Whether you’re searching for places to meet friends after work in Central London, planning a birthday party or work celebration near Soho, or simply looking to book a table at a restaurant near Oxford Street for when you go shopping, Fitzrovia is a London suburb you should look to for inspiring meals. From Japanese restaurants to Italian restaurants and classy Michelin Star restaurants, this Zone 1 borough is packed full of great restaurants.
The Restaurant at Sanderson
Fitzrovia / Restaurant / Hotel / Cuisine: British
With its modern open-space dining room, Restaurant at Sanderson is one of the go-to restaurants in Fitzrovia if you're looking for a flamboyant dining experience. Situated in the 5-star Sanderson hotel, the restaurant welcomes guests and casual customers with a hip décor and a changing seasonal menu of international classics. A refined offer of elegant dishes, such as confit duck and roasted venison, comes alongside grilled meat in generous portions. Their Mad Hatter's tea extravaganza is one most popular afternoon teas in London.
Fitzrovia / Restaurant / Cuisine: Peruvian
Get a taste of real Peru at this Michelin-starred London restaurant from multi-award winning chef, Virgilio Martinez. Be amazed as rare Peruvian ingredients, such as eucalyptus syrup, corn, and Amazonian vegetables and fruits, come together to create beautifully designed dishes, rich in colour and flavour. Ceviche (raw fish marinated in citrus juices) is at centre stage here, but make sure you try the black cod as well, and wash it all down with the signature pisco sour cocktail. Come for lunch for a good-value set menu, or treat yourself to bottomless brunch at weekends. Download
Fitzrovia / Restaurant / Cuisine: French
Elena's L'Etoile's glamorous old-fashioned French Bistro surroundings, walls adorned by celebrity-signed photographs and Art-Deco lighting, truly is the essence of France from a bygone era, conveniently located north of Soho in Fitzrovia. Elena's unique environment has the perfect balance of business and Bohemia, creating an institution amongst the cosmopolitan restaurant scene of Charlotte Street. Elena's offers delicious, unrivalled French and Italian cuisine with dishes such as parfait chicken liver and foie gras with Armagnac and grilled entrecote with sauce bearnaise and chips. Elena's also boasts four beautifully appointed private salons in classical French style.
Fitzrovia / Bar / Cuisine: Tapas
Drakes Tabanco - from the team behind Copita and Barrica - is a traditional sherry tavern typical of Jerez, Spain, in London's Fitzrovia. The unique feature of a tabanco is that sherry wines are served straight from the barrel. In addition to serving a select range of fine and rare sherries from barrel, Drakes Tabanco also offers a choice of natural wines and artisan beer. To complete the experience, a Spanish-British menu is also served. A specially prepared sherry matching tasting menu is also available at a U-shaped bar which is available for groups to reserve.
Fitzrovia / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Pan Asian
Tucked away in Fitzrovia and recommended by the most renowned dining guides, Crazy Bear restaurant offers a sense of oriental spice with daring sophistication in both cuisine and ambience. Downstairs, Crazy Bear appeals to a variety of aesthetic tastes with leather walls and an Art Deco chandelier, whilst the bar is commended for satisfying even the most demanding bon viveur. An extensive wine list overflows with new discoveries.
Fitzrovia / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Seafood
New in style, décor and menu, this Italian and seafood restaurant has stood the test of time. The food is bravely 'Italian via Italy', which means you'll rediscover the real meaning of the word 'authentic', where pasta is the heartbeat of the menu. Linguine with seabass fillet and pappardelle with monkfish cheeks evoke traditional Napolitan and Sicilian coastal towns. Day boat fish, lobster, oysters, sharing platters, but also hearty or delicate meat dishes are on the widely appealing menu.
Fitzrovia / Restaurant / Cuisine: European
Kitchen Table - pictured above - is the intimate Michelin star chef's table dining room tucked away behind Bubbledogs. Nineteen seats surround the chef's open kitchen where his team prepares, serves, and talk diners through a tasting menu of contemporary European cooking with a strong focus on British traditions, ingredients, and flavours. Kitchen Table serves dinner over two sittings: 6pm and 7.30pm.
Fitzrovia / Restaurant / Cuisine: British
Berners Tavern from Jason Atherton is a gathering place for entertaining, breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea and late supper. A contemporary British menu, inspired by the traditions of Great Britain and featuring the very best produce that the British Isles has to offer, includes Orkney scallop carpaccio served with avocado, radish, jalapeño and lime; chargrilled quail served with Alsace bacon, smoked tomato jam, shallot and parsley; and grass fed Baccleuch estate cuts of beef cooked on a charcoal grill.
Fitzrovia / Restaurant / Cuisine: North African
Le Menar offers an exciting take on North African cuisine. Traditional dishes have been introduced to flavours from Asia and the Mediterranean to create something new and exciting. Choose from small plates, mains, charcoal grill and desserts. The signature dishes include slow braised ras el hanout short rib, lamb neck tajine, zeta burrata with zumac heiroom tomatoes and Madagascan ice cream crusted with kataifi. Shisha is available on every table.
Fitzrovia / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Modern International
Offering exciting modern world cuisine in Fitzrovia, this is the brainchild of Mitz Vora, who used to work as a Sous Chef at The Palomar. They offer a diverse range of flavours using spices from the Middle East and Asia to create small plate dishes that excite the palate. The 70 cover restaurant is across two floors, including an energetic open kitchen in the basement. They're open all day from breakfast to late night supper.
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