Food and drink

London is full of food hotspots with plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from. Some of our favourite places to eat are: Brixton, Covent Garden, Southbank, London Bridge, Coal Drops Yard, Soho, Spitalfields, Shoreditch and Brick Lane.

Here are a few recommendations from the YES team:

Around Victoria

The Blue Boar – St James’s Park (pub)
Vagabond Wines– Victoria (wine bar)
The Star Tavern – Belgravia (pub)
The Stokehouse– Victoria (bar and restaurant)
Balls Brothers– Victoria (wine bar)
No. 11 Pimlico Road – Victoria (restaurant)
Timmy Green– Victoria (restaurant)
Kazan– Pimlico (restaurant)
The Cambridge Street Kitchen – Pimlico (bar and pancake house)
Market Hall– Victoria (food market)
Peggy Porschen – Victoria (bakery and café)
Dominique Ansel Bakery  – Victoria (bakery and café)


The Flat Iron – various locations
Bone Daddies – various locations
Eat Tokyo – Covent Garden and Holborn
Massala Zone – various locations
Sophie’s Steakhouse – Covent Garden
Estrela– Stockwell
Kricket – Brixton/Soho
Ping Pong– various locations
Dishoom – various locations
The Heron– Paddington
Old Town 97 – Soho

Vegetarian and Vegan

The Bonnington Café – Vauxhall
Mildreds – various locations
Jai Krishna – Finsbury Park
Ethos – Oxford Circus
Wulf and Lamb – Sloane Square

High Street eats

Wahacca – various locations
Rosa’s Thai – various locations
Franco Manca – various locations
Shake Shack – various locations
Honest Burger – various locations

Bars and pubs

Gordan’s Wine Bar – Embankment (bar)
Katzenjammers – London Bridge (bierkeller)
Blame Gloria – Covent Garden (cocktail bar)
Tamesis Dock – Vauxhall (a bar on a boat)
68 and Boston – Soho (bar)
Bar Americain – Picadilly Circus (bar)
Dean Street Town House – Soho (bar)
The Porterhouse – Covent Garden (brewery)
Duck and Waffle – Liverpool Street (bar and restaurant)
Galvin HOP – Liverpool Street (bar and bistro)
Scarfes Bar – Holborn (bar)

Historic Pubs

The Star Tavern – Belgravia
Lamb and Flag – Covent Garden
The Lamb – Bloomsbury
The Harp – Charing Cross
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese – Fleet Street

Food Markets

Market Hall – Victoria
Borough Market – London Bridge
Brixton Village and Pop Brixton – Brixton
Southbank Centre Food Market – Waterloo