The best restaurant chains in London. We can’t always eat in the latest impossible-to-get-into seven-seater restaurants, so it’s the lovable chains in this city that keep us well fed time and time again.
Restaurant Chains in London Highlights
The original Hawksmoor in Spitalfields has been around for 10 years now and they’ve since expanded to have six sites in the UK and an upcoming opening in New York. They’re all about the steak of course and if you’re looking to splash out on beef, there’s really no better place to do it. Alongside the steaks are all sorts of other goodies including beef dripping fries, lobster mac & cheese and THOSE ‘Rolos’ for dessert.
You’re never more than 100 metres from a Pret in London so it’s no wonder that we all have a (secret) love affair with the place. Whether you’re stuffing in a hangover-busting ham and cheese croissant on the way to work or having the BLT for lunch AGAIN, it’s quick, fresh, and reliable every time. Plus you’ve got to love the fact they give away leftover food to the homeless, give you a 50p discount on coffee for bringing your own cup, and encourage us to eat our greens with their veggie only stores.
Dishoom sure knows how to do it. All their sites have regular huge queues out the door and it’s not hard to see why. They do Indian food like no other and their bacon and egg naan rolls for breakfast are the stuff of legend. Absolute joy every time.
Tonkotsu is the best of the ramen wave that swept London back in 2013 and testament to that, they’re still going strong and opening new sites all the time. The signature Tonkotsu ramen, with its thick creamy broth, fresh noodles (made in house), and slices of pork is a thing of beauty and has got us through many a day and night. One to come back to time and time again.