15 Best Michelin-star restaurants in London in 2024

For a meal to remember, splash out at one of the best Michelin-starred restaurants in London.
Written by Coralie Modschiedler Edited by Frances Hocking 04 June 2024
A chef adds sauce to a colourful dish on a white plate.
Image courtesy of: London Restaurant Festival

London Michelin-starred restaurants remain the go-to spots, reflecting the city's lively dining scene. Find a world that not only delights your taste buds but also dazzles your senses with inventive and mouthwatering dishes.

In London, culinary excellence reigns supreme, with chefs such as Alain Ducasse and the Galvin brothers, as well as promising newcomers making their mark. Indulge in the finest award-winning cuisine the city has to offer—London is your destination for gastronomic excellence.

You don't have to empty your wallet either, as there are all sorts of dining options to explore, spanning a diverse range of cuisines. From a Michelin-starred pub and traditional British favorites to sushi joints and acclaimed Indian restaurants, there's something to suit every taste and budget.

3 Michelin star restaurants in London

London is now home to six restaurants with the coveted three-star rating in the Michelin Guide, confirming the excellence of their cuisine but also bringing to light the chefs behind the culinary masterpieces.

1. Hélène Darroze at the Connaught

landscape image of a langoustine seaweed popcorn bite on a small abstract-shaped dish
Michelin-starred dishes at Helene Darroze including langoustine seaweed popcorn. © Helene Darroze/Justin De Souza

Indulge in the exquisite French cuisine crafted by acclaimed two-time Michelin-starred chef Hélène Darroze at The Connaught. Some of the ingredients in her signature dishes include chicken from her native Les Landes, in South West France, succulent Scottish scallops, and freshly caught tuna from Saint-Jean-de-Luz. Be sure to order the signature Baba dessert, served with a choice of Armagnac aged by the chef's own brother, adding a personal touch to the dining experience.

Where: Mayfair (The Connaught, W1K 2AL)

2. Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay fan? Join the well-heeled Chelsea set at the celebrity chef's flagship restaurant, Restaurant Gordon RamsayEstablished in 1998, this London gem serves up a blend of classic and contemporary French cuisine. From its elegant interior to impeccable service, every aspect of the dining experience reflects the chef's high standards. Indulge in the lobster ravioli and black truffle pairing, or savor the roast veal sweetbread - an unforgettable culinary journey awaits.

Where: Chelsea (68 Royal Hospital Road, SW3 4HP)

3. The Lecture Room & Library at Sketch

The Lecture Room and Library at Sketch is decorated in vibrant colours.
Visit Sketch and delight in a Michelin star meal at The Lecture Room and Library. Image courtesy of Sketch

Dine in the colourful and lavish Lecture Room & Library at Sketch. Few places in London offer a concept as delightfully surprising, with its unique decor and tantalizing dishes curated by the dynamic duo of Mourad Mazouz & Pierre Gagnaire. The menu highlights Scottish scallops and veal poached in a spicy bouillon. Don't miss the extravagant dessert platter featuring a black truffle soufflé tart and pineapple slices delicately marinated with pink peppercorn.

Where: Mayfair (9 Conduit St, W1S 2XG)

Michelin star Indian restaurants in London

Embark on a culinary journey through the rich and diverse flavours of Indian cuisine, elevated to Michelin-starred excellence, at one of London's seven top-rated Indian restaurants listed in the Michelin Guide.

4. Amaya

Experience the ambience of Amaya, a renowned Indian restaurant nestled in Belgravia, and see the chefs at work from the open kitchen. Blending fine dining with a twist, Amaya's modern approach features tapas-style charcoal-grilled meats and seafood infused with the flavours of India's various regions. While the cuisine is contemporary, traditional cooking techniques shine through, whether in the tandoor oven, over coals, or on a sizzling grill plate.

Where: Belgravia (Halkin Arcade, SW1X 8JT)

5. Jamavar

Located in Mayfair's iconic Mount Street, Michelin star restaurant Jamavar celebrates India's culinary heritage. Named after the famed Kashmir shawls, this culinary gem brings you to the palatial surroundings of New Delhi in an atmosphere of regal splendour. From succulent Malabar Prawns to smoky charcoal-grilled Lamb Chops, Jamavar's menu boasts an array of outstanding dishes that showcase the diverse flavours of the Indian subcontinent, not to forget the must-try Chicken Gucchi Lababdar.

