Amaya **

$$$$, Indian, Belgravia

Michelin starred Indian restaurant and well deserved. Amaya's cuisine is a fusion of contemporary and traditional Indian food. With its open grill kitchen, unique flavors, and trendy atmosphere, Amaya was my favorite Indian restaurant in London and should not be missed.



Laduree

$$, Dessert, High Tea, City of London- Bank, Covent Garden, Knightsbridge, Mayfair/Piccadilly

The best macarons in London! There are so many flavors to chose from, all with a unique and satisfying taste. My favorite is vanilla but try them all! Laduree also serves afternoon tea in its Covent Garden and Harrods (Knightsbridge) locations.


L'eto Caffe

$$, Dessert, Quick Eats, Belgravia, Chelsea, Mayfair, Soho, South Kensignton

A cozy cafe that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. L'eto Caffe is known for their handmade cakes, but it also serves fresh salads and mains that can either be eaten in or taken to go.


Ottolenghi *

$$$, Middle Eastern, Quick Eats, Belgravia, Islington, Notting Hill

From Israel born chef, Yotal Ottoloenghi. Ottolenghi specializes in healthy and fresh Mediterranean food. These shops opposed to his Nopi restaurant are much more suitable for a quick meal. There is a huge display of many different salads, protein dishes, and beautifully crafted desserts great for on the go or to eat in. The menu is split into 2 columns to order cold dishes from the counter (salads, etc) and hot dishes from the kitchen. They recommend 2-3 dishes per person. Great for sharing and make sure to try one of their homemade and delicious desserts. The dishes change daily so don't hesitate to come back more than once a week!






Pizza Express

$$, Italian, Quick Eats, Knightsbridge, Many Locations

A chain restaurant located throughout London. The menu offers many different options to prepare your pizza, from classic to calzone to romana. There is even a section of pizzas under 500 calories with a side salad placed in the middle of the pizza. Great gluten free options as well (gluten free pizza dough). I recommend going here with a big group looking for a fun dinner out but not too expensive.




Pret A Manger

$, Quick Eats, Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Many Locations

Quick and natural coffee and food shop. Serves tasty coffee and prepackaged snacks and lunches for on the go. Modern and clean atmosphere making it a great spot to do work or catch up with friends.


Wagamama

$, Japanese, Thai, Pan-Asian, Quick Eats, Knightsbridge, Many Locations

Pan-Asian style menu consists of ramen, teppanyaki, curry dishes, and donburi. They also serve fresh juices. Wagamama is a good dinning spot if you are looking for a very reasonably priced, casual, Asian meal.


Wasabi

$, Japanese, Quick Eats, Knightsbridge, Many Locations

If you are craving a quick sushi fix and on a budget, this place is for you. Wasabi has a modern and clean design and falls under the category of naturally fast food. Offering an assortment of sushi, Japanese bento dishes (various chicken and rice bowls), and soups.



Zuma **

$$$$, Japanese, Knightsbridge

My favorite Japanese restaurant in London! A very trendy and upscale restaurant. The menu offers a wide range of traditional and contemporary Japanese dishes from sushi & sashimi to robata grilled foods to original Zuma dishes. All the dishes are made to perfection with the highest quality of fish seasoned with delicious homemade sauces. I prefer going during lunch- less busy and not as loud. Regardless, you need to make a reservation.