Up the ante on your Instagram feed with a dinner at one of London’s most Instagrammable restaurants
Words Helen Brown
Apparently London is one of the most Instagrammed capital cities in the world, but it’s not just Hyde Park and the London Eye stealing the limelight. It certainly has its fair share of restaurants worthy of a ‘gram or two. From mono-tonal galleries to indoor foliage, the interiors of these Instagrammable restaurants are enough to distract you from your dinner. Here is our pick of the most photogenic eateries on offer in the city.
The gallery room at Sketch will definitely add impact to your Insta feed. It’s housed within a quirky 18th-century townhouse tea room that transforms into a cocktail lounge every evening. The menu is vast and globally inspired. It takes bold flavour forays into Japanese, Italian, Spanish and British cuisines.
Bob Bob Ricard
Bob Bob Ricard serves English and Russian classics zhushed up with luxury ingredients. Take a pew at one of the Orient Express railcar-inspired booths and ‘press for champagne’ – the button alone is snapshot-worthy.
This opulent eaterie in King’s Cross was the first purpose-built gymnasium in England and was influential in the development of athletics in Britain. Now it serves its purpose as one of London’s most Instagrammable restaurants, offering a German-inspired menu styled after the grand cafés and brasseries of Europe.
The Winter Garden
Situated at the heart of the soaring eight-storey glass roof atrium of The Landmark London Hotel, The Winter Garden restaurant offers a memorable dining experience. It has a brilliant all-day brasserie menu, however, the afternoon tea is award winning and is the perfect weekend treat.
The Ivy Chelsea Garden
Perfect for a girl’s lunch, The Ivy Chelsea Garden affords a palette of sage green with accents of orange, botanical prints and brass light fittings. The exterior blue awnings and painted park benches are just as pretty.
Ametza with Arzak Instruction, COMO at The Halkin Hotel
The focal point of Ametsa is its wave-like ceiling, made from 7,000 glass vessels filled with spices. Other highlights include an oak floor laid at a 30-degree angle and lacquered walls that create a calm, light-filled interior. If that wasn’t enough, the food too will add kudos to your social media profile.
Aubaine at Selfridges
Aubaine is the latest restaurant to appear within Selfridges and is the perfect spot for spring. Dine under a canopy of calming lavender and gaze lustfully at the all-white interior. It’s just the remedy to a busy shopping spree.
Dandelyan Bar at the Mondrian London
No doubt you’ll have spotted Dandelyan Bar’s iconic blush seating on many an Instagram feed. Art deco interior is blended with a 1970’s vibe and killer views to create one of London’s coolest settings for an evening of cocktails.
Backed by Cristiano Ronaldo, Enrique Iglesias and Rafael Nadal, Zela has made its way to London from the shores of Ibiza. Find the high-end, Japanese/Mediterranean fusion restaurant in the ME hotel on the Strand. Its rainforest-style decor is eye-catching to say the least, and the plates of food boast features such as battery operated tea-lights underneath fish-filled shells on ice. This place is made for Instagram, and it’s worth a visit.
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