With 66 Michelin Star restaurants in London, it’s safe to say that the capital’s culinary scene is impressive – in fact, London is actually the 6th most Michelin Starred city in the world, pipped to the post only by the likes of Tokyo, New York, and Paris.
Ready to discover every single Michelin Star restaurant in London? We’ve compiled a handy guide that talks you through them all.
Michelin Star Restaurants in London
3 Michelin Star Restaurants
Core by Clare Smyth
Clare Smyth was actually the first female to run a 3 Michelin Star restaurant in the UK with her delightful offering, Core. British food is championed here, as are locally sourced ingredients and seasonally rotating dishes.
Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
French elegance meets London style at Hélène Darroze at The Connaught – and the contemporary blush interiors and wooden tabletops perfectly counterbalance the extravagance of the food. Caviar, scallops, grouse, and wagyu have made it onto the menu here, and each dish is impeccably paired with wine from the extensive menu.
Sketch Lecture Room & Library
We’re huge fans of Sketch: innovative food, ‘gram-worthy interiors, and the coolest toilets known to man (yes, really). At first glance, the menu might seem relatively simple, but the French-inspired dishes really look – and taste – the part.
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
It’s only fair that the legend himself has a 3 Michelin Star restaurant in London, boasting not only world-class food but incredibly attentive service. The lobster ravioli to start is a winner, and the Cornish turbot and roast pigeon are the standout mains.
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester
A perfect harmony of French and British cuisine is served at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester – think a rabbit and duck foie gras ballotine followed by plum clafoutis or Parisian chocolate with pistachio.
2 Michelin Star Restaurants
A Wong’s incredible Cantonese restaurant serves delicate dim sum by day and an a la carte feast by night. Small plates and snacks such as barbecued forbidden city sweetcorn, wagyu beef meat paste, and truffle whet your appetite before showstoppers like Gong Bao chicken with roasted peanuts and candied chestnuts bring the real party.
La Dame de Pic London
With its unusual methods of cooking and innovative flavour combinations, La Dame de Pic London has fast established itself as one of the chicest French restaurants in the capital. Dishes like Cornish crab and Cours d’Armoise chicken are accompanied by an extensive wine list.
Da Terra Restaurant & Bar at Town Hall Hotel
South American dishes with an Italian twist are on the menu at De Terra, Town Hall Hotel’s beautiful 2 Michelin Star restaurant. The light and airy restaurant serves up tasty dishes such as beef with artichoke and chard and risotto with wild garlic.
Tom Sellers’ interesting restaurant tells the story of British food with evolving seasonal dishes. When you arrive, you won’t be given a menu – sit back, relax, and let the story unfold in front of you.
Kitchen Table blends theatre with food as guests sit at a horseshoe table, with the chef preparing dishes front and centre. The menu changes daily depending on which ingredients are available each day and each dish focuses on one standout ingredient.
Claude Bosi at Bibendum
Inside the iconic Michelin House, it’s only fair that Bibendum – accentuated by striking Michelin man stained glass – has two stars of its own. Dishes are simple and elegant, with seasonal ingredients playing the key role.
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
Heston Blumenthal is well-known for his quirky creations and his restaurant’s modern dishes, inspired by historic British gastronomy, are no different. Whether it’s pate disguised as an orange or coconut panna cotta in the form of an egg, you’re bound to be surprised – and delighted.
Le Gavroche is the brainchild of Michel Roux Jr, serving up elevated French food in the heart of the capital. The 8-course tasting menu includes the likes of a cheese souffle, lamb and sage ravioli, and barbecued pigeon.
1 Star Michelin Restaurants
Muse has a heartwarming concept – each dish is inspired by nostalgia and important moments from Head Chef Tom Aikens’ life. Organic ingredients and seasonal vegetables are provided by local suppliers.
Behind’s seafood-based menu serves up exciting dishes such as oyster tacos, mushroom tea and toast, and roasted hake with cockles and sherry. The chefs serve the food directly, giving diners a behind the scenes peek at the dishes.
Cornerstone by Chef Tom Brown
Another brilliant seafood-based restaurant with a Michelin star. Tom Brown’s cosy restaurant serves up colourful, delicious fare within a relaxed Hackney Wick setting.
Casa Fofó is an intimate eatery offering well-thought-out food made with organic ingredients. The menu changes often, but standouts include the ex-dairy cow rib with bone marrow and turnips and chicken liver, onion, and mosto cotto.
Opulent Indian restaurant Benares brings an explosion of flavour to the capital. The one-starred restaurant serves up the likes of pao bhaji-spiced masala and a bold sweet, sour, and umami scallop chaat.
Davies and Brook
Inside Claridges, Davies and Brook offer total luxury. Exquisite dishes such as a dry-aged duck glazed with honey and lavender are served in the beautiful dining room, flourished with artwork by Roni Horn.
