Heres’ a tasty list of some top spots for dining in Knightsbridge. From the perfect place for that special occasion to a few local eateries where mere mortals can actually afford to eat on a regular basis, there’s a fantastic array of options in this central London neighbourhood. With Hyde Park, a wealth of museums and some of Europe’s most fashionable shops all here, knowing where to refuel in Knightsbridge could prove crucial to your London visit.
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, 66 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7LA
British gastronomy which a 21st century tone set within one of London’s most opulent hotels, this is Michelin starred Heston Blumenthal’s London HQ and considered to be not just one of the best restaurants in London but in the whole world.
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park 66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA
An authentic French bistro famed for its ode to the American cheeseburger? Welcome to Bar Boulud, another delicious, Michelin starry offering from the Mandarin Oriental. Here, chef Daniel Boulud wows his guests with equal parts sophistication and yum.
Jumeirah Carlton Tower hotel, Cadogan Place, SW1X 9PY
Proper upscale British dining minus the stodge and without any hype. Instead, guests to this meat lovers institution should expect to receive some of the best service to be had in London. Like steak tartare? You’ll love it freshly prepared at your table.
National Geographic Store
102 Brompton Road, SW3 1JJ
Okay! Okay! I’ll add an everyday affordable kind of place to this list. The cafe at the National Geographic Store in Knightsbridge serves a range of healthy breakfast and lunch items along with a variety of fresh juices. Have a tasty and filling lunch for under £10 (about $6-7). Coffee’s good too, and of course you can pick up some quality travel gear, books, London souvenirs while you’re here.
Mamounia Lounge Knightsbridge
136 Brompton Road, SW3 1HY
“An idyllic and glamorous setting with a traditional Arabic charm” this place is swank. Think Aladdin’s Cave meets Studio 54. Beyond the upscale atmo, gorgeous cocktails, a bellydancer, and most importantly an awesome menu are the main draws here. From succulent grills to traditional Middle Eastern desserts, the menu is sure to please all and isn’t nearly as expensive as you might expect for such a glamorous setting.
87-135 Brompton Road, SW1X 7XL
Definitely give its massive food halls a wander and strongly consider having a meal, snack or drink in one of its 32 restaurants and eateries. From a replete and formal afternoon tea to an on the spot pizza, if you have a hankering for it, odds are they cook it here. This shopping mecca is ful of foodie finds, including one of the latest eateries to open: a Godiva Chocolate Cafe (the only one of its kind in the whole of Europe).
Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor
109 – 125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ
Relaxed and intimate dining with a wine list featuring a range of biodynamic wines and Champagnes, alfresco dining on the terrace, a to-die-for market with aisles of gourmet and gourmand must-haves, a swish cocktail bar and so much more at the top floor of this luxury brands department store.
Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley
Wilton Place, SW1X 7RL
Last but not least – and some may say the most delectable foodie in London – Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley provides the Michelin star, fine dining experience you’re craving. For a truly remarkable feast with a commanding view above all the action in the kitchen, consider booking the chef’s table.
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