London is a bustling city overflowing with activity. Whether you’re there visiting friends, sightseeing, or you live there, it is very likely that you’ll want to eat out at some point.

In a city that has so much going on, where do you begin when you’re looking for a restaurant? Below is a guide to some highly recommended places that you and your friends, family or loved ones, could enjoy eating out at in the big city.


1) Balthazar

This fantastic restaurant has come from the successful brand in New York, USA. A Londoner, who found fabulous success state-side, came back to replica that success in England. The food itself is truly a reverie of France, and a beautiful tribute to Paris.

This 5 star restaurant echoes the same red themed set-up as the New York brand, and produces food that is second to none. If you want delicious French food while you’re in London, then you definitely need to visit Balthazar. It is located in London’s West End, and is the perfect place to go before seeing a show.


2) Koba

Koba is one of London’s best Korean restaurants, so if you’re in search of a scrumptious Asian meal then this where you need to go. It is located within walking distance of 3 Tube stations, but the closest is Goodge Street.


Example cuisine at the Koba restaurant, London

The menu offers a wide range of food including stir-fry and barbecued Kalbi beef. The service is absolutely brilliant in Koba, and you will get a friendly, yet professional service along with a scrumptious meal from this unique London restaurant. 


3) Roast Restaurant

Roast restaurant is located just a 2 minute walk from London Bridge Tube station and specialises in great British food. It has won many awards for its classic and tasty dishes and is enjoyed by locals and tourists alike.

If you’re looking for a traditional English, or Scottish, breakfast then this is the place to go. They also serve traditional roast dinners, as well as many other delicious British meals. Roast restaurant is a great place to go for choice; even the wine and cocktail list is very extensive.


The Roast Restaurant above Borough Market

Opened in 2005, this top class London Bridge based restaurant is definitely a great place to eat out in London, whether you’re just visiting the city, or even if you live there.


4) Koya

Koya is a wonderful Japanese restaurant situated in the heart of England’s capital city. The food is freshly made everyday, and the prices are very affordable and reasonable, especially considering the top quality of every meal. You can get hot and cold food in Koya, so whatever the weather you can pop into this great restaurant for a meal.

Udon dominates the menu, but the slow cooked pork-belly and other great meals are also available and definitely worth trying. If you’re looking for a delectable Japanese dish, Koya is the place to be.


5) The Ledbury      

The modern European menu offered at the Ledbury is absolutely brilliant. Their menu definitely has an interesting flair, but unlike many high end restaurants, you can still recognise and understand what each meal consists of.

It is great value for money with well-sized portions, wonderful surroundings and friendly staff. It’s a great place to pop in for lunch during the week, and you don’t need to book too far in advance, which is also very beneficial – you can even drop in to see if they have space on the day.



All of these wonderful restaurants offer delicious food and top class service. They are definitely great eating out options when you’re in London.


Image Credits: Suzie Depingu and alalsacienne

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