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

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.

2. Berners Tavern

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.

3. Madison

Capture the stunning view of St Paul’s Cathedral from Madison's rooftop terrace. 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.

4. Petersham Nurseries

Take refuge from the city within the lush setting of Petersham Nurseries. 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.

5. Sketch

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

6. Farmacy

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.


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.

8. 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!

9. Bob Bob Ricard

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

10. 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.

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!

12. Sushisamba

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

13. German Gymnasium

Give your appetite a workout at the German Gymnasium  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.

14. Bustronome

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

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