Hospitality businesses around the world struggled in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, however research from Lumina Intelligence indicates that the restaurant sector in the UK will recover 94% of its value from 2019 during 2022.
So, it’s no secret that London is home to an impressive and resilient foodie scene offering flavors from around the world. With that in mind, how exactly should you decide where to eat during your vacation? Well excitingly, another thing that London’s restaurants offer is instagrammability. So, let’s take a whistle stop trip around the winding streets of this bustling city to find a selection of the most instagrammable restaurants in London.
Lina Stores, King’s Cross
Occupying the very last heritage building behind Granary Square, Lina Stores in King’s Cross is a restaurant and delicatessen that doesn’t disappoint. Featuring a fresh color palette of mint green and soft peach, the chic dining space is flooded with natural light and offers both classic tables and sleek booth seating. Its lunch and dinner menus are a true celebration of fresh bites, including handmade pasta and sweet cannoli. And if you fall head over heels for the flavors, you can stop by the delicatessen to stock up on an array of pantry essentials, cheeses, salami, fresh pasta, antipasti, and more.
Madera At Treehouse London
As a restaurant delivering reimagined Mexican cuisine for the on-the-go London diner using organic ingredients with bold flavors, the interior of Madera At Treehouse London features an abundance of natural materials incredible beautiful bamboo seating and plant life. Madera is the baby sister restaurant of Toca Madera in Los Angeles and it embodies the same inviting vibe and enjoyable energy in a delightfully laid-back way. As well as savoring classic Mexican flavors, guests can also soak in the sweeping London cityscape views that certainly deserve a space on your Instagram feed.
Located in a railway arch at London Bridge, Bar Douro expertly injects the free spirit of Portugal into the heart of a bustling city. The interior features striking blue and white azulejos tiles alongside stunning white marble tables and chic industrial-inspired stool seating that screams contemporary style. This bright and airy restaurant boasts an open kitchen allowing guests to observe the talented chefs meticulously preparing a selection of artisanal ingredients that are bursting with flavor. The menus are refreshed frequently to reflect the seasonality of ingredients that celebrate the land, sea and garden, including fresh broad beans, sea bass, lamb rump and black garlic.
A stone’s throw away from the Cutty Sark and Greenwich Market, Grind is an all-day restaurant, cocktail bar and garden that also boasts a grab-and-go coffee counter offering some of the best drinks in the whole of London. The relaxing cool blue-green painted brick wall gives a refined take on industrial chic style, with the sleek polka dot flooring and striking curved bar area keeping the interior feeling ultra-fresh. Grind’s menus include an array of crowd-pleasing dishes including a Full English breakfast, French toast, cold-pressed juices, Korean fried chicken sandwiches, and tiramisu.
Dalloway Terrace forms part of the Bloomsbury Hotel and offers an elegant outdoor dining experience that cannot be found anywhere else. The all-day menu features a rotating selection of daily specials, including Atlantic prawn linguine and Cornish mussels. It also includes classic caesar and heritage tomato salads, grass-fed steak, and miso glazed black cod. There are also dedicated afternoon tea and brunch menus, alongside a dessert menu featuring an array of delectable sweets including Eton mess with English strawberries, baked cheesecake, and warm chocolate pudding. Sit back on comfortable beautiful woven wooden chairs and benches with chic marble tables and a stunning floral backdrop that embodies the spirit of a quintessential English cottage garden.
Delivering authentic Thai cuisine with a contemporary twist, the interior of the Greyhound Cafe features bold black walls and seating positioned around a cool curved bar area adorned with eye-catching monochrome tiles. Everything about this restaurant offers something unique, including the menu which is presented in a large-format magazine on delightfully textured paper. There are photo opportunities at every turn, which includes every single one of its dishes from the famous fish sauce marinated wings to its crispy calamari, Phad Thai, and young coconut crepe cake.