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Explore the Best Women-Led Restaurants in London

The OpenTable Team

More and more women are making a name for themselves in London’s vibrant dining industry. In honour of International Women’s Day on March 8, OpenTable is celebrating these talented women on the front lines of the food scene. From the affluent streets of Mayfair to bustling Covent Garden, women are showcasing their best creations through a dazzling array of cuisines. Whether the night calls for a fine dining tasting menu or a juicy barbecue platter, book the perfect table using our handy list!

Restaurants:CORE by Clare Smyth, Mere, HotBox Spitalfields
Price Range:££ - ££££
Cuisines:British, European, Barbecue
Neighborhoods:Notting Hill, Fitzrovia, Spitalfields
For 2 people on Sat, 11/23
Party Size
For 2
Date
Sat, 11/23
Time
7:00 PM

CORE by Clare Smyth

££££·British·
Notting Hill
1,302 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Creative Cuisine
Clare Smyth is a U.K. culinary genius who holds the award for World’s Best Female Chef. She moved from Ireland to England at only 16 years of age, and trained in some of the best kRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in London
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Mere

££££·European·
Fitzrovia
1,501 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
Monica Galetti is a familiar face on British TV screens, as she has judged on popular show Masterchef: The Professionals and co-presented Amazing Hotels. The Samoa-born chef workedRead more
95% recommended
European in London
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HotBox Spitalfields

££££·Barbecue·
Spitalfields
309 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Group Bookings
  • Casual
Billed as the home of “meaty barbecue masterpieces,” HotBox in Spitalfields is a must for barbecue fans everywhere. Co-founder Preeya Khagram-Nasim graduated from Cass business schRead more
Brunch in East London

Murano

££££·Contemporary European·
Mayfair
1,914 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Mayfair is all about luxury, and this is certainly true of Angela Hartnett’s flagship restaurant, Murano. Angela champions sophisticated yet Italian cookery inspired by her mother Read more
93% recommended
Contemporary European in London
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Hélène Darroze at the Connaught

££££·French·
Mayfair
705 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Good for Anniversaries
The Connaught is the ultimate in luxury: a five-star hotel in Mayfair, one of London’s most illustrious neighborhoods. Many people fall in love with the hotel as soon as they walk Read more
89% recommended
Special Occasions in West End London
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Spring Restaurant

££££·Contemporary British·
Covent Garden
1,501 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Skye Gyngell in an Australian chef who trained in Sydney and Paris, then luckily for the Brits, came to London. Her flair for elegant, seasonal cooking has led to her opening SprinRead more
93% recommended
Contemporary British in London

hicce

££££·International·
King's Cross
409 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Pip Lacey is the winner of TV’s Great British Menu 2017 and a veteran of Mayfair restaurant Murano. She brings her skill and love of traditional cooking methods to Hicce, which meaRead more
88% recommended
International in London

Jikoni

££££·Asian·
Marylebone
488 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Global cuisine is on the menu at Jikoni, where Chef Ravinder Bhogal's childhood of myriad flavors come to life. Born in Kenya to Sikh parents, then later moving to Kent, Ravinder gRead more
90% recommended
Asian in London

La Dame De Pic London

££££·French·
Tower Hill
751 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Tasting Menu
Chef Anne-Sophie Pic, born and trained in France, was born into restaurant royalty — her family's restaurant is the award-winner La Maison Pic. Anne-Sophie earned prestigious awardRead more
94% recommended
French in London
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Aster Restaurant

££££·European·
Victoria
433 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
Aster is a relaxed yet sophisticated all day dining brasserie with a modern European menu created by Executive Chef, Helena Puolakka. The closest restaurant to the hottest show in Read more
89% recommended
Pre/post theatre in London

Ella Canta

££££·Mexican·
Mayfair
408 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
How does the daughter of a doctor and former political science major enter life as a professional chef? Martha Ortiz did just this. Chef Ortiz fell in love with professional kitcheRead more
89% recommended
Mexican in London

Tredwells

££££·British·
Covent Garden
2,327 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Chef Chantelle Nicholson, who created the menus at Covent Garden's Tredwells, worked her way to the top of London's kitchens through hard work, determination, and a passion to discRead more
88% recommended
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