London for good Italian food served with a smile at a decent price.
The Brunswick Centre, 1 The Brunswick, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 1AF
(020) 7833 4100
Indulge in sumptuous dim sum before sipping a cocktail or two in the extravagant China Tang at The Dorchester.
The Dorchester, 53,Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 1QA
(020) 7629 9988
Contemporary French dishes from this marvellous establishment on King Street.
33 King Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8JD
(020) 7379 9696
Silly name, delightful pancakes.
Market Building, 29 The Piazza, Covent Garden Market, London, WC2E 8RE
(020) 7836 6896
Dean Street Townhouse is located in the heart of Soho and offers seasonal British cuisine which changes weekly. A typical menu includes dishes such as Black Angus porterhouse steak, Portland Bill crab or pheasant goujons.
69-71 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 4QJ
(020) 7434 1775
A secret underworld hides beneath the streets of Covent Garden – and that place is Freud.
198 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 8JL
(020) 7240 9933
Mayfair's Greenhouse on Hay's Mews offers appetising Modern European cuisine with a French background.
27a Hays Mews, Mayfair, London, W1J 5NY
(020) 7499 3331
As both a gastronomic and an aesthetic experience Indigo is worth every penny.
One Aldwych, 1 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4RH
(020) 7300 0400
Kai Mayfair on South Audley Street is famed for its authentic cuisine inspired by every corner of China.
65 South Audley Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 2QU
(020) 7493 8988
L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon on West Street is the sister restaurant of the prestigious L'Ateliers in Paris, Tokyo and Las Vegas.
13-15 West Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9NE
(020) 7010 8600
Tantalising dishes from across the Middle East and Morocco at this fabulous restaurant on Heddon Street.
25 Heddon Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 4BH
(020) 7434 4040
Theo Randall, talented head chef of London's famous River Cafe, heads this, the flagship restaurant of the Intercontinental Hotel.
Hotel InterContinental, Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1J 7QY
(020) 7318 8747
With sensational design, sumptuous food and informed service, Umu on Bruton Place brings a taste of the Orient to Mayfair.
14-16 Bruton Place, Mayfair, London, W1J 6LX
(020) 7499 8881
The juxtaposition of modern cuisine with a gorgeous listed setting has proved a potent mix and resulted in The Wolseley on Piccadilly attracting a high class of clientele.
160 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London, W1J 9EB
(020) 7499 6996
If you're the indecisive type, you may want to avoid Alan Yau's Yauatcha with its 150 varieties of tea and 24 dim sum options.
15-17 Broadwick Street, Soho, London, W1F 0DL
(020) 7494 8888