Searching for West End restaurants? The problem with West End restaurants is that there are just too many options to choose from so we have assembled a selection of the best West End restaurants in London. Ranging from upmarket establishments run by celebrity chefs to the hidden independent gems, our recommended list of West End restaurants should be all you need to guarantee a rewarding meal in London.
Don't forget to check out our recommended list of West End bars
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240 Regent Street (entrance 30 Argyll St), Soho, London, W1B 3BR
(020) 7478 0540
Renowned Hong Kong-based restaurant group aqua has launched in London on the former site of Dickens and Jones in Regent Street. aqua nueva is one of the venue's dining spaces and serves contemporary northern Spanish cuisine within sleek surroundings.
St Martins Lane London, 45 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4HX
(020) 7300 5588
The St Martin's Lane Hotel's famous Asia De Cuba restaurant offers sumptuous surroundings and delectable food.
194 Piccadilly, St James, London, W1J 9EX
(020) 3005 9666
Jamie Oliver opens a second branch of Barbecoa at Prince's House in Piccadilly. This site accommodates 250 guests over two floors and offers a unique all-day menu serving dishes that are based on fire-based cooking techniques. Like its sister venue Barbecoa St Paul's, the restaurant offers a comprehensive choice of steaks.
Try one of Belgo's most popular dishes, moules et frites, at this West End Restaurant.
50 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9LJ
(020) 7813 2233
37 Sackville Street, London, W1S 3EH
(020) 7494 2525
Serving sushi and sashimi, Benihana is a unique a lively restaurant where the skilled chefs cook and prepare your meal at your table.
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
Expect a variety of innovative dishes served at Ross Shonhan's West End restaurant, Bone Daddies.
31 Peter Street, Soho, London, W1F 0AR
(020) 7287 8581
Head to Cafe Pacifico in the West End if you're looking for some tasty Mexican cuisine.
5 Langley Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JA
(020) 7379 7728
Dishoom is a nod to Bombay's old cafes that originally opened in the early 20th century. The friendly atmosphere makes Dishoom an ideal choice for a working lunch or dinner with friends or family in the West End.
St Martins Courtyard, 12 Upper St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9FB
(020) 7420 9320
FuLuShou is a stylish Asian restaurant held within the stunning Empire Casino. Serving a selection of pan-Asian dishes with ingredients sourced from all over Asia, FuLuShou is an informal yet visually arresting addition to this impressive venue.
Empire Casino, 5-6 Leicester Square, Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7NA
0203 504 8443
Heliot Steak House offers a food menu of contemporary British brasserie dishes with a select choice of American classics.
Hippodrome Casino London, 10-14 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7JH
(020) 7769 8844
80 Piccadilly, Piccadilly, London, W1J 8HX
(020) 7491 2544
Henrys Cafe Bar is a stylish venue that serves a variety of British dishes throughout the day.
J Sheekey on St Martin's Court is one of the capital's most acclaimed fish restaurants and quite the celebrity hangout.
28-32 St Martins Court, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4AL
(020) 7240 2565
Joe's Southern Kitchen and Bar brings the very best in Deep South cooking to Covent Garden.
34 King Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8JD
(020) 7240 4008
13-15 Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6ND
(020) 7930 5355
A Mexican restaurant on Villiers Street, Lupita Central is from the people behind El Farolito, a famous taqueria in Mexico City. They specialise in fresh ingredients and authentic recipes.
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
The Ritz Restaurant is located within The Ritz Hotel and offers British cuisine served within sumptuous surroundings. This iconic hotel and restaurant is a must for anyone visiting the West End.
The Ritz London, 150 Piccadilly, Piccadilly, London, W1J 9BR
(020) 7493 8181
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.
If you're looking for a West End restaurant you can't go wrong with Jason Atherton's Social Eating House. If you're looking for something a little more private for a celebration, try the Chef's Counter, a basement room overlooking Paul Hood's kitchen.
58 Poland Street, Soho, London, W1F 7NR
(020) 7993 3251
STK at ME London is an American steakhouse offering a grill-style menu with dishes including tuna tartare, shellfish bisque and British and USDA steaks.
ME London, 336-337 Strand, Strand, London, WC2R 1HA
(020) 7395 3450
11-12 Russell Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5HZ
(020) 7632 2081
Tuttons Restaurant and Brasserie is a well established restaurant in Covent Garden that offers an English menu showcasing the best seasonal produce available.
Veeraswamy on Regent Street is the oldest Indian restaurant in the capital blending traditional dishes with more innovative offerings.
Mezzanine Floor, Victory House, 99-101 Regent Street, Piccadilly, London, W1B 4RS
(020) 7734 1401