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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#50

7 Cavendish Parade, Clapham South, London, SW4 9DW
(020) 8772 0303

Gigalum is the ultimate in London venues. You can relax with a glass of wine outside with the warmth of the patio heaters to break the chill, or sit at the bar sipping a cocktail.

  • Bespoke birthday party planning service
  • No hire fee or minimum spend
  • Complimentary bottle of bubbly for party bookings
  • Fully heated and covered terrace
  • DJ sets from Orbital, Faithless, Prodigy & Norman Jay

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Ebury Wine Bar and Restaurant

#1873

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

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

Francos Restaurant

#567

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

#1903

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

#1406

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

Rules

#1398

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.

Sweetings

#1496

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

#555

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

#1135

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

#2539

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