From Michelin-starred dining establishments to tiny eateries tucked away in boutique hotels, this article explores the tasty offerings that you can find in some of London's top hotels. Whether you're seeking innovative cuisine, traditional British fare, or international flavours, these hotels cater to every palate, ensuring an unforgettable epicurean experience during your stay in the British capital.
Guide to hotels for foodies in London
In this guide
- Nobu – Japanese minimalism
- The Ritz – A dining room fit for royalty
- The London Edition – Seasonal dishes and pirate punch
- The Hari – A space for every occasion
- The Dorchester – For the Michelin stars
- Treehouse Hotel – Treehouse vibes
- Mandarin Oriental – A foodie heaven
- Shangri-La The Shard – Sky-high wining and dining
- Corinthia London – Fancy as ever
- The Connaught – Plenty to choose from
- Rosewood London – Cosy corners and seasonal dishes
- The Goring Hotel – Fit for royalty
- The Ned London – Style, elegance, and gastronomic delight
- NoMad London – A kaleidoscope of options
- The Hoxton – Rooftop views
- The Savoy – Something for everyone
- The Lanesborough – A blend of culinary artistry and luxurious hospitality
- The Stafford London – Memorable drinking and dining
- Raffles London – A wealth of choice
Located moments from East London's vibrant creative district and the financial heart of the City, you'll find Nobu Hotel in Shoreditch. They're experts at seamlessly blending industrial chic with Japanese minimalism, with 164 guest rooms and suites and the acclaimed Nobu restaurant. The restaurant at Nobu has made a name for itself and seats 240 guests, including a sushi counter, lounge and bar area, and an outdoor courtyard. The menu is filled with exquisite Japanese dishes, including famous dishes exclusive to Nobu, like the Grass Fed Beef Tenderloin Yuzu Truffle, an exclusive dish to Nobu Shoreditch. There's also a bar and terrace for late-night drinks and nibbles.
A dining room fit for royalty
The Ritz has earned a reputation over the years for being one of the most prestigious London hotels. The grand hotel on Piccadilly houses premium suites and rooms overlooking the bustling street or verdant Green Park and a Michelin-starred restaurant. The Ritz Restaurant is located inside one of the world's most beautiful dining rooms, decorated with sparkling chandeliers, marble columns, heavy curtains, and a lustrous pastel colour palette. Dishes here are made with the freshest seasonal British ingredients from around the country, with a menu crafted by Executive Chef John Williams MBE. They also serve a world-renowned afternoon tea.
Seasonal dishes and pirate punch
The London Edition is housed in a grand historical building on the outskirts of Soho, offering guests a sophisticated place to stay in the city. Alongside the 173 stylish cabin-like guest rooms and suites, there's also the acclaimed Berners Tavern restaurant, where Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton has crafted an all-day menu using the freshest seasonal produce. Whether you're after a hearty full English or a swanky four-course dinner, Berners Tavern has you covered. The hotel also houses the Punch Room, where punch takes centre stage in the form of meticulously-crafted cocktails presented in a thoughtful, Insta-worthy way.
A space for every occasion
The Hari is the epitome of five-star luxury, right in the heart of Belgravia. It's home to the Italian restaurant il Pampero, where seasonal cuisine is served in a chic, sleek setting. Chow down on exceptional Italian dishes paired with wine and signature cocktails before making your way to Hari Bar, a glamorous space to sit back and relax with a cocktail in hand. If the weather is playing ball, the hotel's Garden Terrace is the perfect suntrap spot to enjoy an al fresco lunch or dinner on summer days, but it does also have a retractable roof for when the rain makes an appearance.
For the Michelin stars
The Dorchester, an opulent five-star establishment nestled in the heart of Mayfair, boasts a rich history intertwined with the world of James Bond, often welcoming the character's creator, Ian Fleming, as a guest. Its extravagant rooms feature elegantly-furnished suites that offer picturesque vistas of Hyde Park. Chef Alain Ducasse's prestigious three Michelin-starred restaurant and other dining venues also make it a culinary destination of the highest calibre in the capital.
Treehouse Hotel, located opposite the BBC around the corner from Regent Street and Bond Street, may look like any old office block from the outside. But inside, it's a design lover's haven, with a whimsical decor reminiscent of the feeling you get when climbing a tree as a child. It also houses Madera, which is the little sister restaurant of the LA-based Toca Madera, where reimagined Mexican dishes take centre stage and breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunches come with a side epic city views. When you're not feasting on Mexican cuisine made with organic ingredients, the rooftop bar, The Nest, offers unparalleled 360-degree views of the city. If you're after coffee, there's Backyard, which really does feel like a treehouse, and also Pizzeria Mozza for carb cravings.
A foodie heaven
Sitting amidst the stunning Royal Parkland and the chic neighborhood of Knightsbridge, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park seamlessly combines a rich heritage with modern elegance and exceptional service. As for dining at this prestigious hotel, you can expect three outstanding restaurants, which includes one with two Michelin stars and a Japanese izakaya, The Aubrey. The two Michelin-starred spot, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, is one of the world's most raved about restaurants, serving dishes inspired by British cuisine dating back to the 1300s. There's also the Roseberry which offers an idyllic space to enjoy afternoon tea with Knightsbridge as your backdrop, and Mandarin Bar, ideal for late-night cocktails.