Where: Mayfair (8 Mount St, W1K 3NF) 

Michelin star Italian restaurants in London

Londoners' passion for Italian cuisine is longstanding thanks to the vibrant Italian community in London. Embark on a culinary journey through the diverse regions of Italy at one of the four London restaurants adorned with a Michelin star.

6. Locanda Locatelli

Located in Marylebone, Locanda Locatelli stands as a beloved Italian institution, with one star in the Michelin Guide. Founded by Chef Giorgio Locatelli, this hotspot offers a menu that celebrates the diverse regions of Italy. Italian classics are reimagined with a modern twist, from the creamy burrata infused with orange and fennel to a range of pasta dishes, including the popular Lobster Linguine. Complete your experience with the Sicilian cannoli served with orange jam and pistachio ice cream.

Where: Marylebone (8 Seymour St, W1H 7JZ)

7. Luca

A colourful plate of pasta topped with grilled seafood is served at Michelin starred Italian restaurant Luca.
Visit the Michelin-starred Luca Restaurant for a variety of traditional trattoria dishes with a modern twist. Image courtesy of Luca Restaurant.

Experience Luca, a terrace hideaway and Michelin-starred restaurant in Clerkenwell. Sip on Negronis before indulging in a four-course meal blending tradition and innovation. Begin with an antipasti, including a burrata paired with tender artichokes. Indulge in fresh pasta before trying a fusion of Italian and British flavours with the Secondi course, from Cornish lamb to Hereford beef fillet. Finish with the Dark Chocolate Delice and creamy mascarpone ice cream - a true Dolce Vita dream.

Where: Clerkenwell (88 St John St, EC1M 4EH)

Michelin star Japanese restaurants in London

Indulge in the flavours of the rising sun with a memorable Japanese fine dining experience at one of London's five Michelin-starred eateries. From exquisite sushi to masterfully crafted kaiseki, explore Japan's rich heritage.

8. Humble Chicken

A plate featuring a selection of Japanese tapas is disposed on a counter at Humble Chicken, a Michelin star restaurant in London.
Experience Japanese fine dining at Humble Chicken and enjoy a selection of Yakatori chicken. Image courtesy of Humble Chicken.

Proud owners of a Michelin star in the 2024 guide, Humble Chicken is an upbeat Izakaya with a luxury 18-seater counter, serving a theatrical experience. See the chefs at work while sipping on a cup of sake, and enjoy a selection of Yakitori chicken skewers, a signature item on the menu. Choose from a variety of delicious dishes, including avocado-stuffed mussels, beef tartar marinated in spicy miso, and short rib with Cévennes onion. Every bite is a journey through Japanese flavours and innovation.

Where: Soho (54 Frith St, W1D 4SJ)

9. Umu

Experience a traditional Kyoto-style multi-course dinner at Umu, a one Michelin-starred restaurant in Mayfair. Step into this refined Japanese oasis, where the chef skillfully presents authentic dishes using locally sourced ingredients from Cornwall and the British Isles. From thinly sliced sashimi to Wagyu beef with miso sauce and innovative sushi like prawn and mango nigiri. Conclude your meal with the delightful matcha tiramisu paired with Gingo Sake.

Where: Mayfair (14-16 Bruton Place, W1J 6LX)

Michelin star steak restaurants in London

Delight in fine beef cuts at some of London's Michelin-starred restaurants, where every bite of succulent beef is a culinary masterpiece.

10. CUT at 45 Park Lane

Tomahawk steak is served along various sides of vegetables at Michelin restaurant CUT at 45 Park Lane in London.
Find a menu boasting a wide variety of beef at Michelin star restaurant CUT at 45 Park Lane. Image courtesy of 45 Park Lane.

Find an elegant alternative to an american steak dinner at the Michelin star restaurant CUT at 45 Park Lane and indulge in a succulent menu. Immerse yourself in the laidback ambiance, with plush red leather seating and striking Damien Hirst artwork adorning the walls, setting the stage for an unforgettable dining experience. Tuck into some of the best steaks in London with a selection including British Rib Eye Beef, USDA imported prime beef and Japanese Wagyu beef.  

