Discover new places to eat out with our London restaurant reviews. London is overflowing with great restaurants. Where do you start? We’re asked daily about which new restaurants have opened, which ones are worth seeking out and what’s not living up to the hype.
From the hustle of Shoreditch to the back streets of our local ‘hood, we scour the city so we can tell you what impresses us (so you can impress your mates). It could be a new street food craze, the next hottest vegan place, a swish Michelin-starred restaurant or a tiny little pop-up without a tablecloth in sight. We’ve got high-end places for those baller occasions, along with the bank-balance-friendly cheap eats.
We’re fair on what we tell you, though we only write London restaurant reviews on what we can truly recommend. Why waste your time telling you something you shouldn’t experience when we can tell you something you most definitely should? We’ve rated our reviews too, from three to five stars, depending on how much we love them to help you prioritise your own all-important hit list. Don’t forget to check out our curated maps of where to find the best burgers, brunch, and loads more all across town too.
So what actually makes a good restaurant? For us, it’s four things. The food itself obviously. Secondly the service – we expect it to be on point. Interiors count for a lot too. Everyone likes an aesthetically pleasing place but we do appreciate that not everyone has a design studio on the books, and sometimes a hole in the wall is fine too. Then there is the atmosphere, the gentle chitter chatter, the sound of laughter, of people having a good time.
Long story short, if you’re looking for London restaurant reviews, for any occasion imaginable – we can help with that.
LOTI EATS | CYCENE
Cycene is the new restaurant at Blue Mountain School on Redchurch Street in Shoreditch – it took over the space that was previously Mãos last…Read more
LOTI EATS | KIBAKO
Hot Stone in Chapel Market is one of our fave Japanese restaurants in town and the team behind it have tried to replicate its success…Read more
LOTI EATS | AULIS
We’re huge fans of Simon Rogan – his three Michelin-starred L’Enclume is up there with our best meals of all time, and we were sad…Read more
LOTI EATS | BOSSA
There’s a big wave of international chefs and restaurants opening or due to open in London this year (Studio Frantzén, JOIA, Miznon, Sushi Kanesaka, Yannick Alleno, Mauro Colagreco, Akira Back, and Burnt Ends to name a few).Read more
LOTI EATS | RAMBUTAN
The long awaited debut restaurant of Sri Lankan cookbook author Cynthia Shanmugalingam has opened in Borough Market – and it’s already proving a big hit.…Read more
LOTI EATS | CHUNGDAM
We may (finally) have the weather for barbecuing but there’s a new spot in Soho that’s firing up the grills come rain or shine. Korean…Read more
LOTI EATS | LONDON SHELL CO.
We’re big fans of the London Shell Co.’s two barge restaurants in the Paddington Basin (especially the Prince Regent which travels up the canal whilst…Read more
LOTI EATS | MAENE
There’s a new Spitalfields restaurant that has just opened up called Maene, sister to one of our favourite seasonal spots just down the road, Townsend.…Read more
LOTI EATS | THE COUNTER
Fans of counter dining, you’re in luck because The Counter in Notting Hill is exactly what it says on the tin. Yes, the new(ish) restaurant…Read more
LOTI EATS | THE PARAKEET
Spring feels late to the party this year, doesn’t it? We get the odd day of glorious sunshine popping up now and then, it’s one…Read more
LOTI EATS | ZAPOTE
What was formerly home to St Leonards, and before that Eyre Brothers, has been reinvented once again and turned into modern Mexican restaurant Zapote. It’s…Read more
LOTI EATS | PAPI
After a series of deliveries, pop-ups and residencies, Matthew Scott has finally taken Hot 4 U permanent and he’s got Charlie Carr of Wingnut Wines…Read more
LOTI EATS | NESSA
Tom Cenci, who was last cooking at Stoney Street by 26 Grains in Borough Market, has teamed up with Guy Ivesha, founder of Maslow’s (which…Read more
LOTI EATS | THE OARSMAN
The Oarsman is a new pub in Marlow which was awarded “Newcomer of the Year” at the 2023 Top 50 Gastropub Awards. It’s right in…Read more
LOTI EATS | WHOLE BEAST AT THE FAT WALRUS
The Fat Walrus pub in New Cross has been a hit with locals since it opened in 2016 but with the arrival of Whole Beast…Read more
LOTI EATS | THE CULPEPER
The Culpeper is one our fave pubs in East London and we’re not the only ones who think so because the ground floor bar is…Read more
LOTI EATS | HUMO
HUMO is the new restaurant from the same team that’s behind SUMI and Endo at The Rotunda. Don’t expect too much similarity with its sister…Read more
LOTI EATS | THE LAMB INN
The Lamb Inn, in the village of Shipton-Under-Wychwood in the Cotswolds, is the third project from Peter Creed and Tom Noest. The pair are also…Read more
LOTI EATS | CHET’S
In case you may not have realised, Chet’s is pretty much all the hype at the moment. A (relatively) new restaurant created in collaboration with Kris…Read more
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