Historic Restaurants in London

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Looking for historic restaurants in London? Do you wish to find a place to dine with a bit of character, perhaps a tale to tell? London's history is not only preserved for future generations by its vast archives and famous museums. Look a little closer and you could find yourself dining in a piece of history. There are plenty of historic restaurants in London rich with vibrant and colourful memories and View London has assembled the must-visit list.
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37 Sackville Street, London, W1S 3EH
(020) 7494 2525

Benihana is a unique and lively restaurant where the skilled chefs cook and prepare your meal at your table. Enjoy a variety of dishes from sushi and sashimi to hibachi and Benihana specialities.

  • Unforgettable dining experience where chefs entertain
  • Fresh ingredients prepared in front of your eyes
  • Delicious food and mouth-watering cocktails
  • Lively atmosphere with friendly and welcoming staff
  • A unique experience at every table!

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Ebury Wine Bar and Restaurant


Ebury Wine Bar and Restaurant celebrated its 50th birthday in 2009.

139 Ebury Street, Victoria, London, SW1W 9QU
(020) 7730 5447

Francos Restaurant


For a delicious Italian dining experience head for Francos Restaurant which - if you read our review - has been around for some time.

61 Jermyn Street, Piccadilly, London, SW1Y 6LX
(020) 7499 2211

The Gay Hussar


Beautiful Hungarian cuisine has been served here on Greek Street for over fifty years.

2 Greek Street, Soho, London, W1D 4NB
(020) 7437 0973

Mon Plaisir


Mon Plaisir, supposedly the oldest French restaurant in London, serves a traditional menu of good old fashioned French cuisine, just like they did many moons ago.

21 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9DD
(020) 7836 7243



Officially the oldest restaurant in London. Prices have risen a touch, however. Ample parking for your penny farthing.

35 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7LB
(020) 7836 5314
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Savini at Criterion

Savini at Criterion

224 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HP
(020) 7930 1459

Savini at Criterion is an elegant fine-dining restaurant on Piccadilly offering a varied Italian menu.

By day Savini at Criterion offers a grand setting for breakfast, with freshly brewed coffee and home-baked croissants, languid lunches and indulgent afternoon teas featuring mouth-watering cakes and pastries.

But as the sun sets, Savini at Criterion transforms itself into one of the capital’s most glamorous fine-dining destinations. The iconic long bar at Savini - where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle staged the first meeting between Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson - is the perfect spot for an aperitif or cocktail.



Fresh fish and seafood prepared and served on the corner of Queen Victoria Street in the City, a Sweetings tradition which has been existing for a hundred years.

39 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4N 4SA
(020) 7248 3062



Veeraswamy on Regent Street is an amazing venue over eighty years old and still attracting customers all over London with its lavish Indian dishes.

Mezzanine Floor, Victory House, 99-101 Regent Street, Piccadilly, London, W1B 4RS
(020) 7734 1401



Wiltons was established on Jermyn Street in 1742. (That's the mid-eighteenth century, not eighteen minutes to six.)

55 Jermyn Street, St James, London, SW1Y 6LX
(020) 7629 9955

Zia Teresa


Zia Teresa has been serving up Italian food to the locals of Knightsbridge for more than 50 years.

6 Hans Road, Knightsbridge, London, SW3 1RX
(020) 7589 7634