If European flavour is your preference, then this High Street Kensington restaurant will not disappoint. The menu from Head Chef Mark Kempson showcases British cooking with a French soul. The luxurious 70-seat establishment has held a Michelin-star since 2011 and is a firm favourite in the neighbourhood. What’s even more exciting is that it’s celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer.
Ever tried Levantine food? Perhaps you’re wondering what the heck we’re talking about? Levantine food is food from the Levant – a place you’ll find in the heart of the Middle East. It’s a melting pot of flavours and a region of shared plates. But don’t worry, you won’t need to go all the way to the southeast corner of the Mediterranean to taste these exquisite flavours, instead, you can walk down the road and visit Ceru, a beautiful Levantine restaurant in South Kensington.
Right at the heart of some of London’s most iconic galleries and museums, the intimate dining room at Wright Brothers South Kensington is inspired by the local bistros of Paris with a classic yet modern feel. Feast on deluxe seasonal fish and shellfish sourced from their very own wholesale team at Billingsgate and Brixham markets. A hotspot for locals and visitors alike, the menu focusses on simplicity and flavour alongside a daily-changing specials board.
If you’re nuts about health, then Squirrel is the place for you. If you’re an early riser, why not skip down the road to and enjoy their nourishing fresh produce. It’s the perfect spot for breakfast, lunch and dinner especially if you’re on the go. Their lunch offering features delicious salads and hearty grain bowls and their sweet treats are brain-boosting.
121-, 123 Drummond St, London NW1 2HL
This is South Indian vegetarian street food at its best. The atmosphere is sunny and simple and the food equally so. From a design point of view it may not be among the top Indian restaurants in London, but the food is well worth trying.
133-135 Drummond St, Euston, London NW1 2HL
From looks alone this is certainly not one of the top restaurants within our TimeOut section. But we urge you to put looks aside and if you want to try some truly authentic Indian cuisine at very reasonable prices then this is worthy of a visit. You may think that this is a little old-fashioned but we think that this is part of the charm and the food is delicious.
9 Conduit Street, Mayfair London W1S 2XG
Sketch is a complex and unique site. Conceived by French master chef Pierre Gagnaire and restaurateur Mazouz, it has attracted unprecedented media reaction for its myriad food, drink and entertainment styles since it opened in December 2002. Gagnaire’s culinary genius has inspired the menus throughout sketch. His eponymous Michelin three-starred Paris restaurant has a distinctive menu style, which Gagnaire had adapted for sketch. Executed by his acolytes, the food is imaginative, bold, ground-breaking and delicious.
163 Old Brompton Road, Chelsea, London SW5 0LJ
Cambio de Terico is located in the heart of Chelsea-South Kensington and was established in 1995. A pioneer in offering modern and innovative Spanish cuisine, this is still the place to go for Tapas and Iberian food. They offer traditional Spanish recipes, their chef’s creative dishes, are what locals go for.
12 Upper St. Martin’s Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9FB
A swish Bombay brasserie in the style of the old post-colonial ‘Irani cafés’ of Bombay, Dishoom is filled with retro design features: whirring ceiling fans, low-level lighting and walls adorned with vintage Indian magazine advertising. This is certainly a place where the design-conscious and Indophile throng here through the day, from breakfast (for sausage nan rolls with chilli jam) to dinner (for the stir-fries and tandoori grills).
37 Pimlico Road, Sloane Square, London. SW1W 8NE
Within The Orange Pub’s beautifully restored building you’ll find a bustling bar serving fine ales and cocktails. Their casual dining rooms on the ground and first floor offer a fresh and seasonal modern European menu. This is a great gastro pub between Chelsea and Victoria which has a fantastic atmosphere while being a light and airy place to have a meal.
