Tastes of London; Interactive guide to the best restaurants in London

London is fast becoming one of the gastronomic capitals of the world – but with so many exceptional and unusual restaurants, picking just one can seem an impossible task. To help you choose the right venue we have compiled a list of eclectic London restaurants in a variety of locations offering an incredible range of culinary styles. From traditional British cuisine at the City's oldest pie and mash shop, to the weird and wonderful creations of celebrity Chef Heston Blumenthal at his world famous Michelin Star hideaway in Hyde Park, explore our map to find the perfect setting for a light lunch, tasty supper or gourmet meal at some of the capitals best and most unique eateries…


Notting Hill
Bustling Mediterranean restaurant/bistro with an excellent delicatessen

Cuisine: Mediterranean
Signature Dish: Crab, cherry tomatoes and chilli linguine
Fact: Make sure you check out the superb cheese selection in the deli

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Lucky 7

Westbourne Park
Authenic east coast American diner with a cult following

Cuisine: Burger Joint
Signature Dish: 100% Aberdeen Angus Burgers
Fact: Why not finish off your meal with some classic & strawberry margaritas?

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Hyde Park
Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal's restaurant focusing on historic British food

Cuisine: British
Signature Dish: Powdered duck breast with smoked fennel 
Tip: Heston's meat fruit (chicken liver and foie gras parfait) is especially famous

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The Wolseley

Top restaurant serving an eclectic array of dishes, from seafood platters to classic steak

Cuisine: Continental
Signature Dish: Chicken soup with dumplings
Tip: The Wolseley is particularly famous for its Sunday breakfasts and brunches

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Primrose Hill
Family run Greek restaurant serving exquisite Mediterranean dishes

Cuisine: Greek
Signature Dish: Minced lamb kofte with fresh herbs
Tip: Go for the cold and hot meze if you want to sample a bit of everything

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El Molino

Authentic Spanish Restaurant serving a huge variety of tapas and Spanish dishes

Cuisine: Spanish
Signature Dish: Baby squid and artichoke hearts
Tip: Ask for your tapas to arrive one after the other, Spanish style, rather than all at once

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West End
Unusual restaurant serving exotic and unexpected fusion food from around the world

Cuisine: Exotic world cuisine
Signature Dish: Zhug marinated kangaroo skewers
Tip: The zebra jerky starter and bison rump main are the most popular dishes

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Parisian-Algerian restaurant with café, outdoor terrace and bar/disco

Cuisine: Moroccan/Mediterranean
Signature Dish: Charcoal grilled marinated chicken couscous
Fact: Owner Mazouz initially established Momo because he missed the food of his homeland

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Contemporary dim sum teahouse that opened in London in 2004

Cuisine: Chinese/Dim Sum
Signature Dish: Mustard green and edamame dumplings
Fact: Don't forget to try the handmade macaroons and chocolates!

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Regents Street
A new and hugely successful ramen bar in trendy central London

Cuisine: Japanese Ramen
Signature Dish: Shoryu Ganso Tonkotsu (pork and miso broth)
Fact: Launched in 2012 and recommended in the Michelin Guide 2014

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Eat Ento

Developing restaurant promoting insects as a healthy, tasty, and sustainable food

Cuisine: Insect restaurant
Signature Dish: Grey Goose Le Fizz cocktail
Fact: Insects are more efficient than livestock AND high in protein and nutrients



Pioneering Oriental fusion restaurant with a sensational interactive menu

Cuisine: Oriental fusion
Signature Dish: Black cod with spicy miso
Tip: Bear in mind it's easy to over order when you can add a dish with a click!

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A modern interpretation of cosmopolitan Latin American and Cuban cuisine

Cuisine: Latin American
Signature Dish: Steamed red bream in banana leaf
Tip: Enjoy a dance after your meal; at least two great bands are on every night

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Yalla Yalla

West End
Unique little restaurant serving Lebanese and Middle Eastern cuisine

Cuisine: Beirut street food
Signature Dish: Kibbe Nayyeh (deep fried lamb parcels)
Fact: In the Guardian's Top 10 Budget Eats

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Brasserie Blanc

Simple, hearty French cuisine that is guided by the seasons

Cuisine: Classic French
Signature Dish: Dry-aged steak with dauphinoise potatoes
Fact: There are seven Brasserie Blanc restaurants throughout London

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Dans le Noir

A unique restaurant where you eat and drink in the pitch darkness to re-educate your palate!

Cuisine: Dining in the dark!
Signature Dish: The menu is a surprise!
Fact: Guests are led around by guides and many of waiters are blind



Covent Garden
Pan Asian restaurant and cocktail bar with cabaret style entertainment

Cuisine: Pan Asian
Signature Dish: Chilean sea bass with garlic and ginger
Tip: Make sure you hit the cocktail bar after your meal to watch more of the acts

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Cafe Z Bar

Stoke Newington
Café-cum-restaurant famous for its Turkish and Engish breakfasts

Cuisine: Turkish
Signature Dish: Menemen (Turkish scrambled eggs)
Fact: The sausage and feta menemen is the ultimate weekend breakfast!


Pizza East

A modern take on the pizzeria, committed to sourcing local, seasonal produce

Cuisine: Pizzeria
Signature Dish: Spicy sausage & tenderstem broccoli pizza
Fact: There are further restaurants in Portobello and Kentish Town

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Perkin Reveller

Tower Bridge
Modern British restaurant with superb views inspired by Medieval London

Cuisine: British
Signature Dish: Pork belly, celeriac and apple
Tip: Ask to sit in the outdoor terrace during the summer for stunning views

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Drury Lane
Exuberantly glitzy Turkish-oriented Mediterranean restaurant

Cuisine: Turkish/Mediterranean
Signature Dish: Lamb Anatolia (slow cooked lamb shank)
Tip: If eating meze, work your way down as the tastes naturally progress from each other

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St Paul's
Jamie Oliver's traditional fire-based cooking steak restaurant

Cuisine: Barbecue steakhouse
Signature Dish: Dry-aged T-bone steak
Fact: Barbecoa has the widest selection of American whiskies in the UK

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Family-run business serving the finest Punjabi curries and mixed grills

Cuisine: Punjabi
Signature Dish: Lamb chops sizzling from the grill
Tip: Don't leave without tasting the mixed grill!

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M Manze

London's oldest and most celebrated Pie, Liquor and Mash shop

Cuisine: Pie and Mash
Signature Dish:  Beef pie, mashed potatoes and parsley liquor 
Fact: David Beckham, Roy Orbison & Jim Davidson have all eaten here


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