Eating Out

Finding a great place to eat around the Northbank is a piece of cake. You can eat from breakfast through to dinner, snacking or indulging on food from around the world, it wouldn’t be surprising if people decided to stay all day.

Eating and drinking in the Northbank couldn’t be more exciting. From London’s most central micro-brewery at Temple Brew House to The American Bar at The Savoy, there’s something for everyone on all occasions. Regular events will help to bring a little sparkle to your life from jazz to comedy, Film & Fizz at One Aldwych or wine tasting session at the ever-popular Gordon’s Wine Bar and Terroirs. Dessert at Milk Train will take over your senses and Instagram! Go off the menu at Joe Allen for a delicious burger with the West End stars, or try a Japanese speciality at ROKA… and that’s only the tip of the iceberg!

Join us in exploring more on the Northbank…

Canteen at London Transport Museum

All change! at London Transport Museum, as they open their new cafe bar!

Canteen offers an all-day menu from Benugo that features British classics, from a full English breakfast skillet to bangers and mash, salads and sandwiches, and a special menu for children which even includes train-shaped pasta!

The Rooftop

The Rooftop surpasses the city’s finest when it comes to alfresco drinking and dining against the backdrop of London’s iconic skyline. On the seventh floor of the Trafalgar St James Hotel, The Rooftop is a space for sipping individually crafted cocktails and drinking in the inimitable city view. Complete with al fresco and canopy-covered seating, the 378sqm sky-high space lends itself as a year-round experience.

Rockwell

Within the Trafalgar St James Hotel, Rockwell Bar & Lounge is a destination of style and escapism in the heart of the West End.

Côte Brasserie

Inspired by the brasseries and bistros of Paris, Côte Brasserie Covent Garden offer relaxed dining all day long.

For those who love classic French cuisine, this is a perfect spot for pre or post-theatre dinner.

Lucky Voice Karaoke & Cocktail Bar

The newest Lucky Voice Karaoke and Cocktail Bar is now open in Holborn. 

Lucky Voice is not just another karaoke bar – it’s a place to cut loose, be yourself and truly sing from the heart. Let yourself embrace the true meaning of karaoke! Enjoy 2 hours of Karaoke in your own private room fitting up to 30 people.

Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych

Fizzy lifting drinks, snozzberry jam, chocolate milkshake mixed by waterfall… Indulge your inner child as you adventure into the world of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with this unique Afternoon Tea experience. 

Eneko Basque Kitchen & Bar

Inspiring, innovative and playful, three-Michelin star chef Eneko Atxa recreates traditional Basque cuisine within the stunning, geometric-designs of the Eneko Basque Kitchen & Bar.

Byron Covent Garden

Byron was the first to bring the ‘proper’ American-style burger to the UK. Pick from juicy, grass-fed British beef burgers, crispy fried chicken or plant-based powerhouses.

Byron Strand

Enjoy a ‘proper’ burger and a shake. Byron is a great place to stop for pre-theatre treat or a post- shopping reward.

STK

Vibrant and glamorous, STK London offers a seriously chic twist on traditional steakhouse dining, combining vibe dining with signature menus and world – class service.

Grays and Feather

Grays & Feather, London’s first sparkling wine specialist, with space to hire too.

Co’m In Cafe

Cafe sharing beautiful Vietnamese flavours.

Chinese Cricket Club

Named in honour of the original Chinese National Cricket team, the AA Rosette awarded restaurant specialises in Huaiyang cuisine.

City Lounge

City Lounge is a popular meeting point in the heart of Blackfriars.

Diciannove

Daily made fresh pastas and bread and the finest selection of Italian wines; they use the freshest, seasonal ingredients, regionally sourced.

Champagne Charlies

Champagne Charlies is ideally located for wining, dining and entertaining.

Crusting Pipe

The Crusting Pipe is one of Covent Gardens most original finds just minutes away from Charing Cross, Embankment, Covent Garden and Leicester Square tube stations.

Cigalon

Cigalon serves authentic Provencal cuisine inspired by the beautiful flavours of the south of France.

The Northall at Corinthia

The Northall showcases the very best of British cuisine with a focus on seasonal produce from artisanal suppliers who provide the restaurant with the finest ingredients from around the British Isles.

Tuttons

Situated on the famous Covent Garden piazza, Tuttons is one of the longest standing restaurants in central London.

Tattershall Castle

A pub on the Thames, open 7 days a week and ideally situated opposite the London Eye and between Westminster and Embankment tube stations.

Baranis

Baranis is a chic London cocktail bar that transports you in an instant to sun-kissed provence.

Cafe Rouge, Wellington Street

For a little oasis of calm in the bustle that is Covent Garden, look no further than the the Wellington St restaurant.

Salieri

Salieri restaurant is a perfect spot for pre or post theatre dining.

