London's cheese scene is a cut above the rest, from cosy cafes to trendy restaurants. Tuck into a variety of cheese-centric experiences that showcase the finest dairy delights. Discover hidden gems and iconic locales, each offering its own unique twist on cheese-focused dishes. Whether you're a cheese connoisseur or a casual enthusiast, our curated guide promises a flavour-filled exploration of London's rich and diverse cheese culture.
Guide to cheese restaurants and cheese bars in London
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The best cheese bars and restaurants in London
- The Cheese Barge – The best of British cheese
- Pick & Cheese – Omg a cheese conveyor belt
- The Cheese Wheel – For that iconic Insta post
- Paxton & Whitfield – Fit for royalty
- St Moritz Restaurant – An iconic institution
- La Fauxmagerie – The first plant-based cheesemonger
- Orrery – Go for the famous cheese trolley
- Obicà Mozzarella Bar – All about mozzy
- Deeney's – For the iconic haggis toastie
- Provisions – Wine 'n' cheese
- Restaurant St. Barts – An iconic cheese board
- B Street Deli – Sharing platters of artisan cheese
- Vivat Bacchus – A dedicated cheese tasting room
- Chez Bruce – Arrive hungry
- Where's Fred's – Three cheeses and wine
- Kappacasein – For their famous toastie
The best cheese bars and restaurants in London
The best of British cheese
This cosy restaurant is not only unique because it's located on a double-decker boat on Regent's Canal, it also boasts an entirely cheese-based menu. The seasonal dishes revolve around all things cheese, featuring plates such as cheese platters with creative wine pairings and cheese-focused Sunday dinners. All the cheese used in their dishes is locally sourced from British produce, and they're proud to support what they call the revival of British cheese-making while supporting farmers and rural communities.
Omg a cheese conveyor belt
At Pick and Cheese, you'll find the world's first cheese conveyor belt. This unique restaurant, located inside the bustling Seven Dials Market, offers a wide selection of the finest British cheeses, served on a rotating belt, sushi-style, each served with a perfectly matched accompaniment. You can either pick and mix as you go or indulge in 75 minutes of unlimited plates of cheese. To complement your meal, there's also a carefully curated wine list available.
For that iconic Insta post
You might have seen this popular street-food dish on your Instagram feed: a large wheel of cheese filled with freshly made tagliatelle that's hand-rolled daily and topped with your choice of sauce. The real attraction of this dish is having your hot pasta tossed in a giant wheel of Grana Padano, making it as cheesy as possible. You can visit their stall at the buzzy Camden Market.
Fit for royalty
Paxton & Whitfield is a well-established cheesemonger in England that has been around for a long time. They have several shops spread throughout the city and are dedicated to providing high-quality cheese. You have the option of purchasing cheese from any of their stores or online. But, if you're a cheese enthusiast and want to expand your knowledge, you can join Paxton's Cheese Club. As a member, you'll receive four carefully selected cheeses, paired with artisan biscuits, and detailed tasting notes. They have built a reputation for their exceptional cheese over the years and have received numerous royal warrants, including being appointed cheesemonger to Queen Victoria in 1850.
An iconic institution
Of course a Swiss restaurant is going to have cheese on the menu, and that includes St Moritz on the famous Wardour Street. This restaurant was initially founded as The St Moritz Fondue Club in 1960, and throughout the 70s and 80s, it became the place to be for rock 'n' roll in Soho. It has hosted many legendary rock 'n' roll stars, including Lou Reed, U2 and more. These days, it's a lively club that still serves genuine traditional Swiss cuisine, including authentic fondue in many different varieties.
The first plant-based cheesemonger
La Fauxmagerie is the first plant-based cheesemonger in the UK, offering a broad range of cheeses tailored for vegans, lactose-intolerant people, and those seeking alternatives to animal products. They sell a range of faux cheeses in many different flavours and types, along with substitutes for meat and seafood, plant-based options, vegan chocolate, and more. The store also features a downstairs area for hosting events like plant-based cheese and wine tastings.
