Seven Top London Restaurants (Wish List Material)

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I don’t live in London, so when I’m visiting I try to see and do as much as possible. I have an ever-growing list of top London restaurants I want to try. The problem is when I have an upcoming trip I always forget about the amazing restaurants fellow bloggers have recommended and end up winging it. The answer? Document them here in today’s #SundayServed post!

I hope you’ll find this list handy too and who knows, you might even have one or two to add to this list or a review of one I’ve mentioned. No pressure, though!

Sushi Samba

This place has been on my list for a while, but always seems to be booked up when I want to go. I’m not sure if it’s the pretty views or the stylish decor that’s calling to me, or if it is indeed the Peruvian, Brazilian and Japanese fusion menu, but either way I *need* to go.

Where? 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY

Aqua Shard

This one has popped on my IG a lot more recently, so perhaps I really am the only person who hasn’t been. Again, it’s a classy restaurant that oozes sophistication and has amazing views of the city. The vegetarian options are limited, but the ‘Jack Be Little pumpkin risotto’ sounds good.

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Where? Level 31, The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY

Duck & Waffle

I nearly made it here with a couple of fellow bloggers for a catch up, but we lost out on a table. We were planning to go in the evening, but since then I’ve seen so many gorgeous sunrise pics from people who have visited in the early hours. I’m partial to a pink sky so I think I might save this spot for when I’m staying overnight in the city.

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It’s open 24/7 and although I can’t eat their signature dish (obviously the duck and waffle) as I’m a vegetarian, all of their desserts sounds divine. Dark chocolate brownie sundae? Yes please! Belgian waffle? I’ll take that as well!

Where?  110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY


Another fave with bloggers, this Bombay restaurant is high on my list. There are a few branches and the one in Covent Garden was being refurbished last time I went to book. I’m desperate to visit to see what all the fuss is about.

Where? Covent Garden, Shoreditch, King’s Cross, Carnaby


This restaurant can be found in the famous Gherkin. Usually it’s a private members spot, but sometimes they open tables for people like me and you. Over summer they even had a special pop-up experience based on a classy Moroccan theme.

Where? The Gherkin, 30 St Mary Axe, London


Admittedly I hadn’t heard of this place until recently, but it seems to be fueling my Twitter feed loads lately. Plus, that iconic pic of the bar just looks totally dreamy. I’ve had a browse of the menu and the roast butternut squash, pearl couscous, baby courgette, purple potato, sage & hazelnut sounds like the perfect autumnal dish.

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Where? 16 Bury Street, London, SW1Y 6AJ

Spice Market

I’ve lusted over the W Hotels for ages, so it’s probably not surprising that this W restaurant in London has got my attention. They have lots of veggie options which sound amazing – Pad Thai and ginger fried rice to name but a few. Again, the decor doesn’t look too shabby either so I think I’d be quite happy there!

Where? 10 Wardour street,W1D6QF

So what do you think? Have I missed anywhere? X


Oh and if you’re looking for tried and tested restaurants/cafes in London try these…



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Comments (7)

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  • Such a shame we lost our nearly-table at Duck and Waffle but hopefully we’ll make it back there another time. I too am really wanting to visit Sushi Samba, love the Japanese Peruvian fusion food I’ve tried in other places so I have a feeling I’d love it there! Great idea to put these all on paper, I’m perpetually forgetting recommendations given to me!

    Taylor Hearts Travel 5 years ago Reply

    We’ve definitely got a good list to work through now, with Duck & Waffle being the starting point! I’m drooling at the thought of it all! x

  • Hannah 5 years ago Reply

    I went to Qualingos last year and although the food was tasty I was really disappointed with the service. They’re very pushy in turning tables around as quick as possible and you feel a bit rushed.

    But Dishoom is on my list too – so desperate to see if it’s worth the hype!

    Taylor Hearts Travel 5 years ago Reply

    Oh really? What a shame. I haven’t heard any other negative comments about it, but maybe I’ll aim to tick the others off first. Thanks for the heads up.

    If you get to Dishoom before me let me know what you think!

  • You’ve definitely included a few of my favourites in the there! I also love Roka and Hakkasan but there are still so many places on my list to try.
    Lots of love,

    SilverSpoon London

    Taylor Hearts Travel 5 years ago Reply

    Ooh I haven’t heard of those two, but will look them up and potentially add them to my ever-growing list! Thanks x

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