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223 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Based on the traditional Irani cafes of Bombay, Dishoom is not only one of the best Indian restaurants in the UK, it is one of the best restaurants in the UK full stop. Don't believe me? It was v... read more

Inspired by the Irani cafés of late twentieth-century Bombay, Dishoom balances a mixture of authentic Bombay dishes as well as a few modern creations. Make sure you sample some of Dishoom’s delicio... read more

Buzzy destination for Indian street food in Old Irani cafes. Bombay-style digs with vintage decor & upscale touches. Bus 205 to Shoreditch High Street station 20mins.

192 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The restaurant is named for its iconic owner - the chef Yotam Ottolenghi, who has a recipe column in a national newspaper here and is very much associated with North London. We've had guests come t... read more

Modern restaurant amazing brunches, lovely lunches food in the evening is still great but more expensive. Yotam Ottolenghi is one of London's star chefs and for good reason! People travel far and w... read more

Chic neighbourhood institution which grabs flavours from around North Africa and the Middle East. Absolutely amazing - even for a takeaway!



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$· 83-89 Fieldgate Street·Map·Hours·Website·

210 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Founded in 1972 Tayyab’s is a family owned and run business in Whitechapel serving the finest in Punjabi cuisine. From exquisitely spiced curries to our world renowned mixed grill and sizzling lamb.

Famously London's best curry, this family run Punjabi restaurant is always busy so recommend arriving before 7pm! Don't forget it's BYO and make sure to try the lamb chops!

One of, if not, THE best curry house in London. Founded in 1972, still family run & has expanded to take over almost all the buildings on the street. Still not big enough! It is unlikely that you W... read more



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$$· 56 Shoreditch High St·Map·Hours·Website·

153 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Housed on the ground floor of the Tea Building, located on the corner of Shoreditch High Street and Bethnal Green Road in East London, Pizza East Shoreditch is a modern take on the pizzeria.

In a former tea warehouse on the corner of Shoreditch High Street and Bethnal Green Road, Pizza East Shoreditch serves delicious wood oven pizzas in a restaurant with a great atmosphere

Lively and hip pizza joint with loud music, negronis, wine on tap and inventive pizzas. The salted caramel chocolate pie is a dream. Book ahead at weekends or be prepared to wait (there's a great b... read more

137 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Split-level Italian with stripped interiors and pavement tables, serving antipasti and rustic pizza. Great atmosphere

The place to see and be seen, Pizza East is another Soho House venture, and as stylish as its sister venues. Pizza with bone marrow and rocket anyone ? Locals swear by the breakfast buffet too.

Split-level Italian with stripped interiors and pavement tables, serving antipasti and rustic pizza.

130 local Airbnb hosts recommend

2 Michelin stars. Chef Brett Graham's innovative cooking, paired with fine wines in a smart, modern setting. And remember Get the passionfruit souffle

For those looking for something a little bit special and wanting to sample some of Britain’s most prized gastronomic delights, book a table at the two Michelin starred Ledbury restaurant. Head chef... read more

Chef Brett Graham's innovative cooking, paired with fine wines in a smart, modern setting. -



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$$$· 14 Blenheim Crescent·Map·Hours·Website·

121 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Pan-Asian restaurant/cocktail bar for brunch, tempura and sushi, with counter seats in the window.

Perennially trendy, this corner restaurant off Portobello Road serves up posh asian fusion food - the salt and pepper squid and pad thai are both must-trys.

Great restaurant and bar, go there for weekend cocktails and asian fusion dinners, booking preferable for dinner thurs - sat


Electric House

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$$· 191 Portobello Road·Map·Hours·Website·

120 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Phone (Box Office) Tel: 020 7908 9696- In February 2011 the Electric Cinema turned 100 years old. The interior of the Electric reflects the cinema's long history. Sixty-five leather armchairs

The Electric is a bar/diner where you can grab a quick bite or a drink with friends. Even better, the Electric Cinema has fab movies you can watch on squishy sofas with a glass of champagne in hand.

French-flavoured American diner with all-day menu, long bar, exposed bricks and red leather booths.

119 local Airbnb hosts recommend

2-minute walk. Modern European classics in a trendy loft-restaurant with cocktails and stage shows downstairs.

Amazing restaurant in a converted warehouse. Bit pricey, but worth it. Their brunch is great, book a table for Sat or Sun and enjoy the pianist playing old pop songs. Good cocktail bar too.

Modern European classics in a trendy loft-restaurant with cocktails and stage shows downstairs.



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36 De Beauvoir Crescent·Map·Hours·Website·

112 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Towpath along Regent's Canal is great for an afternoon stroll. There are lots of cute house boats on either side of the canal. On Sunday you usually see them swap places. Also a great way to wa... read more

Only open in the summer, this is a little cafe in four old industrial units, with tables on the canal. Come here for breakfast and the menu will usually include fried eggs on toast or granola with... read more

Honest high quality food Owned by food stylist & food photographer. Idylllic spot by the canal, sit in the sun watch the world go by, or rather cyclists, runners, dog walkers, house boats...

