Explore Instagram-worthy restaurants in London
Ok so we know that dining at London restaurants should be all about enjoying delicious food, cool cocktails and lovely company. But sometimes you want some quality #content for the ‘gram too.
This means two things… Firstly, you have to make sure that your surroundings are just right for the optimum Instagram post. Secondly, the food on offer at your chosen destination must be ideal for a flawless flat-lay shot. Aside from that, don’t go to London’s most Instagrammable places with someone who tucks into their food straight away. You can’t have them ruining what could have been prime content!
All jokes aside, there’s a whole range of amazing places spread across this wonderful city. So next time you fancy dining out in London and posting on Instagram, why not consider these cool spots?
What’s not to love about this powder pink palace? Spread across five different dining rooms, spaces and bars, Sketch London will take your breath away. And that’s before you’ve even tasted the food! The attention to detail and design here is out of this world. So much so, you’ll even be blown away by the futuristic loos complete with a tiled rainbow ceiling and futuristic toilet pods. Whether you fancy a cocktail in a cosmic bar, afternoon tea in the Gallery – which looks like something from a Wes Anderson movie – or drinks in the Glade where you wouldn’t be surprised if Mr. Tumnus was serving you, this is hands down one of the most intriguing restaurants in London.
Burger and Lobster
Food porn has well and truly found its home at Burger and Lobster in Bank. A simple yet decadent menu allows a lot of room for creativity from the skilled chefs at this popular hotspot. With burgers oozing with melted cheese and whole lobsters swimming in their famous lemon and garlic butter, this is foodie heaven! For a nice twist on a classic, why not try out the Singapore Chill Roll with prawns, lobster, homemade chilli sauce served with chips and salad? Just make sure you remember to take a photo of the spectacular dishes before you stuff your face!
Farmacy Notting Hill is not only a stunning location, but this London restaurant serves up food with a conscience too. Offering a wide array of plant-based dishes that take inspiration from across the globe, you’ll find vegan and vegetarian dishes free from dairy, chemicals, additives and refined sugars. Suitable for brekkie, lunch or dinner this spot is like an old school apothecary – and the food is so nourishing it might as well be!
The Dynamo Putney
We love sourdough pizza at any time of the day, but if you’re after an incredible Instagram post you best be making a reservation for brunch at The Dynamo Putney. We just can’t get enough of their Ultimate Breakfast Bap with streaky bacon, pork and apple sausages, avocado, tomato jam and Sriracha mayo on a seeded brioche. Prepare to make your followers green with envy as you tuck into all manner of delicious dishes. Prefer sweet stuff for brunch? Go for the banana french toast made with banana bread, streaky bacon, coconut yoghurt, and caramelised bananas. Prepare for picture-perfect poached eggs!
For a sophisticated cocktail or some refined afternoon tea, look no further than Dandelyan in South Bank. One of the most Instagrammable places in London, this suave bar has quite literally got it all. Views of the Thames, disco DJs on the weekend, inventive cocktails exploring modern botany and some of the plushest 1920s-inspired interiors you’ve ever seen. And that’s before we even mention all the awards that Dandelyan has accumulated over the years! We’ll meet you at the bar for a Barren Old Fashioned made with Johnnie Walker, peat, pineapple Madeira, ginseng & banana bitters.
Our pretty pink sofas are very photogenic (thanks @soft.interiors for the happy snap) and the special mirror that @tomdixonstudio commissioned is equally beautiful, yet very hard to capture. Illuminated at night with amazing yellow accents, it scatters light all across the back section of the bar, but it's a hard one to get a good photo of without a million versions of your phone poking about! 🌱💕💚🦁🌿
Duck and Waffle
Duck and Waffle ticks a lot of boxes when it comes to a cool location for brunch in London, or lunch and dinner for that matter. You see, this London restaurant is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so it doesn’t matter what time you fancy eating at here. Situated on the 40th floor at the summit of the Heron Tower, the tallest building in the City of London financial district, you can expect breathtaking panoramic views. Plus, the food and drinks offering ain’t half bad either!
Housed within the former home of a Spanish ambassador, Gaucho Piccadilly is a spectacular Argentinian eatery set within some very cool surroundings. In true steakhouse fashion, the decor pays homage to all things bovine with cow print and leather furnishings galore. Located on Swallow Street, near Piccadilly Circus tube station, this glamorous spot should be top of your list when you fancy a side of steak with your social media posts.
If we’re telling the truth, Elan Cafe looks more like a Parisian florist shop than a cafe in Knightsbridge. This spot is loved by influencers from near and far. The walls are emblazoned with roses and there’s even a cherry blossom tree in the centre of the restaurant. Elan Cafe is truly pretty in pink plus the food is beautifully presented, tasting even better than it looks.