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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 after a good pizza, you'll find them here. Do you agree with the choices? Use the comments box below or tweet your suggestions.

Restaurants for a date

Impress your date and discover restaurants in the capital where the romance is unavoidable


Chopsticks at the ready! There’s Cantonese dim sum, classic Beijing-style roast duck and plenty more in our round-up of London's best Chinese food


Here's where to find the best plates of Peruvian food in the capital


We've tried and tested the very best restaurants in London for the very best cuts of meat, and here are the results 

Dining alone

Find excellent eateries for solo diners in the capital 


From crusty sourdough pizzas to Venetian small-plates and more, tap into London’s vibrant Italian restaurant scene


From cutting edge cuisine to firm culinary favourites, British food has made a dramatic comeback in the past decade


The burger bandwagon rolls on and on. But which ones are the trailblazers, leaving the rest for dust? 


We've seen a spate of ramen joints open in London. Here's our pick of where to grab a steaming bowl of thin wheat noodles in broth


A guide to the latest wave of London coffee shops creating a buzz


From homely, dhal dishes to Punjabi-grilled meats worth queuing for, get to know the best Indian restaurants in London


Struggling to book somewhere for dinner tonight? You might have to queue, but London's top first-come, first-served restaurants are all worth the wait

Hot Dogs

Forget leathery sausages on soggy buns - find the best hot dogs in town


Browse our pick of bistros, brasseries and fine-dining French restaurants with plenty of va va voom

Dim sum

Whether you're a dim sum daredevil or a play-it-safe type, you'll find London's thriving dim sum scene has something for you

Fish and chips

Our critics have rounded up their favourite restaurants serving fish and chips in the capital


Gastropubs are here to stay. Here we pick the best of the best 


Whether you’re looking for a fragrant North African tagine, or East African injera bread topped with spicy stew, you’ll find them here


Blazing saddles! Here are her top ten burritos in town

Late-night dining

Looking for somewhere you can have a pleasant, relaxed meal after 11pm? Here's our pick of places in the West End and beyond


If you're tempted by the earthy seasonal flavours of partridge, grouse, woodcock or venison, then read on

Great views

What better way to absorb the sights and sounds of the capital than from one of the many London restaurants with great views? 

Hot chocolate

Dark, creamy, topped with marshmallows; whatever your preference, we've tasted our way around the capital’s finest chocolatiers

Business lunches

Find a place guaranteed to impress a boss or client, or a discreet destination to eat while discussing a deal


Whether it’s a steaming bowls of ramen noodles, super-fresh sushi or an up-market kaiseki meal you’re after, you’ll find them on our list


We've tried and tested the very best kebabs that London has to offer, and here are the results


If you’ve got that kimchi craving, then you’ve come to the right place. These are the best Korean restaurants in London


Don’t know your tacos from your fajitas? Here’s our guide to dining Mexican in London. 


This Italian staple has been elevated far beyond its humble roots. Here's our top ten in London


Here are five places serving up the best pork and beef in London


Check out our guide to the best romantic restaurants in London


Searching for some enticing Spanish restaurants in London? From tapas to more traditional Spanish food, here are the best  


Don’t settle for bullet-hard nigiri in a black plastic tray – take a look at the best sushi restaurants in London and get ready to tuck in


Explore regional specialities as well as a roll-call of classics at our pick of Thai restaurants


Limp lettuce and tasteless tofu are a distant memory for London's vegetarians


Whether it's a pub on a canal or a restaurant on the Thames, enjoy scenic surroundings when dining in the capital 

London's best...


Whether you're looking for a Sunday brunch, or a meaty fry-up – don't miss the most important meal of the day

Sunday lunches

There are few meals more comforting than a traditional Sunday dinner. Go on, stuff yourself silly...

Afternoon teas

Discover the city's best spots for a quintessentially English experience


For the very best cuts of meat in the city, visit London's top steak restaurants

Users say

Casey J
Casey J

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.


How about restaurants that cater for Coeliacs/free from?


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


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!


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!