Mapplr’s favorite restaurants in London

Food at L'Anima restaurant London

It’s time to go to London again. The value of British pound has declined in the past month, reaching near parity with the euro. It has gone down against the dollar to as low as $1.49. Since I’ve already posted my favorite boutique hotels in London, here’s a list of my favorite restaurants. Most of them are Indian restaurants with a couple of fancier places like Corrigan’s in Mayfair and L’Anima, and one Sichuan place called Bar Shu.

The Botanist
7 Sloane Square
London, United Kingdom
+44 20 7730 0077
(popular among the ladies who lunch, they serve excellent salads and light healthy dishes)

12 Upper St. Martin’s Lane
London, United Kingdom
(innovative modern Indian small plates)

6 Maiden Lane
London, United Kingdom
(serves Venetian small plates until 11:30 pm, great for the theatre crowd)

Bar Shu
28 Frith Street
London, United Kingdom
+44 20 7287 8822
Sichuan food

Corrigan’s Mayfair
28 Upper Grosvenor Street
London W1
United Kingdom
+44 2 7499 9943
Specialty: game; elegant dining room

1 Snowden Street
London EC2A 2DQ
United Kingdom
+44 20 7422 7000
Italian cuisine; elegant, tranquil interiors, white furniture

2-3 Denman Street
London W1D 7HA
United Kingdom

Lahore Kebab House
2-4 Umberston St
London E1 1PY
United Kingdom

15 Great Castle St
London W1W 8LT
United Kingdom

Kastoori Restaurant
188 Upper Tooting Rd
London SW17 7EJ
United Kingdom

Hot Stuff
19 Wilcox Rd
London SW8 2XA
United Kingdom

Cafe Spice Namaste
16 Prescot Street
London E1 8AZ
United Kingdom
+44 20 7488 9242
Innovative Indian cuisine

41 Buckingham Gate
London SW1
United Kingdom
+44 20 7821 1899
South Indian cuisine

About Esme Vos

Esme Vos is the founder of Mapplr, a travel site featuring boutique hotels, luxury resorts, travel guides and restaurant reviews. You can find her on and Twitter.