Love it or loathe it, Oxford Street is one of the busiest and most famous streets in London. Stretching from Tottenham Court Road to Marble Arch, it’s home to over 300 shops and attracts around half a million visitors every day. So where should you eat once you’ve shopped ‘til you dropped? From budget to blow-out, here are some of the best restaurants nearby.
Glitz, glamour and gastronomy
- Berners Tavern – Jason Atherton’s British restaurant offers first class food and wine in stunning surroundings.
- Aqua Kyoto – Escape the busy streets below and enjoy Japanese dishes after a few drinks on Aqua’s roof terrace.
- Hakkasan – Splash out on cocktails and dim sum at this award-winning modern Chinese restaurant.
- Little Social – Sink into one of the leather banquettes at Atherton’s Parisian-inspired bistro close to Oxford Circus.
- Maze Grill – Gordon Ramsay’s Mayfair grill serves rare breed steaks, fish and poultry, plus expertly prepared sushi.
- Mews of Mayfair – Tucked away in a historic courtyard, this is a top spot for lunch or dinner with friends.
Good food, great wine
- 28-50 – With a bistro-style menu and over 30 wines by the glass, this is an ideal place to escape the crowds.
- Social Wine & Tapas – Enjoy wonderful wines, charcuterie and small plates at Jason Atherton’s West End tapas bar.
- Ember Yard – This Salt Yard Group restaurant serves Spanish and Italian dishes cooked over wood and charcoal.
- NAC – Enjoy French sharing plates and a glass or two upstairs, or killer cocktails in the basement bar.
- The Riding House Café – Take a detour into Fitzrovia for a pre-shopping brunch or a light lunch perched at the bar.
- Senor Ceviche – Book ahead for Peruvian BBQ, ceviche and pisco cocktails at this colourful Kingly Court fave.
- Corazon – A laid-back spot for tacos, tostadas, and Margaritas. They also do great Mexican brunch dishes.
- Goodman – This buzzy steakhouse just off Regent Street serves some of the best beef in town.
- Roti Chai – Modern Indian cooking at its finest, just a stone’s throw from Selfridges.
- The Wigmore – A modern British tavern serving craft beer, cask ales, and some of the best bar snacks in town.
- Pizza Pilgrims – Stroll down Dean Street for some of London’s finest pizzas and Nutella pizza rings for dessert.
- The Mayfair Chippy – First class fish and chips, plus comfort food favourites like shepherd’s pie and steak and chips.
- Inamo – Kids can use the interactive tables to play games and order dishes from pan-Asian menu.
- Comptoir Libanais – Little foodies will love the mezze dishes and home-made lemonade at this Lebanese gem.
- Kiri – Owned by the Chisou team, this modern Japanese restaurant is a top spot for lunch or a sake-fuelled dinner.
- Cocochan – Enjoy pan-Asian dishes and lunchtime bento boxes at this stylish restaurant near Selfridges.
- House of Ho – An impressive four storey townhouse in Fitzrovia serving contemporary Vietnamese food.
- Chi Kitchen – Refuel with dim sum, sushi, and pan-Asian dishes on the ground floor of Debenhams.
- Mole Taco Bar – Mexican and South American flavours, from tacos to ceviche, plus an impressive tequila selection.
- Bond Street Kitchen – Head to the second floor of Fenwick for lunch, a glass of wine, or a traditional afternoon tea.
- Daisy Green – Aussie-style café serving great coffee, light lunches and excellent brunch.
- Pho – There are few better ways to refuel that with a steaming bowl of pho (and a few summer rolls).
- Obica – This Soho mozzarella bar offers a full Italian menu, including excellent pizza, salads and salumi.
- MEATliquor – Get a little messy with chicken wings, burgers, beers and cocktails – served until late.
Of course, there are lots more delicious options in Soho, Mayfair and beyond – depending on how far you’re willing to walk. Try a search on OpenTable for more ideas and if we’ve missed your favourite place to eat near Oxford Street, let us know in the comments.
Updated December 2017.