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The top London restaurants to have (temporarily) closed due to coronavirus

The coronavirus has plunged all of us into a world of uncertainty, with many of London's best restaurants having to temporarily close

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Time Out London Food & Drink
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Many restaurants have temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Keep up to date below on our favourite places to dine out that have sadly had to shut up shop for now. 

The top London restaurants to have (temporarily) closed due to coronavirus

Bao (all branches)
  • Restaurants
  • Taiwanese
  • Soho
  • price 1 of 4

A Taiwanese mini-chain serving bao buns.

This restaurant is setting up a delivery offering. 

The Barbary
  • Restaurants
  • North African
  • Seven Dials
  • price 2 of 4

A 24-seat counter bar restaurant in Neal’s Yard, from the people behind The Palomar.

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Berber & Q
  • Restaurants
  • Grills
  • Haggerston
  • price 2 of 4

A hip Middle Eastern and North African grill house in Haggerston from former Ottolenghi and Galvin chef Josh Katz.

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Begging Bowl
  • Restaurants
  • Thai
  • Peckham

A trendy Thai restaurant in Peckham.

This restaurant has a takeaway offering. 

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Bright
  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary Global
  • London Fields
  • price 3 of 4

A restaurant from the same team as popular Dalston wine shop P Franco.

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Clipstone
  • Restaurants
  • British
  • Fitzrovia
  • price 2 of 4

A second Fitzrovia restaurant from the duo behind acclaimed Portland.

This restaurant has takeaways for delivery. 

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Clove Club
  • Restaurants
  • British
  • Old Street

In hippest Shoreditch, a no-choice, daily-changing menu of nine cutting-edge-modern dishes that look absolutely ravishing.

Colbert
  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary European
  • Sloane Square
  • price 3 of 4

A buzzy French brasserie bang on Sloane Square.

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Cub
  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary Global
  • Hoxton
  • price 3 of 4

A sustainable no-choice restaurant from Ryan ‘Mr Lyan’ Chetiyawardana.

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Fischer's
  • Restaurants
  • Austrian
  • Marylebone

An old-fashioned Austrian restaurant in Marylebone from restaurateurs Chris Corbin and Jeremy King.

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Flor
  • Restaurants
  • British
  • Borough
  • price 3 of 4

A more casual sibling to Shoreditch’s Lyle’s, this time in Borough Market.

Frenchie
  • Restaurants
  • French
  • Covent Garden
  • price 3 of 4

A Covent Garden outpost for the Paris restaurant of the same name, with similar dishes to the Parisian restaurant.

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Hoppers (all branches)
  • Restaurants
  • Indian
  • Soho
  • price 2 of 4

A mini-chain with dishes inspired by Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu.

This restaurant has takeaways for delivery. 

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Kitty Fisher's
  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary European
  • Mayfair
  • price 4 of 4

Pricey but fabulous food in an atmospheric Mayfair basement named after an eighteenth-century courtesan.

This restaurant is setting up a delivery offering. 

Kiln
  • Restaurants
  • Thai
  • Soho
  • price 2 of 4

A Thai barbecue restaurant from the man who gave us Smoking Goat. 

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Leroy
  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary European
  • Shoreditch

A small-plates restaurant from the team behind now-closed Ellory.

This restaurant is setting up a delivery offering. 

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Lyle's
  • Restaurants
  • British
  • Shoreditch
  • price 3 of 4

A modern British small-plates restaurant in an iconic Shoreditch setting.

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Mao Chow
  • Restaurants
  • Vegan
  • Hackney
  • price 1 of 4

A vegan, cash-only, Sichuan street food joint in Hackney.

This restaurant has takeaways for delivery. 

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Palomar
  • Restaurants
  • Israeli
  • Chinatown

Fantastic modern-Israeli food, pulse-quickening dance music and a warm family atmosphere at the West End’s most unlikely bar-restaurant of the moment.

Pidgin
  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary European
  • Hackney
  • price 3 of 4

A modern British restaurant in Hackney, serving a weekly-changing, no-choice four-course menu.

This restaurant is setting up takeaways for delivery. 

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River Café
  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • Hammersmith
  • price 4 of 4

A celebrated Italian restaurant set back from the Thames Path.

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Roganic
  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary European
  • Marylebone
  • price 4 of 4

A London spin-off to Cumbria’s two-Michelin-starred L’Enclume.

 

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Scott's
  • Restaurants
  • Seafood
  • Mayfair

Fabulous fish and shellfish in a grand, club-like, and appropriately pricey Mayfair setting.

Smoking Goat
  • Restaurants
  • Thai
  • Shoreditch
  • price 2 of 4

A new Shoreditch spot taking over from Smoking Goat Soho.

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Som Saa
  • Restaurants
  • Thai
  • Spitalfields
  • price 3 of 4

A permanent E1 home for a former Thai residency.

This restaurant is setting up a takeaway offering. 

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Uchi
  • Restaurants
  • Japanese
  • Clapton
  • price 2 of 4

A pretty-as-a-picture Japanese restaurant with twists on traditional, home-cooked dishes.

The Wolseley
  • Restaurants
  • Brasseries
  • Piccadilly

Like its stablemate Delaunay, a ‘café-restaurant in the grand European tradition’ and much-loved for its all-day menu providing something for everyone.

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Xu
  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary Asian
  • Chinatown
  • price 2 of 4

A smart Taiwanese restaurant from the crew behind Bao, with a vintage feel.

This restaurant is setting up a delivery offering. 

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