Food is a connoisseur’s delight and who better than the English to give us an insight into traditional British food and their cultural heritage. Piccadilly and the surrounding areas are an established gentleman’s place and the restaurants here reflect it in their food, interiors and service. With the new generation, you will get to see a lot of cafes, burger bars and small eating joints, which serve instant on-the-go food. These types of restaurants are designed to appeal the youngsters while the elder generation who believe in more of fork and knife kind of eating, prefer to tuck in their napkins and carry on with their meal for at least two hours. Both these extremes can be experienced in London, which is respectable for any foodie.
Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill
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Bentley’s is an old heritage restaurant dating back to 1916 and headed by Chef Richard Corrigan. The cuisine served here is strictly British with emphasis given on seafood. You could try the stuffed baby squid with chorizo & organic feta, which goes well with their excellent list of wines.
Address: 11-15 Swallow Street, London W1B 4DG, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 207 734 4756
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday: Lunch: 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm Dinner: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm (until 10:00 pm on Sunday)
Located in a street nearby the Piccadilly Circus, Yoshino is a delicate little Japanese restaurant serving fine gourmet dishes. Sometimes, due to its odd location, it doesn’t instantly attract many people, but its popularity is defined by word of mouth reviews. Customers prefer the Sashimi, which you could go for, if you haven’t experimented much with Japanese cuisine.
Address: 3 Piccadilly Place London W1J 0DB United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 207 287 6622
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday: 12:00 noon – 10:00 pm, Closed on Sunday
Kahve Dünyasi ( Visit Site )
The famous chain of Turkish coffee shops, Kahve Dünyasi has finally acquired the Piccadilly territory to serve their winning formula of coffee and chocolates. Regular Italian beverages such as Cappuccino, Espresso, Mocha and Frappe are obviously on the menu but the best expected highlight is seeing the wickedly strong, Turkish coffee. Here, you can sample delicious variety of coffees and milkshakes, chocolate fondue and cakes and colourfully wrapped chocolates at pocket friendly prices. If you have a sweet tooth, try the speciality of the house - iced Turkish coffee served with plenty of coffee ice cream, milk and chocolate.
Address: Unit 3, 200 Piccadilly, W1J 9HU London, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 207 287 9063
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm, Sunday: 9:00 am – 9:30 pm
The Wolseley ( Visit Site )
The Wolseley has been one of those restaurants whose annual turnover has crossed the £10m mark. It’s immensely popular among the Londoners, and securing a table needs a quite a practice. You are advised to book a table beforehand to avoid disappointment. The breakfast buffet here is more popular than the main cuisine and service is impeccable as always.
Address: 160 Piccadilly, London W1J 9EB, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 207 499 6996
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 7:00 am – midnight Saturday: 8:00 am – midnight, Sunday: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Gaucho Piccadilly ( Visit Site )
A part of Gaucho Group, the Dalmatian interiors of the Gaucho Piccadilly develop an instant likeness towards the place. Proposing an Argentinean cuisine, the restaurant is widely spaced out over four floors with bars, restaurants and private dining rooms. As expected from Gaucho restaurants, the staff members are polite and efficient while the steak food portions are big enough and one is not likely to order anything else. They also sell Argentinean wines on the ground floor, which you can pick up while leaving.
Address: 25 Swallow St City of Westminster, W1B 4QR, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 207 734 4040
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday: 12:00 noon – midnight Sunday: 12:00 noon – 11:00 pm
Baozi Inn ( Visit Site )
Not far away from Piccadilly is Chinatown famous for its Chinese specialty restaurants. Those whosoever are fed up with dicey Chinese dishes, which are not authentic at all, should head to Baozi Inn a place that serves some great Sichuanese street food at cheap rates. The quality is good enough to be noted while the portions are big enough to last you until lunch/dinnertime.
Address: 26 Newport Ct London WC2H 7JS, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 207 287 6877
Opening Hours: Daily, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
The Connaught is an old feather in the cap for the Londoners yet still fresh as dew. More of a la-di-dah restaurant with interiors and prices to match, the service and cuisine is always the best. The place makes you feel homely and the main chef after whom the restaurant is named, ‘Hélène Darroze’ cooks some tantalising French dishes made from fresh quality ingredients.
Address: The Connaught, Carlos Place, Mayfair, W1K 2AL, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 207 107 8880
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: Lunch: 12:00 noon – 2:30 pm Dinner: 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm, closed on weekend
Cinnamon Club ( Visit Site )
A restaurant serving ‘Modern Indian’ cuisine, Cinnamon Club is a blend of spicy food plus aromatic flavours. The interiors are contemporary that match with the old traditional cuisine, packaged in a new way to make it appealing for everybody. Some delights such as ‘boti kebabs’ and curd rice are a favourite while seafood is exemplary without being too assuming.
