20 Top Lunch Spots in London

Home to Shakespeare's Globe Theater, London certainly has the world's premier performance art, as well as galleries like the Tate Modern and the British Museum. This international banking hub also hosts award-winning restaurants-especially when it comes to lunch. So many dining options make it hard to choose where to go to. We recommend starting with the Tastemaker 20. We've pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots for the best lunch London has to offer according to OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Book a table today!

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, Portland Restaurant
Price Range:££££ - ££££
Cuisines:French, British
Neighborhoods:Mayfair, Marylebone
Party Size
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Time
7:00 PM

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

££££·French·
Mayfair
743 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Birthdays

Helene Darroze at the Connaught features a beautiful, brightly lit dining room with light wood-paneled walls and plush seating. This makes it a comfortable place to take a break during a busy day and ...

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Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

££££·French·
Mayfair
1,144 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

The Dorchester is a 5-star luxury hotel on legendary Park Lane in the heart of London. One of the restaurants there, Alain Ducasse, offers some of the best lunch in London, and visitors and locals ali...

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Lunch in West End London
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Portland Restaurant

££££·British·
Marylebone
1,241 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List

For a casual, cafe-like atmosphere and some of the best lunch in London near the Great Portland stop, head to the restaurant Portland. This neighborhood-style eatery focuses on contemporary British fo...

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British in London

Claude Bosi at Bibendum

££££·French·
South Kensington
1,028 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance

For an upscale mid-day meal and some of the best lunch in London, head to Claude Bosi at Bibendum. It is actually located within London's iconic Michelin House. This stunning restaurant has blue carpe...

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French in London
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Seven Park Place by William Drabble

££££·French·
St. James's
1,472 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch

At the luxury St. James Hotel and Club in Mayfair is Seven Park Place. This upscale, formal spot for lunch offers unforgettably good British food served with artful presentation and contemporary twist...

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French in London
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Kai

££££·Chinese·
Mayfair
1,366 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries

Kai is a Michelin star restaurant that has gotten a Michelin star since 2009. This Chinese restaurant, often considered the best Chinese restaurant in London, is also the best spot for some of the bes...

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The Game Bird

££££·British·
Green Park
473 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Gluten Free Options

For lunch that feels like a special occasion, or lunch on an expense account, head to the Game Bird at the Stafford hotel. This ritzy hotel in the heart of London has some of the city's best hotel roo...

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Galvin La Chapelle

££££·French·
Liverpool Street
1,978 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasions

Galvin La Chapelle, a Michelin-starred restaurant for some of the best lunch in London, exudes elegance. Huge arched windows, stone ceilings, and white tableclothed tables take diners back in time to ...

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ROKA - Aldwych

££££·Japanese·
Aldwych
369 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Special Occasions

Just steps away from the Strand is Aldwych—a Japanese restaurant that serves some of the best lunch in London. The restaurant has a sushi menu and a menu of warm Japanese dishes to cater to a wide ran...

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Club Gascon

££££·French·
Barbican
1,352 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance

For some of the best French food in the heart of Farringdon and central London, head to Cub Gascon. This Michelin-starred French restaurant offers formal dinners and also some of the best lunch in Lon...

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Clipstone

££££·Modern European·
Fitzrovia
1,082 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Lunch

For a restaurant that truly feels like a neighborhood cafe, head to Clipstone. This restaurant in the heart of Fitzrovia has a set lunch menu, where diners can choose either 2 or three courses. The fi...

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Jean-Georges At The Connaught

££££·Bistro·
Mayfair
155 reviews

The Connaught Hotel is one of the most beautiful hotels in the heart of Mayfair. One of the best restaurants at the Connaught is Jean-Georges. The famous Austrian restauranteur brings his unforgettabl...

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Aquavit London

££££·Nordic·
St. James's
1,019 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals

For exquisitely presented Scandinavian food in London, head to Aquavit. This restaurant steps from the Picadilly Circus tube stop features some of the best lunch in London. Options for lunch include w...

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Fit for Foodies in London

Enoteca Turi

££££·Italian·
Chelsea
274 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies

When diners crave excellent Italian food, they head to Enoteca Turi—especially if they want some of the best lunch in London. Enoteca Turi's location in Belgravia shines for its outstanding wine list,...

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The Ledbury

££££·Contemporary European·
Notting Hill
2,319 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance

The Ledbury is a restaurant that got two Michelin stars for 2020. It also is a great spot for lunch in London. They serve a set lunch, where diners order four courses and can choose to end with a chee...

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La Dame De Pic London

££££·French·
Tower Hill
1,012 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Tasting Menu

For one of the most upscale lunches in London, diners can head to La Dame De Pic. This two-star Michelin restaurant is stunning inside, with mirrored columns, soaring ceilings, and stark black floors...

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French in London
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