Sky-high wining and dining
Obviously we had to put Shangri-La The Shard in our guide to hotels for foodies in London. Located on the 34th floor of The Shard – you know, that really pointy thing sticking out of London's skyline – and offering exceptional views over the city, it's a must for foodies who like a side of epic vistas to go with their meal. TING is the spot for sky-high afternoon tea and contemporary Asian-inspired fare whilst GŎNG Bar is the place to be for late-night cocktails with sparkly night-time sky vistas. Afternoon tea at TING and Dining in the Sky. If you're after Sunday brunch, light bites and casual drinks, there's Sky Lounge, which is a little more laid-back than its siblings.
Fancy as ever
The Corinthia is one of the most prestigious 5-star hotels in London, home to an award-winning spa, restaurants by Michelin-star chefs, and rooms that ooze luxury. It's located right in the hustle and bustle of the city, only moments from the West End and Covent Garden in the Old Ministry of Defence Building. The landmark building houses several of the best dining spots in the country, award-winning bars, and a flagship ESPA spa spread over four floors. Dine on dishes inspired by classic British fare at Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge's restaurant Kerridge's, followed by champagne and cocktails at the hotel bar Velvet by Salvatore Calabrese. You can also enjoy a Mediterranean menu at flower-filled The Garden or quintessential afternoon tea in their light-soaked lounge, illuminated by the glow of 1,001 Baccarat crystals.
Plenty to choose from
It's all about culinary innovation at The Connaught, where Hélène Darroze's three Michelin-starred cuisine takes centre stage alongside Jean-Georges at The Connaught, where you can enjoy British and Connaught classics side by side with South East Asian flavours. From The Connaught Patisserie and the champagne bar to the iconic martini trolley's arrival at the acclaimed Connaught Bar, this five-star hotel seamlessly blends new discoveries with cherished classics.
Cosy corners and seasonal dishes
The Rosewood London offers an excellent range of food and drink options to satisfy every palate. From the sophisticated British cuisine at Holborn Dining Room, featuring seasonal dishes, to the charming Mirror Room, where afternoon tea is an art form, guests can embark on a culinary journey through diverse flavours. The Scarfes Bar, decked out with whimsical caricatures and offers an extensive list of cocktails.
Fit for royalty
A favourite of the Royal Family and not just for its proximity to Buckingham Palace, The Goring features opulent rooms and suites with butler service that draw on classic English elegance. It boasts a Michelin-starred restaurant that serves traditional British fare with a twist, and the indulgent afternoon tea on the terrace, followed by a stroll in the garden, is a true British experience. Located in historic Westminster, the hotel is just a few minutes away from Victoria Station.
Style, elegance, and gastronomic delight
The Ned London is a dining and drinking hotspot in the heart of the financial district. With nine restaurants to choose from, including Cecconi's, Malibu Kitchen, and Millie's Lounge, it offers diverse culinary experiences from Italian classics to Californian-inspired dishes. Guests can also get comfy in the Banking Hall, where cocktails and live jazz set the scene for a memorable evening.
A kaleidoscope of options
Led by the culinary expertise of Chef Daniel Humm, the NoMad Restaurant offers a journey through modern European cuisine with a touch of playfulness, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday roast. Side Hustle, situated inside the historic former Bow Street Police Station, is NoMad's laid-back bar and restaurant welcoming guests daily and offering brunch. For light bites and drinks amidst NoMad's favourite books, you've got The Library and for something a little livelier, there's Common Decency, NoMad's subterranean bar serving cocktails and snacks to head-bopping music.
The Hoxton in Southwark is not only a stylish and comfortable base to stay at in the city, but it also beckons with a tempting selection of dining and drinking options. At Albie, the hotel's all-day restaurant, guests can feast on modern European cuisine in a chic setting. Meanwhile, the Seabird rooftop bar offers panoramic views of the city skyline alongside cocktails and fresh seafood.
Something for everyone
The Savoy hotel in London is synonymous with culinary excellence. Its dining options include the iconic Savoy Grill, the place to go for gourmet British cuisine. The American Bar is a timeless institution, offering an extensive cocktail menu and an intimate setting to enjoy them in. Additionally, the Beaufort Bar is a glamorous setting for cocktails and live jazz.
A blend of culinary artistry and luxurious hospitality
The Lanesborough in London is more than just a place to lay your head, it's also home to a range of excellent restaurants and bars. Its signature restaurant, Céleste, is a Michelin-starred establishment that showcases modern European cuisine in an elegant setting. The Library Bar offers a selection of fine spirits and cigars, while The Garden Room provides a serene backdrop for afternoon tea.
Memorable drinking and dining
The Stafford London, in the heart of St. James's, boasts a fantastic selection of restaurants and bars. The Game Bird, their award-winning restaurant, offers a taste of modern British cuisine with a focus on seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. The American Bar, steeped in history, serves up classic cocktails in a cosy, art-filled space. The Wine Cellars, a hidden gem beneath the hotel, provides a unique dining experience amidst an extensive wine collection.
A wealth of choice
Raffles London launched in 2023, but had declared its intention to become a top dining destination from the earliest planning stages. It held true to its word, housing multiple restaurants by some of the best chefs in the world, along with renowned dining brands and bars, all set within the imposing setting of the historic Old War Office building in Whitehall. This is all in addition to lavish accommodation and contemporary facilities, of course.