110 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The most amazing breakfasts. American pancakes, waffles, smoothies, and a full English are all options. Prepare yourself for queuing - it's THAT good, people will queue to get a table !

English and American breakfasts, plus comfort foods and burgers in cheerful, quirky surrounds.

An 80s style dinner and they’re very famous for breakfasts. I don’t go so often because at the weekends people queue up to get a table… and I don’t do well if I have to queue before breakfast!


Franco Manca

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$$· 52 Broadway Market·Map·Hours·Website·

103 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Cheap but tasty sourdough Pizza. Broadway Market and London Fields can be walked to along the canal from Shoreditch - go to the market on a Sunday

Just recently discovered this gem....absolutely delicious pizza, salad and organic wine. The cheapest pizza is £4.50......amazing value and right on Broadway Market. Very popular so good for lunch.

Best pizza in town, began in Brixton Market but has spread its delicious sourdough bases to Broadway market too - thankfully!


The Cow Pub

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$$· 89 Westbourne Park Road·Map·Hours·Website·

108 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Perennially popular pub (ooh, catchy phrase!), only a few minutes’ walk from Portobello Road. High praise from all guides, the pub was founded by Tom Conran of Conran family fame. Irish pub.

Hidden away just 5-10 minutes walk away , The Cow is a n traditional Pub which prides itself in its ethos "eat heartily and give the house a good name" A gastro pub serving fine real ale and th... read more

This traditional, small pub is run by Tom Conran (Son of Sir Terence Conran) serves a fab guinness with oysters and a good, basic dinner menu. Occasional star spotting!



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$· 201 Richmond Road·Map·Hours·Website·

103 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Hip, industrial-chic pizzeria with a 'disco ball' oven, for brunch, drinks and Italian small plates.

Italian restaurant. Industrial-style pizzeria with a disco ball oven. Good for brunch and Italian small plates.

I love this place, it is certainly busy and would not recommend it for Friday and Saturday nights. I think you would enjoy it more on a laid back Thursday when it's quiet. The environment is so bea... read more

100 local Airbnb hosts recommend

World famous Yotam Ottolenghi - cafe for take away salads and pastries. "The Mediterranean influence is still strong in our cooking but we are as likely, these days, to be reaching for the mirin ... read more

There is a tiny communal table at the back where you can grab a seat if you are lucky, otherwise take away their ridiculously delicious cakes... excellent bread... best croissants this part of town... read more

Flavours from around North Africa and the Middle East at this chic deli and 10-seat cafe.

104 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Japanese-Brazilian-Peruvian sushi in cool design setting with 38th-floor Heron Tower views.

Upmarket restaurant with amazing views of London. Requires booking well in advance, but you can go for drinks. Smart dress code. Also see Duck and Waffle in the same building. Buses 205 or Whitecha... read more

At the top of Heron Tower with phenomenal views of the city of London. They serve decent (albeit overpriced) sushi, but the best bang for your buck is to go for a few cocktails and enjoy the views!


Granger & Co.

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$$$· 175 Westbourne Grove·Map·Hours·Website·

103 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Famous Australian chef Bill Granger opened his first restaurant in England in Notting Hill. Great for dinner and lunch. Be prepared to wait in line if you go for lunch on the weekends.

Australian celeb chef “Bill Granger brings Sydney to Notting Hill,This is a place where you can find easy and delicious light meal. I just love the unique taste in every dish. Never get bored of go... read more

This hip Notting Hill eatery is a hot destination for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Granger & Co, named after the Australian celebrity chef, serves casual but creative food from around the globe in a... read more


The Mayflower

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$$· 117 Rotherhithe Street·Map·Hours·Website·

90 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A historic establishment. It is the oldest pub on river Thames, and it also located at where Mayflower shipped away about 150 yrs ago. Nothing says the Empire's glorious days better than the Mayflower

The Mayflower is a hidden gem boasting great views over the river from both the outside jetty and upstairs restaurant. Walking into the pub is like stepping back in time to 16th century London with... read more

Atmospheric pub located near the dock where the Pilgrim Fathers' ship departed for America in 1620. Parts of the building date back nearly that long. Enjoy a pint on the (heated) river terrace or b... read more

89 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Fab for Vegetarian food, serving Kerala inspired curries. An entrenched favourite with locals and a nice change from the zillion Bangla deshi curry houses. 15 minute walk to Church St.

The original Rasa Restaurant, serving vegetarian Kerala cuisine, continues to refine its menu over the years. The taster menu for 4 or more is the optimal choice to savour the diversity and delicac... read more

Popular Rasa has 2 locations located opposite each other on Stoke Newington Church St. Both raved for their Indian Cuisine. One branch is fully Vegetarian.


The Waterway

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54-56 Formosa Street·Map·Hours·Website·

85 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Bistro-style gastropub with Modern European menu, terrace and large windows overlooking the canal.

A gastropub right on the canal to either enjoy a drink or meal in their dining room. It has a large outdoors area right alongside the canal which is great during summer days and when the weather pe... read more

Walking distance, faces the canal, lovely indoor and outdoor space. In summer, catch summer sun and in summer there is roaring fireplace inside.

