There are thousands of restaurants in London and it is possible to eat very well indeed. The old idea that food in England is poor is certainly out of date.

Because London is home to people from so many different countries it is an ideal place to try the food from different parts of the world.

It is not possible on this website to give details of all the different possibilities, although we have listed some of the most popular places below. The range and variety is enormous, both in terms of style of cuisine and also price. We have reference books and recommendations in the school so please come and talk to us and we will help as much as we can.

You may also like to try these website for eating out ideas:

Top Table


Time Out - Restaurant page


It is still usual to tip in restaurants unless service is already included (this will usually be shown separately, but ask if it is, if necessary). If service is not included then leave 10-15% of the bill. If service is already included it is not necessary to leave anything.

Below you will find some restaurants that our course participants, staff and homestay families have enjoyed in the past and recommend. You can add your own comments about the restaurants in the reviews and comments box at the bottom of the page.

£= under £25
££= £25 - £35
£££= over £35
(Prices are approximate and do not include drinks)

Choose from restaurants in the areas:
Holland Park and Shepherds Bush
Notting Hill, Bayswater and Paddington
Acton and Ealing
Chiswick and Hammersmith
Kensington, Earls Court and Fulham
Central London

Restaurants near Holland Park and Shepherds Bush

Blah Blah Blah (Vegetarian) £, 78 Goldhawk Road, W12 8HA

Patio (Polish) £, 5 Goldhawk Road , W12 8QQ

The Meat and Wine Co. (African) ££, Ariel Way, Westfield, W12 7GA

Belvedere (French) ££, Holland House, off Abbotsbury Road, in Holland Park

Pescheria Mattiucci (Fish & Seafood) £££
, 8 Blenheim Crescent, W11 1NN

Julie's Restaurant and Bar (British) £££, 135 Portland Road, W11 4LW

Restaurants near Notting Hill, Bayswater and Paddington

Churchill Arms (Thai) £, 119 Kensington CHurch Street, W8 7LN

Eat Tokyo (Japanese) £, 18 Hillgate Street, W8 7SR

Taqueria (Mexican) £, 139-143 Westbourne Grove, W11 2RS

Mazi (Greek) ££, 12-14 Hillgate Street, W8 7SR

Polpo (Venetian) ££, 126-128 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3QG

Tom's Deli (Modern European) ££, 226 Westbourne Grove, W11 2RH

The Ledbury (French) £££, 127 Ledbury Road, W11 2AQ

Assaggi (Italian) £££, 1st floor, 39 Chepstow Place, W2 4TS

Restaurants near Acton and Ealing

Sushio Hiro (Japanese) £, 1 Station Parade, Uxbridge Road, W5 3LD

Lazeez (Lebanese) £, 253 Acton High Street, W3 9BY

Santa Maria (Italian) £, 15 St Mary's Road, W5 5RA

Charlotte's Place (European) ££, 16 St Matthews Road, W5 3JT

Piano (Iranian) ££, 80 - 82 Chiswick High Street Chiswick, W4 1SY

Ealing Park Tavern (Modern European) £££, 222 South Ealing Road, W5 4R

Restaurant near Chiswick and Hammersmith

Franco Manca (Italian) £, Chiswick High Road, W4 1PU

101 Thai Kitchen (Thai) £, 352 king street, W6 0RX

Diniva's Cafe & Deli £ (Italian), 369 King Street, W6 9NJ

Mahdi (Iranian) £, 217 King Street, W6 9JT

The Ritz Café (English Breakfast) £, 340a King St, W6 0RR

Haweli (Indian) ££, 357 King Street, W6 9NH

Carpenter's Arms (Modern European) ££, 91 Black Lion Lane, W6 9BG

Malabar (Indian) ££, 27 Uxbridge Street, W8 7TQ

Sam's Brasserie and Bar (Modern European) £££, 11 Barley Mow Passage, W4 4PH

The River Cafe (Italian) £££, Thames Wharf, Rainville Road, W6 9HA

Restaurants near Kensington, Earls Court and Fulham

222 Veggie Vegan (Vegetarian) £, 222 North End Road, W14 9NU

Best Mangal (Turkish) £, 104 North End Road, W14 9EX

Osteria Basilico (Italian) ££, 29 Kensington Park Road, W11 2EU

Maggie Jones's (British) ££, Old Court Place, W8 4PL

Kensington Place (Modern European) £££
, 201-209 Kensington Church Street, W8 7LX

Clarke's (Modern European) £££, 124 Kensington Church Street, W8 4BH

Bunga Bunga (Italian) £, 37 Battersea Bridge Road, SW11 3BA

Restaurants in Central London

Vapiano (Italian) £,19-21 Great Portland Street, W1W 8QB

Joy King Lau (Chinese) £, 3 Leicester Street, WC2H 7BL 

Goodman (North American)
££, 26 Maddox Street, W1S 1HQ

Sauterelle (French) ££, Royal Exchange, EC3V 3LR

Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill
 £££, 11-15 Swallow Street, W1B 4DG

Aqua Nueva (Spanish) £££, Fifth floor, 240 Regent Street (entrance in Argyll Street), W1B 3BR

Tempo Restaurant and Bar (Italian) £, 54 Curzon Street, W1J 8PG

Tsunami Restaurant (Japanese) £, 93 Charlotte Street, W1T 4PY

Central London has thousands of restaurants. Look at these websites for more information:
Top Table
Time Out - Restaurant page

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