Top Restaurants In Fulham, London

Jessica Barnfield

As Fulham emerges from the shadows of Chelsea to become a bright, bustling, and ever-so-slightly sloaney borough in its own right, its residents find themselves increasingly surrounded by an array of great restaurants; often with a culturally authentic take on the classic BBQ. If you want to avoid the Byrons but still have a reliably tasty meal out, check out our list of the best restaurants in Fulham.

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Bodean’s BBQ Smokehouse

Making a name for itself as a London institution, Bodean’s evokes the feeling of a proper American diner. TVs play basketball games all night long, everyone sits in booths, and the muted decor is punctuated by bright neon signs. A great place to chill out and tuck into some pulled pork so tender it practically melts in the mouth. Not a place for vegetarians.

Best Mangal

A mangal is a traditional Turkish way of preparing meat over a wooden BBQ. Bringing a relaxed dining atmosphere to Fulham, Best Mangal restores the humble kebab from a late-night snack gobbled down on the drunk walk home, to its rightful place as a delicious main meal. Enjoy a range of meats alongside salads, Middle-Eastern flatbreads and rice.

The Pembroke

This classic pub has been given a modern update with the addition of brightly coloured wallpaper and over-the-top chandeliers. Enjoy the old pub vibe whilst tucking into a rib-eye steak, amazing burgers, or the chef’s speciality of Catalan stew. The menu varies depending on what’s in season, but there’s always a range of excellent ales on tap.

El Metro

A favourite with Fulham locals, El Metro has been serving traditional Spanish tapas to Fulham foodies for 25 years. With a relaxed atmosphere, decor of terracotta tiles, wooden chairs, and plenty of greenery, El Metro is like a little slice of Spain just off Fulham Broadway’s main road.

The River Café

With an open-plan kitchen and dining room, incredibly friendly staff, and wholesome Italian food, The River Café feeds the soul as well as the stomach. Enjoy fresh seafood, creamy mozzarella, and wafer-thin prosciutto all washed down with a wine from the restaurant’s carefully selected, Italian-only wine list.

The Harwood Arms

If you really want to treat yourself, pop in to The Harwood Arms, the first London pub to be awarded a Michelin Star. Whilst others have now followed suit, Harwood remains the original and the best. The pub offers a daily lunch menu offer for two courses so a Michelin-star menu doesn’t have to leave you completely out of pocket.

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