I’m constantly asked about my London recommendations – So I’m giving you guys what you want! Here are all of my favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
This one’s a super classic. They have several locations although I’m most familiar with the one in Sloane Square. Go do a workout at KXU then grab a bite to eat here and shop around Sloane Street after.
237-239 Pavilion Rd, Chelsea, London SW1X 0BP
HOURS: Mon- Saturday 7am-11pm; Sunday 8am-10:30pm
OTHER LOCATIONS: Notting Hill, King’s Cross, Clerkenwell
This place is really cute. Good location in Soho if you’re based in that area and not too expensive for al all-day brasserie.
43-51 Great Titchfield St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 7PQ
HOURS: Monday-Friday 7:30am-12am; Saturday 9am-12am, Sunday 9am-6pm
This is at a really pretty hotel. Great spot in Mayfair for breakfast meetings or a central bite before sightseeing.
47 Maddox Street, London, Greater London, W1S 2PG
Hours: Monday- Thursday 9am-11pm, Friday-Saturday 9am-11:30pm, Sunday 9am-10pm
My go-to stop post Fashion Shows… or really any other time when I’m central London. They also have a location in the NED. You can never go wrong with Cecconis.
5A Burlington Gardens, Mayfair, London W1S 3EP
HOURS: Monday-Friday 7am-1am, Saturday 8am-1am, Sunday 8am-12am
Just outside of Harrods – this place has a great outdoor patio to enjoy a nice Italian dish and glass of wine, especially in the spring/summer. I’ve met a few blogger friends here before and brought the kids and pups after school for pizza. The bar inside is really nice too.
27-31, Basil St, Knightsbridge, London SW3 1BB
HOURS: Sunday-Friday 8am-12am; Saturday 9am-11pm
This place is super fresh and very farm to table. It’s set in a beautiful Greenhouse with trees and flowers. I’d make a reservation and go on the weekend. It’s a drive out to Richmond but makes for a great weekend — It’s not the same but they also have a cute little cafe in Covent Garden if you’re looking for a central spot that’s quicker.
Church Lane, Off, Petersham Rd, Richmond TW10 7AB
HOURS: Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm; Sunday 11am-5pm
Love this spot in Fitzrovia. A great place for meetings and very central.
37-41 Mortimer St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3JH
HOURS: Monday-Thursday 7:30am-11:30pm; Friday 7:30am-12am; Saturday 9am-12am; Sunday 9am-6pm
Henrietta Street Soho
If you’re roaming around SOHO go down this street – It feels a lot like the West Village in New York with lots os cute boutiques, cafes, and restaurants. One isn’t particularly better than another I love them all.
Granary Square Brasserie
I first found this adorable restaurant during London Fashion Week Festival for a lunch hosted by Caroline Rush. The decor is amazing, the menu delicious. Great spot further East if you’re staying near St. Pancras/King’s Cross.
This is one of my all-time favorite lunch places to come with the kids. Do a little shopping then come get some pizza. On the weekends there’s a singer who entertains while he’s tossing the dough and making the pizza’s right in front of you.
I think it’s the #1 spot to go for dinner. It’s a place that when you walk in makes you go “WOW”.
10 Berners St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3NP
HOURS: Monday – Friday 7am-10:30am/12pm-12am; Saturday-Sunday 7am-4pm/5pm-12am
This is where all the cool people hang out right now. The rowdiness happens downstairs, and you may have seen their beautiful bathrooms on Instagram.
26 Albemarle St, Mayfair, London W1S 4HY
HOURS: Monday-Friday 7am-2:30am; Saturday 10am-2:30am; Sunday 10am-11:30pm
Before Isabel there was Casa Cruz. Another London dinner classic where the cool kids hang out.
123A Clarendon Rd, London W11 4JG
HOURS: Monday-Friday 6pm-2am; Saturday- Sunday 12pm-2am
This place is in one of my favorite spots in London – Somerset house which is stunning. We celebrated Georgie’s birthday day there last year after seeing Les Mis. The white high ceilings, pink banquets, bright lighting makes for a great Instagram.
Somerset House, Lancaster Pl, London WC2R 1LA
HOURS: Monday-Saturday 12pm-2:30pm/5:30pm-10:30pm; Closed Sundays
This was my favorite when I lived in Montreal (That’s where the first one is). Since then they’ve opened up other locations. I cannot tell you how over the moon I was when it opened here London! They’re known Fresh fish flown in from the Mediterranean. Order the Seabass, Saganaki cheese, and a greek salad with an amazing bottle of Greek wine! #1 Date Spot with Gregor and couples.
1 Regent Street St James´s, St. James’s, London SW1Y
HOURS: Monday-Friday 12pm-3pm/5pm-12am; Saturday-Sunday 12pm-12am
Anyone who knows me knows I love Zuma. I’ve always been a Nobu freak but I crave their chili crispy squid, the tar tar box, and eggplant miso. It’s one of my favorite places to go for lunch or dinner with my girlfriends. Also good for dates too.
5 Raphael St, Knightsbridge, London SW7 1DL
HOURS: Sunday-Wednesday 12pm-3:30pm/7pm-12am; Thursday-Friday 12pm-3:30pm/7pm-1am; Saturday 12:30pm-6pm/7pm-12am; Sunday 12pm-3:30pm/7pm-12am
This is quite a ways out of town in Hammersmith and one of the hardest reservations to get! Last time I was there Christian Louboutin was in the room — its almost an honor to dine here and they serve the most delicious gourmet Italian food.
Thames Wharf, Rainville Rd, Hammersmith, London W6 9HA
HOURS: Monday-Thursday 12:30pm-11pm; Friday-Saturday 12:30pm-11:20pm; Sunday 12pm-5:30pm
I could eat here every single day. The joke was when I moved to Chelsea was if you want to see Hugh Grant go to Brinkley’s and lo and behold, there he was the first time I went it! I always order their fried brie with cranberry as an appetizer, and the most insane dover sole ever. When the DJ kicks in, you may want to stay and drink all night.
47 Hollywood Rd, Kensington, London SW10 9HX
HOURS: Monday-Friday 5pm-11:30pm; Saturday 12pm-11:30pm; Sunday 12pm-11pm
If you want a little entertainment with your meal they do Cabaret shows. Tell Marcus, the maître d’, that I sent you 🙂 It’s a sexy place that I like to go for Dim Sum and delicious Asian fare.
17 Berkeley St, Mayfair, London W1J 8EA
HOURS: Monday- Friday 12pm-3pm/6pm-2am; Saturday 12pm-4pm/6pm-2am; Sunday 12pm-4pm/6pm-12am
You had me at “Press for Champagne” – their signature button at most tables. The Russian menu is always a nice change of pace and cool central location right in the heart of SOHO.
1 Upper James St, Soho, London W1F 9DF, UK
HOURS: Monday-Thursday & Sunday, 12:30pm-3pm/5:30pm-12am; Friday- Saturday 12:30pm-3pm/5:30pm-1am