10 Fancy Restaurants In London, England

fancy restaurants in london

London’s restaurant business is booming, to say the least. If you feel the urge to splurge, and have the cash to go along with it, there is no dearth of exclusive, fancy restaurants in the city. Whether it’s an anniversary meal, a birthday dinner, or a client meeting for making first impressions, London has a wide array flamboyant and lavish eating spots where you can literally live the high life. Yes, these expensive go-to’s could cost you an arm and leg, but they happen to be worth every penny. Read our recommendations for the best fancy restaurants in London, UK.

1. Alyn Williams at The Westbury

Posted by Alyn Williams at the Westbury on Thursday, 12 June 2014

Housed in the iconic five-star Westbury hotel is Alyn Williams, its resident Michelin-star restaurant. Elegant and unassuming decor with immaculately-dressed waiters, wood panelling, and white tablecloths, just short of ostentatious, adds to the restaurant’s ambiance. The stimulating, wide-ranging menu includes must-eats like duck egg with mushrooms and chips, and roasted lobster with fennel, coconut, and squid ink mayo. Pair your meal with a delightful and exciting wine collection.

Alyn Williams at The Westbury

Address: 37 Conduit St, Mayfair, London W1S 2YF

Website: Alyn Williams at The Westbury

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 12pm - 2:30pm, 6pm - 10:30pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

Dress code: Smart casual, no sportswear

2. Kerridge's Bar & Grill

Kerridge's Bar & Grill Restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge along with Head Chef Nick Beardshanow now open...

Posted by Cpp-Luxury.com on Wednesday, 12 September 2018

The glitzy dining room of Kerridge’s Bar & Grill in the five-star Corinthia Hotel celebrates everything British in the most warming and charming of manners. High pine-green ceilings supported by eight towering columns, tall windows, an ingeniously placed bar, large bronze statues, and clear lines of sight make the space intimidating and intriguing at the same time. With a lengthy wine list spanning the globe, Kerridge’s specialties include the classic Lobster Thermidor glazed omelette, cheese and onion tart, Crab vol-au-vents and Brill and Chips, which is an upmarket version of fish and chips.

Kerridge's Bar & Grill

Address: 10 Northumberland Ave, Westminster, London WC2N 5AE

Website: Kerridge’s Bar & Grill

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 12pm - 2:30pm, 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Sun: 12pm - 3:30pm, 6pm - 9:30pm

Dress code: Smart casual

3. Galvin at Windows

Posted by Galvin at Windows on Monday, 28 January 2019

The enormously successful, haute cuisine, Michelin-star restaurant Galvin At Windows lies at the dizzying height of the 28th floor of the London Hilton, with spectacular 360-degree views of the city. Serving the finest in French dining, Galvin’s menu features eclectic dishes such as cured Loch Fyne salmon with celeriac remoulade and brown crab mousseline. Don’t miss out on the seafood blanquette, pan-fried halibut, passion fruit and mango soufflé, toasted pecans, Chantilly cream, and banoffee ice cream bar. Get lost in the gorgeous sunset views across Hyde Park as you enjoy a delicious and luxurious meal.

Galvin at Windows

Address: 22 Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1K 1BE

Website: Galvin at Windows

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 12pm - 2:30pm, 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Sat: 11:45am - 2:30pm, 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Sun: 11:45am - 3pm

Dress code: Smart casual, no sportswear. Jackets and coats to be placed in the cloakroom upon entry.

4. One Twenty One Two Restaurant

The Royal Horseguards Hotel is home to one of London's most celebrated restaurants, One Twenty One Two. In commemoration...

Posted by Luxury Hotels Group on Thursday, 3 December 2015

The stellar One Twenty One Two housed in The Royal Horseguards Hotel overlooks the Thames, having been home to the Chief of the MI6 once upon a time. Opulent decor, classic furnishings, and stately architecture, a creative contemporary-British-with-a-European-twist menu, a splendid wine selection, and impeccable service are just some of the reasons behind the restaurant’s two AA Rosettes. Your meal flags off with a bread basket and ice-cold Prosecco duly served. Must-eats include crispy chicken on a bed of quinoa, pappardelle spicy chorizo with mozzarella, basil, and sweet peppers, seared seabass with lie de vin, fennel tart, and celeriac purée. Don’t miss this one!

One Twenty One Two Restaurant

Address: Westminster, London SW1A 2EJ

Website: One Twenty One Two Restaurant

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 6:30am - 10:30am, 12pm - 3pm, 5:30pm - 10pm; Sat & Sun: 7am - 11am, 12:30pm - 3pm, 5:30pm - 10pm

Dress code: Smart casual

5. Thames Foyer

It's always tea time in the Thames Foyer.

Posted by The Savoy on Sunday, 8 January 2017

The best way to indulge in the afternoon tea tradition in London is to do so in a grandiose, vintage way at the Thames Foyer at The Savoy. This sociable spot features wonderfully natural light streaming in from the stunning glass dome, beneath which sits a pianist on a winter garden gazebo, ready to serenade your very soul. Enjoy more than 30 kinds of tea accompanied by pastries, jam and lemon curd, homemade scones with clotted cream, and twists on classic sandwiches. Watch the Thames Foyer transform by the evening, where the intimate, sensual ambiance is sure to take your breath away.

