My top six Restaurants in London

Oscar Wilde said:

The man who can dominate a London dinner table can dominate the world.

In my ten years of living in London, I’ve definitely done my fair share of sitting around dinner tables in London.

Here are my favourites so far (in no particular order):

Oxo Tower Restaurant

Wow!  All I could say about this evening was that the service was faultless.  If you have a special anniversary then I can highly recommend the Oxo Tower Restaurant.  From champagne upon arrival to a very special anniversary cake baked especially for us.  It was truly an experience to remember.

Website:  Oxo Tower Restaurant 

Also read: Wow! A Year Already?!

Smiths of Smithfield

What a view!  This dining experience was fantastic!  The food was really fresh and so well-prepared and presented.  Every little element of the dish was added to the plate with utmost care and attention.

We celebrated our eighth dating anniversary here and the staff really made us feel extra special.  We ordered the cheeseboard for dessert before we decided to go to the balcony to take in the views over the city.  The staff brought us our coats from the cloak room so that we won’t freeze to death whilst breathing in the chilly London night air.  Once we decided that we were cold enough, we returned to our seats, our coats taken back to the cloak room and dessert was served.

It truly was an unforgettable experience!

Website: Smiths of Smithfield


We were quite a big group that went to see Planet Earth 2 – Live in Concert.  We really wanted to make a day of it so one of our friends booked the Rivea for a lunch sitting.

Initially, when we saw the A la Carte menu, we thought it was very expensive for what it is.  Fortunately the restaurant also offers a 2-course set menu at a more affordable and reasonable ยฃ26 per person.

The portions were tiny as gourmet fine dining goes, but I must say that it was truly flavourful!  It was a real shame that due to time constraints we could only do 2 courses as I would’ve loved to have tried one of their desserts.

Website: Rivea London

Super Star Korean BBQ

We stumbled across this restaurant purely by accident as we wandered the streets of London.  The first thing we noticed was the openness of the restaurant: it had huge glass windows and the decor was stylish.  Based on that fact we immediately invited ourselves in.

Once inside we realised that each table comes with its own barbecue!  We were immediately on board and ordered a selection of meat and veggies to cook and enjoy.  The staff were friendly and helpful.  This was truly an unforgettable experience!

Website:  Super Star BBQ

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This was truly one of the most unique dining experiences I’ve ever had!  As we walked in we were mesmerised by the stunning decor.  The fun started when we got to the table as the ordering process was so unique.

The table was one giant interactive screen!  As you swiped through the dishes, each dish is projected onto your plate to show you what it would look like.  Not only was it so much fun, is was super tasty too!  I can definitely recommend the Lychee Martini.

Website:  Inamo

Shaka Zulu

As a South African, I thoroughly enjoyed Shaka Zulu’s eclectic restaurant.  Everything was enormous and very elaborate.  I loved the giant Zulu statues in the middle of the restaurant and believe it or not, but the back of my chair was in the shape of a tribal Zulu woman.

The food was very traditional and equally as delicious as what I would have at home.  The only downside for us was that we wanted to spend more time there, however, the restaurant turns into a nightclub around 9pm.  This meant that they cranked up the music so loud that we could barely hear each other.  We left straight after dessert and didn’t bother with another drink as it was simply too loud to be enjoyable.

I can recommend the lamb samosas – they were out of this world!

Website: Shaka Zulu

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**Opinions on above restaurants are my own.  I have paid for all my meals in full.  Some experiences may not have been recent.**

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19 Comments on “My top six Restaurants in London

    • Shaka Zulu really is a great restaurant – I really love the vibe :-). Let me know how Super Star BBQ went once you’ve had the chance to visit – it really is a great experience!xx


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  2. I love the Oxo Tower so much – it’s such a lovely enviroment up there. I like Shaka Zulu too but it has been ages since I was last there. Have you tried Sexy Fish or Hakkasan? x

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    • Havenโ€™t tried Sexy Fish (mainly since Iโ€™m allergic to all things fishy ๐Ÿ˜”) but Hakkasan sounds great – looks like they have a few things I might be able to eat ๐Ÿ˜ xx

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    • Oh no! That might be one to avoid then, but their cocktails and music are still good ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m always curious what people make of Hakkasan – you either love it or hate it I guess. So many great places to eat in London though….

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    • Haha! Will go to Sexy Fish for cocktails and then Hakkasan for mains? โ˜บ๏ธ Having now seen their menu it looks really great! I wish I could dine out every week! ๐Ÿ™ƒ

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