Secret London: the very best restaurants in London

“Thousands of choices. Hundreds of cuisines. All narrowed down to create this, the Secret London guide to the best restaurants in London.

It’s late. You’re hungry. And no-one can agree on what they want to eat. Nightmare scenario, isn’t it? Well, it doesn’t have to be any more, for we’ve put together what we reckon is the definite guide to the best restaurants in London. Representing everything from Michelin star winning joints to neighbourhood favourites, and from cult institutions to a few that you’ve (hopefully) not heard of yet, it’s the ultimate in dinspiration – that’s dinner inspiration, FYI.

Like our similarly exhaustive guide to the best things to do in London, we started by picking 50 different dishes, cuisines, or styles, and then identified a top five for each – with the result being 250 spots well worth opening your wallet for. I’ll warn you: if you’re not hungry now, you will be by the time you finish reading…

Best panoramic restaurants in London

If you can tear your eyes away from the food, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views at the most panoramic restaurants in London.

  • Iris & Helix, find refined British cooking at Helix and cocktails at Iris both at the zenith of the Gherkin”