Benares

$$$$, Indian, Mayfair

An upscale Indian restaurant. Benares serves a modern Indian cuisine with a contemporary British twist.

Benugo *

$, Quick Eats, Mayfair, Many Locations

A great reasonable lunch spot with healthy, artisan food. If you're in a rush grab one of the premade salads, sandwiches, or soups. With more time, I definitely recommend custom making your own sandwich. Benugo offers a wide variety of breads, meats, veggies, and spreads so you can create your own personal sandwich. At some locations students receive a 20% discount.




Chop'd

$, Quick Eats, Mayfair, Many Locations

Chop'd is a fresh and healthy salad shop that uses only locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. You have the option to create your own salad by selecting some of their seasonal ingredients and homemade dressings, or you can chose a premade salad. Besides salads, Chop'd also offers soups, stews, and wraps.



The Connaught

$$$$, High Tea, Mayfair

Came to the hotel for high tea, and it did not disappoint. The walls are covered with windows creating and open and bright atmosphere. It is more of a traditional high tea experience with a great selection of teas, and British inspired homemade finger sandwiches, desserts, and scones.



Coya **

$$$$, Latin American, Tapas, Mayfair

Coya is a modern, upscale Peruvian restaurant and bar that includes a ceviche bar, open charcoal grill, and central kitchen. The authentic and savory Latin-American ingredients will make you wanting more. I recommend the Sea bass ceviche, tuna ceviche, Josper Octopus, and Josper corn (basically everything is delicious, get a lot to try!).



Fortnum & Mason

$$$, Dessert, High Tea, Mayfair

A unique and beautifully decorated store. Renowned for selling teas as well as fine foods, wines, and dish sets. Inside the massive store there are five restaurants including eateries, an ice cream parlor, and afternoon tea. Very touristy.


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.


Momo *

$$$, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, High Tea, Mayfair/Piccadilly

Best Moroccan food I've had! The decor is very detailed making you truly feel like you've been transported to Morocco. I recommend getting a few dishes to share. My favorites are the hummus and pita, chicken couscous, and chicken tagine. It also has great drinks and Moroccan tea, which can be enjoyed, in their tearoom.



Pizza Express

$$, Italian, Quick Eats, Mayfair, 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, Mayfair, 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.


Roka *

$$$$, Japanese, Charlotte Street- Oxford Circus, Canary Wharf, Mayfair

Modern and upscale Japanese restaurant specializing in fresh sushi and robatayaki (open-charcoal grilled food). The fish is of very high quality, so I definitely recommend getting a sashimi plate. The dishes are on the small side so get a few hot dishes (robata) and cold dishes to share with the table.



Sketch

$$$$, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, High Tea, Mayfair

This restaurant is all about the experience. You are dining in what feels like a modern art gallery. Each room has a different theme and the interior is filled with unique and eccentric art pieces. The food is a combination of a French and Moroccan cuisine. The afternoon tea is also not your traditional British tea and more of a modern European tea. I recommend this place if you are looking for a different dinning or tea experience. Definitely check out the bathrooms though, they are egg-shaped standing pods on an elevated white platform.





Sumosan

$$$$, Japanese, Mayfair

Another upscale Japanese restaurant. I prefer Zuma and Roka, however if cannot get into those this is a great alternative for fresh and high quality tasting fish and sushi.


Tibits

$$, All Cuisines, Vegetarian, Quick Eats, Mayfair/Piccadilly

Tibits offers a great range of carefully sourced seasonal vegetarian dishes influenced by Asian, Indian, and Mediterranean cuisines. You simply turn up and find a table, no booking required. You then grab a plate and walk around the food boat consisting of more than 40 options. You chose exactly what you want and pay by weight. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.




Wasabi

$, Japanese, Quick Eats, Mayfair, 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.