Top 10 Fine Dining Restaurants In London, UK - Updated 2021

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Hannah
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Between the vast array of iconic landmarks, historic museums, beautiful public parks, and vibrant neighborhoods, London is a city perfect for exploring and a dazzling destination no matter your passion. With amazing attractions like Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Houses of Parliament, and The London Eye to visit, the captivating capital city of the UK is awash with so many things to see and do. After a busy day of shopping at Portobello Market, museum-hopping through the many renowned museums, and watching the famed Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, treat yourself to a mouthwatering meal. London has a glittering gourmet food scene, and there are many fantastic options for fine dining. The list below has a roundup of some of the best places for a culinary feast. Read on to find out more about the top fine dining restaurants in London, the UK!

1. Roganic

Jerusalem Artichoke Crisps
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Roganic originally opened as a two-year pop-up in 2011 but has since returned to London to stay permanently on Marylebone’s Blandford Street. This mouthwatering eatery is owned and operated by Simon Rogan, who also owns other restaurants with Michelin stars, such as L’Enclume in the Lake District, as well as Aulis London. Like these other restaurants, Roganic is also highly lauded. It was awarded its first Michelin star in 2018 and holds four AA rosettes as well. This stylish restaurant is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday and offers set menus that dazzle with imaginative dishes. Short or full tasting menus are offered during the dinner service, with an additional lunch menu offered during the lunch service.

Roganic

Address: 5-7 Blandford St, Marylebone, London W1U 3DB, United Kingdom

Website: Roganic

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 12pm - 2pm, 6:30pm - 9:15pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 1:30pm, 5:30pm - 9:15pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

2. Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

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With three Michelin stars to its name, Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester crafts superb meals and provides excellent service. The menus here are inspired interpretations of contemporary French cuisine, masterfully created by one of the world’s most decorated chefs, Alain Ducasse, and combines French technical skills with the best of seasonal produce sourced from British and French suppliers. This dedication to seasonal ingredients means the menus change regularly, but guests can expect delicious sauces year-round and enjoy favorite classics like the sauté gourmand of lobster and truffled chicken quenelles. Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester offers an a la carte menu, a garden menu, a tasting menu, and a lunch menu Tuesday through Friday.

Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

Address: The Dorchester, 53 Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1K 1QA, United Kingdom

Website: Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 12pm - 1:30pm, 6:30pm - 9:30pm; Sat: 6:30pm - 9:30pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

3. Céleste


Céleste is a sophisticated, Michelin-starred restaurant located in the Lanesborough hotel. It offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a sumptuous dining room lit by twinkling chandeliers and a domed glass roof. The kitchen is operated by Portuguese chef Darcio Henriques, but the mouthwatering daily menu is inspired by traditional British favorites, and the innovative tasting menu melds contemporary creativity with local ingredients. Guests can also enjoy a classic British afternoon tea service with hot brews and melt-in-your-mouth pastries and sweets.

Céleste

Address: The Lanesborough, Hyde Park Corner, London SW1X 7TA, United Kingdom

Website: Céleste

Opening hours:7am - 10:30pm (daily)

4. The Goring Dining Room

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


Set in the historic five-star hotel, The Goring Dining Room is ornate and elegant and serves a marvelous menu of British classics. With fresh ingredients sourced from across the British Isles, the menus here reflect regional delicacies ranging from Romney Marsh lamb and fish off of the Cornish coast to locally foraged truffles and fungi. With a stellar breakfast, lunch, and dinner service, this fine dining spot is a fabulous choice no matter the time of day. The Goring Dining Room holds a Michelin star and three AA rosettes and is led by Executive Chef Richard Galli.

The Goring Dining Room

Address: The Goring,15 Beeston Pl, Westminster, London SW1W 0JW, United Kingdom

Website: The Goring Dining Room

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 7am - 10am, 12pm - 2:30pm, 7pm - 10pm; Sat: 7am - 10:30am, 6:30pm - 10pm; Sun: 7:30am - 10:30am, 12pm - 2:30pm, 7pm - 10pm

5. Club Gascon

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For unbelievably scrumptious French cuisine, a meal from Club Gascon is a must. This fantastic restaurant has been a hotspot for fine dining since it opened in 1998 and has a Michelin star among its many accolades. This elegant restaurant features cuisine from the south of France and offers a lunch service Tuesday through Friday, in addition to the dinner service Tuesday through Saturday evening.

