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Best restaurants in London for...

Find the best restaurants for every cuisine and every occasion in the capital

Tricia de Courcy Ling / Time Out

Looking for something specific? We've rounded up all sorts of venues by occasion and type, so that if you're looking for good ribs, a fun ramen bar or simply a good pizza, you'll find them here. Do you agree with our choices? Use the comments box below.

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African
Restaurants

African

Afternoon tea
Restaurants

Afternoon tea

American
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American

Bánh mì
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Bánh mì

Breakfast
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Breakfast

British
Restaurants

British

Brunch
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Brunch

Burritos
Restaurants

Burritos

Burgers
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Burgers

Business lunches
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Business lunches

Chicken
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Chicken

Chinese
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Chinese

Coffee
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Coffee

Date night
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Date night

Dim sum
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Dim sum

Dining alone
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Dining alone

Fish and chips
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Fish and chips

French
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French

Game
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Game

Gastropubs
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Gastropubs

Great views
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Great views

Greek
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Greek

Hot chocolates
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Hot chocolates

Hot dogs
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Hot dogs

Ice cream
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Ice cream

Indian
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Indian

Italian
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Italian

Japanese
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Japanese

Kebabs
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Kebabs

Korean
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Korean

Late-night dining
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Late-night dining

Lebanese
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Lebanese

Mexican
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Mexican

Michelin star dining
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Michelin star dining

No-bookings
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No-bookings

Outdoor dining
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Outdoor dining

Pancakes
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Pancakes

Peruvian
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Peruvian

Pie and mash
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Pie and mash

Pies
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Pies

Pizza
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Pizza

Ramen
Bars and pubs

Ramen

Ribs
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Ribs

Riverside dining
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Riverside dining

Romance
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Romance

Spanish
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Spanish

Steak
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Steak

Sushi
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Sushi

Thai
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Thai

Vegetarian food
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Vegetarian food

Vietnamese
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Vietnamese

Comments

11 comments
Cheryl M
Cheryl M

You need a dessert category!

SilverK
SilverK

This list is absolutely brilliant. I especially like how the categories include not just cultural distinction, but purposeful. 

Pia C
Pia C

I'd like a best seafood section please!

Casey J
Casey J SpammerBanned

Awesome, thanks for all the restaurant tips.  I love that you broke it down into category.  That makes it really easy to search.  My wife and I just finished with our vacation in Victoria BC and ate at some great restaurants there.  Now we are in London and hopefully we will be able to find ones that are just as good.

Victoria A
Victoria A

Really nice restaurants. Good food.

Ann
Ann

How about restaurants that cater for Coeliacs/free from?

jay
jay

What about FAMILY places, with children friendly seating and staff?

Reena
Reena

Seconded, please, please, please do a group feature! That's why I came to the site today...

Iona Shannon
Iona Shannon

Please can you do "best places to go with a group". I am always looking for places to go for birthdays, big dinners with friends, or with work colleagues and its alway a real struggle to find places that will take 10 or more people without you having to hire a private room. Thanks!

Roy
Roy

We tried to dine at Bincho in Soho. No wonder the place was nearly empty. The service was shoddy. We were left to wait and when a waitress eventually appeared to take a drinks order, we were told that we could not have a soft dring served in a can, for Health & Safety reasons. The manager appeared and continued to defend this rediculous position. We will NEVER go there again!

Tara B
Tara B

Which restaurant & what dish is pictured for Best British? Some kind of fish maybe + mushrooms? Looks amazing and I want to try it!