While well-known for its interior design boutiques, Pimlico has never exactly been renowned for its restaurant scene. However, in recent years there has been a slew of new openings, from trendy gastropubs to chic bistros, making this London area a great place to eat. Here are our top picks.
More a café than a restaurant, Pimlico Fresh is an enormously popular spot for brunch and lunch, and offers far heartier and more filling meals than your regular café. There are plenty of stews, pies, curries and soups on offer, all of which are freshly prepared and many of which offer non-standard, creative twists on staples. The two-room space is filled with large, communal tables with floor to ceiling blackboards displaying the day’s offerings.
A bar and restaurant with a lovely, open plan layout which takes full advantage of the abundant light that streams through its huge, arched windows. Housed in an attractive red brick, period building and filled with chic Scandinavian-style furniture, No. 11 offers a relaxed dining experience. While this all day venue is popular for breakfast and brunch, if you’re after dinner, the small sharing plates are a great option for late afternoon or early evening.
One of the best kept secrets in west London, the Vincent Rooms is a contemporary European restaurant run by second and third year culinary and hospitality students from Westminster Kingsway College. Though they are overseen by their lecturers, students staffing both front of house and in the kitchen allows visitors to have an exquisite, luxury dining experience for significantly lower prices than at similarly sophisticated restaurants.