London Restaurants

Here are my favorite London restaurants. I lived in the Bloomsbury neighborhood, so most of my recommendations are in Central London. Charlotte Street has a wide variety of restaurants. I’ve listed four, but many of them are quite good.  Check it out.

I’ve found that the best restaurants are on the edges of the tourist areas, where the locals go.

Please comment on your experiences. Enjoy!


Malabar Junction
107 Great Russell Street
London, WC1B 3NA
020 7580 5230
(South Indian, fish/seafood, ate here many times)

Rasa Samudra
Charlotte Street
London, W1T 1RE
020 7637 0222
(Also South Indian, fish/seafood)

80 Neal Street
London, WC2H 9PA
020 7240 9979
(North Indian, very old restaurant (60 years), try Grandpa’s Dal, on menu as Grandad’s Kali Dall)

Café Spice Namasté
16 Prescot Street, London
020 7488 9242
(Owned by Parsees, Zoroastrians from India, great place, interesting menu)


37 Charlotte Street
London, W1T 1
020 7580 6464
(Grill, unique, a favorite)

111a Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3NQ
020 7300 3250
(High-end sushi, they claim to have the chef that invented the California Roll)


Zilli’s Fish
36-40 Brewer Street
London W1
020 7734 8649
(Any of Zilli’s restaurants is good)


139-143 Westbourne Grove
Notting Hill
London W11 2RS
(Best Mexican food I have ever had, Tijuana style, and a large selection of Tequilas)


45 Lexington Street
London, W1F 9AN
020 7494 1634
(Very good vegetarian food)


Belgo Central
50 Earlham Street
London WC2H 9LJ
0207 813 2233
(Amazing variety of beers and mussels, interesting dishes)


My Old Dutch
131-132 High Holborn
London WC1V 6PS
020 7242 5200
(Crepes, waffles, pancakes)


150 Shaftesbury Avenue
London WC2 8HL
020 7836 2644
(For something different)


Farmhouse Table
190 Shaftesbury Avenue
London WC2H 8JL
020 7836 2652
(Nice meals)


Tiroler Hut
27 Westbourne Grove
London W2
020 7727 3981
(Lots of meat)


The Gay Hussar
2 Greek Street,
London W1D 4NB
0207 437 0973
(If you like Hungarian food, paprika)


Maroush 5
4 Vere Street
London W1G 0DH
020 7493 3030 (or 5050, I’ve seen both)
(Part of a chain, but good food, here several times)


26 Noel Street
London W1F 8GT
0207 439 4096
(The best pizza, better than any in NY or NJ, and I’m from Brooklyn. Also try the pasta dishes, they are fantastic. Takeout only, go to Soho Square and eat it there. Open for lunch)

Pizza Express
7-9 Charlotte Street
London W1T 1RF
020 7580 1110
(A chain, but not bad, here is one on Charlotte Street)

Noodles and fresh juices

4 Streatham St
LondonWC1A 1JB
0207 323 9223
(This is a chain, they are all over London, always good food, here is one near the British Museum)


5 Coptic Street
London, WC1A 1NH, United Kingdom
020 7580 9730
(Had a not too great meal here in 1993 or so, but it has been good ever since)


216-217 Tottenham Court Road,
London W1T 7PT
020 7436 6688
(A lunch type of place, but great sandwiches and pastries, I was a regular here)


33-41 Charlotte Street
London, W1T 1RR
0207 436 9440
(A chain, but very good)

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