63 Elizabeth Street, Belgravia, London. SW1W 9PP
Tomtom Coffee House is special coffee shop on the corner of Elizabeth Street. They have a very good reputation for producing one of the finest cup’s of coffee in London. Their coffee drinks are made freshly from our own roast beans, using the best equipment on the market and by our expert Barista. Delicious food is offered all day, from breakfast boiled eggs, to lunch time pies, to afternoon cakes and early evening nibbles summer time. This is one of our must visit places if you are coming to London for the first time.
249 King’s Road, Chelsea, London. SW3 5EL
Opened in 1989, MadeinItaly instantly become famous for its real Neapolitan wood fire pizzas and genuine Italian ambience, followed by a wide chain specialized in crisp-crusted, PizzaMetro and authentic Italian food.
45 Lexington Street, Soho, London. W1F 9AN
Mildred’s in Soho serves internationally inspired vegetarian food which is made daily on the premises. Catering for vegetarians, yet popular with omnivores, Mildreds offers friendly informal service in a lively atmosphere coupled with excellent value for money.
33 D’Arblay Street, Soho, London. W1F 8EU
Wallow in an ersatz homage to an 1980s youth at this mini-chain of all-day diners dedicated to the most important meal of the day. There are few more affable temples to nostalgia than this cluttered café, its brick walls covered with ’80s memorabilia – from record sleeves of celebrated movie soundtracks (Back To The Future, St Elmo’s Fire) to a T-shirt bearing the surnames of the original Breakfast Club actors.
144 Gloucester Road, London. SW7 4SZ
Seek refuge from the hustle and bustle of West London. The fabulous Salon du thé has classic breakfast favourites, seasonally inspired menus, a splendid array of wonderful patisserie, and, of course, the great coffee and tea you would expect from Fait Maison.
44 Harrington Rd, South Kensington, London. SW7 3ND
Iddu is an inviting neighbourhood Sicilian restaurant, wine bar and coffee spot – a veritable punto d’incontro – set to bring the warm, sociable spirit of Sicilian hospitality to South Kensington. This is our go to place for breakfast – we can’t recommend this highly enough.
59 Sloane Avenue , London. SW3 3DH
The Good Life Eatery in Chelsea is a superfood cafe aimed at showing men and women alike that eating healthy freshly prepared food can be tasty, fun and fashionable. With cold pressed juices, smoothies and all day menus, their food is exciting and modern. If you are in the area looking for something that tastes good and makes you feel even better, try here.
Duke Of York’s HQ, King’s Rd, London. SW3 4RY
Gallery Mess at the Saatchi Gallery has attracted enthusiastic reviews for its beautiful setting, charming atmosphere and excellent food. With exposed brickwork, vaulted ceilings and display of art, the listed interior provides the perfect location for dinner, a long leisurely lunch or drinks.
145 Knightsbridge, London. SW1X 7PA
The Buddha-Bar is famous the world over and their restaurant in Knightsbridge has won many plaudits for their dinning experience. The team at The Buddha-Bar continuously produce innovative and elegant Japanese food which is a delight on the palette. If you are looking for a fashionable restaurant in Knightsbridge and experience which you can share with your friends then this is the place for you.
4 Erskine Road, Primrose Hill. NW3 3AJ
Manna is a little further afield than many of the restaurants we’ve featured here, but if you’re looking for a gourmet vegetarian experience, Manna is worth going the extra distance for. One of finest and oldest gourmet vegetarian establishments in Europe is founded on the principle of embracing international cuisine, and food philosophies and disciplines, on a journey to discover new tastes and approaches to healthy living. Manna is located in Primrose Hill, a 25 minute drive from your Harrington apartment.
12-14 Heddon Street, off Regent Street. W1B 4DA
Tibits is the oldest vegetarian restaurants in the world, and as you would expect, is one of the best places to eat veggie cuisine in the UK. This classy, self-service restaurant with its friendly, knowledgeable staff is a health freak’s heaven. The Tibits menu changes with the seasons but no matter the time of year, you’ll always be able to enjoy exceptional, ethical ingredients and dishes. Tibits is located just off Regent Street; a 17 minute drive from The Harrington.
