The best of the west: Lewisham restaurants. The inner-city London district of Lewisham, south of the river and the Isle of Dogs, has been home to an incredible number of artists, actors, and musicians over the years. Gary Oldman, Kate Bush, Jude Law, fashion designer Alexander McQueen, grime artists like Novelist and P Money, David Sylvain, and Sid Vicious have all done time in Lewisham. It’s an area that the burghers over the river in the City of London have earmarked as an area that is in need of development. This may be the case, but currently Lewisham still retains a sense of bohemia, meaning restaurants in Lewisham are affordable, and often quite innovative. Places to eat in Lewisham are numerous, with most of them clustered along Lewisham High Street and Lewisham Way.