Food Scene in London

Bite, savour, and swig. This is where local Airbnb hosts say you should go to get a taste of the city.

Locals’ favourite places

1. Dishoom Shoreditch
7 Boundary St
237local recommendations
Sue says “Inspired by the Irani cafés of late twentieth-century Bombay, Dishoom balances a mixture of authenti...” ·
2. Ottolenghi Islington
287 Upper St
206local recommendations
Stephanie says “Modern restaurant amazing brunches, lovely lunches food in the evening is still great but more expen...” ·
3. Tayyabs
83-89 Fieldgate St
223local recommendations
Kathy says “Founded in 1972 Tayyab’s is a family owned and run business in Whitechapel serving the finest in Pun...” ·
4. Pizza East Shoreditch
56 Shoreditch High St
158local recommendations
Sam says “Housed on the ground floor of the Tea Building, located on the corner of Shoreditch High Street and ...” ·
5. E5 Bakehouse
395 Mentmore Terrace
133local recommendations
Nathalie says “Try the signature Hackney Wild or Heritage Wholemeal. Loaves are available as half loaves too. The E...” ·
6. Pizza East Portobello
310 Portobello Rd
145local recommendations
Magda-Mike says “Split-level Italian with stripped interiors and pavement tables, serving antipasti and rustic pizza....” ·
7. The Ledbury
127 Ledbury Rd
141local recommendations
Ilaria says “2 Michelin stars. Chef Brett Graham's innovative cooking, paired with fine wines in a smart, modern ...” ·
8. E&O
14 Blenheim Cres
135local recommendations
Mira says “Pan-Asian restaurant/cocktail bar for brunch, tempura and sushi, with counter seats in the window. ...” ·
9. Electric Diner
191 Portobello Rd
126local recommendations
Deborah says “Phone (Box Office) Tel: 020 7908 9696- In February 2011 the Electric Cinema turned 100 years old. Th...” ·
10. Franco Manca
52 Broadway Market
115local recommendations
SHQ Apartments
SHQ Apartments says “Cheap but tasty sourdough Pizza. Broadway Market and London Fields can be walked to along the canal ...” ·
11. Towpath Café
42 De Beauvoir Cres
123local recommendations
Stephanie says “This is amazing. Good food (from breakfast/brunch/lunch/tea) right on the tow path of the regents ca...” ·
12. The Cow Pub & Dining Rooms
89 Westbourne Park Rd
120local recommendations
Alexandra says “Perennially popular pub (ooh, catchy phrase!), only a few minutes’ walk from Portobello Road. High p...” ·
13. Granger and Co.
175 Westbourne Grove
117local recommendations
Karine says “I'm a massive fan of Aussie Chef Bill Granger and I love going for a brunch at Granger & Co in Notti...” ·
197-201 Richmond Rd
114local recommendations
Aidyn says “Hip, industrial-chic pizzeria with a 'disco ball' oven, for brunch, drinks and Italian small plates.” ·
15. Bistrotheque
23-27 Wadeson St
122local recommendations
Karina says “2-minute walk. Modern European classics in a trendy loft-restaurant with cocktails and stage shows d...” ·
16. The Breakfast Club
2-4 Rufus St
115local recommendations
Robert says “English and American breakfasts, plus comfort foods and burgers in cheerful, quirky surrounds.” ·
110 Bishopsgate
112local recommendations
Adriana says “Upmarket restaurant with amazing views of London. Requires booking well in advance, but you can go f...” ·
18. Beigel Bake
159 Brick Ln
141local recommendations
Grant says “24-hour bakery known for traditional Jewish-style filled bagels such as salt beef and smoked salmon....” ·
19. Mangal 1
10 Arcola St
102local recommendations
Mena says “No-fuss Turkish cafe hung with kilims, serving a variety of grilled kebabs with warm pide bread.” ·
20. The Mayflower Pub
117 Rotherhithe St
96local recommendations
Emily says “The Mayflower is a hidden gem boasting great views over the river from both the outside jetty and up...” ·
21. Ottolenghi Notting Hill
63 Ledbury Rd
103local recommendations
Karine says “Located in Notting Hill, the Ottolenghi is a fab, chic deli with 10 seats only but gosh, the flavour...” ·
22. The Waterway
54 Formosa St
96local recommendations
Sara says “Bistro-style gastropub with Modern European menu, terrace and large windows overlooking the canal, f...” ·
23. Rasa South Indian Vegetarian Restaurant
55 Stoke Newington Church St
96local recommendations
Katie says “This place is a Stoke Newington institution and serves a great array of South Indian vegetarian dish...” ·
24. Hawksmoor Spitalfields
157A Commercial St
88local recommendations
Barbara says “Prime cuts of matured beef and other British classics served in stripped-back, bare-brick surrounds.” ·
25. The White Horse
1-3 Parsons Green
85local recommendations
VanZyl says “Located at 1-3 Parsons Green, London, SW6 4UL Known for Bar, Rainy Days, Late Nights, Groups Victori...” ·
26. Franco Manca
3-4 Market Row
87local recommendations
Giulia Mulè &
Giulia Mulè & says “Franco Manca serves authentic Neapolitan-style pizza made with sourdough pizza dough and organic ing...” ·
27. Osteria Basilico
29 Kensington Park Rd
79local recommendations
Mira says “Local Italian osteria serving wines and regional comfort food in warm dining room with rustic theme....” ·
28. Ganapati
38 Holly Grove
85local recommendations
29. The Boundary Project
2-4 Boundary St
83local recommendations
Sue says “The Boundary Rooftop Bar is a popular alfresco retreat providing stunning panoramic views of the Lon...” ·
30. Beach Blanket Babylon
45 Ledbury Rd
84local recommendations
Paul says “The owners of this wonderfully kooky establishment have – oddly – encapsulated the three unrelated w...” ·