105-107 Talbot Road, Notting Hill. W11 2AT
Raoul’s is West London’s very own culinary Mediterranean retreat. Warm, fresh and exotic the menu is rich with produce from the region making it a unique dining experience for both Londoners and visitors to the city. Steak and crab to Italian antipasti, it’s all within a 15 minute cab ride from your exclusive apartment at The Harrington.
27 Cale Street, Chealsea, London. SW3 3QP
Tom’s Kitchen is the informal little sister of the Michelin-starred Tom Aikens Restaurant. Tom’s Kitchen in Chelsea prepares the finest comfort food favourites from modern the Great British menu. Eating in this old townhouse is a relaxed affair where you can dine any time of day. Tom’s Kitchen is four minutes from The Harrington in a taxi.
311-313 Fulham Road, London. SW10 9QH
A favourite with the staff at The Harrington, Sophie’s Steakhouse is great for both businesses lunches and relaxed evening meals with friends and family. Sophie’s a real steakhouse with all the authenticity and passion for meat as the great beefy eateries of Argentina. On top of this, the of the finest steaks in all of London is just a ten minute walk from The Harrington.
89 Sloane Avenue, London. SW3 3DX
Steaks made from the finest Argentine cuts of beef is just a five minute taxi ride from The Harrington. Gaucho on Sloane Avenue mixes new, innovative cuisine with the tried and tested tradition of cooking good quality meats with inch-perfect precision. Enjoy an prime cut in a prime location on one of London’s most-stylish avenues.
1A Launceston Place, Kensington, London. W8 5RL
Launceston Place is just one of many West London restaurants to be awarded a Michelin star, but few can claim to have been Princess Diana’s favourite local eatery. Elegant and intimate, Launceston Place has no less than four menus of food inspired by Head Chef Tim Allen’s Yorkshire roots and just five minutes drive from The Harrington, elegant English food is not far away.
112 Draycott Avenue, Chelsea, London. SW3 3AE
Daphne’s, Chelsea and South Kensington’s premier Italian restaurant, effortlessly combines a smart dining and with relaxed environment. Staying at The Harrington in winter? Cosy up to one of Daphne’s log fires. Or in summer, enjoy classy al fresco dining on when the restaurant lifts the conservatory roof. Your apartment at The Harrington is a pleasant 15 minute walk from this delightful venue.
5 Raphael Street, Knightsbridge, London. SW7 1DL
Before returning to The Harrington after a day at Harrods, be sure to swing by London’s number one Japanese restaurant. Zuma is glamorous and contemporary. Enjoy the lightest, freshest rolls of sushi from the counter and the best authentic dishes prepared on the robatayaki grill at the centre of the restaurant’s luxurious interior.
13-15 Beauchamp Place, London. SW3 1NQ
There are some restaurants that are much more than places to enjoy an evening meal. Nozomi is one of those venues. Nozomi’s charm is in its ambience; incredible Japanese cuisine created with internationally ingredients melded with an atmosphere of live music. Located behinds Harrods, Nozomi’s exclusive dining experience is five minute taxi ride from your Harrington apartment.
50A Berkeley Street London W1J 8HA
The Harrington’s fantastic location means Mayfair’s myriad of excellent eating establishments are but a ten minute drive away. With separate Asian and Italian Rooms, and a lounge with it’s own menu and entertainment roster, Noikov is one of Mayfair’s largest, most ambitious restaurants. A unique experience for anyone visiting the West End for the first time.
30 North Audley Street, Mayfair, London. W1K 6ZF
Mayfair’s Roka, from the people behind the extremely successful Zuma, is a vibrant restaurant with an energy that flows directly from the amazing Japanese cuisine cooking on the Robatayaki at the heart of the building. The Harrington recommends the yellowfin sashimi and the lobster hot pot. Visit London in the summertime and enjoy Roka’s amazing 12-seater terrace.
