The Best Restaurants Near Hyde Park, London

The area around Hyde Park, London, is home to many restaurants, with something to suit a variety of tastes
The area around Hyde Park, London, is home to many restaurants, with something to suit a variety of tastes | © P.Spiro / Alamy Stock Photo
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2 November 2020

Along the leafy green perimeters of Hyde Park, you’ll find some of London’s finest restaurants. Anyone who spends the day wandering around the capital will do well to take themselves to the Mayfair or Knightsbridge area for dinner, where there’s everything from fancy fine dining to honest grub to satisfy your taste buds.

Hide

Restaurant, Wine Bar, European, $$$
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The architecturally exciting three-storey Hide is a brilliant spot if you want to sample seasonal modern European dining with a great view of London’s leafy Hyde Park. It comprises the one-Michelin-star Hide Above, Hide Below and Hide Ground and offers all-day dining, with a choice of an à la carte or tasting menu. As for drinks, it has an extensive wine cellar, provided by Hedonism Wines. Whether you’re after a bottle to share or a rare vintage to go with your meal, Hide won’t disappoint.

Chucs Mayfair

Restaurant, Italian, $$$
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Cafe interior. Chucs Restaurant & Cafe, LONDON, United Kingdom. Architect: Stiff + Trevillion Architects, 2014.
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Chucs Mayfair is the company’s flagship restaurant and takes its inspiration from the world of yachting, with nautical-themed interiors that boast luxury wooden touches and vintage prints of Italy’s stunning Amalfi Coast. It serves up a great selection of classic Italian recipes to match, so if dishes such as burrata, truffle arancini and fresh pasta excite you, then Chucs Mayfair is a no-brainer.

Al Basha

Restaurant, Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Lebanese, $$$
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There are plenty of Middle Eastern restaurants in Central London, but Al Basha takes the crown in terms of variety. The chefs cook up dishes that celebrate their cultural heritage, and you can mix and match everything from Egyptian to Lebanese cuisine from the extensive menu. The cold and hot mezes cater well for vegetarians and vegans, and many of Al Basha’s small plates can be made into larger, main-course-size meals.

Galvin at Windows

Hotel Restaurant, Restaurant, French, $$$
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Galvin at Windows, Michelin Star Restaurant, Park Lane, London, England, UK
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There’s no better way to enjoy views of Hyde Park than on the 28th floor. Galvin at Windows sits atop the London Hilton on Park Lane and offers 360-degree views of the city, along with super slick service. Modern French dishes are on the menu, along with impressive desserts, such as apple tarte tatin and French cheeses. There is a dress code, so make sure you’ve got your best shoes on before visiting.

Coya Mayfair

Cocktail Bar, Market, Restaurant, Peruvian, $$$
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Coya is the epitome of Mayfair extravagance, offering an upmarket dining space fueled by the spirit of Latin America. The menu features Peruvian sharing plates, such as ceviche, tacos and chargrilled side dishes. You can enjoy drinks and nibbles while watching your food being prepared in one of the three open kitchens. Coya is also hailed for its immersive brunch experience, which includes bottomless canapés and bubbly.

The Grenadier

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Pub, French, $$$
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Patrons drinking outside The Grenadier pub in Belgravia.  London, UK.
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This Belgravia boozer is a mere stone’s throw from Hyde Park; however, it remains somewhat of a local secret. Tucked away down a side street, the Grenadier offers up classic British pub grub with a twist. You’ll find traditional dishes, such as fish and chips, and pie and mash, along with smaller, quirkier starters, including crab tempura and fresh soup. In terms of standout dishes, the Grenadier is famous for its beef wellington. It has gained quite the reputation, with some claiming that it’s the “world’s best”.
These recommendations were updated on November 2, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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