Beach Blanket Babylon

$$$, English, American, Shoreditch, Notting Hill

The decor is something to take note of as the restaurant is designed as an old English mansion filled with elaborate Rococo decorations. Beach Blanket Babylon functions as a club, bar, and restaurant. The seasonal and modern European cuisine makes it great for large group celebrations.

Churchill Arms

$$, English, Thai, Pub, Notting Hill

Built in 1750, Churchill Arms has that traditional pub atmosphere. However, what truly makes this pub unique is that a Thai restaurant is located in the back within a greenhouse setting. The tables are surrounded with plants, trinkets and flowers. The Thai menu is authentic, offering noodle dishes, curry, rice dishes, and stir-fry.

Hummingbird Bakery

$$, Dessert, Notting Hill, Islington, Soho, South Kensington, Spitalfields- Shoreditch

Hummingbird bakery serves handmade American style cupcakes, cakes, pies, and brownies. It also has a great selection of teas and coffees. The most popular item is the red velvet cupcake.

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 East

$$$, Italian, Kentish Town, Portobello- Notting Hill, Shoreditch

Trendy atmosphere with industrial decor, serving fresh and homemade Italian food. I recommend getting a few pizzas to share with the table.

Pizza Express

$$, Italian, Quick Eats, Notting Hill, 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, Notting Hill, 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.


$$$, English, American, Clapham Junction, Notting Hill

One of Jamie Oliver's (famous British chef) restaurants. The restaurant is on the second floor and offers a unique experience, as the center of the room is a cooking school. The first floor is a kitchen shop to buy cooking essentials (reminds me of William Sanoma). The food is healthy and natural, and great for a light meal.

Snowflake *

$, Dessert, Soho, Notting Hill

Best gelato I've had in London! All the gelato and sorbets are homemade made with natural and organic ingredients, definitely Italy quality. My favorite flavors are hazelnut, cinnamon, and coffee. They also serve a full dessert menu including crepes, waffles, and sundaes.