London offers a prolific choice when it comes to eating out. You will find it also has a full gamut of American fast food outlets including MacDonalds, Burger King, Subway, Pizza Hut and Starbucks. We won't discuss those any further as their offerings are generally well known, and predictable - usually okay for the odd meal out.
Click on any of the districts below to see our recommended London restaurants by the Tube in that district. We base our recommendations on restaurants and cafès that have consistent a track record of providing good overall value within their category. All of our picks range from good to outstanding. Our other criteria calls for a reasonable walking distance from at least one Tube station.
Our London restaurant picks by district
Click on any of the 41 Tube Stations listed below to view the top 10 restaurants located within a 5 minute walk of the station. You will find details about each restaurant including the map and address, phone number, rating and recent reviews.
Quickly find the best London restaurants within a 5 minute walk of any of the following Underground Stations
As a general rule (but not always), restaurants that are located in or close to major tourist attractions offer less value than those that are farther away. For example, Westminster, which is at the heart of London's tourist area, there is little in the way of budget restaurants, however if you head a little north and east into the Mayfair, Soho and Leicester Square/Covent Garden area you will find plenty of great value for your food budget. You will usually fare well with any eateries that are popular with locals.
The nice thing is that there are many gems among the myriad of unique independent restaurants and cafes. It is those that we hope to bring to your attention here.