Best Restaurants in London 2018

May 7, 2018 by

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LondonSwedes’ Favourite Restaurants 2018 – we’ve rounded up the 10 best restaurants in London (according to us). These are the places we keep coming back to again and again…

…and here you can find the Best Brunches in London or alternatives for Vegetarian/Vegan London.


Where: Shoreditch/Kensington/King’s Cross/Carnaby/Covent Garden

Price range: Mid range

Cuisine: Indian


Dishoom is a tried, tested and much loved concept combining great Indian food in a setting reminiscent of Irani-style, Bombay cafés. In London, the outcome is a stylish urban setting which differs depending on which one of the five branches you visit. Whether it be Shoreditch, Covent Garden, King’s Cross, Carnaby or Kensington, one thing is for certain: your tastebuds will thank you! Order several smaller dishes or go big on the grill. Choose between flavourful gunpowder potatoes, succulent chicken tikka, Dishoom calamari, jackfruit with saffron rice and a selection of curries. They also serve a different and delicious breakfast: how about a naan breakfast-roll with a cinnamon spiced latte?


For more information or to make a reservation, visit Dishoom or call +44 (0) 20 7420 8324


Dean Street Townhouse


Where: Soho

Price range: High

Cuisine: British 


Dean Street Townhouse is a sure-fire way to go, whatever the occasion. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea or late-night drinks with your date – DST delivers, every single time. As the name suggests, this is a very social place indeed – the hustle and bustle of chic Londoners is prevalent in the clientele, but the trendy vibe doesn’t offset the classically elegant yet no-nonsense menu. A central one-stop-shop for a chic brunch, dinner with the girls, date night or showing off the cool “London vibe” to the cousins visiting from Sweden for the weekend.


For more information or to make a reservation, visit Dean Street Townhouse or call +44 (0) 20 7434 1775

Malibu Kitchen at The Ned


Where: Bank

Price range: Mid

Cuisine: Californian


The Ned is one of the coolest additions to the scene in London and thankfully, you don’t have to be a member of the swanky establishment to enjoy this gem of a restaurant. Think LA-style clean-eating, good sized portions, cool ambiance and good service – all for an OK price, considering the setting. Oh, and charge your batteries – you might wanna instagram this…


For more information or to make a reservation, visit Malibu Kitchen or call + 44 (0)20 3828 2000


Pizza East


Where: Shoreditch/ Notting Hill/ Kentish Town

Price range: Mid – high

Cuisine: Italian/Modern British


Pizza East is a well established institution on the resto-scene in London. Known for it’s New York style grungy interior with rustic wood, marble-top tables and wine served in water glasses, this place continues to attract a relaxed yet fun crowd at its Shoreditch, Kentish Town and Notting Hill venues. Come in for a chilled mid-week dinner with a good dose of ambiance, or grab your laptop and get some work done over breakfast. A classic LondonSwede hangout.


For more information or to make a reservation, visit Pizza East or call +44 (0) 20 7729 1888


Granger & co.

Where: Notting Hill/ Chelsea

Price range: Mid

Cuisine: Australian


For years, tourists and locals alike have gladly spent the better part of a Saturday morning queuing around the block for a seat at the Notting Hill original. To satisfy demand – and appetites – patrons can now find branches in Clerkenwell, King’s Cross and Chelsea. Expect a menu to match the sunny Australian origins of the restaurateur behind the whole thing, Bill Granger, but with a hefty dose of variety. Omelettes, steaks and poke bowls. G’day, indeed!


For more information, visit Granger & co. This restaurant does not take bookings.

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Bike Shed Motorcycle Club

Where: Old Street

Price range: Mid

Cuisine: American


Motorcycle enthusiasts need look no further – this place is as biker-friendly as it gets. The venue is huge – over 10,000 sq ft – and features restaurant, lounge area, shop and event space. With a cool vibe and great food (burgers and mac-n-cheese as well as  avo-toast and superfood salads) the place has gained a rep as a fun alternative for an atmospheric and grungy day/ night out. You don’t need to be a biker to hang here but if you wanna show of your tats and don those biker-boots, then this is the place fo you. Bonus: plenty of parking space for your Harley!


For more information or to make a reservation, visit Bike Shed Motorcycle Club or call  +44 (0) 20 7729 8114


Where: Notting Hill

Price range: Mid-high

Cuisine: Vegan/Vegetarian


Farmacy is the place to go to indulge in organic and well prepped food in a trendy locale with an equally trendy crowd. The menu is extensive, plant-based and colourful – good nutrition is their mission. Accompany your meal with an assortment of healthy shots and juices, a cocktail from the bar or one of their organic wines. Not the cheapest kid on the block, but good enough value for money that we keep coming back for more.



For more information or to make a reservation, visit Farmacy or call +44 (0) 207 221 0705


Dirty Bones

Where: Kensington/ Shoreditch/Soho

Price range: Low-mid

Cuisine: American/comfort food


Dirty Bones, clean plates. This enterprise combines comfort food with vibey music, pinball machines and dimmed lights. All in a slick package tailored to make you have a good time. Keep a lookout for their bottomless brunches, too!



For more information, visit Dirty Bones.


palomar restaurant


Where: Soho

Price range: Mid- high

Cuisine: Israeli


The immense popularity of Palomar still hasn’t waned since its opening in 2014. Spaces are tight but flavours are big: you will most certainly leave with a memorable food experience. The atmosphere is fun and energetic; staff will chat to you and maybe even encourage you to do some shots together with them. Dishes are small and flavourful Israeli masterpieces.


For more information or to make a reservation, visit Palomar or call  +44 (0)207 439 8777.



Where: Knightsbridge

Price range: High

Cuisine: Japanese


Sophisticated, beautiful and oh-so-lush. This is true of both the food and the clientele at this classic Knightsbridge restaurant. Zuma has perfected the art of the Japanese kitchen and patrons who don’t mind spending a penny or hundred keep coming back again and again. Honestly some of the best sushi in London in a swanky yet welcoming space.



For more information and to make a reservation, visit Zuma or call  +44 20 7584 1010

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