Club Gascon

Address: 57 W Smithfield, London EC1A 9DS, United Kingdom

Website: Club Gascon

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 12pm - 2pm, 6pm - 9:45pm; Sat: 6pm - 9:45pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

6. Le Gavroche

Le Gavroche
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Le Gavroche is synonymous with London’s fine dining culture. This French haute-cuisine restaurant is as renowned for its menu as it is for its impeccable service, and it has been drawing crowds since it first opened in 1967. Le Gavroche boasts two Michelin Stars and has been ranked consistently as one of the best restaurants in Britain. With menus brimming with indulgent French classics, hors-d’oeuvres, rich meat and fish dishes, and decadent desserts and cheeses, this elegant restaurant serves up sophistication with every mouthwatering morsel.

Le Gavroche

Address: 43 Upper Brook St, Mayfair, London W1K 7QR, United Kingdom

Website: Le Gavroche

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

7. La Dame de Pic - London

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


Headed by Anne-Sophie Pic, the world’s most decorated female Michelin-starred chef, La Dame de Pic London is located inside Four Seasons Hotel. This French haute-cuisine restaurant has two Michelin stars and offers menus bursting with innovative and inspiring flavor combinations. With its variety of tasting menus as well as the set lunch menu, it offers a multitude of dishes that highlight fresh takes on French cuisine and Chef Pic’s gastronomic flair.

La Dame de Pic - London

Address: Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square, 10 Trinity Square, London EC3N 4AJ, United Kingdom

Website: La Dame de Pic - London

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 12pm - 2:15pm, 6pm - 9:30pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

8. Xier


Located in London’s Marylebone neighborhood, Xier is a dual-space eatery consisting of the fine-dining Xier and the casual, a la carte XR. Xier has a delectable tasting menu inspired by the cuisines of Europe, Scandinavia, and Japan. The 10-course tasting menu by Chef Carlo Scotto beautifully crafts seasonal ingredients into modern masterpieces and is offered during both the lunch and dinner service. There is even a vegetarian tasting menu option! In addition to the fantastic tasting menu, Xier offers a set menu option during lunch.

Xier

Address: 13-14 Thayer St, Marylebone, London W1U 3JR, United Kingdom

Website: Xier

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

9. Kanishka

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


Vivid and vibrant, Kanishka is owned by Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar. Kanishka is both contemporary and creative and specializes in cuisine from the Seven Sister States in Northeastern India. With menus bursting with signature classics and inventive takes on regional delicacies, Kanishka brims with bold flavor and highlights fresh British ingredients. In addition to the set menu and tasting menu, this fine dining spot offers both vegetarian and vegan menus as well as a la carte options and fantastic lunch deals.

Kanishka

Address: 17-19 Maddox St, Mayfair, London W1S 2QH, United Kingdom

Website: Kanishka

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 12pm - 12am (closed on Sun)

10. Savoy Grill

Savoy Grill
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An opulent eatery overflowing with sophistication and glamour, Savoy Grill by Gordon Ramsay creates an unparalleled dining experience. From the glittering chandeliers and gilded doors to the crisp, white tablecloths, this restaurant evokes elegance from another time. While the chic interior is truly captivating, the menus of classic British and French dishes here are also show-stopping. It offers several dining options, including a la carte options, a set lunch menu, vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free dishes, renowned grill entrees, and a seasonal pre/post-theater menu. The restaurant also serves a special Sunday Roast. Whatever you order, each dish is masterfully prepared with fresh ingredients and beautifully presented.

Savoy Grill

Address: Strand, London WC2R 0EU, United Kingdom

Website: Savoy Grill

Opening hours: 12pm - 11pm (daily)

Indulge in London’s legendary fine dining

London’s fine dining food scene creates culinary events like no other. With a commitment to fresh ingredients, boundless creativity, and masterful presentation, these fine dining establishments provide delicious menus that combine brilliant technical skills with unique innovation. Both classic and contemporary, there are so many fantastic feasts to enjoy. Whether you crave French classics or upscale Indian delicacies, London is awash with show-stopping eateries. Next time you’re in London, treat yourself and try one of these fabulous restaurants.

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Hannah is a freelance writer, list making aficionado, and world traveler currently based in Germany. She is an avid explorer, and believes in creating new experiences to put on her bucket list to...Read more

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