Proud Cabaret Embankment

An exciting addition to the Northbank’s evening offer, with a fantastic food & drinks menu, full entertainment and private hire available.

Salsa! Temple

Partying is what they do, and they do it well!

The National Gallery

With free access to over 2,300 paintings from altarpieces to the Impressionists, there’s something for everyone at the National Gallery.

The Parrot London

The Parrot London is a cocktail bar and music venue that aims to welcome guests who value quality food, drinks and entertainment in an intimate tropical environment.

Mr Fogg’s Society of Exploration

A bar, restaurant and venue on the corner of Strand and Bedford Street, with an extraordinary theme that guarantees a good time.

Indigo

At Indigo, the finest ingredients from across the Isles take centre stage. Each plate showcases foraged foods and seasonal ingredients: Isle of Wight asparagus and seared Orkney scallops; mackerel cured with London gin; Rhug Estate lamb and Merryfield Farm duck; Valrhona mousse and seasonal pavlova.

Stop by for breakfast or lunch, the enchanting Charlie and the Chocolate Factory afternoon tea or pre- and post-theatre meals, or settle in for a long, lingering dinner – the doors are always open.   

Zela

ZELA is the home of the “MEPPON CUISINE”; a fusion of Mediterranean products and traditional Japanese cuisine techniques, located in in the heart of London’s West End.

Jidori

Jidori is a yakitori restaurant – with private karaoke room – that takes their name from the special breed of free-range chickens renowned for their robust flavour and impeccable freshness in Japan.

The Delaunay

Inspired by the grand cafés of Mittel-Europe, The Delaunay is an all-day café-restaurant located near Covent Garden on the corner of Aldwych & Drury Lane.

50 Kalò

Ciro Salvo is the third generation of master pizzamakers from a renowned family. His research on extremely hydrated dough, where very large percentage of water are added to the flour, has resulted in awards and recognition from the most regarded national and international food critics.

The Den

A modern gathering place and decompression zone for you to sit back, relax and unwind in after a day spent battling the busy streets of London.

Blind Spot

A late-night speakeasy that offers guests bespoke and signature cocktails bursting with flavours influenced by the British Empire and its ancient tea trade.

So Soufflé Café

So Soufflé Café offers customers a fast and convenient way to enjoy this special dessert, available to grab and take home within minutes.

Strand Palace

Welcoming guests since 1909 Strand Palace is surrounded by the best London has to offer.Set in the heart of London, the hotel is mere moments from Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square and the Thames making it the perfect location for discovering London.

Kerridge’s Bar and Grill at Corinthia Hotel London

Tom and Head Chef, Nick Beardshaw, have created a menu which harks back to classic British dishes and traditional techniques.

The Delaunay Counter

A traditional Viennese café, adjacent to The Delaunay, offering a selection of pastries, cakes, sandwiches, soups and salads, to eat in or take away.

Corinthia London

A newer addition to the luxurious hotels in the area, Corinthia opened its doors in 2011 to rave reviews and has held its 5 star status with stiff competition from the other hotels on The Northbank.

ROKA Aldwych

Sushi and Japanese dishes in a rustic, contemporary dining room with a central, open-grill kitchen.

Opera Tavern

Opera Tavern is a beautiful two-storey bar and restaurant in the heart of central London’s theatre land.

Royal Society of Arts (RSA)

Be inspired at the RSA, intellectual home to some of the world’s greatest minds for 250 years.

Terroirs

Just off Trafalgar Square, Terroirs is a real institution for natural wine lovers in London.

Christopher’s

Located in the heart of Central London’s theatre-land, Christopher’s Covent Garden is a timeless martini bar and American restaurant.

Pennethorne’s Cafe Bar

Conveniently located at the corner of Strand and Lancaster Place the bar is inspired by Pennethorne’s travels across Europe during the Grand Tour.

Knight’s Bar at Simpson’s In The Strand

The intimate bar is the perfect place for pre theatre or dinner drinks or just as an escape from the bustle of London life.

L’Ulivo

A family-run authentic Italian restaurant.

Pastificio

Pastificio is located next door to Cafe Murano Covent Garden; a modern pasta factory, deli-café and wine store from Angela Hartnett.

Cafe Murano

Cafe Murano, is relaxed and inviting, and intended that you drop in and eat every day.

Simpson’s in the Strand

A beacon of British restaurant theatre for over 170 years.

The Diner, Strand

An American-style diner.

Bill’s, Wellington Street

Bill’s Wellington Street restaurant is perfect for pre and post-theatre drinks and dinner.

Tandoor Chop House

Tandoor Chop House is the meeting of a North Indian communal eatery and a classic British chop house.

Sherlock Holmes

The Sherlock Holmes is one of the Northbank’s greatest treasures.

Smith & Wollensky

Selected randomly from a list of surnames in a telephone directory, the Smith & Wollensky brand was created in 1977 and the first restaurant opened that same year in New York.

