One of the great things about visiting London is the London food scene, there are so many restaurants to try. This can also be a negative as it’s so hard to decide where to go if you’re only in the city for a day or two. Recently, I have had some wonderful trips to London and been for some delicious meals in central London restaurants.
Each of these is on the higher-end scale when it comes to dining and would make great choices when it comes to special occasions or if you like to discover nice places when travelling.
Here are 5 central London restaurants for you to try on your next visit:
Situated just on the edge of Covent Garden, Cafe Murano is an Italian restaurant. We arrived at opening time at midday and the restaurant soon filled up. Everything we had was delicious from the houmous starter to the homemade pasta. When we looked at the wine list they had carafes of wine which always reminds me of being abroad! Cafe Murano is an Angela Hartnett restaurant and I didn’t realise until after as I like to watch her when she is on Saturday Kitchen!
This was on the list as places to possibly go on one trip and we walked past and realised it was close to Covent Garden and also where we staying so we booked a table for the evening. We were fortunate to get in, even on a weeknight, as it was very busy. We did have to wait at the bar as our table wasn’t ready when we arrived but this was no problem as we enjoyed a glass of champagne. Once seated, we had a large bread basket to share and both went for the steak and frites which was incredible and cooked to perfection. We had fantastic service too and despite it being busy, we were well looked after and not rushed.
Situated on The Strand, The Delauney is a throwback to a traditional European restaurant with Austrian inspiration. We went for lunch and it was very busy, there was a great buzz in the restaurant. We had great service and the food was delicious. I enjoyed a glass of crement to drink. We were too full for dessert but I did manage a chocolate which was very decadent and a nice way to finish a meal.
Electric Bar and Diner at The Ned
Inside The Ned hotel, there are lots of bars and restaurants including the Electric Bar and Diner. We were there on a Friday night and the hotel and all the restaurants were very busy. We had a high table which was shared but you weren’t near anyone else. Everything was delicious. We started with deviled eggs which were heavenly, followed by some proper American style burgers, hot dogs and loaded fries, We left via the rear of the hotel and through the wine bar which I would like to go back to as it felt like a great atmosphere.
This is somewhere my mum has said she has always wanted to visit so we finally went. She’s always fancied it because Eric Clapton said it was one of his favourite restaurants. I didn’t know what to expect as the outside doesn’t give much away. Inside it was loud and buzzing, with high ceilings and a European feel. I went for the burger which was yummy and you do need to add your sides on. The afternoon tea looked popular as well. For drinks, I can highly recommend the French Martini cocktail.
Although there are so many places to choose from when you’re in central London I would happily go back to any of these restaurants on a future visit. All 5 gave great service and delicious food, which is everything I look for when I am eating out.