There are so many amazing restaurants in London – the heart of the UK and one of our favourite cities in the world – that it’s hard to know where to begin. That’s why we decided to narrow down the list by focusing on those that have built up the finest reputations over the years. Here are some of the best restaurants in London that have stood the test of time and show no signs of slowing down yet.
Dabbous – At one time this restaurant was one of the most difficult ones to secure a table at in the whole of London. Now thanks to the overwhelming number of options it’s a little easier, but its reputation remains outstanding. It boasts an ever-evolving menu that’s always full of new and exciting dishes to try, keeping guests coming back regularly.
Goodman – Some restaurants end up being known as the best in their field, and that’s certainly true of Goodman, widely celebrated as the finest steakhouse in London. It’s also credited with ushering in a new era of premier steakhouses across the city, but remains the best in many critics’ eyes.
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal – Considered by many critics as one of the finest restaurants in the world, let alone being top of many London rankings, this is the only restaurant in the city run by the famously experimental chef. Heston’s most famous creative dishes remain on the menu while new inventions are being added regularly.
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay – Another celebrity chef’s premier London establishment, this original restaurant has the highest reputation of all Mr Ramsay’s endeavours in the UK capital. This dining experience is a cut above most and well worth the high price.
The Ledbury – This Michelin-starred favourite is one of London’s absolute best by anyone’s standards, and in fact it’s made many people’s global top ten lists. The food, service and atmosphere all contribute to the Ledbury’s stellar reputation.