Where to eat

London

Curated by Eva Tsang, words by Marissa Cox

The great British food revolution is in full swing, and nowhere more so than in London. The capital’s restaurant scene is booming. There are new spaces popping up all over the city and it shows no signs of slowing. We’ve selected a few of our favorite spots that reflect the movement for more adventurous and contemporary British cooking.


  • 1

    Restaurant

    The light, bright and airy, New York style restaurant is the newest spot to hit the ever-trendy Shoreditch. Housed in the Tea Building, just off the high street, the interior is furnished with industrial lighting, white tiles, concrete flooring and contemporary tables and chairs. Opened by James Lowe, of the much-lauded Three Turks Collective, the space serves a hearty seasonal menu of fresh ingredients, such as sea bass and seaweed; duck hearts, celeriac and tarragon; pumpkin, smoked eel & kale, sourced from local suppliers. And unlike many new trendy London restaurants, you can book and they won’t hurry you to finish. This is a place to take your time in and savor every mouthful.

    Lyle's
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    Lyle's
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    Lyle's
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    Lyle's
    Photography by Stefan Karlström

  • 2

    Restaurant

    Casual restaurant offering delicious and inventive European dishes by Chef Nuno Mendes inside the trendy Town Hall hotel in East London. Located in a naturally lit early 20th century drawing-room style space, the interior is simple with wood panels, white tiles and industrial lights hanging from the ceiling.

    Corner Room
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    Corner Room
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    Corner Room
    Photography by Stefan Karlström

  • 3

    Restaurant

    Restaurant by trained architect-turned-chef, Fergus Henderson, famed for starting the nose-to-tail-eating trend. Menu items include bone marrow, offal, devilled kidneys, grouse, suckling pig and braised lamb.

    St. John Bread & Wine
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    St. John Bread & Wine
    Photography by Stefan Karlström

  • 4

    Restaurant

    Casual Japanese restaurant serving traditional udon noodles and small plates in an minimal and unpretentious space. A wood counter dominates the long narrow space with chefs on one side and diners on the other, reminiscent to noodle bars you'll find in Japan.

    Koya
    Photography by Stefan Karlström

  • 5

    Restaurant

    Restaurant that prides itself on serving bold and daring dishes using modern, of-the-moment ingredients. Menu includes items such as turmeric, ajowan & krupuk crusted prawns with pineapple ketchup and Pedro Ximenez & black cardamom marinated venison haunch.

    The Modern Pantry
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    The Modern Pantry
    Photography by Stefan Karlström