Standing out against the classic British and French Michelin Star restaurants in London, SOLA SOHO shakes things up with a taste of the American West Coast. Wild Pacific salmon or A5 wagyu, followed by a zesty grapefruit dessert? We’re sold.
The Dysart Petersham
Step away from the busy city and try an array of tantalising dishes at The Dysart Petersham. The family-owned restaurant serves up modern European fare, and also offers an impressive vegetarian menu.
Prepare to be transported to Kyoto at Umu in London – the Japanese restaurant serves up fresh fish and a daily specials menu. Opt for melt-in-your-mouth sushi and sashimi, or splash the cash and order wagyu.
Endo at the Rotunda
Endo Kazutoshi is a third-generation sushi wizard and his restaurant in the Rotunda is based around Omakase dining – or, leaving it up to the chef. It’s impossible to know what Endo will be serving up on the night, but that’s part of the magic.
Seating only 8 people at a time, snagging a reservation at Portuguese restaurant Mãos is tricky – but worth it alone for the stunning natural setting. There is no menu, so prepare to be wowed by a team of talented chefs.
BRAT is a rather unassuming bar and grill situated in Redchurch. Expect hearty fish and meat dishes to make up most of the menu, with plenty of small grilled dishes to share, tapas-style.
If you are a spice lover, African-inspired Ikoyi is for you. While other restaurants base their dishes around specific ingredients, this Michelin starred spot creates dishes based around particular spices and British micro-seasonality.
Sabor (meaning flavour in Spanish) transports you around the Mediterranean through exciting tapas dishes. Everywhere from Andalucia to Galicia is championed here through delicious small plates.
A collaboration between Hedonism Wines and Ollie Dabbous, HIDE is set out over three floors and serves up a selection of modern European dishes. Glazed barbecued octopus and Cornish lobster baked in fig leaves are particular highlights.
This cool shoreditch eatery is reasonably priced and offers a curated menu of delights. Steak tartare on toast, ricotta gnudi, and grilled ox tongue, followed by an apricot and almond tart. Delish.
Hidden away in The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge, Marcus is a contemporary restaurant serving up delicate European dishes with the purpose of evoking memories. The vegetarian menu is particularly tasty.
Elystan Street describes itself as a neighbourhood restaurant, but as expected from a Chelsea eatery, glamour and elegance are among its many strong points. Veggies, pastas, and salads with Mediterranean influence make up the majority of the menu, making it the perfect spot for a casual lunch.
Hakkasan Hanway Place
Hakkasan’s first Michelin Star entry in this guide stands proudly amongst the best Cantonese restaurants in the country. Dim sum, small plates, and tempting sides are on offer, along with a cracking cocktail menu.
Dimly lit and looking like something akin to a wine cellar, The Ninth puts all of its flair into the menu. The menu changes often depending on which ingredients are available, though French dishes with a Mediterranean twist take the lead.
Pied à Terre
Popular spot Pied à Terre has bucketloads of flair, though it’s not all style and no substance. Chef Asimakis Chaniotis has crafted a near-perfect menu filled with traditional French cuisine that nods to his Greek heritage.
Looking for a restaurant with pretty views? Ascend to City Social’s fabulous restaurant for modern-British dishes with a side of panoramic views. Their steaks are mouthwatering, though there’s an impressive menu for all the veggies out there, too.
Foies Gras is the name of the game at Club Gascon, as the restaurant offers plenty of variations of the dish. The food experience will take you on a journey through the South West of France, through carefully crafted dishes and, of course, fine wine.
The Clove Club
Unique decor and a dazzling menu awaits you at The Clove Club. Tweaked daily menus are cooked right in front of you by talented chefs, which creates a buzzy ambiance, further helped along by the glorious wine selection.
Flavours take centre stage at Lyle’s, as the stripped-back decor does little to attract from the inviting dishes on offer. With plenty of fish and British beef on the menu, expect a total feast for the eyes and the belly.
Taking the title of the UK’s oldest Indian restaurant (open since 1926, in fact), Veeraswamy still offers traditional Indian cuisine, but adapted with a modern twist. Tandoori wild tiger prawns and chandni paneer are just two examples of the toothsome food on offer.
The Harwood Arms
If you’re after somewhere a little less stuffy, The Harwood Arms is a relaxed gastropub offering Michelin Star meals. Come for the handmade scotch eggs and leave happy.
The River Café
As arguably the most famous Italian eatery in London, this restaurant overlooks the Thames and serves up an array of options. From sea bass stuffed with lemon to handmade pasta with sage butter, there’s plenty of choice.
Cosy ambience? Tick. Flavoursome food? Double Tick. La Trompette has got it all. The meaty menu spans game, iberico suckling pig, and Somerset saxon chicken, with a couple of meat-free options to choose between.
