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Food and restaurants in Central London

Top restaurants

Modern European Restaurant
“Great place for some old school glamour and people watching. I love the afternoon teas! Ignore the image of a fry up Airbnb have added here. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Modern European Restaurant
“Modern europenean restaurant. Quirky, 18th-century townhouse tea room that transforms into a cocktail lounge every evening. Striking interiors”
  • 40 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“This fantastic venue offers whole lobster, lobster rolls with chips and salad and all for a deliciously reasonable price in an American-style diner. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
“Dishoom is about Indian street food, Dishoom pays homage to the Irani cafés and the food of all Bombay. Covent Garden, King's Cross, Shoreditch and St Martins Lane. I like it because it's quality food, reasonably priced without the fuss. Time Out says " Dishes on the feisty modern Indian menu are vividly described and peppered with brilliant asides and quirky facts. Spicy breakfasts and brunch throw a cracking curve-ball, too."”
  • 49 locals recommend
Bakery
“If you're out late in Soho and would like a desert, look no further than Princi!”
  • 37 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Pop in for a strong tipple before steak dinner or make a night of it at the bar by picking from a selection of ‘disco drinks’ on the menu, in among the room’s Victorian cast-iron pillars.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Casino
“Large casino with slots and tables, plus big-screen sports and live entertainment. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Dim Sum Restaurant
“All-day dim sum teahouse offering classic and contemporary dim sum, wok dishes, patisserie and an innovative wine and cocktail list.”
  • 34 locals recommend

Cafes

Modern European Restaurant
“Great place for some old school glamour and people watching. I love the afternoon teas! Ignore the image of a fry up Airbnb have added here. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Impressive restaurant and cocktail bar in Soho with reasonably priced menus.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Tea Room
“Little has changed here in decades. It's a great stop for a pot of tea and a cake in Soho. Maison Bertaux was founded in 1871 by a French communard from Paris named Monsieur Bertaux. It is situated at 28 Greek Street, Soho, London, next door to the Coach and Horses pub; Maison Bertaux is the oldest pâtisserie shop in London.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Café
“Seattle-based coffeehouse chain known for its signature roasts, light bites and WiFi availability.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“This is one of the last remaining original coffee bars from the 1950s- lively at any time of day,but particularly late at night- watch the world go by from one of the pavement tables”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“30 seconds from the flat. Amazing restaurant and cafe, classy and beautifully chic with yummy food, glorious sweet treats. Sit in the main dining room or the more informal Delaunay Counter.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Cinema
“Great movie theatre in the heart of London, showing the very best of world and cultural cinema.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
“A welcome retreat in central London, this Scandinavian designer bakery makes a beautiful rye bread. I stop here for a coffee and an open rye bread sandwich if I’m nearby, followed by one of their famous cinnamon buns. Pick up a copy of the excellent Nordic Bakery Cookbook while you’re there—it is full of recipes you actually want to bake and eat, especially in winter.”
  • 19 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“If you're out late in Soho and would like a desert, look no further than Princi!”
  • 37 locals recommend
Tea Room
“Little has changed here in decades. It's a great stop for a pot of tea and a cake in Soho. Maison Bertaux was founded in 1871 by a French communard from Paris named Monsieur Bertaux. It is situated at 28 Greek Street, Soho, London, next door to the Coach and Horses pub; Maison Bertaux is the oldest pâtisserie shop in London.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Café
“A welcome retreat in central London, this Scandinavian designer bakery makes a beautiful rye bread. I stop here for a coffee and an open rye bread sandwich if I’m nearby, followed by one of their famous cinnamon buns. Pick up a copy of the excellent Nordic Bakery Cookbook while you’re there—it is full of recipes you actually want to bake and eat, especially in winter.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bakery
“5 minutes walk, buns so blooming good they had to hide them down the teeny tiny Rose Street for fear of a stampede.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
“The best cake ever is the Pecan and cinnamon from Gail's. My favourite! There are a few of them around the city, check the website for the nearest one.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Tea Room
“A cute bakery with an even cuter afternoon tea! Different from the traditional sandwiches and cakes that you would expect...”
  • 5 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“TY has a great, relaxed vibe; awesome for hanging out quietly, doing some work or just grabbing one of their awesome brews and some food”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bakery
“The most famous French macarons in the whole universe... to die for! Make sure you taste some after your stroll inside the Burlington Arcade.”
  • 3 locals recommend