14 most Instagrammable restaurants in London

Discover London’s most photogenic restaurants and treat your eyes (as well as your tastebuds) to beautifully designed food in quirky surroundings.
Afternoon tea at Sketch
Afternoon tea at Sketch

Smartphone at the ready, snap the perfect picture at the most Instagrammable restaurants in the capital.

1. The Breakfast Club

A waitress dressed in a red top and black waistcoat serves diners breakfast in the breakfast club restaurant.
The Breakfast Club Hoxton. Image courtesy of The Breakfast Club.

Embrace the quirks of this American-style diner. The Breakfast Club’s spirit is perhaps best summed up by its iconic “Sex, Drugs and Bacon Rolls” neon sign. However, there is plenty more to discover, including Instagram-worthy pancake towers and giant smoothies across multiple London locations.

Where: Various London locations including Spitalfields (12-16 Artillery Ln, E1 7LS), London Bridge (11 Southwark St, SE1 1RQ) and Canary Wharf (1 Crossrail Pl, E14 5AR)

2. Berners Tavern

A wall covered in framed artwork inside a dimly lit room with a bright yellow shining bar stocked to the brim
Berners Tavern. Image courtesy of Berners Tavern at The London EDITION

Dine in style at Berners Tavern, located within the prestigious London EDITION Hotel. Featuring walls covered in art, an ornately decorated ceiling and a huge central chandelier, this restaurant is not short of great photo opportunities.

Where: Soho (10 Berners St, W1T 3NP)

3. Madison

Capture the stunning view of St Paul’s Cathedral from Madison's rooftop terrace in the City of London. One of the city’s best shots is available atop this sleek building, making this restaurant a must-visit. Enjoy tapas and cocktails while taking in that incredible skyline.

Where: St Paul's (Rooftop Terrace One, New Change, EC4M 9AF)

4. Petersham Nurseries

Take refuge from the city within the lush setting of Petersham Nurseries' Richmond and Covent Garden locations. There are great opportunities for some scenic photos here; edible plant pots and an ornate glasshouse create a romantic atmosphere in which you can grab a relaxing brunch.

Where: two locations in Richmond and four locations in Covent Garden

5. Sketch

The newly renovated Gallery at Sketch with glistening gold and yellow furnishings. Image courtesy of Sketch.
The Gallery at Sketch restaurant in London. Image courtesy of Sketch.

Experience the enigma and Mayfair classic that is Sketch. Somewhat weird, slightly unexpected, but completely unique, this French-style restaurant is certainly a memorable experience. The bright decor and futuristic toilets will make it a favourite for your Instagram feed.

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

6. Farmacy

A bowl of mixed berries and granola with milk being poured in
Farmacy vegan fruit granola. Image courtesy of Farmacy Kitchen.

Eat green at Farmacy, a classy vegan joint in Westbourne Grove. Get a picture of one of its colourful plant-based organic dishes inspired by various global styles, to add that (rare) guilt-free snap to your Instagram feed.

Where: Notting Hill (74-76 Westbourne Grove, W2 5SH)

7. No 197 Chiswick Fire Station

Take some time out at No 197 Chiswick Fire Station. Head right in to the relaxing contemporary interior and bright dining room, as you treat yourself to an easy brunch or night cap at this Chiswick hangout. The decor makes for a pretty shot too.

Where: Chiswick (197-199 Old Mkt Pl, Chiswick High Rd, W4 2DR)

8. Bleecker

A burger on a paper plate with a beer, chips and bottles of ketchup and mustard behind
Enjoy a burger, chips and beer at Bleecker restaurant © Bleecker. Image courtesy of Bleecker.

Indulge in New York-style burgers on the streets of London. Bleecker offers some of the most mouthwatering food you can find in the city. You can find their chain of stalls in Spitalfields, Victoria and Southbank – don’t forget to get a snap before you eat!

Where: Various London locations including Spitalfields (Old Spitalfields Market, E1 6EA), Victoria (205 Victoria Street, SW1E 5NE) and Westfield Shepherd's Bush(Shepherd's Bush, W12 7GF)

9. Bob Bob Ricard

Press for champagne! You can actually do that at both the Soho and City of London Bob Bob Ricard restaurants. While the champagne button steals the show here, this Russian-inspired modern British restaurant provides many photo opportunities with its sleek, elegant design.

Where: City of London (122 Leadenhall Street, EC3V 4AB) and Soho (1 Upper James Street, W1F 9DF)

10. Aqua Shard

A table by the window of Aqua Shard with a view of London at night
Aqua Shard at night. Image courtesy of Aqua Shard

Take in the stunning panoramic views offered from the 31st floor of The Shard. The interior views are just as good as the ones from the window; the beautiful design of Aqua Shard makes it a must-visit establishment for Instagram enthusiasts.

Where: London Bridge (The Shard, Level 31, SE1 9RY)

11. The Churchill Arms

Be charmed by Kensington's The Churchill Arms, a flower-riddled real ale boozer filled with quirky memorabilia of Winston Churchill. Enjoy Thai noodles and curry while taking in everything Churchill-related – from busts to fake bulldogs!

Where: Kensington (119 Kensington Church St, W8 7LN)

12. Sushisamba

Sushisamba restaurant with orange tables, black and white floor, lights hanging from the ceiling and large windows with views of London.
Enjoy the views of London from Sushisamba © Steven Joyce / Sushisamba. Image courtesy of Steven Joyce / Sushisamba.

Drink, relax and snap photos with a view at Sushisamba. With a location on the 38th floor of the Heron Tower and one in Covent Garden, this place gives great window vistas as well as cool interior design. It also provides a unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian flavours.

Where: Bishopsgate (Heron Tower, EC2N 4AY) and Covent Garden (35 The Market, WC2E 8RF)

13. German Gymnasium

Give your appetite a workout at the German Gymnasium in the heart of King's Cross  the only thing you’ll need to lift here is your glass. This former gym has been transformed into a modern, all-day grand cafe, providing a pleasant setting for photos over brunch.

Where: King's Cross (1 King's Blvd, N1C 4BU)

14. Bustronome

A large black bus with a glass ceiling parked against the large screens in picadilly circus london.
Pair sightseeing and delicious food on a Bustronome tour. Image courtesy of Bustronome. Photo credit: Bobbymakepeace.

Food with a view? Hop on the Bustronome bus and discover London’s famous landmarks while you enjoy a gourmet lunch or dinner. Work on the perfect photo composition as you drive past Tower Bridge and indulge in some tasty treats.

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