Thames Foyer

Address: Strand, London WC2R 0EZ

Website: Thames Foyer

Opening hours: 8am - 11pm (daily)

Dress code: Smart casual, no sportswear

6. May Fair Kitchen

Posted by May Fair Kitchen on Monday, 17 September 2018

The deliciously laid-back May Fair Kitchen is the chic May Fair Hotel’s in-house restaurant. With high-top tables and lush lighting with warm, industrial fixtures, the May Fair Kitchen is an effortless converted vineyard cellar with a touch of contemporary, chic Spanish hacienda. The menu is sure to rekindle your love for tapas, what with achingly amazing twists on classic Italian and Spanish tapas dishes from Tomato and Manchego Aranchini with King Crab Ravioli and Spicy Mayo, to Chilean Sea Bass with Padron Shiso Walsa. Don’t miss trying the Amalfi Cocktail and the White Sangria either. The highlight, though? The 28-day-aged rib-eye steak with warm gorgonzola butter!

May Fair Kitchen

Address: Stratton St, Mayfair, London W1J 8LT

Website: May Fair Kitchen

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 6:30am - 10:30am, 12pm - 4:30pm, 6pm - 10:30pm; Sat & Sun: 7:30am - 11:30am, 12:30pm - 4:30pm, 6 - 11pm

Dress code: Smart dress code

7. Sea Containers Restaurant

Whole Roasted Corn-Fed Chicken - available on our all day & brunch menu ?? #seacontainersrestaurant

Posted by Sea Containers Restaurant on Monday, 14 January 2019

The exclusive Sea Containers Restaurant is inspired by 1920s transatlantic travel. A copper-clad hull, an iconic central 18-seat signature stainless steel bar reminiscent of an American diner, and a yellow submarine complement the hotel’s nautical theme. Sea Containers also boasts stunning views over the Thames, a riverside terrace for al fresco dining, and a private dining room with an outdoor terrace. The restaurant offers lunch, brunch (weekends) with comfort food, bottomless Prosecco and/or Grey Goose Bloody Mary’s, and live music every Sunday.

Sea Containers Restaurant

Address: 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PD

Website: Sea Containers Restaurant

Opening hours: 12pm - 11pm (daily)

Dress code: Smart casual

8. Oxbo Bankside

Looking for a spot for #afterworkdrinks? ? Head to The Distillery between 4-6pm for #happyhour and enjoy your second drink for just a penny! ?? #drinks #wine #london #bar #design

Posted by OXBO Bankside on Friday, 8 February 2019

Oxbo on the ground floor of the Hilton London Bankside Hotel features warm, industrial-chic decor complete with a well-lit grilling area, exposed brick walls, and striking black-and-white floor tiles. The wide-ranging menu suits all tastes, and includes favourites and go-to dishes such as Kobacha pumpkin and ham and pea soups, shoulder of New Romney lamb with pearl onions, soybeans, pumpkin, sweetbreads, and lentils, and the highlight–the smoky, succulent Aberdeen Angus steak which stays true to the restaurant’s claim of serving the best steak in London! Polish off your meal with the delectable lemon tart with blueberry ganache.


Address: Hilton London Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk St, London SE1 0UG

Website: Oxbo

Opening hours: Sat - Wed: 6:30am - 11am, 12pm - 10:30pm, Thurs - Fri: 6:30am - 11am, 12pm - 11pm

Dress code: Smart casual

9. The Foyer & Reading Room

Posted by Claridge’s on Wednesday, 20 November 2013

The Foyer & Reading Room are the very heart of Claridge’s hotel. The Foyer is decadence central, with a grand piano, original art deco mirrors, a striking Chihuly sculpture, and live musical entertainment. It is also an excellent place for celebrity spotting. Enjoy light meals, inventive cocktails or, the best of it all, afternoon tea–the true testament of British dining experience with rich clotted cream, light crusty scones, savouries, and pastries. For an intimate dining experience, head to the lavish Reading Room banquettes, with a menu featuring both contemporary and classic cuisines, two cut-marble fireplaces, suede walls, stylish mirrors, and rich leather columns.

The Foyer & Reading Room

Address: 49 Brook St, Mayfair, London W1K 4HW

Website: The Foyer & Reading Room

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 7am - 11pm; Sun: 8am - 11pm

Dress code: Smart casual

10. Tower Grill

Did you know our hotel is one of the greenest in London? We have a number of eco-friendly features, including 'green'...

Posted by Grange Tower Bridge Hotel on Monday, 27 June 2016

The contemporary fine dining restaurant of Tower Grill in the five-star Grange Tower Bridge Hotel features a delectable à la carte menu of Mediterranean and traditional British favourites, as well as a range of signature vegetarian grill, seafood, and meat dishes. The restaurant is particularly known for its lip-smacking range of sweet treats and desserts, including popular house favourites like homemade crème brûlée and classic berry trifle. Comfy seats and modern décor make up this ambient lounge.

Tower Grill

Address: 45 Prescot Street, London E18GP

Website: Tower Grill

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 7am - 10am, 12pm - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10pm; Sat & Sun: 7am - 11am, 12pm - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10pm

Dress code: Smart casual

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Dining in London isn’t an activity–it’s an experience. From decadent, baroque lounges to rooftop glitz, London’s fancy restaurants lend a new meaning to the word “ostentatious”. For your next London dining experience, check out these fancy spots!

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