Coolinary Delights: 10 of the Coolest Restaurants in London
If you're about to pay a visit to England's capital city, then you should take note of the coolest restaurants in London.
You'll kick yourself if you miss out on the opportunity to sample the fine cuisine these places have to offer!
Whether you're looking for authentic Japanese food or a restaurant that boasts a rich history, we've got a recommendation that'll suit all manner of tastes (pardon the pun!).
Let's dive on in!
If you're looking for a restaurant full of fun and whimsy, then this is the place for you. Separate pool rooms, a whiskey vending machine, and a help-yourself beer station is the perfect combination for ensuring you have a fabulous evening!
Despite these quirks, you'll be enjoying some of the most exquisite food London has to offer. Their pork chops are not to be missed!
2. Kaspar's at the Savoy
Did you know that in 1926 The Savoy introduced a unique system to deal with superstitious diners? If they were a group of 13, staff would set an extra place at the table to round the number up to 14.
On this chair, Kaspar would sit. This was a wooden cat that measured around three-foot tall. Apparently, Winston Churchill loved him! So, if you're after a restaurant full of history and character, the Savoy has a lot to offer!
The food is nothing short of heavenly, the seafood is incredible, and the Weiner schnitzel is delicious! Rest assured, the wine is top-notch as well. If you're struggling to pick your tipple, just ask the sommelier to handle it for you. They'll happily pair wine to complement each of your courses.
Trust us; you'll be glad you did!
Plus, the dramatic art deco design and the friendly staff make the Savoy an all-around fabulous place to enjoy a special occasion, or treat yourself to a top quality dinner!
3. The Holborn Dining Room
Whether you're after breakfast, lunch, or dinner, then the Holborn Dining Room won't disappoint. This fabulous restaurant used to be a banking hall and interestingly, is a grade two listed Edwardian building.
So, if you want to dine on authentic English cuisine amidst traditional British architecture, then The Holborn Dining Room is an excellent choice!
Their menu boasts an eclectic list of tasty dishes. They have all the classics, from fish and chips to raspberry ripple ice cream- yum, yum, in my tum!
Similarly to The Holborn Dining Room, Lyle's offers delicious yet straightforward British themed dishes. James Lowe is their head chef (most well known from the Young Turks) and is incredibly talented.
The Dover sole is incredible, and his brown butter cake has a won a ton of awards. Once you've sampled this scrumptious dessert, you'll completely understand why it's so popular!
5. Som Saa
Be prepared to experience some of the best Thai food you've ever had in your life! You'll need to go a long way to find a Thai restaurant that prepares better food than Som Saa.
We love that they frequently change their menu. However, they usually feature several of their most popular dishes that originate from their initial popup. This is how they first broke into the industry and developed their loyal following.
7. La Poule Au Pot
If you're after an elegant restaurant serving traditional French delicacies, then La Poule Au Pot certainly won't disappoint.
If you're after somewhere to celebrate an anniversary, or to enjoy an intimate date, then this restaurant is an excellent choice. It's cute, cozy, and full of wooden decor to set a beautifully romantic atmosphere.
Whether you're after coq au vin or bouillabaisse, you'll experience some of the best French food you'll ever taste.
8. Petersham Nurseries Cafe
Don't let the name trick you; this isn't a cafe. Instead, it's a fabulous restaurant.
It used to boast one Michelin Star, which funnily enough they hated! They didn't pride themselves as an institution that provided a stereotypical 'fine dining' experience.
Instead, you eat your delicious meals in what is pretty much a greenhouse- it doesn't get much more unique than that!
However, don't let this unusual atmosphere put you off, it's part of what makes their food so good!
You're literally dining on food that's grown meters away from where your sitting- how cool is that?! It epitomizes simple, rustic, and flavorful food.
9. Izakaya Japan
Don't let the small size of this pucker restaurant put you off. We love the simple wooden decor, but as with any top quality restaurant, its the food that steals the spotlight.
Whether you fancy a bit of sushi or a warm serving of salmon teriyaki, this eatery excels in Japanese cuisine!
10. The Cheese Bar
If you're roaming around Camden, The Cheese Bar shouldn't be missed. What was once a food truck that traveled around the UK is now a permanent restaurant.
This place is famous for their amazing toasties; if you're a cheese lover, you'll think you've died and gone to heaven!
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