Londoners Reveal The Best Restaurants For Brilliant British Food

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Visit these London restaurants for some seriously good British grub.

Tanqueray’s London Dry gin, made with a beautifully balanced blend of four botanicals, has been an iconic London institution since 1830. To honour this homage to our fair city, we thought we’d ask our Secret Londoners where they go to find great British food in the Big Smoke.

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We got loads of helpful replies from lovely Londoners sharing some of the most delicious spots in the city for Sunday roasts, fish and chips, pies, fancy fine dining and more. So, if you’re in the mood for some brilliant British food, then book yourself a table at one of these restaurants now!

Poppies Fish & Chips

According to you lot, Poppies is the best place to get first class fish and chips in London. Visit any of the Soho, Spitalfields and Camden branches for a taste of this British favourite.

Roast, Borough

This spot above Borough Market uses the finest seasonal ingredients to create contemporary dishes that support and celebrate Britain’s farmers and producers. You can book in for a quintessentially British afternoon tea here. And yes, they do a really good Sunday Roast!

Trinity Clapham

This Michelin-starred restaurant in the heart of Clapham, offers a delicious gastronomic experience with it’s ever-changing, seasonal, modern menus.

Core by Clare Smyth

Core is the debut restaurant of award-winning chef, Clare Smyth, who also happens to be the first and only female chef to run a restaurant with three Michelin-stars in the UK! This light and airy dining room is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious British meal.


If you’re in the mood for a really good steak, then it’s got to be Hawksmoor. This family of restaurants serves up an homage to the very best British beef.

The Cutty Sark

Greenwich pubs got quite a few general shoutouts on our poll, but The Cutty Sark was the standout vote! Set on the banks of the Thames at Ballast Quay, this historic pub has been delighting visitors with great food for over two hundred years.

Holborn Dining Room

This elegant brasserie serves up excellent seasonal food showcasing the best of British cuisine. Visit the Gin Bar for a Tanqueray London Dry & Tonic while you’re there. Oh, and the Pie Room too.

Mother Mash

Just off Carnaby Street you’ll find the comfort food wonder that is Mother Mash. Expect amazing gourmet pies, tasty gravies and of course, marvellous mashed potatoes!

Kerridge’s Bar & Grill

We got loads of votes for this sophisticated restaurant at the Corinthia Hotel from Michelin-starred chef, Tom Kerridge.

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

This Knightsbridge restaurant takes its inspiration from facts, events and recipes dating as far back as the 13th century! A meal here is like dining through time on a modern menu of dishes inspired by British history. Fascinating!

The Guinea Grill

This pub and restaurant is a Mayfair institution, specialising in traditional fare and serving dry aged, grass-fed British beef from an open grill.

The Mayfair Chippy

This spot describes itself as “a quintessentially British restaurant”, serving up proper chip shop classics. Yes, please.


In the heart of Covent Garden, Tredwells serves up seasonal menus rooted in British tradition but with global influences. Sustainability is key at this restaurant, and this spot has won awards for its exemplary ethical and environmental standards. For dinner with a conscience!


Award-winning steakhouse, Blacklock is another great place to enjoy some of the best grass-fed British beef. Turns out you guys really love your steak!

The Ivy

We had many votes for The Ivy, and we’re not that surprised about it. This iconic West End theatre restaurant serves classic British dishes in a pretty art deco setting.

The Pig and Butcher

The Pig and Butcher is a laid back country style pub serving a daily menu of meats straight from the farm to your table.


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Want to keep your homage to the great British food scene going after your delicious meal out? Why not whip up a tasty Tanqueray London Dry cocktail for a post-dinner treat. Cheers!

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