AUGUST 2020: Haven’t you heard? Restaurants are back! They’ll be different for a while – embracing social-distancing measures or, in some cases, sprawling outside on to pavements – but you can now book a table at any of the restaurants listed below in our ultimate guide to dining out in London. And even better in the month of August, you can get half-price grub from Monday to Wednesday at restaurants participating in the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme. Catch a list of our top picks here and then peruse below for other top tables to enjoy for the month ahead.
Welcome to the Time Out EAT List. The best restaurants in London, handpicked by our local food editor. Places that, yes, have great food, but more importantly will also guarantee you a good time. They might have a killer soundtrack, a cool room, or just really kick-ass service. Or dishes that go beyond excellent but make you smile, too. And all at the right price. Which doesn’t necessarily mean cheap (if you’re on a tight budget, check out our dedicated cheap eats list), but definitely means value for money. In short, the best restaurants, at every price point, across London.
From the special occasion destination restaurants to the cult shipping container spots, if it’s on the list, we think it’s awesome. And we reckon you will too.
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