90 local Airbnb hosts recommend

No-fuss Turkish cafe hung with kilims, serving a variety of grilled kebabs with warm pide bread.

Very authentic Turkish grill. Specialities i recommend are the grilled lamb chops, grilled quail and aubergine salad but there is plenty more i have not had the opportunity to try.

This is the best kebab shop in the world - that's not an understatement. If you love piles of authentic, grilled meat, you need to try it. It's literally around the corner from the flat, open late... read more

83 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Perhaps my favourite steak restaurant in London (along with the other 4 Hawksmoors). Prime cuts of matured beef and other British classics served in stripped-back, bare-brick surrounds.

Prime cuts of matured beef and other British classics served in stripped-back, bare-brick surrounds.

One of the best meat outlets in London. My old boss took me here to celebrate five years of working together. We went for it and clocked up a £500 bill! Check the website for the menu as the cockta... read more

81 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Why doesn't Airbnb have a 'pub' option?! This is not a bar, it is not a casino, it is not a music venue - it is a good old fashioned British pub! And I believe this is London's most successful pub ... read more

A fantastic put situated right on Parsons Green. In summer people spill onto the Green with their drinks and there is a BBQ outside in summer. This place is always busy. Well worth a visit

A well known local pub also known as "The Sloaney Pony" because it is very popular with The Sloanes. Lots of outdoor space so nice in the Summer. On the edge of Parson's Green.

84 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Franco Manca serves authentic Neapolitan-style pizza made with sourdough pizza dough and organic ingredients. The Brixton restaurant was the first Franco Manca to open in London. Expect queues.

Best pizza in town, popular for lunch. Neapolitan-style sourdough pizzas made in a wood burning brick oven, with organic ingredients, plus real lemonade. Incredibly good.

Neapolitan-style sourdough pizzas with organic ingredients, plus real lemonade, at Brixton Market.

83 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Terence Conran's beautiful Boundary hotel & restaurant is home to one of London's best rooftop bars & restaurants - get there early though as it gets very busy.

Rooftop at Boundary is exactly what it sounds like - a rooftop bar and restaurant which is the perfect urban getaway. Even on chilly nights, you can curl up with a blanket on one of the rooftop co... read more

The Boundary Rooftop Bar is a popular alfresco retreat providing stunning panoramic views of the London skyline in the heart of Shoreditch. A weatherproof pergola means the bar and dining area is o... read more


Osteria Basilico

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$$· 29 Kensington Park Rd·Map·Hours·Website·

77 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the most sought after Italian restaurants in London. Three brothers own restaurants all beside each other, Osteria is one, Mediterraneo the second and Essenza the third. Booking essential

This section of Kensington Park Road has about a dozen lovely Italian Trattorias... My personal favourite is Essenza, most people like Osteria Basilico...

Classic Italian dishes are served up at this buzzy, friendly Notting Hill favourite. Ricotta tortellinis, clam spaghettis, margherita pizzas and veal escalopes are served by Italian staff.



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$$· 1 Redchurch St·Map·Hours·Website·

78 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Inspired by the picanterías in the Andes, Andina is the brainchild of the founder of the popular Ceviche in Soho. This colourful restaurant has an all-day menu including Andina’s own Peruvian coffe... read more

Andina was one of the first restaurants to start the Peruvian food trend in London a few years ago. They also have a ‘Pisco bar’, where you can try Peru’s national cocktail, the Pisco Sour, and eve... read more

Peruvian ceviche, street food, smoothies and cocktails in a trendy, South American-inspired setting. Bus 205 or Whitechapel overground to Shoreditch.

78 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Begging Bowl offers excellent Thai cuisine in Peckham. You can't book tables here, and the queue can be off putting, but put your name down and go to The Montpelier for a drink while you wait. ... read more

Outstanding thai tapas. They don't take bookings though, you need to go there direct, if they don't have a table at the time you arrive, you'll be added to their wait list and they'll call you when... read more

The Begging Bowl is a recent addition to the Bellenden Rd food scene. They serve a small but every changing menu of authentic Thai dishes, capturing the flavours of Thailand beautifully. They are... read more



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$$· 34-36 Exmouth Market·Map·Hours·Website·

76 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Wonderful - my favourite restaurant. Spanish / North African food. Do book! Around £15 a main meal. Exmouth Market is well worth a visit - cafes, book and gift shops, loads of other restaurants.

Increasingly famous restaurant - book ahead for its wonderful North African and Spanish dishes and all-day tapas in a smart, busy space with low lights and wooden floors.

North African and Spanish dishes (Moroccan) and all-day tapas in smart space with low lights and wooden floors. Bus 38.

74 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A charming beach-themed hut overlooking the 1920's designed lido (British for swimming pool). Good food and good local beer on tap.

Cool cafe and restaurant overlooking the swimming pool in Brockwell Park. It is a good place for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just for a quick coffee. It gets pretty busy because it once featured ... read more

The Lido Cafe is open Monday to Sunday from 8am to 6pm and also for dinner and through until 11pm on Wednesday to Saturday evenings. Overlooks open air swimming pool. Take the 37 Bus around the cor... read more