7 quality restaurants near Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus is a London Square much like America’s Time Square. It’s not the most beautiful square in the city but, nether the less, it is a tourist hotspot. This has inevitably led to cheap and charmless eateries to spring up like limp Asparagus. So, here’s our guide to some of the very best places to eat within a short walk of the square. We have 7 tried and tested quality restaurants near Piccadilly Circus (tough job, but somebody had to do it!).

Bentley’s Oyster bar and Grill

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Richard Corrigan is the owner and Michelin star chef of Bentley’s so you can be assured that it’ll be some of the best fish and chips you’ll have ever eaten. They are offering a complimentary glass of bubbles with Fish & Chips if you book a Monday lunch (Quote “Fish and Chips offer” when booking).

Outside dining spaces are fairly rare in London and Swallow Street is tucked back from the chaos of Piccadilly.

One of Bentley’s dining experiences uses the outside space. It becomes a haven for cigar lovers when selected cigars are matched with whiskey tasting alongside specially designed dinners to complement the rich flavours.

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The is also a Tasting Menu and a constantly changing (and always amazing) Seasonal Market Menu.

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So, if a quality fish restaurant is your desire, Bentley’s is one of the best.

Bentley’s

11-15 Swallow Street, London W1B 4DG

T: +44 (0)20 7734 4756

Closed for Saturday lunch and all day Sunday.

Find it on a map (between Regent Street and Piccadilly) here.

Hawksmoor

Quality restaurants near Piccadilly Circus

One of my favs. Having bought my son their recipe book, we head there with high expectations and it delivered.

It’s basically a quality fish and steak restaurant. They do it really well. All the trimmings are just as good, cocktails, sides, you’re in safe hands.

The interior, like so many restaurants round here is art deco (dark wood, glass and green leather i.e. masculine glam!). The dining room also has the charm of looking over Regent street.

Hawksmoor

5A Air Street, London

T: +44 (0)20 7406 3980

Open every day!

Find it on a map (just off Regent Street) here.

Gaucho

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This is a sumptuous Argentinian restaurant brimming with character.

We’ve dined at several of their restaurants and have always been fed extremely well and received excellent service.

Their Piccadilly restaurant has several dining experiences for you, whether you like black leather booths and cow hides, or an organic feel of light wood and soft creams. There is also a Moroccan tiled area (stunning) and a wine cellar to eat in.

The steak options are brought to your table on a wooden board and fully explained.

Oh, and don’t miss out on the Empanadas!

Gaucho Electro Brunch is one of their events, ‘cool beats, melodic tunes and bassy rhythms whilst you feast your way throughout our new brunch menu, with dishes including steak & eggs, chivito sandwich and the introduction of our blend your own juice station‘. Sounds amazing!

Gaucho

25 Swallow Street, London

T: +44 (0)20 7734 4040

Open every day!

Find it on a map (between Piccadilly and Regent street) here.

Veeraswamy

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The UK’s first Indian restaurant and still a leader. It keeps with it’s roaring 1920’s beginnings and has opulent  art-neaveu interior so popular in North Indian Palaces at the time.

The food is based from classical cooking from Palaces and Gourmet homes and Street food from all over India, tweaked for todays palate.

We enjoyed the 4 course taster menu. It was a really good size and you get a varied and super tasty sample from around the menu.

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Some of the tables overlook Regent Street and others the more peaceful Swallow Street.

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Veeraswamy

99 Regent Street (but entrance is on Swallow street, see photo above), London

T: +44 (0)20 7734 1401

Open every day!

Find it on a map here.

Zedel

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A grand Parisian Brasserie serving traditional French food in heady Art Deco/Beaux Arts surroundings.

It has a loud and relaxed atmosphere, so perfect for groups and people watching. ‘Hustle bustle’ atmosphere my husband calls it.

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There is live music 6 nights a week from 9.30pm.

There’s also an opulent Art Deco American cocktail bar and a theatre with shows of all sorts.

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Zedel

20 Sherwood Street, London

T: +44 (0)20 7734 4888

Open every day!

Find it on a map here.

Cecconi’s

Quality restaurants near Piccadilly Circus

Don’t be put off by it’s stark exterior. This is a very swish restaurant. It’s Venetian in style (Enzo Cecconi, the youngest-ever general manager of the famous Cipriani in Venice, opened Cecconi’s in London in 1978).

best restaurants near Piccadilly Circus

You’ll find well heeled clientele here! It sits opposite Burlington Arcade, one street away from Saville Row and a gem stones throw away from Bond Street.

One lunchtime during Ascot week, a waiter (it states on their website) remembers serving members of four different royal families on four different tables!

No wonder when spectacular is their promise to you.

Among other things, all the pasta is handmade which makes all the difference and the coffee is so good.

Cecconi’s

5A Burlington Gardens, London

T: +44 (0)20 7434 1500

Open every day!

Find it on a map here.

MASH London

Quality restaurants near Piccadilly Circus

We’ve been here recently so you can get an in-depth look here.

It’s a premium steak house using some of the best cattle from around the world.

The helpful staff will guide you on a steak to suit your tastes but don’t ignore the burger, it’s awesome, and you can see for yourself in the link above.

Oh, and order a NYC Cola, it’ll be one of the most stunning and classy Whiskey cocktails you’ll find. You can see that in my blog post (link above) as well.

The restaurant interior is elegant Art-Deco and the lighting is sumptuous all day.

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77 Brewer Street

T: +44 (0)207 734 2608

Open every day, except Sunday lunch.

Find it on a map here.

Café Royal Afternoon Tea

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The Oscar Wilde bar is the setting for this outstanding British tradition of Afternoon Tea. The room is Grade II listed and has authentic Louis XVI detailing.

And yes, Oscar Wilde used to dine here!

Wonderfully, they haven’t been stuffy about it and have injected some fun into the afternoon delights.

You can try British classics with modern flair.

Café Royal Afternoon Tea

Hotel Café Royal, 68 Regent Street , London.

Monday to Friday: 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm
Weekends and Bank Holidays: 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm

Find it on a map here.


On one hand, Piccadilly Circus is one of London’s busiest and therefore, scruffiest tourist sights. Still, it’s one of those, ought to see spots. There again, just a short stroll away is a world of opulent charm and elegant feasting!

I hope you have found this guide helpful.

If you have any other quality restaurants near Piccadilly Circus you want to share with us, leave your thoughts in the comment box below, we’d LOVE to hear from you.

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  1. Makes you feel lucky to be British. I love London and love these places! Great guide and super pics! 😉👍

    Now, who was throwing gems around Bond Street? Outrageous! Glitter litter!

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