We’ve confessed our love for St. JOHN’s bakery time and time again, but the restaurant offering is equally outstanding. The interior is bright white, which lets the hearty food sing. And oh boy, it sure does.
The dishes at Angler might just be too pretty to eat. Power through though, because the flavour combinations balance perfectly – go for the sea bass tartare with oyster cream and green apple or the Puglian burrata with pineapple rib tomatoes. You’re welcome.
The Five Fields
Not only does the modern British restaurant, The Five Fields, look beautiful, but it has a much-welcomed farm to fork philosophy. This means that many of the ingredients are sourced directly from the restaurant’s garden and ensures the dishes are made from fresh and high-quality produce.
Kitchen W8 is a Kensington rarity – a spot serving high-quality food but ditching the sometimes-judgy atmosphere that comes with it. The owners describe the dishes as British with a French soul, which sums up the restaurant’s menu perfectly.
Located in Clapham, Trinity is an understated dining spot boasting a Michelin Star. The four-course menu starts with the likes of tuna ceviche and tartlet of onion squash, before moving onto more classic British dishes and a range of light desserts.
From the team behind Chez Bruce and La Trompette, The Glasshouse steps away from French food and takes inspiration from the rest of the world. Dishes nod towards Head Chef Greg Wellmans’ travels to Australasia and South America.
Galvin La Chapelle
While the food impresses at Galvin La Chapelle, the restaurant itself is breathtaking: arches marked with extravagant light fittings and mirrors set the tone for a high-end dinner. Food-wise, perfected French cuisine is served alongside a range of wines (and the desserts are stellar!).
Chez Bruce offers no-fuss French dining through a range of classic dishes on an ever-changing menu. Expect the likes of Chateaubriand with hand cut chips and peppercorn sauce and free-range chicken breast with wild mushroom lasagna to feature regularly.
Amaya Restaurant Grill & Bar
Amaya is a relaxed Indian grill and bar, serving up deliciously-complex flavour combinations taking inspiration from the Indian region. As the sister restaurant of Veeraswamy, expect the same level of service and quality.
A glass-domed roof illuminates the dining experience at Céleste. Fusing British heritage with European influences, the menu is an ever-changing selection of dishes that pair perfectly with a champagne lunch.
Another Gordon Ramsey offering that completely wows. Petrus mixes British and French cuisine and totally reinvents the two through the likes of lobster agnolotti and Herdwick lamb with confit shoulder.
Inspired by the bougiest clubs in India, Gymkhana mixes classic cuisine with modern flair. Opt for a private vault if you’re after the ultimate indulgent experience, or head downstairs for a meal surrounded by trophies and interesting trinkets.
It feels as if there is a distinct lack of Chinese restaurants with Michelin Stars in London, but Kai in Mayfair more than makes up for it. The concept is fun – desserts are first on the menu, tempting you to leave room for one at the end of your meal.
A modern take on Italian food can be found at Murano – think truffled risotto or a roasted monkfish with peppers. The menu is inspired by Head Chef Angela Hartnett’s childhood, when she would cook with her Italian grandmother and aunts.
Pollen Street Social
After snagging a Michelin Star just six months after opening, Pollen Street Social has retained its popularity within the London culinary scene for over ten years. With ingredients coming from Orkney, Jersey, and Oxfordshire, the restaurant has a truly British feel.
Light, bright, and white: Locanda Locatelli is a lovely little Italian restaurant in Marylebone. Thank you lucky stars that Giorgio Locatelli decided to leave his hometown of Corgeno to come to the UK, because he’s brought with him impeccable dishes.
Portland Street’s creatively-titled Portland Restaurant promises contemporary fine dining without the faff. A high level of technique and fresh produce are a match made in heaven, resulting in a delicious menu.
Trishna brings Indian coastal cuisine to London, along with an impressive wine list focussing on unsung heroes. Sample fresh seafood as you relax in a semi-alfresco restaurant decorated in beautiful antiquities.
Seven Park Place by William Drabble
Located inside St James Hotel, Seven Park Place is the wonderful creation of William Drabble. British dishes are served in a fun – albeit garish – dining room alongside an extensive wine menu.
Head to Barrafina for Majorcan and Catalan tapas done right. Daily specials from the blackboard accompany the menu of much-loved classics and some unique tapas offerings.
The Goring Dining Room
Traditional British food trumps all here, with the Dining Room using local ingredients to create a fun menu. The breakfast is particularly brilliant – Clarence Court hens’ eggs and combined with lobster to create a ridiculously indulgent omelette.
Indian specialities from Goa and Kerala are celebrated at Quilon, with seafood dominating the menu. Although, as with most Indian cuisine, the vegetarian options are also outstanding.
The Ritz Restaurant
Potentially the most famous of all Michelin Star restaurants in London, The Ritz is a culmination of exciting British and French culture. Stunning decor and high-quality ingredients create an unforgettable experience.
Map of Michelin Star Restaurants in London
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