Address: The Old Westminster Library, 30-32 Great Smith Street, SW1P 3BU, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 207 222 2555
Opening Hours: Breakfast: Weekdays: 7:30 am – 9:30 am Monday to Saturday: Lunch: 12:00 noon – 2:45 pm Dinner: 6:00 pm – 10:45 pm, Closed on Sunday
Alloro ( Visit Site )
Alloro can be described as an Italian restaurant that serves its customers with a difference. Even if termed as Italian, it is a multi-cuisine restaurant with French and British influences sometimes strongly overpowering the menu. But the taste is simply irresistible to give the restaurant a miss. Starters such as taglierini with tender calamari and sweet chilli and ravioli dishes have their own class of fans.
Address: 19-20 Dover Street, Mayfair, W1S 4LU, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 207 495 4768
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: Lunch: 12:00 noon to 2:30 pm Dinner: 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Beatroot Vegetarian Café ( Visit Site )
If you are born veggie or a converted one, Beatroot can be a revelation for you. Finding a complete vegetarian restaurant in European countries can sometimes be tedious, but the journey ends at Beatroot. The salads, sandwiches and hot dishes can be savoured at the café in the bright surroundings or ordered as a takeaway if you are in a hurry.
Address: 92 Berwick St London W1F 0QD, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 207 437 8591
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday: 9:15 am – 9:00 pm
Busaba Eathai ( Visit Site )
Founded by Alan Yau, Busaba is an authentic Thai restaurant tucked away in Bird Street. The dimly lit interiors give away a Buddhist temple feeling, which raises your comfort level. The delicacies are authentic with high quality standards maintained.
Address: 8-13 Bird Street, Marylebone, W1U 1BU, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 207 518 8080
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday: 12:00 noon – 11:00 pm Friday – Saturday: 12:00 noon – 11:30 pm Sunday: 12:00 noon – 10:00 pm
Barrafina ( Visit Site )
A Tapa’s serving Spanish restaurant, one could expect only the best and variety in Tapas here and the Hart brothers don’t disappoint. A small place, which doesn’t take reservations, you might even have to twiddle your thumbs to taste the best Tapas in town. So it’s better you arrive on time and try out their varieties like plancha-fried chorizo and Coca Mallorquin. Group it up with Spanish Sherries and you will be enticed to try more.
Address: 54 Frith St London, Greater London W1D 4SL, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 207 813 8016
Opening Hours: Tapas served: Monday to Saturday: 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm Sunday: 12:00 noon – 3:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Bodean's ( Visit Site )
An American cuisine restaurant divided into two floors: Upstairs is the high bar stools and tables decorated ‘deli’ and take away centre while downstairs is the dining room. Tried and tested trick of large LCD screen playing American soccer works right away, as you gorge on sandwiches, steaks, burgers and beers. Meat is the highlight at this restaurant, and not recommended for veggies.
Address: 10 Poland St London, Greater London W1F 8PZ, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 207 287 7575
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday: 12:00 noon – 11:00 pm, Sunday: 12:00 noon – 10:30 pm
Dining Room: Monday to Friday: 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm and 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm Saturday: 12:00 noon – 11:00 pm, Sunday: 12:00 noon – 10:30 pm
The Giaconda Dining Room
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Attractively dressed restaurant with impressive dishes behind the blinds is what Giaconda Dining Room all about. The dishes are prepared by Chef Paul Merrony who owns the place along with his wife Tracey and together they serve some amazing variants of omelette’s and seafood. The wine list is good at fairly cheap prices and with comfy interiors to match, eating here is a pleasure.
Address: 9 Denmark St, London WC2H 8LS, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 207 240 3334
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: Lunch: 12:00 noon – 2:15 pm Dinner: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Panino Giusto ( Visit Site )
Panino Giusto is an Italian restaurant that specialises in scrumptious pastas and pizzas. So forget about your diet for a moment and gorge on some amazingly appetizing dishes like Allegro, calzone, bright salads with a generous dressing of olive oil and some great pasta and lasagne. The bar cum take-away restaurant is a favourite among Italian foodies and its friendly service plus great food makes it a top-notch pizzeria.
Address: 1-3 Royal Exchange Buildings London, Greater London EC3V 3LR, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 207 486 7340
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 12:00 noon – midnight, closed on weekend