1st floor, 19 Old Park Lane, Mayfair, London. W1K 1LB
Mayfair isn’t necessarily known for being modest and subtle but Nobu, a 13 minute drive from The Harrington, manages to be exactly that. Though understated, this “new style” Japanese restaurant is nothing less than the pinnacle of fine casual dining. The lounge bar in this superlative West London sushi specialist has a licence until 2am, making it the perfect spot for a late night cocktail as well.
233 Brompton Road, South Kensington, London. SW3 2EP,
Traditional Chinese cuisine is hard to come by, unless you’re staying at The Harrington. You’ll find one of the most celebrate Chinese restaurant’s in London within a 15 minutes walk of your apartment. The Good Earth is decorated with all the splendour of The Orient and offers a relaxed environment away from the hustle and bustle of busy West London.
1 Harrington Gardens, Kensington, London SW7 4JW, UK
Grills, stonebaked pizza and pastas. Food like this screams home, and that’s never been more true when it comes to The Harrington. Calix Restaurant is located directly below 1 Harrington Gardens. Enjoy a day at some of the nation’s very best museums or browsing Knightsbridge’s gilt-edged shopping experience before enjoying a homely meal in relaxed surroundings of Calix. (please note that this is currently closed for refurbishment work – Opening end of Q1 2019)
1-3 Walton Street, Knightsbridge, London. SW3 2JD
One of London’s last remaining, ultra-traditional Italian restaurants. By the website’s own admission, it’s unclear when Scalini first opened. However, what is clear, is that this charming South Kensington restaurant serves outstanding cuisine simply, honestly and without pretence. Enjoy an authentic taste of Italy at Scalini’s; just a five minute taxi ride from your Harrington apartment.
22 Beauchamp Place, Knightsbridge, London. SW3 1RE
According to West London-lore, San Lorenzo was another favourite hangout of Princess Diana. Continuing the trend of traditional Italian restaurants in the area, San Lorenzo creates nearly all of it’s produce on-site; from pastas and sauces to ice creams. They even produce their own chefs through a long-standing in-house training school. The Harrington is just a five minute drive from your authentic Italian dinner at San Lorenzo.
85 Duke of York Square, Chelsea, London. SW3 4LY
Manicomio brings more to the table than most Italian restaurants in Chelsea. This modern, sleek establishment is part of an import company, delivering authentic ingredients to London’s top eating spots. Guests are guaranteed the very best food from the Mediterranean just six minutes from your Harrington apartment. With an extensive wine list and a cheese selection that rivals any in Italy, Manicomio should be on your list of places to visit.
7 Langton Street, The World’s End, Chelsea, London. SW10 0JL
Alvaro Maccioni, the owner of La Famiglia has a saying: “If you cook well, then you are cooking like mamma used to cook. But if you cook really well, then you’re cooking like grandma used to cook.” Despite this emphasis on fine traditional Italian dining, La Famiglia is most definitely part of Chelsea’s new-wave Italian elites. Your 100% Tuscan experience is but a six minute drive from The Harrington.
535 King’s Road, Chelsea, London. SW10 0SZ
Restaurateur Namita Panjabi describes Chutney Mary’s culinary approach as ‘gourmet food of the home’. For the longest time, the only place to eat on the Indian subcontinent would’ve been at home. Innovatively created and presented, Harrington guests can taste the very best, classic Indian cuisine made with traditional flavours and recipes on the doorstep of your apartment home.
Motcomb Street, Knightsbridge, London,
The Michelin-starred Amaya is a self-proclaimed ‘new kind of Indian restaurant’ serving up a fashionable street food to its Knightsbridge clientele. So important is the idea of real, honest food from the street to the head chef that he sources his cooks Indian food stalls. Amaya’s food is spectacular. One of the most original eating experiences in the UK is just a 12 minute taxi ride from The Harrington.