Dirty Martini

Beautiful bespoke cocktails, glamorous interiors and some of London’s best DJs.

Fire & Stone

Fire & Stone brings their unique gourmet global food menu to the heart of London’s vibrant West End.

Bella Italia, Wellington Street

The best moments in life are those spent with loved ones, sharing food, friendship and laughter.

Theodore Bullfrog

They’ve got all your favourite pub classics to choose from, such as beer battered fish & chips or sausage & mash. Or why not try their delicious gourmet burgers, flat bread pizzas, salads or wraps?

Milk Train

A feast for the eyes, mouth and stomach!

Adore Remo

Adore Remo brings the authentic yet modern style of Italian cooking to London

Crussh Fit Food & Juice Bars

London’s original juice, smoothie and healthy fast food retailer.

Homage Resturant at The Waldorf Hilton

Edwardian columns, sparkling chandeliers and gilded detail.

The Waldorf Hilton

The restored splendour of The Waldorf Hilton is a 5 star destination.

Spring Restaurant

Spring brings warmth and elegance within a beautiful dining space set in the New Wing of the iconic Somerset House.

India Club

The Londonist has pegged the India Club as one of London’s best-kept secret restaurants!

Ping Pong Covent Garden

Ping Pong is a contemporary and lively group of restaurants serving Dim Sum, cocktails and Chinese teas.

Bateaux London

Bateaux London takes their guests on a cruise through the heart of London.

Pizza Express

Pizza Express Strand serves affordable Italian cuisine in spacious, trendy surroundings.

Devereux

The Devereux is situated in one of the most fascinating areas of London, surrounded by breathtaking architecture and steeped in ancient history.

The Savoy

The Savoy provides a quintessentially British setting from which to make the most of the hotel’s exceptional location.

Old Bank of England

The pub resides in the old Law Court’s branch of the previous Bank of England.

Mabel’s Bar and Kitchen

This gem is the latest edition to the Late Night London portfolio and oh, is she a pretty one.

ME London

Their 157 Guestrooms and Suites are an ideal urban retreat in the cultural heart of London with state-of-art technology, floor-to-ceiling windows and unparalleled view of the London Skyline from your private balcony.

Retro Bar

Cocktails or mocktails, pints or pinot grigio; they cater for everyone’s tastes with our wide selection of drinks.

Savoy Tap

A warm welcome and a perfect pint are guaranteed at this traditional pub, tucked away down a quiet street off the Strand.

Bar & Co

A fully licensed bar, restaurant and nightclub, they host a number of events.

The Yacht London

A restored 1920s boat, permanently moored, with a restaurant, art deco cocktail lounge and deck bar.

Embankment Cafe

Well known among locals for it’s early morning big breakfast!

The Cheshire Cheese

Higgledy-piggledy traditional pub with timber beams and open fires.

The Edgar Wallace

Hailed as a true English pub with a wide choice of real ales and good lagers.

Daly’s Wine Bar

Warm & friendly atmosphere, large selection of international wines and delicious food – the perfect place to unwind after work or to enjoy a tasty lunch with friends.

Wrap It Up!

Gourmet wraps made freshly in front of you, inspired by food from around the world.

Cafe in the Courtyard

This spring and summer time Café is a fantastic spot to enjoy some down time outside, in such a central location. 

Kaspar’s at The Savoy

Choose from arrays of fresh and smoked fish, oysters, caviar and fresh seafood.

Royal Horseguards Hotel

From glittering chandeliers to contemporary design, this central hotel near the London Eye reflects a proud heritage.

Porterhouse

A wonderfully large yet intimate bar due to it’s weird and wonderful nooks and crannies.

The George and Pig & Goose

A great range of craft beers, 9 rotating local and national real ales and a carefully crafted wine and spirit selection. Perfect for casual lunch dining, after work drinks, and a weekend meal away from the hustle and bustle of the West End.

Amba Hotel Charing Cross

Come and discover what a hotel stay should really be like.

Lobby Bar at One Aldwych Hotel

Whether it be early morning coffee and light lunches or evening aperitifs and after-hours nightcaps, the sleek interiors of the Lobby Bar are the perfect setting for any occasion, from business through to leisure.

Nell Gwynne Tavern

Nip down a side alley and you’ll find one of London’s most characterful pubs, painted phone box red and hung with flowers.

Herman Ze German

When they moved to the UK the guys who own Herman Ze German couldn’t find a good German sausage anywhere, so they started importing free-range, gluten-free bratwurst and other delicacies from their old village in the Black Forest.

Gordon’s Wine Bar

A classic London experience for over 100 years.

Fernandez and Wells

Knowledgable staff serving simple, well-sourced fresh produce in an airy contemporary space – it’s what the best food is all about.

St Martin-in-the-Fields

The church is open every day and visitors are welcome to attend a service, concert or event and for prayer and reflection.

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