London's 10 most beautiful restaurants 2019
Whether you are looking for interior design ideas for your own home or simply inspiration on where your next date-night should be, you’ll love our list of London’s most beautiful restaurants in 2019.
From the elusive, foliage-filled Garden room at Annabel’s Mayfair, to the minimalist and artful ingenuity of Cub in Hoxton, these highly instagrammable restaurants in London should definitely be on your Christmas dinner checklist.
Think pink, plush sofas, mischievous David Shrigley artwork on the walls (because who doesn’t love to have a giggle over a meal) and egg-shaped toilets that actually speak to you. Michelin-starred Sketch is the creation of restaurateur Mourad Mazouz and celebrated chef Pierre Gagnaire. Visit for an indulgent meal in The Lecture Room, a fancy cocktail in The Glade, or a high tea at The Gallery.
Berner’s Tavern, Fitzrovia
Situated in the swanky London Edition Hotel, Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton’s restaurant Berner’s Tavern is the epitome of modern British charm, mixed with historical grandeur. Think high, intricate ceilings, portrait-laden walls, and indulgent leather armchairs to sink into whilst you enjoy an extraordinarily good Scottish steak (sorry, not sorry vegetarians). Is it just us or is the Berner’s Tavern reminiscent of a private dining room hidden in the National Portrait gallery?
Annabel’s Mayfair (Garden room)
How about a little bit of perfectly-groomed jungle in one of London’s most affluent, exclusive private members’ clubs? If you love to see and be seen – nothing wrong with that – this is definitely the place for you. Hardly tucked away in Mayfair’s prestigious Berkeley Square, Annabel’s is the very definition of luxury and elegance. Annabel’s was originally opened by the late Mark Birley in 1963, naming it after his then wife, Lady Annabel Vane Tempest-Stewart. It has recently reopened in an expansive Georgian townhouse and has been immaculately and extravagantly refurbished by Martin Brudnizki's design studio.
Circolo Popolare, Fitzrovia
Christmas meets Summer and 20 thousand bottles of spirits in this wonderful trattoria in the heart of Fitzrovia. It comes to us from the Big Mamma Group, who are also responsible for Shoreditch’s Amalfi-inspired Gloria. Drawing inspiration from the unforgettable island of Sicily, Circolo Popolare is a feast for all senses. Hanging wisteria, an abundance of festoon lights, a scattered assortment of wood and wicker furniture, chandeliers and glorious colour –if Circolo Popolare doesn’t awaken your senses we don’t know what will.
Soho House, Greek Street
Occupying five historic Georgian townhouses, with an outdoor courtyard, roof deck, bar, restaurant and club rooms, Soho House on Greek Street is the most iconic of the Soho House venues. Our favourite part? The furniture. Majestic and luxurious yet homely, cosy and inviting. Did you know that all furniture is part of the Soho Home interiors collection? This is Soho House’s own range and includes furniture, lighting, tableware, textiles and accessories created for, and inspired by Soho Houses worldwide.
Clos Maggiore, Covent Garden
Voted the world’s most romantic restaurant, Clos Maggiore is the epitome of fine French cuisine, in a stunning conservatory. Nicknamed “the fairy room”, your meal takes place beneath a canopy of cherry blossoms and a roaring fireplace. Whilst the furniture is luxurious yet simple, the combination of all the elements in the room somehow make it the coziest French restaurant you’ve ever seen.
Kebabs have never looked better. From the family behind some of the most renowned, explosive restaurants in London including Sabor, Gymkhana, Hopper and Bao, this unassuming Persian beauty is sat in the heart of Soho. It is not until you walk straight through that you realise that you’ve discovered a spicy Middleastern gem, with just the right amount of prints and patterns to remind you that you are in an Iranian restaurant without going overboard.(if the shawarma behind the counter didn’t do the job). Berenjak is inspired by the hole-in-the-wall kebab shops of Tehran (with a few western touches).
Cub is partnership between Mr Lyan (of White Lyan, Dandelyan and Super Lyan), Doug McMaster (of pioneering zero waste restaurant Silo, London), Krug Champagne, Belvedere, LVMH and many others. With that kind of pedigree, it’s hardly surprising that this East London delight is on our list. We love that Cub promotes sustainability, striving for minimal waste while using the finest ingredients. The decor? Minimal, yet artful, as the concept would suggest. Cub is proof that creating a memorable venue isn’t always about dense foliage, fairy lights and extravagance. As with the menu, if you choose the right basic ingredients in your furniture, it really is all you need to create a room to remember.
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, Clerkenwell
Dubbed the “best bottomless brunch in London” (need we go on…?) This multi-faceted clubhouse in Clerkenwell is absolutely beautiful without trying too hard. Having got mix and match down to a fine art, the interior of B&H is our personal favourite. With soft colourful armchairs, iron benches and just the right amount of greenery, we wouldn’t say no to living in here.
ROKA, Canary Wharf
No one does relaxing minimalist decor quite like the Japanese. Overlooking Canada Square and set against a Canary Wharf’s impressive skyline, ROKA Canary Wharf is just simply beautiful. The knotted wooden décor complements the robust wooden furniture on which guests enjoy one of the best modern Japanese meals of their lives, proving that over-thinking an already-beautiful space is unnecessary.
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