Go for the famous cheese trolley
Orrery, situated in Marylebone, is a French dining establishment in a converted stable block with a bar, epicerie, and terrace. The sophisticated rooftop terrace, adorned with trees, offers a special al fresco menu, allowing guests to enjoy their meal while surrounded by the lively street vibe. The menus by Michelin-starred Head Chef Igor Tymchyschyn feature options such as rosemary risotto and baked sea bass, although the offerings do change. There's also an iconic cheese and wine trolley curated by their "frommelier", which features over 30 British and French artisan cheeses.
All about mozzy
If you're a mozzarella fiend, look no further; this restaurant is dedicated entirely to mozzarella. The menu is comprised of small plates and bruschetta, plenty of pizza and pasta, and several varieties of mozzarella and burrata to try as they come. Drinks include cocktails and wine.
For the iconic haggis toastie
Craving cheesy sandwiches in London? Deeney's has got you covered. This Scottish café provides catering services and regular appearances at major London food markets, like the renowned Broadway Market in London Fields. While brunch options, such as fry-ups and breakfast sandwiches, are on the menu, the diverse selection of cheese toasties steals the spotlight. With options to suit every palate, including the renowned haggis toastie, Deeney's also caters to vegetarians and vegans with their offerings.
Wine 'n' cheese
These casual wine and cheese bars seat only a few people, ensuring a cosy, intimate setting. You can sip on carefully selected wine from small, natural and organic producers, while nibbling on cheese from raw-milk cheesemakers and other artisan producers. On the menu you'll find all sorts of cheeses, like manchego and blue de Get.
An iconic cheese board
Nestled within the historic Smithfield Market, Michelin-starred, Scandi-style Restaurant St. Barts serves tasting menus for lunch and dinner using the finest produce from across the British Isles. You can enjoy an exquisite cheese board here sourced from Buchanan's, an artisan cheesemonger in central London, served with crab apple jam, oatcakes and fruit bread. Although the menu changes regularly, there's usually something cheesy featured, such as a porridge of cheese and onions or a cheese tartlet with pickled walnut ketchup.
Sharing platters of artisan cheese
If it's top-quality charcuterie, artisan cheese, antipasti, or organic pastry staples you're looking for, look no further than B Street Deli in Bermondsey. You can stock up on everything you need or take a pew on the long customer bar, where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus, with wine by the glass or bottle paired with sharing platters, including ones stacked with artisan cheese.
A dedicated cheese tasting room
Vivat Bacchus is a South African restaurant and wine bar with its very own dedicated cheese tasting room and fully-stocked wine cellars. Sample award-winning artisan British cheeses from their sustainable supplier, Cheesegeek, while hearing all about the varieties you'll get to taste from their on-site cheese expert. All of their boards are served with jams or chutneys, fresh or dried fruit, and crackers.
At Michelin-starred Chez Bruce, French haute cuisine is taken very seriously, including their magnificent cheese board, which forms an integral part of the restaurant's makeup. They were once known for their legendary cheese trolley, which was scrapped due to Covid, but they continue to serve one of the best-constructed cheese boards in the city. Most of the cheeses are French and come by the bucketload; expect 10 to 15 different kinds.
Three cheeses and wine
This tiny spot in Bank is a café by day and a wine bar by night. Take a seat inside the cosy bar and enjoy a glass of wine, which they source from European vineyards, focusing on land-centric producers. Pair your drink with the cheese plate, which features three cheeses that have been chosen at that specific time. Past menus have included Baron Bigod, Ashlynn goat's cheese, and Caerphilly Gorwydd served with honey.
For their famous toastie
For the ultimate cheese toastie experience, indulge in layers of Montgomery cheddar, Ogleshield, raclette, comte, onions, and leeks on freshly baked sourdough at Kappacasein. Try their loaded new potatoes with Bermondsey-made London raclette or Ogleshield cheese. Expect a queue, but it moves swiftly.