Courtfield Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 4QH
Walk for two minutes from your Harrington apartment and be transported from West London to Bombay. Located just outside Gloucester Road Underground station, the Bombay Brasserie is another long-established restaurant specialising in fine Indian cuisine. Diners enjoy the tastes of the entire Indian subcontinent with food full of Parsi, Goan, Bengali and Gujarati inspirations.
44 Elizabeth Street, Belgravia, London. SW1W 9PA
Deep in Belgravia, down a street where once Mary Poppins could’ve walked, you’ll find The Thomas Cubitt. This buzzing boozer (in the most refined sense of the word) serves burgers alongside lobster. Where fine ale shares the bar with superb champagnes. The quintessential, no-fuss English dining of The Thomas Cubitt is a ten minute drive from your Harrington serviced apartment.
15 Selwood Terrace, South Kensington, London. SW7 3QG
Few pubs can claim to being the favoured watering hole of one goliath of English literature, let alone two. Once favoured by both Charles Dickens and DH Lawrence, the garden terrace of the The Anglesea Arms heaves with drinkers in the summertime while the pub’s restaurant feeds diners a mix of stalwart classic and ever-changing seasonal dishes fit for any gastropub.
25 Gloucester Road, South Kensington, London. SW7 4PL
There are two sides to Gloucester Road’s own Coco Momo. During the day it’s a restaurant serving fresh, seasonal menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner whereas, by night, it transforms into a chic bar. You’ll be able to enjoy an array of cocktails and wine list to please any palette. Como Momo is a short walk from The Harrington and is even closer to Gloucester Road Underground, opening up the whole of West London for your night on the town.
35 Walton Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW3 2HU
If you like to be close to your food while it’s being prepared, The Enterprise is South Kensington’s number one restaurant for the discerning foodies. Guests can see directly into the kitchen as food is being cooked and plates of unique specials are being constructed. A complimentary glass of wine for early diners should get your evening in West London off to a fabulous start.
148 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London
The Duke of Clarence is the oldest licensed building on Old Compton Road and its prestigious history is matched only by it’s impressive wine list and pub grub inspired menu. Located between Gloucester Road and South Kensington Underground stations, and just a six minute walk from The Harrington, The Duke of Clarence is the perfect venue for a relaxed drink or some casual dining.
102 Old Brompton Road,South Kensington, London. SW7 3RD
Bumpkin is about as British as British cuisine gets. If you’re visiting London from overseas and you’re looking for the quintessential taste of these isles, Bumpkin is exactly that. Using locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients this eating establishment, which prides itself on being both authentic and sustainable, is but a four minute walk from your Harrington apartment.
145 Dovehouse Street, Chealsea, London. SW3 6LB
In the truest of terms, Le Colombier is one of the last remaining proper French restaurants in London. Quiet, elegant and confident in the traditional French food the kitchen produces, La Colombier is your own private corner of Paris on Chelsea Square; 12 minutes walk from The Harrington. Inspired by French brasserie culture, Le Colombier has an entire menu dedicated to seafood and Sunday lunches are very reasonably priced for the area.
47 Denyer Street, Chelsea, London SW3 2LX
Everything you can enjoy at Baker and Spice in Chelsea is created that very same day. If you have a sweet tooth you’ll love their selection of cookies, cakes and pastries. If savoury cuisine is more to your taste you’ll want to try their selection of artisan breads and sourdoughs. Whatever your preference, all Baker and Spices’ produce is Fairtrade, organic and sourced locally. The Harrington is a five minute drive from Baker and Spice.
1-3 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London. SW7 2ND
Muriels’ Kitchen has three restaurants across West London but the South Kensington branch of this family business was the first. Serving up home-cooked dishes inspired by her grandmother, Charlotte and her husband Sam, put their all into ensuring diners enjoy every aspect of their family food business. You can enjoy three-generations of quality foodie know-how within a seven minute walk of The Harrington.