20 Top Lunch Spots in London

The OpenTable Team

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!

Restaurants:Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, The Greenhouse
Price Range:££££ - ££££
Cuisines:French
Neighborhoods:Mayfair

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

££££·French·
Mayfair
739 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Tasting Menu
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 duRead more
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Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

££££·French·
Mayfair
1,204 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
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 visRead more
100% recommended
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The Greenhouse

££££·French·
Mayfair
2,864 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
For unforgettably exquisite food at lunchtime, visit the Greenhouse. This two-Michelin Star restaurant in the heart of classy Mayfair delivers food that is as inventive and artfullRead more
91% recommended
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Portland Restaurant

££££·British·
Marylebone
1,053 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 conRead more
98% recommended
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Claude Bosi at Bibendum

££££·French·
South Kensington
884 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 restaRead more
92% recommended
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Seven Park Place by William Drabble

££££·French·
St. James's
1,457 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 anRead more
86% recommended
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Kai

££££·Chinese·
Mayfair
1,299 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
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 spotRead more
90% recommended
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The Game Bird

££££·British·
Green Park
477 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals
  • 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 cRead more
100% recommended
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Galvin La Chapelle

££££·French·
Liverpool Street
2,023 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
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 dinRead more
100% recommended
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ROKA - Aldwych

££££·Japanese·
Aldwych
364 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals
  • Lunch
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 toRead more
86% recommended
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Club Gascon

££££·French·
Barbican
1,425 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 tRead more
90% recommended
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Clipstone

££££·Modern European·
Fitzrovia
907 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 tRead more
98% recommended
Best Food in London
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Jean-Georges At The Connaught

££££·Bistro·
Mayfair
148 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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 briRead more
100% recommended
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Aquavit London

££££·Nordic·
St. James's
1,004 reviews
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Creative Cuisine
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. OptionsRead more
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Enoteca Turi

££££·Italian·
Chelsea
249 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
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 ouRead more
100% recommended
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The Ledbury

££££·Contemporary European·
Notting Hill
2,361 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 choosRead more
96% recommended
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La Dame De Pic London

££££·French·
Tower Hill
906 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
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, andRead more
100% recommended
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AW Restaurant - Permanently Closed

££££·British·
Oxford Circus
1,472 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Romance
The Westbury is a beautiful, serene hotel in Mayfair in the heart of London. One of its restaurants, Alyn Williams, is an excellent dining spot for some of the best lunch in LondonRead more
86% recommended
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Texture Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Marble Arch
1,806 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
On Portman Street is Texture, a restaurant that features Scandinavian cuisine with Asian influences. This inventive eatery gets a Michelin star year after year, and diners can findRead more
97% recommended
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Indian Accent

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
663 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Creative Cuisine
Indian Accent has some of the best Indian food in London. They also have some of the best lunch in town. The restaurant features an inventive menu with one-of-a-kind takes on classRead more
91% recommended
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