Where: Hyde Park (45 Park Lane, W1K 1PR)

11. The Harwood Arms

landscape image of a venison scotch egg cut in half, with a hand grabbing for one half of the egg, and a small pot of sauce on the side
Venison scotch egg served at The Harwood Arms. Image courtesy of The Harwood Arms.

Experience incredible British food in relaxed surroundings at The Harwood Arms, the only Michelin-starred pub in London. A rural haven in the middle of Fulham, The Harwood Arms delights diners with pub classics and new creations executed to perfection with a focus on game and wild food. The Sunday roasts at The Harwood Arms are truly legendary, featuring a selection of mouthwatering options including Sirloin beef cooked to perfection, served alongside all the traditional trimmings. 

Where: Fulham (Walham Grove, SW6 1QJ)

Michelin star French restaurants in London

Discover a slice of France at one of the seven restaurants ranked on the Michelin guide in London, and indulge in exquisite gourmet delights harmoniously paired with wines specially selected.

12. Chez Bruce

Head to Chez Bruce, a popular spot by Wandsworth Common for high-end French cuisine and fantastic service. Since opening in 1995, the one Michelin-starred restaurant has delighted guests with its modern take on regional French dishes with an exceptional selection of wines. Here, it's all homemade charcuterie, slow-cooked braises, classical desserts and excellent bread and cheese. A must-try on the menu is the Chateaubriand with hand-cut chips and béarnaise sauce. 

Where: Wandsworth (2 Bellevue Road, SW17 7EG)

13. Galvin La Chapelle

Admire the high-ceilinged Grade II-listed venue while tucking into delicious French fare at Galvin La Chapelle.  As you dine on French cuisine, the opulent chapel setting provides the perfect backdrop for a memorable experience. The Michelin restaurant offers a contemporary twist on traditional staples, including the Dorset crab raviolo followed by mains such as honey-glazed duck magret and braised Herdwick lamb shank. Save room for dessert and try the apple tarte tatin with a splash of calvados

Where: Spitalfields (35 Spital Square, E1 6DY)

Michelin star British restaurants in London

Discover the best of British at one of the many Michelin-starred restaurants that can be found in London, where national gastronomy is elevated to new levels.

14. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Main dish festuring on the main menu at Heston Blumenthal: Forced artichoke with mushroom and cauliflower parfait.
Have a luncheon at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, a Michelin restaurant revisiting History with a modern twist. Image courtesy of The Fat Duck.

Discover British recipes with a modern twist at two-Michelin-starred restaurant Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. Indulge in a luncheon that honours tradition and contemporary cuisine, showing sustainability is nothing new. The menu features modern dishes inspired by the gastronomic past, including ragoo of pig ears on toast followed by salt cod served with parsnips and pickled lemon. Finish your meal with a sweet touch: Poore Knights - a brioche served with blood orange and Earl Grey ice cream.

Where: Hyde Park (Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, SW1X 7LA) 

15. The Dining Room at The Goring

Treat yourself to a royal experience at The Dining Room at The Goring. Frequented by Catherine, The Princess of Wales, this refined British Michelin-starred restaurant is set in a magnificent Edwardian hotel, The Goring, and the food is as exquisite as the chandelier-adorned setting. Savour the iconic Goring eggs drumkilbo before trying the succulent Rhug Estate lamb saddle or the roast halibut, accompanied by delicate potato terrines.

Where: Belgravia (15 Beeston Pl, SW1W 0JW)

How many Michelin star restaurants are there in London?

There are 80 Michelin-starred restaurants in London, up from 71 last year. A Michelin star is a mark of distinction awarded by the Michelin travel guides. It recognises the high quality of the cooking and service of a restaurant. A venue may be awarded one, two or three stars, representing very good, exceptional or exquisite cuisine.

Make sure to book ahead for a table, as London's Michelin-starred restaurants are often booked up well in advance.

What is the Michelin Green Star?

The Michelin Green Star is one of the latest awards to reward restaurants that promote sustainability and offer a dining experience that supports environmental responsibility. The award is designed to encourage restaurants to bring more seasonal and local produce to their plates while taking action to reduce waste.

London has four restaurants that have been awarded the coveted Green Star, including Petersham Nurseries Café in Richmond, St Barts Restaurant in Spitalfields, which already has a Michelin star, Apricity on Oxford Street and Silo, a zero waste restaurant in Hackney Wick.

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